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And the winner is (drumroll)

The 2000 Yamaha YZF-R6

At least if you believe the October 2000 edition of Sport Rider magazine, which lists a 10.99 second quarter mile at 125.24 mph.

Still not quite EX500 territory, but not shabby.
 

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I don't know, but Cycle World had the f4 running like a 10.87 and the r6 running a 10.82 a good six months to a year ago.


I got a couple for ya:

What was the first production bike to run a sub 10 sec qtr mile? I'll give you a hint, ken kunitsugu was piloting it:


Also, what is the most expensive bike in the world? It was THE sportbike of its time. It's worth over 2 million. Someone famous died on it. Bonus if you know who that was.
 

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I knew this question was going to raise some debate. The truth is all of todays 600's are under 11 sec. But the answer to the questions is.............1987 CBR600

Now I am sure that most people will disagree, and I am questioning it myself, but Honda makes this claim. They also say that the '99 F4 has over 100HP and I have yet to see anyone duplicate this in the real world. See Honda's claim here - http://www.hondamotorcycles.com/classics/1987hurricane/index.html
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85 HP ?? Hahaha

The article claims the '87 CBR600F made 85HP!!!!! LOL, im sorry, a good friend had an '89 CBR600 and we dyno'd it at 64RWHP. Lets see...64..85... same bike? Honda seems to have forget to mention the Rear Wheel horsepower in the article...

And id be hard pressed to see that bike do 10.99 or fatser in the quarter. Uh uh.
 
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I've seen one do a 10.88 with a friend of mine on it, he weighs about 120 pounds, stock with a jet kit no pipe, Phoenix raceway park 1995
 

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First sub 11 sec. 600 quarter.

Actually, the 1995 Kawasaki ZX-6R ran the first 10 second quarter I've ever seen for a 600 at 10.89. (Feb. 1995 Cycle World magazine)

Quote: ...."Kawasaki pulls the tarps off the all-new ZX-6R, which proceeds to click off a 10.89 second run to become the first-ever stock 600 to break into the 10's".......
 
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