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always wanted a 4 inline, the power more and more till red line so impressive.

 

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When I was a lad, twins were pretty shite, fzr1000 / zzr1100 at 140-150bhp or some Ducati/ bmw with barely more than half that.

Then the 916 came along and it changed everything.

With 160bhp-180 bhp now, you have as much power as you can realistically use available instantly...

A 4 cylinder needs so many revs by comparison it is just slower in the real world and much harder work.

Busa / zzr1400 are pretty grunty in mid-range and fucking fast up top, but feel as if your at walking pace when doing a ton - got rid of my zzr as it could only end with long ban or prison if I rode it in an enjoyable fashion.
 

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these jap bikes are so tinkered with now from factory they seem real deal to me.
 

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Yamaha's CP4 takes some beating as jap IL4's go. Not quite as powerful as a 1290 at the bottom of the rev range but then it's 300cc less but it's the best of any 4, also has a fantastic top end rush as an IL4 should.

The Yamaha CP3 is a fun road bike engine.

It'd be a hard decision of which one I'd sell.
 
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