Here today we are going to discuss about the new 2012 bikes of the capacity of 1000 cc and in some cases upto 1200 cc bikes are considered and the bike must be a V-twin engine to .Only when the bike is a super sport rather than a hyper sport bike.As already all the sports bike manufacturers have updated their line up of litre class bikes (1000 cc bikes are considered as litre class bikes).Some have a complete re design and some are just cosmetic upgrades.The ranking of these bikes are based on power torque and mid range horsepower and some other crucial factors.All the bike mentioned below are Four stroke motorcycles as two stroke litre class bikes are not in production.
The Yamaha R1 is powered by a 1000 cc engine with a cross plane crankshaft.The engine produces around 180 hp and 85 lb-ft torque and is one of the best looking bike.But the bike needs some thing more than cosmetic upgrades to be in the competition with other super bikes.
9.KTM RC8 R
It has one of the highly powerful and over square V-twin (V2) engine.The engine displacement is 1190 cc.It produces 173 horse power.The bike has different proportions when compared to other super bikes.The rider needs to adjust to the different seating position seen on this Motor bike.Since it is a V-twin t has a good mid range horse power which keeps it ahead of the Yamaha R1.
8.Aprilia RSV4 Fatory APRC
The bike is powered by a 1000 cc v-4 engine which produces a maximum of 180 hp and a healthy 115 Nm torque.The bike has Brembo disc brakes and Ohlins suspension which are considered as the best as they are used in Moto GP.This bike scores above the KTM RC8 R for its power and also the Aprilia looks better than the KTM.
The bike is powered by a 1000 cc four stroke & four cylinder DOHC engine.The engine produces a healthy 191 horsepower and the the engine has titanium valves.The bike has a perfect balance between street and race track use.The more horse power keeps it ahead of Aprilia.
6.MV Agusta F4 RR Corsa Corta
The bike has a four cylinder four stroke produces a massive 200 hp.But a strange thing in the increase of power the original F4 has a top speed of 189 mph and the F4 RR Corsa corta has a184 mph top speed.MV has improved the acceleration times and in turn decreased the top speed.
The Kawasaki Nina is the most powerful Japanese litre bike.The bike has a 1000 cc four stroke inline four cylinder configuration and Double over head camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder.The bike produces a maximum 197 hp.It has a six speed gear box.
4.EBR 1190 RS
The bike is powered by a 1190 cc v-twin engine and produces 175 hp and 97 ft-lbs torque.Whats special about the bike is it light weight.It is only 389 lbs without fuel and all other liquids present.It has the highest power to torque ratio.
3.Honda CBR 1000 RR
This Honda super bike is powered by a inline four cylinder 1000 cc engine.The engine is capable of producing 175 hp.The bike matched with its aerodynamic body and a chassis that helps the rider both on the track and on the street.The bike feels smooth for city riding also.which makes it to reach the number 3 spot in the list.
It is powered by an inline four cylinder engine which produces a maximum power output of 193 hp.The bike is a complete package which offers both race track and road oriented performance for the riders.It held the numero uno (number one) spot for 2 years in 2010 and 2011.
It is the flagship model of the iconic brand Ducati.This bike gets a complete redesign from the previous Ducati 1198.The bike is powered by a 1199 cc v-twin engine which churns out 195 hp and the engine is the worlds most over square v-twin engine.The bike also gets reduction in weight it weighs only 414.5 lb with full tank of fuel.It has the highest power to weight ratio in all super bikes.