Honda’s Top Speed Faster Than Ducati in WorldSBK

Honda’s top speed faster than Ducati in WorldSBK 1

The CBR1000RR-R superbike reached 200 mph on the straight line

Alvaro Bautista’s Fireblade is the new king of top speed in WorldSBK. Second is Ducati followed by Kawasaki. 

Alvaro Bautista reached a top speed of 322 kph (200 mph) at the end of the straight line at the Phillip Island tests in WorldSBK.

Although his speed on the fastest lap time was 317.6 kph and placed him 17th in the timesheets, the CBR1000RR-R was faster than the Ducati Panigale V4 R ridden by Chaz Davies.

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The British rider was 13th on his fastest lap time with a top speed of 314.9 kph. 

This rev limits of the superbikes decided by the FIM may have a consequence with the top speed of the machines in the 2020 WorldSBK season.

2020 WorldSBK Starting Rev-Limits

  • Kawasaki ZX-10RR: 14,600rpm
  • Ducati Panigale V4 R: 16,100rpm
  • Yamaha YZF R1: 14,950rpm
  • BMW S1000 RR: 14,950rpm
  • 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R: 15,600rpm

Fastest was Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki ZX-10RR (310.3 kph) followed by Loris Baz on the Yamaha YZF R1 (305.9 kph) and Leon Haslam with the Honda CBR1000RR-R (312.1 kph).

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The race-spec Panigale V4 R was launched in 2019 for the World Superbike Championship and was the king of speed back then. The Italian superbike was fitted with a new V$ engine configuration and surpassed the likes of Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda and BMW.

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It looks like, the WorldSBK has a new leader as far as top speed goes in the form of the Honda CBR1000RR-R. 

The first round of the WorldSBK will take place at Phillip Island between February 28 – March 1.

Phillip Island Official Test

PosRiderBikeTime/Gap/Top Speed
1J.   ReaKawasaki ZX-10RR1m30.523 – 310,3 kph
2L.   BazYamaha YZF R1+0.235 – 305,9 kph
3L.   HaslamHonda CBR1000RR-R+0.359 – 312,1 kph
4S.  ReddingDucati Panigale V4 R+0.362 – 310,3 kph
5T.   SykesBMW S1000 RR+0.472 – 305,9 kph
6M. Van Der MarkYamaha YZF R1+0.564 – 305,9 kph
7T.   RazgatliogluYamaha YZF R1+0.776 – 309,5 kph
8M. RinaldiDucati Panigale V4 R+0.884 – 310,3 kph
9S.  CorteseKawasaki ZX-10RR+1.042 – 300,8 kph
10X.  ForesKawasaki ZX-10RR+1.130 – 305,1 kph
11E.  LavertyBMW S1000 RR+1.147 – 309,5 kph
12M. ScheibKawasaki ZX-10RR+1.287 – 305,9 kph
13C.  DaviesDucati Panigale V4 R+1.314 – 314,9 kph
14A.  LowesKawasaki ZX-10RR+1.340 – 308,6 kph
15G.  GerloffYamaha YZF R1+1.418 – 306,8 kph
16F.   CaricasuloYamaha YZF R1+1.458 – 305,9 kph
17A.  BautistaHonda CBR1000RR-R+1.482 – 317,6 kph
18L.   CamierDucati Panigale V4 R+2.241 – 305,9 kph
19T.   TakahashiHonda CBR1000RR-R+5.791 – 290,3 kph

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