2004 V-Twin Sportbike Shootout Ratings

MotorcycleUSA Staff | August 29, 2004
Tired of getting stuffed  Don sets up on the inside of Korf.

When it came time to decide who was the winner of the 2004 V-Twin Street test, we decided it would be best to come up with a list of 15 categories that are relevant to the street and allowed our testers to rate them on a scale of 1-5. Here’s how our individuals rated the three bikes based upon the following categories with the RC51 winning with a score of 240, while the Duc and Aprilia tallied 201 points.

1. Designated us of competence:
2. Alternate Use Competence:
3. Comfort:
4. Appearance and Attitude:
5. Features:
6.Passenger Accomodations:
7. Power Characteristics:
8. Power Usability:
9. Transmission/Clutch:
10. Brakes
11. Suspension Compliance:
12. Low-Speed Handling:
13. High-Speed Handling:
14. Value:
15. Fun To Ride:

Ken Hutchison

Brian Chamberlain

Don Becklin

Brian Korfhage

MotorcycleUSA Staff