Honda and Ducati have sharpened their weapons for 2020, putting the best of their technology on the field with the CBR 1000 RR-R Fireblade and the renewed version of the Panigale V4S, respectively. Inline four-cylinder on one hand, V4 on the other. There are two ways of interpreting these types of very different bikes, which led to the production of two top bikes destined to compete for the throne among other sports bikes.
We tested both bikes at the beginning of 2020, with a test in Qatar for the CBR (see HERE) and one in Bahrain for the Ducati Panigale V4 (see HERE). Our Luca Bono bled them well, managing to get a very precise idea of the differences between the two projects. So we decided to create this comparative video to point out the most important features of the two bikes.
The result is an overall, probably more complete, picture that lets you better imagine the sensations that the CBR and the Panigale are able to offer. But there's definitely one aspect that's certain: namely, whether you choose one or the other, you won't be making a mistake. These two magnificent motorcycles represent Honda's and Ducati's maximum expression of technology, and they bring performance to the table that, thanks to their complex electronics, are also easy to take use. Both far exceed 200 hp and an actual maximum speed of 300 km/h. Useless to say that they're not exactly bikes for beginners.
Yet, in both cases, our tester underlined how important how the two bikes were made easibly usable. Two phenomena that would make anyone want to bow before them but that are really astonishing as far putting the rider at ease.
Enjoy this comparative video, and let us know what you think in the comments!