Soon we’ll be assembling the combatants for our third naked bike shootout this year. Why another one? Because Yamaha’s new FZ-10 is forcing our hand. Our First Ride Review of the FZ-10 was published at the end of July, a mere week before our Naked Sports Six-Way Shootout hit the digital newsstand in early August. Prior to that, our 2016 Ultimate Streetfighter Shootout between the two reigning kings of the naked bike world – Aprilia and KTM – was published all the way back in April. Leaving the FZ-10 as ridden but not juxtaposed.

So, as you can plainly see, we’re professionally obligated to take a day or three riding Yamaha’s newest naked and a few of its competitors through the canyons, maybe on a racetrack, possibly overnight somewhere distant with a nice view of the sunset from the seat of a well-stocked bar… I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go, but it’s sounding legitimate so far. Whatever we end up doing, the intent remains the same: Find out how the new Yammy stacks up against its naked competition.

At the FZ-10’s media launch editor Siahaan discovered how to defeat the bike’s ABS system, and spent the rest of the day doing this. Whether or not he based his assumption of the FZ’s performance being comparable to that of the Tuono’s and Super Duke R’s ability to lock their rear wheels remains uncertain.

At the FZ-10’s media launch editor Siahaan discovered how to defeat the bike’s ABS system, and spent the rest of the day doing this. Whether or not he based his assumption of the FZ’s performance being comparable to that of the Tuono’s and Super Duke R’s ability to lock their rear wheels remains uncertain.

In his first ride review of the FZ-10 editor Troy Siahaan “stopped short of making any predictions on how the Yamaha would stack up against the other three super streetfighters, but I’m confident it’ll hold its own.” To be clear, he was referring to the BMW S1000R, Aprilia Tuono V4 1100, and KTM Super Duke R – two of which will not be participating in the shootout, the KTM and BMW.

At $17k+ the KTM’s MSRP is too pricey for this shootout, and it’s about to become obsolete because of an updated SDR being readied for launch early in 2017. As for the BMW, a stock S1000R without the premium package is nearly impossible to find, pushing its MSRP with the premium package to over $15k, and it too is ready for retirement in favor of an upgraded version in 2017. So another shootout including the 2017 versions of the KTM and Aprilia is already preordained.

2017 BMW S1000R Spied

In the last streetfighter go around, the Tuono 1100 Factory defeated the Speed Triple S by a mere 3.3%. The R version of the Speed Triple brings to the table higher-spec Öhlins suspension, carbon fiber body panels, billet machined handlebar clamps, risers, swingarm pivot covers and rear wheel cover, red detailing, and a $1,700 price increase.

In the last streetfighter go around, the Tuono 1100 Factory defeated the Speed Triple S by a mere 3.3%. The R version of the Speed Triple brings to the table higher-spec Öhlins suspension, carbon fiber body panels, billet machined handlebar clamps, risers, swingarm pivot covers and rear wheel cover, red detailing, and a $1,700 price increase.

For now that leaves us with the FZ-10 and EBR 1190SX, both priced at $13k, the Triumph Speed Triple S at $13,200, the Aprilia Tuono 1100RR $14,800, and Triumph Speed Triple R at $14,900. You may recall from our Naked Sports Six-Way Shootout that the Aprilia defeated the Speed Triple, but that test involved the upmarket Tuono 1100 Factory and base model Speed Triple S, so this time around we’re including the Speed Triple R and Tuono 1100RR, which may even the playing field between those two.

Looking at the spec sheet we find the FZ-10 shares a similarly short wheelbase with the EBR, compared to the others. The EBR also has a similar degree of rake to the Speed Triple, while the FZ’s is more in line with the other bikes. “It’s no surprise the 1190SX flicks from side to side with the greatest of ease,” Siahaan penned in his 2014 Brutish V-Twin Streetfighter Comparo.

When we last tested the EBR 1190SX its MSRP was $16,995. That price has been reduced by $4k to a much more enticing $12,995, putting it dead even with the Yamaha as the two most affordable naked bikes here.

When we last tested the EBR 1190SX its MSRP was $16,995. That price has been reduced by $4k to a much more enticing $12,995, putting it dead even with the Yamaha as the two most affordable naked bikes here.

Even though we’re bringing the base model Tuono to the fight, the Italian V-4 remains the odds-on favorite. At $14,800 it’s the most expensive bike of the group, but regardless its price tag, we know from previous shootouts how damn good it is. With the upgrades the 2016 Tuono received, we couldn’t even proclaim the mighty Super Duke R a clear winner over the Tuono, the Scorecard result a 0.1% difference between the two.

The Tuono boasts more horsepower than the other bikes, but its torque production is average. Moving 2.9 pounds per horsepower, and 5.6 pounds per pound-foot keeps things about equal with the EBR, and a little better than the Triumph or Yamaha. Riding results between the four bikes should prove to be very interesting.

In the Features department the Aprilia boasts a quick-shifter but no cruise control, the Yamaha just the opposite, and the EBR is void of electronics except traction control.

In the Features department the Aprilia boasts a quick-shifter but no cruise control, the Yamaha just the opposite, and the EBR is void of electronics except traction control.

For your perusal, the specifications of each bike as we know them. Each was weighed and dyno’d by us, therefore providing real-world figures, not inflated claims from OEMs measuring horsepower at the crankshaft. Look for our full shootout report in the near future.

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2016 Streetfighter Spec Sheet Shootout
Aprilia
Tuono V4 1100RR
BMW
S1000R
EBR
1190SX
KTM
Super Duke R
Triumph
Speed Triple S/R
Yamaha
FZ-10
MSRP $14,799 $14,345 $12,995 $17,399 $13,200/
$14,900
$12,995
Engine Type 1077cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 65° V4, 4-stroke, 16 valves 999cc, liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 valves 1190cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 72° V-Twin, 4-stroke, 8 valves 1301cc, liquid-cooled, 8 valve, 75º V-Twin 1050cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder 998cc, liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 valves
Bore and Stroke 81.0mm x 52.3mm 80 x 49.7 mm 106mm x 67.5mm 108mm x 71mm 79mm x 71.4mm 79.0mm x 50.9mm
Compression Ratio 13.1:1 12.0:1 13.4:1 13.2:1 12.25:1 12.0:1
HP 156.3 hp @ 11,300 rpm 155.3 hp @ 11,200 rpm 156.0 @ 10,700 rpm 152.5 @ 9000 rpm 124.2 hp @ 8900 rpm 138.5 hp @ 9900 rpm
Torque 82.1 lb.-ft. @ 9300 79.7 ft-lb. @ 9500 rpm 83.0 lb.-ft @ 8100 rpm 94.1 lb.-ft @ 8200 rpm 76.1 lb.-ft. @ 6900 77.1 lb.-ft @ 9300 rpm
lb/hp 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.3
lb/torque 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.0 5.8 6.0
Transmission 6-speed, wet multi-plate, assist-and-slipper 6-Speed wet multi-plate slipper clutch, mechanically operated 6-speed, hydraulic actuation, vacuum operated slipper 6-speed, wet multi-plate, assist-and-slipper 6-speed, wet multi-plate, assist-and-slipper 6-speed, wet multi-plate, assist-and-slipper
Final Drive Chain Chain Chain Chain Chain Chain
Front Suspension Inverted 43mm Sachs fork, fully adjustable, 4.72 in. of travel Inverted 46mm fork, compression and rebound adjustable Showa, inverted big piston front fork WP Suspension 48mm inverted fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping Showa 43 mm upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120 mm travel/Öhlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel 43mm KYB inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Rear Suspension Gas-charged Sachs shock absorber, three-way adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.11 in. travel Monoshock, rebound damping adjustable Showa, single linkageless shock WP Suspension monoshock, fully adjustable Showa Monoshock with rebound and compression damping, 130 mm rear wheel travel/Öhlins TTX36 twin tube Monoshock with rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel KYB single shock w/piggyback reservoir, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Front Brake Dual 320mm disc with aluminum flange. Brembo M432 mono-block radial calipers and metal braid line. Dual floating 320mm discs, 4-piston fixed calipers 386mm single perimeter rotor, 8-piston inside-out caliper Dual 320mm rotors with Brembo M50 monoblock 4-piston calipers and ABS Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston 2-pad radial mono-block calipers. Switchable ABS. Dual hydraulic disc, 320mm; ABS
Rear Brake 220mm disc, Brembo caliper. Pump with integrated tank and metal braid brake pipe Single 220mm disc, single piston floating caliper 220mm disc, 2-piston Hayes Performance Brakes Caliper Single 240mm rear rotor with 2-piston caliper, ABS Single 255 mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper. Switchable ABS. Hydraulic disc, 220mm; ABS
Front Tire 120/70-17 120/70-17 120/70-17 120/70-17 120/70-17 120/70-17
Rear Tire 190/55-17 190/55-17 190/55-17 190/55-17 190/55-17 190/55-17
Rake/Trail 24.7 deg/3.9 in 24.6º/3.9 in 22.4 º/3.8 in 24.9º/4.21 in 22.9º/3.6 in 24.0º/4.0 in.
Wheelbase 57.1 in. 56.7 in 55.5 in. 58.3 in. 56.5 in. 55.1 in.
Seat Height 32.5 in. 32.0 in 32.5 in. 32.9 in. 32.5 in. 32.5 in.
Curb Weight 465 lbs. 459 lbs 448.6 lbs. 468.2 lbs 478 lbs. 463 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 4.9 gal. 4.6 gal 4.5 gal. 4.7 gals. 4.1 gal. 4.5 gal.
Gear Position Indicator aprilia bmw ktm triumph Yamaha
ABS aprilia bmw ktm triumph Yamaha
Ride modes aprilia bmw ktm triumph Yamaha
Cruise control bmw Yamaha
Traction control aprilia bmw ebr ktm triumph Yamaha
Quick shifter aprilia bmw

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  • Brian Clasby

    No Suzuki?

  • Dave Mack

    I concur–surely the GSX-S1000 (or whatever the naked version is called, exactly) ought to have a representative in this fight. I don’t expect it to put the hurt on the established big boys, but it ought to at least make a respectable showing. As for leaving out the S1000R and the Super Duke on the grounds that they’re a wee bit too expensive is just plain nonsense–anyone who has the means to seriously contemplate $15K for the Tuono, for example, isn’t going to arbitrarily write off the other two bikes because of a $2K price difference. Conversely, someone who is stretching their budget to $12K is less likely to be eyeing the $15K+ bikes–hence the justification for including the relatively-bargain-priced GSXS. Now if you’re omitting the KTM and the BMW because you don’t have enough testers, I’m happy to donate my services, free of charge.

    PS. Please, pretty please with sugar on top, don’t use “ABS system” unless the bike comes with something that is aptly described as an antilock braking system system.

  • Farmer Channing Kraemer

    the EBR has a gear indicator as well…….

  • JMDonald

    I really like those fake scoops on the Yamaha.

  • DAVID

    Lets see an all street fighter tests on bikes that costs less than $15,000 dollars please!!!, I do believe the Suzuki GSX at 140 HP would be right there neck and neck. Looking into for 10K putting a full pipe and replace that ECU I’m hoping that someone fixes that problem that might keep people away…..that’s my take.

  • Crockette

    So, where’s the comparo? – its been 7 weeks already.

    • Kevin Duke

      EBRs don’t grow on trees! :)