Exotic Sportbikes: Worth The Price?

Tom Roderick
by Tom Roderick
exotic sportbikes worth the price

Are these exotic sportbikes worth their exorbitant price tags?

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  • DickRuble DickRuble on Feb 09, 2016

    The way I look at it: Can I get 95% of the performance for 50% of the money with some other bike? If the answer is yes, then the bike isn't worth the money. Example: any of the $40K+ gas powered bikes are not worth it since you can get a $20k bike that has >95% of the performance/utility. The only ones that may be worth the money are the Lightning (performance + unique propulsion = exclusive) and a bike that isn't included here: the Bimota Tesi 3D on grounds of......well.. pure subjectivity and the gorgeous, sublime, fantastic, outofthisfreakingboringworldly hub steering.


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    • Born to Ride Born to Ride on Feb 09, 2016

      I have always wondered how a double swing arm bike would handle. I imagine there can't be that much in the way of front end feel. I also wonder how they maintain a consistent castor angle for the front wheel. Must... Disassemble...

  • Steve Cole Steve Cole on Feb 09, 2016

    I think it really depends on the price. Once you get over $100K it's going to be a bike you probably won't ride unless $100K means nothing to you. I don't really see the point in it, especially if the bike isn't really, really special. Some really special bikes exist in the retail world now: R1M, S1000RR, RSV4 RF, 1299S, 1199R, as primary examples.