Writer’s Choice: MO’s WSBK Sport-Touring Showdown

BMW’s bland, characterless 160-horsepower inline-Four nearly put some of our testers to sleep as it shrieked to redline and popped on decel through the accessory Akrapovič can that’s part of the Select package (along with the excellent up/down quickshifter, heated grips and cruise control). On the dyno two years ago, the BMW made 160 hp to the Tuono’s 162, but did it 900 rpm earlier, at 10,900. The boring BMW engine also made 2.5 lb-ft of torque more, at the same 9500 rpm as the bigger Tuono V4. Did I mention the BMW’s like $3000 less expensive than the Italian job? And 20-some pounds lighter?