Church of MO: 2008 Literbike Shootout

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By John Burns

Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand.

What does any of this mean? Nobody knows, but here’s Herr Duke and company’s Open-class shootout from a decade ago, tiny photos by Fonzie.

2008 Literbike Shootout: ZX-10R Vs CBR1000RR Vs GSX-R1000 Vs YZF-R1

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By Kevin Duke May. 07, 2008
Photography by Alfonse Palaima Video by Alfonse Palaima
    Kids. For every hard-working junior scholar in the world, there’s probably four or five little hooligans who prefer to walk on the wild side. You know, the kids who race their Big Wheels down steep hills, poke bee hives, throw rocks at dogs or joy-ride their mom’s car at 15.The OEMs are grateful for these kinds of kids, as they are the prime demographic for the quartet of outrageously fast and capable machines assembled here.

    Does anyone need a bike with an insane power-to-weight ratio that exceeds million-dollar cars? No! But is there a large group of adult-aged kids with a ravenous appetite for adrenaline? Hell, yeah!

    ‘They are essentially production racebikes, including only a smattering of street equipment to make …read more

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