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World Supersport Comparison Photo Gallery

MotoUSA puts the top two Supersport racebikes in the world to the test following the final round of the 2009 season. Find out which bike we thought was best in our 2009 World Supersport Comparison.

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Eugene Laverty’s Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR. An English-run and Portuguese-sponsored team that upset the normal order in WSS this past year.
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Cal Crutchlow's factory Yamaha YZF-R6.
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Cal Crutchlow's German-built factory Yamaha YZF-R6 with it's clothes off. Note the massive radiator to keep the almost 150-hp machine cool.
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Cal Crutchlow's factory Yamaha YZF-R6. German-built and ridden by an English rookie to the title is his first try.
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A plethora of information is available to the rider in the Yamaha's cockpit.
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Crutchlow's Yamaha features some of the most advanced electronics in the WSBK paddock.
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The factory Yamaha R6 runs Ohlins suspension internals.
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Cal Crutchlow's championship-winning Yamaha YZF-R6 World Supersport bike.
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MotoUSA puts Eugene Laverty’s Vodafone Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR to the test in Portugal.
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Hard on the gas the Honda CBR600RR proved to have far superior mid-range compared to the screaming top-end of the Yamaha.
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Coming from a 250cc GP background in recent years, Laverty's Honda was set up for loads of mid-corner speed.
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Laverty used his Vodafone Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR to hadily win the final round of the series in Portugal the day prior to our ride on the rocket ship 600.
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Cal Crutchlow's German-built factory Yamaha YZF-R6 is as close to a 250cc GP machine as one will ever mind in four-stroke from. Its agility is utterly outstanding.
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The brakes on Laverty's 600 proved to be extremely impressive considering how much of the stock equipment has to be used as per the rules.
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Though the binders on the Parkalgar Honda were impressive, the brakes on Crutchlow's Yamaha were downright amazing.
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This was the view the rest of the competition had of Laverty’s CBR during the final round of the series in Portugal as the Englishman checked out for the race win, though it was Crutchlow who took the championship.
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With 145-bhp on tap, lifting the front wheel in any of the first three gears on these World Supersport 600s is quite easy.
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Flickability and an uncanny ability change direction with little-to-no rider input were shining points of Crutchlow's factory Yamaha YZF-R6 World Supersport bike.