Twenty years ago the Supersport class spawned a revolution in the sportbike world. Racing heroes the likes of Miguel Duhamel and the Hayden brothers had replicas of their race-winning bikes rolling off showrooms as fast as dealers could uncrate ‘em. The classic ‘win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ maxim was as heavy as the trophies these athletes hoisted. It was the heyday of sportbikes. A lot has changed since then, including the engine displacement as the class evolves, and while the popularity has cooled there are still riders who value apex strafing middleweight performance. It’s for those we present the track edition of our annual Supersport Shootout.
SUPERSPORTS < 600cc
In the motorcycle dictionary, Supersport can mean a lot of things. But for us the explanation is simple: Japanese-built sportbikes that empl