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Supersport Bikes


2011 Triumph Daytona 675R 2011 Honda CBR600R
Supersport motorcycles can refer to any class of fully-faired sportbikes purpose-built for the racetrack. In more specific terms supersport refers to a distinct sportbike motorcycle segment best typified by the 600cc Inline Four racebikes. The little siblings to the superbike class, supersports are characterized by top-end biased powerbands and the highest redlines on production motorcycles.

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 2011 Ducati 848 EVO
The current supersport class is made up of the Inline Four 600s from the Big Four: Honda CBR600RR, Kawsasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R600 and Yamaha R6. Other manufacturers produce variants on the 600 formula in different engine configurations. Ducati produces the 848 Twin, Triumph the Inline Triple-powered Daytona 675. Other manufacturers have recently jumped into the segment, one of the most notable being the sleek MV Agusta F3 – also a 675cc Triple.

2011 Kawasaki ZX-6R 2011 Yamaha YZF-R6
Some of the top sellers in these OEM lineups the supersports are also campaigned in numerous racing championships across the world. The premier world title is the FIM World Supersport Championship, which has been dominated in recent years by the Ten Kate Honda team. Supersport classes are also found in numerous national racing series, like AMA Pro Racing, where the Supersport class was a hotly contested support class. Supersport machinery also made up the AMA Formula Xtreme grid for a time. Currently supersports are campaigned in two AMA series, Daytona SportBike and SuperSport, the latter being a feeder class for up and coming racing talent. Supersport classes can also be found in various road racing exhibitions, like the Isle of Man TT.
Motorcycle USA Supersport Bike Shootouts
2013 Middleweight Supersport Shootout X
Monday, June 17, 2013
We pit four Japanese 600s against three middleweight sportbikes from Europe. And just to shake things up, we add the original 750 superbike into the mix. Welcome to the tenth edition of our Supersport Shootout.
2012 Middleweight Sportbike Shootout
Monday, November 26, 2012
The MV Agusta F3 goes head-to-head against the Triumph Daytona 675R and Suzuki GSX-R750. Which sportbike comes out on top?
2011 Supersport Shootout IX Track
Monday, June 06, 2011
In this year's Supersport Shootout IX, Motorcycle USA pits seven of the latest supersport models in our eagerly anticipated annual track comparison.
2011 Supersport Shootout IX Street
Monday, May 23, 2011
MotoUSA drafts seven bikes from the stacked 2011 Supersport class to test their street performance in our ninth annual Supersport comparison review.
2010 Modified Supersport Shootout Stage 2
Monday, October 04, 2010
MotoUSA brings all four Japanese middleweights back for the final round of modifications to see how they stack up in Stage 2 of our 2010 Modified Supersport Shootout.
2010 Modified Supersport Shootout
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Motorcycle USA puts the 2010 middleweights to the test, but adds a new twist with a series of equal modifications to each of the four Japanese machines in this multi-stage Supersport Shootout.
2009 Supersport Shootout VII
Friday, March 20, 2009
This year’s class of supersports includes the Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R600, Yamaha YZF-R6 as well as the Triumph Daytona 675 and Ducati 848.
2008 Supersport Shootout VI
Monday, May 19, 2008
High-revving 600cc supersport motorcycles take center stage as we gather six middle-weight track weapons for our sixth annual Supersport Shootout.
2007 Supersport Shootout V
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Adding a pair of fresh challengers into the cauldron of supersport combat is certain to shake things up. Street and track miles tell the story.
2006 Supersport Shootout IV Track
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Track testing is really what separates the wheat from the chaff, so we do double duty by spending two full days at race speed.
2006 Supersport Shootout IV Street
Monday, May 15, 2006
For this year's Shootout we gathered six bikes from three countries with three engine configurations. Only one winner.
2005 Supersport Shootout Street Test
Monday, March 21, 2005
Major revisions to the middleweight sportbike cards shuffle the deck in this streetbike melee.
2005 Supersport Shootout Track Test
Sunday, April 03, 2005
It took 14 race-compound tires, three factory-support crews and two racetracks to figure out which of the four supersports performs best at the track.
2004 Supersport Shootout
Saturday, August 28, 2004
It's been a long and winding road to deliver this comparo, but the results are in to determine the winner in this critical market segment.
2003 Supersport Shootout
Thursday, July 24, 2003
We can't believe how much performance manufacturers are squeezing out of these middleweights. And they're so closely matched it makes our job tough.
Motorcycle USA Supersport Bike Shootout Results
2011 - Triumph Daytona 675R
2010 - Kawasaki ZX-6R
2009 - Kawasaki ZX-6R
2008 - Honda CBR600RR
2007 - Honda CBR600RR
2006 - Triumph Daytona 675
2005 - Kawasaki ZX-6R
2004 - Yamaha YZF-R6
2003 - Yamaha YZF-R6

World Supersport Champions
2012 - Kenan Sofuoglu - Kawasaki
2011 - Chaz Davies - Yamaha
2010 - Kenan Sofuoglu - Honda
2009 - Cal Crutchlow - Yamaha
2008 - Andrew Pitt - Honda
2007 - Kenan Sofuoglu - Honda
2006 - Sebastien Charpentier - Honda
2005 - Sebastien Charpentier - Honda
2004 - Karl Muggeridge - Honda
2003 - Chris Vermeulen - Honda
2002 - Fabien Foret - Suzuki
2001 - Andrew Pitt - Yamaha

AMA Supersport Champions
2012 - James Rispoli - Suzuki - West Champion
2012 - Jake Lewis - Suzuki - East Champion
2011 - James Rispoli - Suzuki
2010 - J. D. Beach - Yamaha
2009 - Josh Day - Yamaha
2008 - Ben Bostrom - Yamaha
2007 - Roger Hayden - Kawasaki
2006 - Jamie Hacking - Yamaha
2005 - Tommy Hayden - Kawasaki
2004 - Tommy Hayden - Kawasaki
2003 - Jamie Hacking - Yamaha
2002 - Aaron Yates - Suzuki
2001 - Eric Bostrom - Kawasaki

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