Superbike Smackdown VII Commences
Friday, April 16, 2010
It’s Superbike Smackdown time at Motorcycle USA. Which will be the best Superbike of ’10? Drop a comment and let us know what you think…
Another year, another crop of shiny new Superbikes
and Motorcycle USA has them all for our annual Superbike Smackdown liter-class sportbike comparison. Similarly to last year, we will be offering a two-part test, one based off outright performance at the racetrack and one revolving around day-to-day use on the road. We’ve just begun the street portion by lapping the roads of Southern Cal in an effort to sort out every nuance of these bikes in order to determine which one is truly the best.
The reigning champ and multi-time winner of our Superbike Smackdown Comparisons, Honda’s CBR1000RR
has some serious competition this year. In addition to the usual Japanese suspects including Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-10R, Suzuki’s GSX-R1000, and the Yamaha YZF-R1, its got four flashy euro bikes to battle with.
Germany is representing with the BMW S1000RR. Its Austrian neighbor, KTM brought out its RC8R. And the Italians are strongly represented with the Ducati 1198 Superbike and the Aprilia RSV4R. This gives us eight different machines to compare and contrast which is the biggest motorcycle comparison undertaking in our history.
In the upcoming weeks we’re going to continue riding the hell out of them in order to find out what they’re like to live with day-to-day. Additionally we’ll be conducting some real world performance tests in order to realize which one of these machines you need in the garage.
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