*This video and test was originally published June 25, 2012. In the spirit of #throwbackthursday, we present a combined, full-length installment of MotoUSA’s 2012 Superbike Smackdown IX Shootout, at the racetrack, featuring Aprilia’s RSV4 Factory, BMW’s S1000RR, Ducati’s 1199 Panigale, Honda’s CBR1000RR, Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-10R, KTM’s RC8R, MV Agusta’s F4R, Suzuki’s GSX-R1000, and Yamaha’s YZF-R1. […]
After battling at the racetrack, Superbike Smackdown X moves to the street to see how the same six Superbikes perform on the open road. Read the full 2015 Superbike Smackdown X Street.
Watch the 2015 Superbike Smackdown Track Video introduction to see how MotoUSA puts its the top production sportbikes to the test in the 2015 Superbike Smackdown Track shootout. Read the full story in MotoUSA’s 2015 Superbike Smackdown X Track.
Having never netted an elusive Superbike Smackdown win, Yamaha puts forth its finest engineering effort to date with its 2015 YZF-R1. But did engineers do enough? Watch the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 comparison video and read the full story in MotoUSA’s 2015 Superbike Smackdown X Track.
The new 2015 Yamaha R3 proved to be a satisfyingly complete package, with engine to spare in the class along with great handling, styling and ergos. Yamaha brought it’s A-game to this test and ended as the bike to beat.
Hitch a ride aboard Yamaha’s 2015 YZF-R1 as we test ride it at Sydney Motorsports Park. Find out more in the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 | R1M First Ride.