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2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F vs 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Comparison Review
2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F vs Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Comparison Review

Kawasaki's Ninja 1000 ABS gets a direct rival in 2016 from Suzuki and its new GSX-S1000F. Though similar in design, some time on the road reveals notable differences between the two street-friendly liter bikes.

2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto 701 Enduro
2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro First Ride Review

Husqvarna Motorcycles is diving back into the on-road segment in 2016 with two new single-cylinder models, the 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro.

2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R review 20
2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R First Ride Review

MotoUSA travels across the globe to ride the redesigned 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R at Sepang. Read more in this 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride review.

Ducati 959 Panigale
2016 Ducati 959 Panigale First Ride Review

More bang for the buck: Ducati bumps up displacement and performance on its 959 Panigale Superbike. MotoUSA gives it a shakedown test from Valencia, Spain.

The GSX-S1000F delivers stable yet sporty handling, with a composed front end and steady chassis.
2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000/F First Ride Review

Suzuki expanded its 2016 model year with the naked GSX-S1000 and fully-faired GSX-S1000R, street-friendly designs powered by the GSX-R Inline Four. MotoUSA reports on its first ride in this combined 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000/F review.

BMW's R1200RS rounds out the Boxer lineup with a true sportbike offering.
2016 BMW R1200RS First Ride Review

BMW expands its Boxer lineup with the sporty R1200RS. MotoUSA reports on its first ride impressions in this 2016 BMW R1200RS review.

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2015 Superbike Smackdown X on the Street

After battling at the racetrack, Superbike Smackdown X moves to the street to see how the same six Superbikes perform on the open road.

2015 Superbike Shootout X Track

2015 Superbike Smackdown X Track

MotoUSA evaluates the pinnacle of production sportbike technology and performance in our 2015 Superbike Smackdown Track shootout.

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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
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

Supersport Bike Dealerships


AMA Superbike Racing News


World Superbike Racing News