2012 Superbike Smackdown IX Track Shootout Video

*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. Nine superbikes, one winner.

After watching the episode, take a look at the 11-page article for an in-depth analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, and performance (including comparative dyno charts, lap times, g-forces, speed, lean angle, and more) of each motorcycle: 2012 Superbike Smackdown IX: Track

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