Sportbikes offer the most advanced motorcycle design technology available and are designed for optimum speed, acceleration, braking and maneuverability. They have a more aerodynamic design than other classes of bikes and are a thrill to ride for experienced motorcyclists, especially in high-performance situations such as a trackday down at your local racetrack. However, comfort and amenities usually suffer at an inverse proportion to how quick they are around a racetrack.
Team Mugen presented the latest version of its TT Zero-winning electric racebike at the 2017 Tokyo Motorcycle Show. John McGuinness,
Comparing the 2017 literbike crop by the numbers
Australian 3D animator Ray Van Steenwyk spent 10 years developing the Motoinno TS3, a wild-looking creature featuring a hub-center steering system.
Two small-displacement Singles with completely different attitudes
Now boasting as much power as BMW’s ferocious S1000RR, Suzuki is ready to take the fight to the top rivals in the class
For 2017 Kawasaki has further distilled more performance from the beginner-ish Ninja while maintaining the bike’s streetable mannerisms
MO’s first ride aboard Honda’s new flagship sportbike
Why build a new Pro Street bike when the world’s quickest is for sale?
Outfitted with the optional Performance and Track packages, there’s little doubt of any other naked streetfighter giving the Super Duke R much competition in 2017
The ’90s gave us so many incredible sportbikes we couldn’t narrow it down to a top 10. So, we have a top 12, plus an honorable mention. We couldn’t help it!
Though officially named the GSX250R, Suzuki sees the littlest Gixxer as more of a modern Katana.
Norton Motorcycles announced a new 1200cc carbon-clad sportbike, claiming a maximum output of more than 200 hp and a dry weight of 395
If you’re in the market for a brand new, 100-horsepower, street-legal dirtbike, Ducati’s Hypermotard 939 and Hypermotard 939 SP are pretty much the only game in town.
EICMA and Intermot have come and gone and the question on most American consumers’ minds is which of the wonderful new models will be making their way to the U.S.?