Sportbike Reviews

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.

2012 European Literbike Shootout - Video

We tested the 2012 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC, BMW S1000RR and Ducati 1199 Panigale S both on the track, on the street, and on the dyno to see which bike is the top dog in our 2012 European literbike shootout

2012 European Literbike Shootout Teaser - Video

We’re hard at work conducting our test of the exotic literbikes: Aprilia RSV4 R APRC, BMW S1000RR and Ducati 1199 Panigale S. We’re not finished yet, but here’s our first impressions about each bike after romping on them at the fantastic Thunderhill.

2012 Japanese Superbike Shootout - Video

Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha have all tweaked their respective contenders for 2012 – the CBR1000RR, GSX-R1000 and YZF-R1, have significant changes, while Kawasaki returns for 2012 with the same traction-control-equipped machine it introduced last year.

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Review

The best way to describe the 2012 version of the Dorsoduro 1200 is to call it a lighter, more powerful version of the previous model, only now with improved rider aids.

2012 MV Agusta F3 675 Review

In its segment amongst the inline-Four 600s where half a horse is considered big news, the MV Agusta F3 carries superb punch indeed.

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Review - Video

When a motorcycle company starts with a clean-sheet design, there are so many ways to go wrong. Often it’s best to wait for Version 2.0. But Ducati has knocked one out of the park with its sensational new 1199 Panigale.

2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Review - Video

Suzuki has given its GSX-R1000 sportbike some notable tweaks for 2012, including improvements to the engine’s low-end power and some new Brembo brakes. We had a chance to test it out at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.

Top 10 Hottest Bikes of 2012

Recession be damned, 2012 looks to be one of the most highly anticipated years in the motorcycle industry in years. From the looks of things it would appear as though the bottom of the economic turmoil is behind us.

2012 Honda CBR1000RR Review [Video]

While not ground breaking or Earth shattering as far as new model updates go, the 2012 Honda CBR1000RR features a combined package of revised fueling and upgraded suspension to enhance what was already a great all-around literbike.

2012 KTM RC8 R and RC8 R Race Spec Review: First Ride

We recently had a chance to spend a day on KTM’s RC8 R and RC8 R Race Spec sportbikes, which provided a good opportunity to compare the differences between the two. The Race Spec is loaded with go-fast parts and enjoys a 31-pound weight advantage.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R Review [Video]

It’s neither easy nor politically correct to build the most powerful streetbike ever offered to the public for mass consumption, but that’s what Kawasaki has done with the incredibly potent new ZX-14R.

2012 KTM Street Model Lineup Preview

Taking the “Ready To Race” motto to heart, 2012 sees six street models in the KTM lineup, headlined by a heavily revised RC8 R sportbike.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R15 Review

Small-displacement sportbikes are getting more attention as the world economy continues to struggle. The 150cc, Yamaha YZF-R15 was the first sportbike produced in India back in 2008, and the fuel-injected model now receives a host of upgrades.

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