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.

Best Motorcycles of 2012

It’s again that time of the year when we select Motorcycle.com’s Best Of choices – our annual MOBO awards. Surf along as we look back at the standout motorcycles of the past year.

2013 MV Agusta F3 675 Review - Video

The F3 carries on MV Agusta's tradition of building sex on wheels but now includes high-tech sophistication at a price that almost seems inexpensive.

2013 Kawasaki Early-Release Models

Kawasaki has just released news about changes to four of its existing models for 2013, including the addition of an electronic steering damper to the potent ZX-10R and the option of adding antilock brakes to the versatile Ninja 650.

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.

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