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.

2010 BMW S1000RR Review

BMW has fired a potent salvo into the literbike market, and it's set to blow away perceptions of what a BMW motorcycle is. The S1000RR is devastatingly powerful yet easy to manage and you can bet the Japanese and Italians have taken notice.

2009 250cc Streetbike Shootout

We collected 5 machines with various engine configurations, all in the 250cc range, and created our 2009 250cc Streetbike Shootout! Who will reign supreme out of the CFMoto V3 Sport, Hyosung GT250R, Johnny Pag FX/3, Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Suzuki TU250X?

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 Review

We can’t imagine many bikes more suitable for urban hell raisers than the Hypermotard 796. If you were one of those people thinking that the Monster 696 was a little on the soft side for an entry-level motorcycle, the Hyper 796 could be the bike for you.

2010 Honda VFR1200F Revealed

In talking about the new VFR1200F, Honda's been careful to position it as a new thing, “its own thing.” They've been careful to say that it's not a one-for-one replacement for the Interceptor. But it is.

2010 Yamaha/Star Lineup Unveiled

There are some significant updates of Yamaha’s well-rounded line to share, including a surely popular R1 Rossi replica and a retuned R6, along with the introduction of a swoopy bagger from Star Motorcycles, plus a refreshed version of the V-Star 1300.

2010 Hondas Revealed

American Honda has announced two new 2010 models including a sport-tourer and a fuel injected middleweight cruiser

Best of 2009 - Motorcycles of the Year

With so much high-quality product to choose from, culling the field down into our Best Of winners was an arduous task. But that didn't stop us from coming up with our favorite stuff from the class of '09!

2009 Buell 1125R Daytona SportBike Review

Buell recently stole headlines with the announcement of a specially modified 1125R joining AMA Pro Racing's American Superbike class. The 1125RR is a purpose-built racebike that has created waves in the AMA Superbike paddock.

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R vs. Triumph Daytona 675

You’ve heard the phrase, the battle is won but the war isn’t over. That certainly is the case with our 2009 Supersport Shootout. It wasn’t easy for Kawasaki to beat its Japanese stable mates, and now the new Daytona 675 shows up to take a swing.

BMW S1000RR U.S. Debut

BMW’s new S1000RR made its American debut at the U.S. round of the WSBK held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT. BMW revealed at the event that its new steed will be priced within $1,000 U.S. of the literbike offerings from the Big Four.

2009 BMW S1000RR World Introduction

BMW took the official wraps off its new literbike contender, the S1000RR, at the legendary Monza Racing Circuit in conjunction with an Italian round of the World Superbike Championship. BMW boasts a whopping 193 horsepower for its sportiest bike ever.

2009 KTM 1198 RC8R Review

I had my first opportunity to compare the KTM 1198 RC8R to its competition at Almeria, Spain. KTM is clearly moving forward, but is it enough to match up with the best from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati and Aprilia?

2009 Ducati Multistrada 1100 S Review

The “to be a dual-sport or not to be a dual-sport” issue is up to you when it comes to Ducati’s quirky but fun Multistrada S, but we’ll eagerly proclaim the Multistrada as multi-purpose by a multiple of fun!

2009 Literbike Shootout

Honda's CBR1000RR reigned supreme in the 2008 Literbike Shootout. Can Yamaha's new and much ballyhooed YZF-R1, Suzuki's redesigned GSX-R1000 or Kawasaki's powerful ZX-10R stage a coup and lay claim to the 2009 title? Read on to find out.

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