10. 2008 Supersport Shootout


At the height of the supersport wars, when OEMs were minting new or refreshed 600cc weapons every two years, we conducted the 10th most popular shootout in MO’s history; our 2008 Supersport Shootout. That year, the GSX-R600 was Suzuki’s best-selling model in the company’s portfolio. Yamaha introduced a YZF-R6 with YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Intake), first seen on the 2007 R1. Honda’s CBR600RR was the reigning Formula Xtreme champ (prior to the DMG changeover and U.S. roadracing fading into obscurity). Also included was our reigning 2006 supersport shootout winner, Triumph’s Daytona 675, as well as Kawasaki’s ZX-6R. And then … those Wall Street jagoffs killed the party by destroying the world’s economy.

Read More: 2008 Supersport Shootout: CBR600RR Vs Daytona 675 Vs ZX-6R Vs R6 Vs GSX-R600

  • Old MOron

    What?! I demand a recount!

    There is no way that the 2004 Open Class Shootout cannot be number one, never mind not even being in the top ten.

    Check your figures, Blondie. This is MO’s best shootout, ever.


    • Well, perhaps there was a bit of fibbing in this story. Everything was changed-over to new servers in 2007, so anything older than that is just counting views since ’07. It is likely that that ’04 shootout would have ranked higher if we had its previously accumulated ’04, ’05, and ’06 traffic included. That said, in the last seven years, this list does indeed reflect the most read shootout over the last seven years. I won’t be too offended if our old work doesn’t get full credit, I mean seven years really is a long time.

      • Glenn Lutic

        A long time? You must be 22 years old or something?!!

        • Close enough, I’m pretty immature for a 45 year old 🙂

  • And no mention of CrAshley. How could you?

  • Buzz

    I think the Sport Touring shootout needs to be on the list. We rode from Torrance to Reno arriving late at night. We then headed down to take a top to bottom cruise through Yosemite.

    We proceeded to get pulled over for speeding and got tickets for speeding, no insurance and conducting business in a National Park without a permit. We got tossed out of the park.

    Fun stuff!

  • jtm45

    well I was hoping to see the ‘Cows” from the 70’s like the Z1,and the 2 most famous 2 cycle triples the 500 Mach III and the 750 triple.I would buy them all today if I could.