The long winter break from racing is almost over, as the 2016 World Superbike season will kick off in just over a week in Australia at the beautiful Phillip Island circuit. Jonathan Rea took the 2015 championship – his first world title – in convincing fashion, and with a new Kawasaki ZX-10R at his disposal, he looks to be a favorite to defend his title.

However, a lot of changes have taken place since the end of last season, which leads us to our topic of discussion: Our Top 10 Talking Points for the 2016 World Superbike Season. New riders have joined the series, the old guard have another year of experience under their belts, and a familiar manufacturer is making a return. What’s going to happen this season? Let’s talk about it.