Sport bike

A super sports car is built without regard to other features such as comfort or load on sporty driving motorcycle. In addition to the maximum engine performance are an optimal balance of performance and vehicle mass and a possible functional and optimized for acceleration drivability in the foreground. Technological developments from racing are usually first tested on the bike models in this class to their suitability for mass production. The suitability for everyday use has a minor role in superbikes. The first motorcycle this class, the Suzuki GSX -R is called 750 from 1985, the first 750 - series engine 74 kW ( 100 hp ) had and was equipped with an aluminum double -cradle frame as well as for those days on average powerful Nissin brakes.

The currently commercially available, street-legal supersports motorcycles excel in their performance and properties even thoroughbred racing motorcycles, with which the world championships were held for another five to ten years ago.

Already in the 1970s, powerful motorcycles were built for that time ( Kawasaki Z900, Honda CB 750 ), but the dimensions of the landing gear was usually not sufficiently close to the engine performance.

  • 2.1 Displacement 600 cm ³
  • 2.2 Displacement 750 cm ³ to
  • 2.3 Displacement 1000 cm ³ to
  • 2.4 Displacement 1200 cc
  • 2.5 Displacement 1200 cc

State of the art


Motor Technically dominate today (2009) liquid-cooled, short-stroke inline four- cylinder engines with fuel injection, double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder the market. Only Ducati, KTM and Buell set to V2 motors, triumph at the Daytona 675 and Benelli Tornado in the only manufacturer to a series of three-cylinder. Most super sports car will be built 600 cc and 1000 cc in displacement classes today, with the latter, in accordance with the FIM rules, now the term Superbike has prevailed.

Chassis / Suspension

The standard today apply torsion bridge cast aluminum frame profiles that integrate the engine as a stressed member. But also grid frame chromoly steel tubes are used Chance. The front lead in spring base, train and compression damping adjustable upside -down forks with often reduce friction coated sliders. The rear suspension is usually about Zweiarmschwingen cast aluminum single-sided swingarm to be due to the higher weight rarely installed. The rear suspension is handled by a well. Basis in spring, train and compression damping adjustable single rear shock, which is hinged either directly or indirectly via a lever system The wheels are made today without exception from cast or forged alloy wheels with 17 inch diameter and modern radial tires.


Standard are floating, perforated double disc brakes made ​​of steel with diameters of 300-330 mm. Radial bolted four-or six-piston fixed-calliper brake calipers on the front wheels provide in connection with radial hand pumps for finely adjustable, high and stable braking delays. The brake calipers are performed more frequently in one piece, which prevents heat conditional spreading at high loads. This relatively new type is called " monobloc " or "Monoblock ". Today's standard radial attachment allows the use of discs of different diameters, but this is only relevant when the motorcycle on the race track on the spacers.

Model Overview

Cylinder capacity not exceeding 600 cm ³

  • Honda CBR 600 RR
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX -6R
  • Suzuki GSX -R 600
  • Triumph Daytona 600
  • Yamaha FZR 600 ( 3HE type )
  • Yamaha FZR 600R (type 4JH )
  • Yamaha YZF -R6
  • Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat

Displacement 750 cm ³ to

  • Ducati 748
  • Ducati 749
  • Kawasaki ZX -7R
  • MV Agusta F4 750 S
  • Suzuki GSX -R 750
  • Triumph Daytona 650
  • Triumph Daytona 675
  • Yamaha YZF 750 R
  • Yamaha YZF -R7

Displacement ³ to 1000 cm

  • Aprilia RSV Mille
  • Aprilia RSV4
  • Benelli Tornado Tre 900
  • BMW S 1000 RR
  • BMW HP4
  • Ducati 848
  • Ducati 916/996/998
  • Ducati 999
  • Ducati Desmosedici RR
  • Honda Fireblade ( CBR1000RR )
  • Honda SC45
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX -9R
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX -10R
  • MV Agusta F4 1000
  • Suzuki GSX- R 1000
  • Yamaha FZR 1000 (type 2LA ), Yamaha FZR 1000 (type 3LE )
  • Yamaha YZF -R1

Cylinder capacity not exceeding 1200 cm ³

  • BMW HP2 Sport
  • BMW R 1100 S
  • BMW R 1200 S
  • Buell 1125R
  • 1098
  • Ducati 1198
  • Ducati 1199 Panigale
  • KTM 1190 RC8
  • MV Agusta F4 1078 RR312

Engine capacity over 1200 cc

  • Kawasaki ZZR 1400
  • Suzuki Hayabusa 1300