Superbike racing

As Superbikes street bikes are referred to with a displacement of about 1000-1200 cc.

These motorcycles are fully enclosed and are similar in terms of driving performance and ride comfort more than road racing machines. The term Superbikes was coined in the late 1980s, when the FIM Superbike World Championship was introduced for production-based motorcycles.


When the first of the Superbikes history are the end of the 1960s featured BSA Rocket 3/Triumph Trident and Honda CB 750 Four.

With the Kawasaki Z1, which was built in 1971, the Superbike class then managed their breakthrough. The Z1 with its 900 cc DOHC inline four- cylinder sold so well that by the end of the decade all the other Japanese producers absorbed the Z1 formula and manufactured its own, large-volume four-cylinder machines. The resulting " arms race" of the Japanese led in subsequent years to high investments in modern production and caused quite the extensive decline of motorcycle construction in Europe.

Today, include not only the big four Japanese manufacturers Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha, the Italian mills Aprilia, Bimota, Ducati and MV Agusta and the Austrian manufacturer KTM and BMW from Germany to the manufacturers of superbikes.


Superbikes delight in racing generally gaining in popularity. The technical regulations which allow only small deviations from serving as the base series machines, enables cost-effective racing to operate and at the same time leads to a high power density.

After introduction of the Superbike World Championship in 1988 won the Superbike race quickly a large following. The World Cup is now regarded, according to the MotoGP class, as the second premier class of motorcycle racing.

The near-series four-strokes triggered in the 1990s by little the 500 - cc two -stroke machines in many national championships from. There are now many countries national Superbike championships, the most famous representatives in the British Superbike Championship in the UK, the U.S. AMA Superbike Championship, the German IDM Superbike and JSB1000 - class Japanese All Japan Road Race Championship.


Earlier Superbikes

  • Italy Mondial Piega 1000
  • Italy Benelli Tornado Tre 1130
  • Italy Benelli Tornado Tre 900
  • United States Harley -Davidson VR 1000
  • United States EBR 1190RS
  • United States Buell XBRR
  • United States Buell 1125RR
  • Germany BMW HP2 Sport
  • Italy Bimota SP8
  • New Zealand Britten V1000
  • Italy Aprilia RSV Mille
  • Italy Ducati 851
  • Italy DUCATI 916 / 996/998
  • Italy Ducati 999
  • Italy 1098
  • Italy Ducati 1198
  • Japan Honda CB 750 Four
  • Japan Honda RC30
  • Japan Honda RC45
  • Japan Honda RC51
  • Japan Kawasaki Z1
  • Japan Kawasaki ZXR750
  • Japan Kawasaki ZX -7R
  • Japan Kawasaki Ninja ZX -9R
  • Malaysia Petronas FP1
  • Japan Yamaha FZR 750
  • Japan Yamaha YZF 750
  • Japan Yamaha YZF -R7

Current Superbikes

  • United States EWC 1190RX
  • Aprilia RSV4 Italy
  • Bimota DB8 Italy
  • Italy Bimota DB7
  • Bimota DB5 Italy
  • Germany BMW S 1000 RR
  • Germany BMW HP4
  • Italy Ducati Panigale 1199
  • Japan Honda Fireblade
  • Japan Kawasaki Ninja ZX -10R
  • Italy MV Agusta F4 1000 R
  • Japan Suzuki GSX- R 1000
  • Japan Yamaha YZF -R1