Supersportler 2010: Aprilia RSV4 Factory vs. Ducati 1198S vs. KTM RC8R - Motorcyle Shootout
Another year, a bigger battle.
With BMWs S1000RR and KTMs updated and new-to-the-U.S. RC8R as an all-new model, the field of liter-ish superbikes expands considerably for 2010.
Apologies to MV Agusta for not counting the 2010 F4, but no ones yet signed up to race it in a large-scale series the KTM was the runner-up in the 2009 IDM (International German Superbike Championship). We sure wouldnt mind a spin on the MV, though. (Hint, hint, MV Agusta.)
Like the race grid, well now expand the roster of contestants in our annual liter test.
No longer limiting the battle to the Big Four from Japan, well eventually include the BMW S1000RR on the list of participants powered by the popular inline-Four configuration. But for now, to start off what has become a literbike mêlée, were first evaluating all the Vee configuration contenders.