Sportsbikes and Superbikes

The race to be at the top of the sportsbike and superbike class has long been the aim of the big four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, but nowadays they have more competition than ever before as competition from Europe becomes ever more fierce. Since the 1980’s superbikes have evolved to such a degree that many are now only slightly removed from those seen on the racetrack, offering massive power output, incredible handling and sophisticated rider aids such as traction control, power mapping and ABS brakes. Despite their sharp focus, the sports and superbike market is still very big with many riders prepared to forego practicality for ultimate performance. That said, modern superbikes tend be both reliable and perfectly useable on a day-to-day basis.

 

Sports & Superbikes For Sale

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2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S 2016 YAMAHA YZF-R1S (STOCK #0799)(US DELIVERY AVAILABLE)

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S  2016 YAMAHA YZF-R1S (STOCK #0799)(US DELIVERY AVAILABLE)
Current price:
$10,499.99
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 8h 31m
Seller: eBay

2016 BMW S1000RR BMW S1000RR

2016 BMW S1000RR  BMW S1000RR
Price:
$13,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 8h 36m
Seller: eBay

1970 Honda z50 1970 HONDA Z50 AK2 Mini Trail 50

1970 Honda z50  1970 HONDA Z50 AK2 Mini Trail 50
Current price:
$1,550.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
43
Ends in:
4d 12h 31m
Seller: eBay

2015 Kawasaki VERSYS 2015 Kawasaki Versys LT Only 3k Miles Flawless Bike!!!

2015 Kawasaki VERSYS  2015 Kawasaki Versys LT Only 3k Miles Flawless Bike!!!
Price:
$5,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 11h 4m
Seller: eBay

2015 Yamaha FZ 2015 Yamaha FZ 07 LIKE NEW Street Bike Financing available!

2015 Yamaha FZ  2015 Yamaha FZ 07 LIKE NEW Street Bike Financing available!
Current price:
$4,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
4
Ends in:
3d 14h 17m
Seller: eBay

Honda CBR1000RR 2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP WABS Used

Honda CBR1000RR  2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP WABS Used
Current price:
$8,150.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
10
Ends in:
1d 8h 34m
Seller: eBay

2018 Kawasaki Ninja NEW 2018 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX6R ZX-6R KRT 636 GREEN NO FEES

2018 Kawasaki Ninja  NEW 2018 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX6R ZX-6R KRT 636 GREEN NO FEES
Price:
$10,399.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 10h 13m
Seller: eBay

1974 Honda CB 1974 Honda CB550 Four

1974 Honda CB  1974 Honda CB550 Four
Current price:
$105.11
Type:
Auction
Bids:
10
Ends in:
5d 18h 24m
Seller: eBay

2010 Yamaha V MAX 2010 Yamaha V Max

2010 Yamaha V MAX  2010 Yamaha V Max
Price:
$7,100.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
9
Ends in:
3d 9h 11m
Seller: eBay

Ducati 848 EVO 2012 Ducati 848 EVO Used

Ducati 848 EVO  2012 Ducati 848 EVO Used
Price:
$4,475.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
6
Ends in:
0d 15h 47m
Seller: eBay

2003 Kawasaki Ninja 2003 ZX-6

2003 Kawasaki Ninja  2003 ZX-6
Current price:
$2,150.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
17
Ends in:
3d 20h 32m
Seller: eBay
 
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Buying a used Sports or Superbike

There is now a huge choice in the used sportsbike market. From Japan you can choose Honda’s venerable CBR900RR Fireblade which set the class alight on its introduction in 1992 and is still great fun to ride with performance that belies its age, to the Suzuki GSX-R750 and 1000, Kawasaki’s ZXR750 and later the ultra quick ZX10-R. Yamaha offered the YZF750 and EXUP models, followed by the hugely successful YZF1000 R1. Glamour from Europe included the Ducati Superbike range, from the original and exquisite 916, to later incarnations of the famous L-Twin in bikes such as the 999, 1098, 1198 and now the gorgeous Panigale in 899 or 1199cc versions. From Germany the KTM range includes the breathtaking RC8-R, or choose some bargain priced exotica with a used Benelli Tornado.

Whichever used sports or superbike you choose, bear in mind that it may had a hard life so check carefully for signs of damage or track day use. A big 4-cylinder or twin isn’t going to be cheap to rebuild so where possible look for evidence of service work, preferably from a main dealer if you are looking at a later bike. Fairings and trim items are expensive to replace so again they are worth checking carefully as are signs of modifications such as aftermarket exhausts, clip-ons and crash protection such as mushrooms and bobbins.