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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2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R

2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R  2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Price:
$9,487.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 8h 17m
Seller: eBay

2016 BMW S1000RR 2016 BMW S1000RR W/Antilock brakes

2016 BMW S1000RR  2016 BMW S1000RR W/Antilock brakes
Price:
$12,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
10d 10h 29m
Seller: eBay

2015 Yamaha YZF-R 2015 YAMAHA R1M

2015 Yamaha YZF-R  2015 YAMAHA R1M
Price:
$20,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
19d 4h 9m
Seller: eBay

2000 KAWASAKI ZRX 1100 / ZX10R 2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100/2005 ZX10 Custom Built

2000 KAWASAKI ZRX 1100 / ZX10R  2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100/2005 ZX10 Custom Built
Price:
$8,700.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 9h 4m
Seller: eBay

2016 Yamaha R1s 2016 Yamaha R1 S

2016 Yamaha R1s  2016 Yamaha R1 S
Current price:
$0.99
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 20h 49m
Seller: eBay

2011 Suzuki Hayabusa 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa Busa GSXR 1300 R

2011 Suzuki Hayabusa  2011 Suzuki Hayabusa Busa GSXR 1300 R
Current price:
$0.99
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 20h 51m
Seller: eBay

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M  2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M
Price:
$23,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
27d 3h 38m
Seller: eBay

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M  2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M
Price:
$23,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
27d 3h 38m
Seller: eBay

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848  2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Price:
$6,948.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 1h 38m
Seller: eBay

2016 Kawasaki Zx6r 2016 Kawasaki Zx6r Used

2016 Kawasaki Zx6r  2016 Kawasaki Zx6r Used
Price:
$8,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 9h 26m
Seller: eBay

Honda: CBR1000RR SP HONDA CBR1000RR SP CHAMPION EDITION 93 MARC MARQUEZ 2015

Honda: CBR1000RR SP HONDA CBR1000RR SP CHAMPION EDITION 93 MARC MARQUEZ 2015
Price:
$18,868.43
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 23h 28m
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.