2012 Literbike Shootout

1. 2012 Japanese Superbike Shootout – Road Test

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It has been a couple years since we last did a Japanese literbike shootout, because, frankly, the field has been quite stagnant for a while (save for Kawasaki’s total revamp of the ZX-10R last year). But for 2012, Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha have all tweaked their respective contenders. The CBR1000RR, GSX-R1000 and YZF-R1, have significant changes, while Kawasaki returns for 2012 with the same traction-control-equipped machine it introduced last year, confident of its chances.

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