Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC vs. BMW S1000RR vs. Ducati 1199 Panigale S vs…

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The World Superbike celebrates its 25th anniversary year, and it’s no exaggeration to say historically, European brands dominated that series. won the first two titles, but in the intervening 23 European brands have won 15 A remarkable 14 crowns have to Ducati alone, most in 2011, while Max Biaggi Aprilia its first title in

Japanese manufacturers might more money and engineering but none compete so fiercely as European brands with history hardwired in their

This close relationship RD and racing traditionally makes sportbikes harder-edged and more than their Asian That’s why, for our annual of 2012” superbike comparison, we to divide the Japanese and European into two separate tests. month we pitted the Big Four’s Big against each other, and Ninja ZX-10R rose to the

This month it’s for the Best of Europe to square

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First up is Aprilia’s awesome the very bike that won the SBK two years ago—not to mention our of” trophy the past two years Once again we selected the APRC version, with Öhlins suspension, forged carbon-fiber bodywork and, of Aprilia Ride Control Essentially unchanged from year, could it manage a against significantly updated

The challengers include MV Agusta’s featuring an all-new Corsacorta Though the basic F4 chassis is 15 old, the redesigned short-… is cutting-edge and now comes within 1 of matching the BMW S1000RR’s tremendous Speaking of which, the S1000RR’s inline-four is the only thing hasn’t changed for 2012.

The rest of the bike is all-new, a comprehensively redesigned chassis, electronic programming and subtly bodywork. Last, but certainly not is Ducati’s highly anticipated Panigale S, which uses an Superquadro V-twin along all-new everything else, an ultra-light “frameless” chassis and adjustable Öhlins suspension—the sportbike equipped with technology.

An exotic lineup and one we relished thrashing for two days some of SoCal’s best including Ortega Highway and Mountain Road, split by two days of wide-open performance at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Center is far from the Autodromo di spiritual home—but our aim was the same: to the best superbike in the world, no what the country of origin or how it costs.

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