Motorcycle USA has published their 2010 Superbike Smackdown, pitting the top superbikes head-to-head on the track. for this year, the contenders were:
- Yamaha YZF-R1
- Kawasaki ZX-10R
- Suzuki GSX-R1000
- KTM RC8
- Aprilia RSV4
- BMW S1000RR
- Ducati 1198 S Corse Special Edition
Please make a note of the last bike listed. Ducati didn’t just bring a stock 1198 to the table, they produced the special racing edition ringer, probably in hopes of comparing well to the BMW S1000RR.
Nice try, but, apparently not quite enough, as the CBR1000RR took Second place honors, and the S1000RR edging past for 1st place. Ducati merely took 3rd.
Here are the scoring results: