Smart money superbikes

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the 'extreme' corner there's the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki ZX-10R. Over in the other is the new Fireblade, GSX-R1000 and R1. Get all the latest news at

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Are 1000cc sports bikes irrelevant?
The new Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 848 Evo have all the cubes you'll ever need on the road or track, so do we still need 1000cc sports bikes? Get all the latest news at

MCN: Can a £1500 sportsbike beat a GSX-R1000 K6?
The challenge was simple, can a £1500 superbike lap Cadwell less than five seconds away from a GSX-R1000 K6? We've got the video to show they can. Follow the hilarious exploits of three MCN road-testers as they try to prove that £1500 will get you a bike that is almost as fast as the latest crop of sportsbike.

Honda Fireblade: ABS v non-ABS
Honda's 2009 ABS FireBlade really does work. Watch this video to see MCN readers test out the system on a wet track in February.

Foggy Petronas FP1 ridden on the road!
10 years after its launch, we've finally ridden it. Revealed in 2002, the Foggy FP1 was set to spawn a superbike dynasty to rival Ducati. The first 150 road bikes were built, but never ridden. Until now... MCN got the chance to ride a road FP1 in Switzerland thanks to owner Livio Kagi. View more great motorcycling videos on the MCN channel: Subscribe to the MCN YouTube channel: Get the latest motorcycle news at Join us on Facebook at Motor Cycle News on Twitter: MCN sport on Twitter: