If you are one of the many avid MotoGP fans that marvel at the antics of Mark Marquez and Valentino Rossi, you would no doubt be keen to emulate your track heroes by riding a super-sports bike. With the right driving licence and some basic tuition, you can sit astride one of the amazing superbikes that are available from the major bike manufacturers.

Here are a few of the top super-sport road bikes on offer today.

  • Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX – The flagship of Kawasaki, this bike has all the track tech incorporated into a very fast and powerful sports bike that offers amazing handling. Check out the great range of Kawasaki sports tourers at Wheels Motorcycles, a leading UK big bike dealership that has new and used machines for sale. Of course, there are a few variations of this series and when you browse the supplier’s website, you can book a test ride on your preferred bike.
  • Honda VFR800 F – This is a sports-tourer hybrid that is very popular among riders who like long trips, as the bike is very comfortable over long distances and has all the power you need. This machine incorporates track tech from the very successful Honda Racing Team, which includes ABS braking and streamlined fairing.
  • Honda CBR1000RR-R-Fireblade SP – Some say this is the ultimate sports bike, with launch control for race starts and track mode, which the rider can select when they feel the need for some real speed. This is the racing thoroughbred of the Honda stable and you would need to graduate from smaller bikes before trying to tame this tiger! Talking of tigers, click here for the latest on Tiger Woods, who crashed his SUV on the way to play a tournament.
  • Yamaha R Series – This is Yamaha’s racing family, staring with the Yamaha TZR 15, which is a single-cylinder 155cc machine that has plenty of power and handles like you would expect from a bike designed with Valentino Rossi in mind. The TZR-3 is a twin cylinder version of the R15, while the 600cc version is the R6 and the R1 is the 1000cc best, giving you a choice of engine sizes. Yamaha has always been in close battles with Honda in the MotoGP Championship and all of their track tech is included in the R Series.
  • Suzuki GSXR-1000R – The highly successful GSX range offers the rider the ultimate fast riding experience, with tried and tested technology that never fails to impress. Much like Honda and Yamaha, Suzuki incorporate their track development into their sports production bikes and that makes riding the GSXR an amazing experience.
  • Ducati 1199 Panigale – We couldn’t have a super-sports bike section without including the Italian manufacturer, Ducati. This is very much their flagship and the power is frightening! As you would expect from the race-winning stable, superb engineering is the norm and all the latest tech is wrapped up into a package that inspires those who have a need for speed.

As you can see, there’s quite a lot of choices when it comes to super-sports superbikes and once you are ready, book a test ride on the machine of your dreams and be prepared for the ride of your life!