Watch – ‘Alternative’ SportsBike Of The Year

When we conducted our huge, awesome 2017 SportsBike Of The Year test at Portimao (which you can find in the current magazine – issue 329 Summer ’17), we didn’t just discover which is the very best production Sportsbike…

We also tasked BJ and Gary (from Bridgestone) to choose which were their own personal favourites over the two days of testing – which three did they have the most fun on, essentially.

This isn’t our usual kind of testing gubbins, but it was fun to find out which tickled their fancy the most, and they filmed a series of ‘shorts’ during the two days.


Here’s the first short, and introduction to the bikes…

Here’s Part 1, where they discuss Aprilia’s RSV4 RF and Yamaha’s YZF R6…


Here’s Part 2, where they chat about the Ducati 1299 Panigale S and Kawasaki ZX-10RR…


Here’s Part 3, pondering Honda’s Fireblade SP, Ducati’s 1299 Panigale S, BMW S 1000 RR & Yamaha’s R1M…

And the final part, the Epilogue, where they round up their thoughts and choose the bikes they had most fun on!


Hope you enjoyed!


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