What sportbike changes do you predict for 2011?
Honda raised the bar with a very sophisticated “Invisible” ABS system in 2009.
Yamaha’s crossplane crank was more of a sales gimmick IMHO.
Slipper clutches have been appearing over the last couple of years.
But BMW knocked the ball out of the park in 2010 with not only the most powerful over the counter litrebike ever, but arguably the safest with every control gizmo you could ever want, straight out of the box.
The “big” four have to do something. BMW are walking away with the superbike market.
I predict that Honda’s CBR1000RR will match the Bimmer in spec next year. They already have the technology; they just need to throw it into the mix.
It has been romoured that the other three have all been working on similarly sophisticated systems for street use, so we could have some really neat stuff to choose from come spring of next year.