A recent article in Superbike magazine (UK) titled, "The Death of Superbikes" brought to the forefront the notion that the interest in sportbikes is waning.
The modern sportbike phenomenon has had a really good run of 20+ years with the ever increasing development and styling of sportbikes. Recently the 'adventure' bike segment has become more and more popular, particularly with the exposure of Long Way Round and other videos.
I have recently purchased an adventure bike after riding sportbikes for 13 years. People change, demographics change, laws change.
Is the superbike, or more specifically, the race-replica sportbike dead?