Today, the amount of power and performance available in motorcycles is incredible. Whether it's the supercharged 998cc Kawasaki H2, the Ducati 1299 Panigale, or the Yamaha YZF-R1 (to name a few), seemingly each company has a superbly impressive machine. They might be the most powerfully advanced ever, but are they the best ever?

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Why The Greatness?

The bikes today are so good because these companies have had decades of trial and error, development and education. And that means there have been plenty of spectacular motorcycles along that way that people today have either forgotten about or never knew.

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Ducati 1299 Panigale

Ducati 1299 Panigale

What Do You Think?

So when was the best time for sportbikes? What were your favorites? What do you think were the most ground-breaking? Let us know in the comments below.

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