23 Feb 2018 to 25 Feb 2018
Get ready for a weekend of the fastest, closest World Superbike action live at the Island.
Superbike racing is all about showcasing the latest generation of high-performance four-stroke street bikes set to battle it out for the 2018 World Championship.
Much more than prototype-based grand prix racing, superbikes have a greater connection to the general public, because people can see the bikes they own being punted around on some of the finest race tracks in the world, including Australia’s very own Phillip Island.
The spectacular Phillip Island has one of the highest average speeds of any circuit in the world, and in the 2010 round, Italian Max Biaggi (the eventual world champion) reached 319.8 kilometre per hour down the main straight on his Aprilia V-four.
The championship regulations allow four-cylinder bikes of up to 1000cc, or twins up to 1200cc.
A superbike must remain in many aspects the same as the bike that can be bought in any dealership. To be allowed to enter the world superbike title every manufacturer must produce a minimum quantity of a bike that must also be commercially available to the general public.