Five of the best smart sportsbikes
Ducati Panigale 1299S
Every conceivable rider aid fitted. Turns the previously-angry 1199 into a heat-seeking pussycat.
Incredible traction, slide and wheelie control. You can customise riding modes, but can’t easily disable ABS and there’s no autoblipper as standard.
Has the R1’s top notch Imu-enabled system, but the controls are more basic and there’s no auto-blipper.
The BMW has all the bells and whistles, including semi-active suspension. Not as refined as latestsportsbikes, but still mind-blowing.
Superb, easy to control rider aids, but no auto-blipper. Was classleading until the latest Ducati, Yamaha and Kawasaki came along.