Australia’s Superbike category is the premier road racing class in the nation, start grids are often filled with up to 40 Superbike machines per single race. Unlike MotoGP bikes that are produced as one-off prototypes, the Superbikes are based on production road going motorcycles that are readily available for domestic purchase. Based on the World Superbike Championship/World Superstock concept, ASBK’s Superbike class runs production based machines with limited modifications allowed to reduce the cost of running the machinery. The formula also opens up opportunity for privateers to keep the factory teams honest. In order to race a particular manufactured motorcycle in this class, there must have been at least 20 production units sold to the public within Australia.

Meeting safety prerequisites is imperative. The removal of headlamps, blinkers, passenger foot pegs is a prerequisite, and bikes must meet strict weight requirements as stipulated in the Manual of Motorcycle Sports (MoMS)



  • No less than 20 Production machines of a particular make and/or model must have been imported into Australia by the manufacture or the Australian distributor representing the manufacturer.
  • 1000cc for four cylinder machines or 1300cc for two or three cylinder machines
  • No less than 168kgs for four cylinder machines and 172kg for two or three cylinder machines
  • Has headlamps, blinkers, passenger foot pegs and other ancillaries removed
  • Use homologated dry, intermediate & wet racing tyres
  • This is a “High Performance” category
  • Limited modifications are allowed to a machine
  • Production Motorcycle must be available to the public to purchase within Australia (ADR compliant)
  • Age limit 16 years old and over with an MA National licence




YearChampionship WinnerMachine
1980Andrew JohnsonKawasaki Z1000 Mk.II
1981Rob PhillisSuzuki GSX1100
1982Rob PhillisSuzuki GSX1100
1983Rob PhillisSuzuki GSX1100
1984Rob PhillisSuzuki GSX1100
1985Rob PhillisSuzuki GSX1100
1986Malcolm CampbellHonda VFR750



YearChampionship WinnerMachine
1987Tony ArmstrongSuzuki GSX-R750
1988Rob PhillisKawasaki GPX750R



YearChampionship WinnerMachine
1989Malcolm CampbellHonda RC30
1990Malcolm CampbellHonda RC30
1991Aaron SlightKawasaki ZXR750R
1992Mat MladinKawasaki ZXR750R
1993Troy CorserHonda RC30
1994Anthony GobertHonda RC45
1995Kirk McCarthyHonda RC45
1996Peter GoddardSuzuki GSX-R750
1997Martin CraggillKawasaki ZX-7RR
1998Martin CraggillKawasaki ZX-7RR
1999Steve MartinDucati 996RS
2000Shawn GilesSuzuki GSX-R750
2001Shawn GilesSuzuki GSX-R1000
2002Shawn GilesSuzuki GSX-R1000
2003Craig CoxhellSuzuki GSX-R1000
2004Adam FergussonHonda CBR1000RR
2005Josh BrookesHonda CBR1000RR
2006Jamie StaufferYamaha YZF-R1
2007Jamie StaufferYamaha YZF-R1
2008Glenn AllertonHonda CBR1000RR
2009Josh WatersSuzuki GSX-R1000
2010Bryan StaringHonda CBR1000RR
2011Glenn AllertonBMW S1000RR
2012Josh WatersSuzuki GSX-R1000
2013Wayne MaxwellSuzuki GSX-R1000
2014Glenn AllertonBMW S1000RR
2015Mike JonesKawasaki ZX-10R
2016Troy HerfossHonda CBR1000RR SP1
2017 Josh Waters                Suzuki GSX-R1000R
2018Troy HerfossHonda CBR1000SP
2019Mike JonesDucati Panigale 1299
2020Wayne MaxwellDucati