Treasure of the Sierra Madre - Sportbike Comparison Test Video

In search of superbike gold with six of the sweetest sportbikes out there.

And it's not really the Sierra Madres, either. We're in the Sierra Nevadas, California's gold country, that part of the state where the 1849 rush occurred. It's a place littered with excellent mountain roads, a perfect area to wring out these six beasts from our August cover story with the least danger to our licenses, while maintaining the excellent relations we at CW strive always to maintain with the non-riding public. You've read the book, now see the movie. Shot on location in glorious Hero-vision, directed and produced by the legendary Greg White, and with an all-star cast including Steve Rapp, Don Canet, Ryan "Duder" Dudek and Blake "I own the corner" Conner, this six-minute video has it all: wheelies, darkies, talking heads, bearded wise men—and yes, the Aprilia's rear shock is ready for its close-up, Mr. DeMille! Roll film!

Sportbike shootout bikes lined-up and ready

The players (left to right): Honda CBR600RR C-ABS, MV Agusta F4, BMW S1000RR, Honda CBR1000RR,
Suzuki GSX-R750, Aprilia RSV4 R APRC ABS.