Published on 04 May 2012 by Adriano
While visiting the Monza circuit, we also got the chance to check out the special Superbike Museum that has been set up just outside the paddock area to celebrate 25 years of World Superbike Championship, and we got to say that that turned out to be a pretty emotional trip down the proverbial memory lane. The place is filled with many exciting motorcycles that simply made the history of this class: bikes that won the championship, bikes that just went close to win the title as well as bikes that did not win much but still managed to carve out their own place in the hearts of many fans around the world.
So we have the mandatory Ducati 916s, 996s and 998s that brought the likes of Carl Fogarty and Troy Bayliss to success, the mighty 888 of Doug Polen, the Honda RC45s of Aaron Slight and John Kocinsky, the SP1 twin of Colin Edwards, James Toseland’s championship winning Fireblade and 999 and so forth sitting beside more ‘obscure’ racers such as Foggy’s Petronas, Haga’s first Aprilia and even the mighty Bimota SB8K that earned Anthony ‘The Go Show” Gobert a famous win under the rain at the at the 2000 Australian World Superbike round.
Actually, there are just too many cool and exciting bikes at the museum in Monza, too many to mention, so we would like to challenge to recognize the lot of them in our exclusive photo gallery: that should be more fun than reading a boring list anyway, but if there’s some that you really can’t figure out what it is, feel free to ask. In order to see all the thumbnails at once, click on the ‘continue reading’ link below.
View the full WSBK, Monza: the 25th anniversary museum (Gallery) photo gallery