Editorial Note: The only maximum engine rev limits that have been changed are for new-for-2019/2020 models, including the new 2020 BMW S1000RR, the new 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R, and the new 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. The remaining homologated machines, like the Aprilia RSV4, Honda CBR1000RR SP2, MV Agusta F4, Suzuki GSX-R1000, and Yamaha YZF-R1, have not had their maximum engine rev limits changed from 2018.
FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships
Rev limits for 2019 Superbike models
In line with the technical regulations and more specifically on the balancing of various motorcycle concepts, rev limits for the new homologated Superbike models were established (eg. Art 220.127.116.11).
All tests were performed at the manufacturer’s factories with ready broken-in machines.
The 2019 initial Rev limits for new machines is subject to revision at the discretion of the FIM if production machines supplied from retail outlets differ in their performance characteristics and are subject to the articles mention in 2.4.3.x of the World Superbike Championship Regulations.
2019 Rev Limits New Models
|Model||Rev Limiter||Limiter +3%||Max power||Set limit at|
|BMW S1000RR||14,475 rpm||14,909 rpm||13,800 rpm||14,900 rpm|
|Kawasaki ZX-10RR||14,300 rpm||14,729 rpm||13,500 rpm||14,600 rpm|
|Ducati Panigale V4 R||16,000 rpm||16,480 rpm||15,250 rpm||16,350 rpm|
2019 Beginning Rev Limits
|Aprilia RSV4||14,700 rpm|
|2018 BMW S1000RR||14,950 rpm|
|2020 BMW S1000RR||14,900 rpm|
|Ducati Panigale R||12,400 rpm|
|Ducati Panigale V4 R||16,350 rpm|
|Honda CBR1000RR SP2||14,550 rpm|
|2018 Kawasaki ZX-10RR||14,100 rpm|
|2019 Kawasaki ZX-10RR||14,600 rpm|
|MV Agusta F4||14,950 rpm|
|Suzuki GSX-R1000||14,900 rpm|
|Yamaha YZF-R1||14,700 rpm|