Andrew Gosling's Phillip Island WorldSBK Test Photos

Will Jonathan Rea have the #1 plate again at the start of next year? Would you bet against it?

Scott Redding: Does the new boy spell trouble for the established order?

Where the suck starts in suck-squeeze-bang-blow

New bike, new colors, new challenge for Alvaro Bautista. Can he win on the RR-R?

From Moto3 to WorldSSP - Can Öncü is following in mentor Kenan Sofuoglu's footsteps

Working view: what the mechanics look at when they warm up the BMW S1000RR. This changes for the rider

Clutch, exhaust, brake pedal: a lot of bike crammed into a small space on the Ducati Panigale V4R

But it is all beautifully packaged

Face seems familiar? Oli Bayliss, son of Troy, is a wildcard in World Supersport this weekend

But it's hard to get used to the idea of a Bayliss on a Yamaha

Another change of outfit: Toprak Razgatlioglu is racing the Pata Yamaha this season. He's been quick throughout testing

Alex Lowes has joined Kawasaki, to try to take on Rea with the same tools

Eugene Laverty switches again, this time to the SMR BMW squad

The Jolly Blue Giant - Loris Baz and Ten Kate are both showing the field that it is dangerous to underestimate them

MV Agusta, racing in the intermediate class in both World Championship paddocks

Big, bad Brembos don't get much of a workout at Phillip Island

Saying no to wheelies: the wings on the Ducati Panigale V4R

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Thank you Andrew Gosling, great images. Loving those pix of the Ducati.

Thanks Motomatters, you got me through the off season again. The world championship starts Friday.

Loris Baz looking happy & riding well. Good luck to Ten Kate racing!

I see on the picture of the velocity stacks (throttle bodies?) on the inline 4 the butterflies are operated by cables that I assume go to the twist grip. I thought everything was ride-by-wire these days? Or did I miss something?

If pride comes before a fall, Rea's "JR#1" plate may count? I like him, appreciate the Kawi project success, AND am looking fwd to him being bested in fair fight. Several can.

Gorgeous Honda in every sense. The feeling I get about their SBK project is so very different from that for their GP one. You too?

Here comes Yamaha AND Ducati now? Followed by Honda mid season? Hoping.

Nice to see the Bayliss lad here. But not in a size too big "Macna" leathers, ICK. Just because it is free doesn't make it a good deal. In my mind there are two brands of helmet and two of the rest. Several maybes. Then crap. With my head shape, just one helmet. When offered the other stuff w/o contract exclusivity, grab some for supermoto or dirt. Side by side comparison doesn't lie, eh?