Okay, if the S1000RR is so impressive, how come it only finished fourth in our "Class of 2010" comparo? That's a valid question, and the honest truth is it suffered from lack of support at our racetrack test. Whereas the other manufacturers have much experience fettling sportbikes, sending qualified techs to help with setup, change tires, etc., BMW is new to this game, and it showed. It's much the same scenario that held back the company's World Superbike team in its debut season. This year, though, with the help of former Ducati team manager Davide Tardozzi, BMW riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus are legitimately in the hunt, and a win won't elude them much longer.