Our prophets were carefully chosen. Some, like BMW’s S1000RR, equipped with traction control, wheelie control and race-grade anti-lock brakes, returned in the exact same form as at last year’s “Class of 2010” comparo. Ducati’s traction-controlled 1198 was brought back as well, now in SP guise with a slipper clutch and electronic quick-shifter. Making an encore appearance was 2010’s defending champ, the Aprilia RSV4 Factory. While last year’s bike was all analog, this year our RSV4 was equipped with the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) package, which includes traction, wheelie and launch control. Finally, we welcomed a wild card in the form of Kawasaki’s all-new Ninja ZX-10R, the first Japanese superbike to come factory-equipped with TC.