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This is a complete list of FIM World Superbike Champions, from 1988 up to and including 2018.

Riders ChampionshipEdit

By season
Season Champion Motorcycle Wins 2nd place 3rd place Team
1988  Fred Merkel Honda RC30 2 2 1 Rumi Honda
1989  Fred Merkel Honda RC30 3 2 5 Rumi Honda
1990  Raymond Roche Ducati 851 8 7 2 Squadra Corse Ducati Lucchinelli
1991  Doug Polen Ducati 888 17 4 0 Fast by Ferracci Ducati
1992  Doug Polen Ducati 888 9 4 2 Team Police Ducati
1993  Scott Russell Kawasaki ZXR-750 5 12 1 Team Muzzy Kawasaki
1994  Carl Fogarty Ducati 916 10 4 0 Virginio Ferrari Ducati Corse
1995  Carl Fogarty Ducati 916 13 6 0 Virginio Ferrari Ducati Corse
1996  Troy Corser Ducati 916 7 5 1 Promotor Racing Team
1997  John Kocinski Honda RC45 9 4 4 Castrol Honda
1998  Carl Fogarty Ducati 916 3 6 5 Ducati Performance
1999  Carl Fogarty Ducati 996 11 6 2 Ducati Performance
2000  Colin Edwards Honda VTR1000 SP/RC51 8 2 1 Castrol Honda
2001  Troy Bayliss Ducati 996R 6 6 3 Ducati Infostrada
2002  Colin Edwards Honda VTR1000 SP-2/RC51 11 10 4 Castrol Honda
2003  Neil Hodgson Ducati 999F03 13 7 0 Ducati FILA
2004  James Toseland Ducati 999F04 3 9 2 Ducati FILA
2005  Troy Corser Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5 8 5 5 Alstare Suzuki Corona
2006  Troy Bayliss Ducati 999F06 12 3 1 Ducati Xerox
2007  James Toseland Honda CBR1000RR 8 5 1 Hannspree Ten Kate Honda
2008  Troy Bayliss Ducati 1098 F08 13 6 5 Ducati Xerox Team
2009  Ben Spies Yamaha YZF-R1 14 2 1 Yamaha World Superbike Team
2010  Max Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 1000 10 2 2 Aprilia Alitalia Racing
2011  Carlos Checa Ducati 1098R 15 0 6 Althea Racing
2012  Max Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 1000 5 2 4 Aprilia Racing Team
2013  Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 9 4 5 Kawasaki Racing Team
2014  Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia RSV4 1000 5 8 3 Aprilia Racing Team
2015  Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 14 7 2 Kawasaki Racing Team
2016  Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 9 9 5 Kawasaki Racing Team
2017  Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 16 7 1 Kawasaki Racing Team
2018  Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 17 4 1 Kawasaki Racing Team
2019  Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 17 16 1 Kawasaki Racing Team
 
Jonathan Rea has won the Superbike World Championship a record 5 times and also holds the highest number of race wins.
By rider
Rider Championships Year
 Jonathan Rea 5 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
 Carl Fogarty 4 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999
 Troy Bayliss 3 2001, 2006, 2008
 Fred Merkel 2 1988, 1989
 Doug Polen 2 1991, 1992
 Colin Edwards 2 2000, 2002
 Troy Corser 2 1996, 2005
 James Toseland 2 2004, 2007
 Max Biaggi 2 2010, 2012
 Raymond Roche 1 1990
 Scott Russell 1 1993
 John Kocinski 1 1997
 Neil Hodgson 1 2003
 Ben Spies 1 2009
 Carlos Checa 1 2011
 Tom Sykes 1 2013
 Sylvain Guintoli 1 2014
 
Ducati's v-twin motorcycles have dominated the Superbike World championship with 17 Manufacturer's titles
By nationality
Country Championships No. of Champions
  Great Britain 13 5
  United States 9 6
  Australia 5 2
  France 2 2
  Italy 2 1
  Spain 1 1
By race wins
Riders Total Wins
  Jonathan Rea 88
  Carl Fogarty 59
  Troy Bayliss 52
  Tom Sykes 34
  Troy Corser 33
  Colin Edwards 31
  Doug Polen 27
  Carlos Checa 24
  Raymond Roche 23
  Max Biaggi 21

Manufacturers ChampionshipEdit

By season
Season Champion (Motorcycle) Wins 2nd place 3rd place
  Honda   Ducati   Suzuki   Yamaha   Aprilia   Kawasaki
1988 Honda RC30 2 6 8
1989 Honda RC30 8 7 12
1990 Honda RC30 6 8 12
1991 Ducati 888 23 14 11
1992 Ducati 888 20 15 11
1993 Kawasaki 750 19 6 7
1994 Ducati 916 12 11 9
1995 Ducati 916 20 14 8
1996 Ducati 916 14 10 8
1997 Honda RC45 12 9 10
1998 Ducati 916 10 14 16
1999 Ducati 996 16 14 5
2000 Ducati 996 5 10 7
2001 Ducati 996R 15 16 7
2002 Ducati 998 F02 14 12 18
2003 Ducati 999 F03 24 20 20
2004 Ducati 999 F04 18 17 20
2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 9 11 6
2006 Ducati 999 F06 12 3 3
2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 6 9 9
2008 Ducati 1098 F08 13 11 12
2009 Ducati 1198 F09 11 16 9
2010 Aprilia RSV4 10 3 4
2011 Ducati 1198R 15 4 8
2012 Aprilia RSV4 7 5 9
2013 Aprilia RSV4 10 13 13
2014 Aprilia RSV4 11 10 6
2015 Kawasaki ZX-10R 18 13 7
2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R 14 18 11
2017 Kawasaki ZX-10R 18 12 10
2018 Kawasaki ZX-10R 18 9 5
Total 4 17 1 1 4 4
By manufacturer
Manufacturer Championships Year
 Ducati 16 1991, 1992,, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
 Kawasaki 6 1993,2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
 Honda 4 1988, 1989, 1990, 1997
 Aprilia 4 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
 Suzuki 1 2005
 Yamaha 1 2007

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