Price increase chart: read it and weep
Japanese manufacturers claim that currency fluctuations and increasing manufacturing costs have forced the increases, with Yamaha being most aggressive.
European manufacturers have also made increases, though only KTM have put prices up by over 15%.
This means that European superbikes are closer than ever to their Japanese rivals. The Ducati 1198, for example, is now only £700 more expensive than the R1.
A full analysis of the price rises – and their impact on used values – appears in the new MCN, out January 13.