List of AMA Superbike champions

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This is a complete list of AMA Superbike champions since 1976.

Champions[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Champion Motorcycle Wins Team
1976 United Kingdom Reg Pridmore BMW 2 Butler & Smith – BMW NA
1977 United Kingdom Reg Pridmore Kawasaki 1 Racecrafters
1978 United Kingdom Reg Pridmore Kawasaki 0 Vetter
1979 United States Wes Cooley Suzuki 0 Yoshimura
1980 United States Wes Cooley Suzuki 3 Yoshimura
1981 United States Eddie Lawson Kawasaki 4 Team Muzzy
1982 United States Eddie Lawson Kawasaki 5 Team Muzzy
1983 United States Wayne Rainey Kawasaki 6 Team Muzzy
1984 United States Fred Merkel Honda 10 American Honda
1985 United States Fred Merkel Honda 6 American Honda
1986 United States Fred Merkel Honda 2 American Honda
1987 United States Wayne Rainey Honda 3 American Honda
1988 United States Bubba Shobert Honda 3 Shobert
1989 United States Jamie James Suzuki 1 Yoshimura
1990 United States Doug Chandler Kawasaki 4 Team Muzzy
1991 United States Thomas Stevens Yamaha 1 Vance & Hines
1992 United States Scott Russell Kawasaki 3 Team Muzzy
1993 United States Doug Polen Ducati 6 Fast by Ferracci
1994 Australia Troy Corser Ducati 3 Fast by Ferracci
1995 Canada Miguel Duhamel Honda 6 Commonwealth Racing
1996 United States Doug Chandler Kawasaki 2 Team Muzzy
1997 United States Doug Chandler Kawasaki 1 Team Muzzy
1998 United States Ben Bostrom Honda 0 American Honda
1999 Australia Mat Mladin Suzuki 1 Yoshimura
2000 Australia Mat Mladin Suzuki 4 Yoshimura
2001 Australia Mat Mladin Suzuki 4 Yoshimura
2002 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 9 American Honda
2003 Australia Mat Mladin Suzuki 10 Yoshimura
2004 Australia Mat Mladin Suzuki 8 Yoshimura
2005 Australia Mat Mladin Suzuki 11 Yoshimura
2006 United States Ben Spies Suzuki 10 Yoshimura
2007 United States Ben Spies Suzuki 7 Yoshimura
2008 United States Ben Spies Suzuki 7 Yoshimura
2009 Australia Mat Mladin Suzuki 10 Yoshimura
2010 United States Josh Hayes Yamaha 7 Graves Motorsports
2011 United States Josh Hayes Yamaha 3 Graves Motorsports
2012 United States Josh Hayes Yamaha 16 Graves Motorsports
2013 United States Josh Herrin Yamaha 4 Graves Motorsports

By rider[edit]

Rider Championships Year(s)
Australia Mat Mladin 7 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009
United Kingdom Reg Pridmore 3 1976, 1977, 1978
United States Fred Merkel 3 1984, 1985, 1986
United States Doug Chandler 3 1990, 1996, 1997
United States Ben Spies 3 2006, 2007, 2008
United States Josh Hayes 3 2010, 2011, 2012
United States Wes Cooley 2 1979, 1980
United States Eddie Lawson 2 1981, 1982
United States Wayne Rainey 2 1983, 1987
United States Bubba Shobert 1 1988
United States Jamie James 1 1989
United States Thomas Stevens 1 1991
United States Scott Russell 1 1992
United States Doug Polen 1 1993
Australia Troy Corser 1 1994
Canada Miguel Duhamel 1 1995
United States Ben Bostrom 1 1998
United States Nicky Hayden 1 2002
United States Josh Herrin 1 2013

By nationality[edit]

Country Championships No. of Champions
 United States 26 15
 Australia 8 2
 United Kingdom 3 1
 Canada 1 1

By manufacturer[edit]

Manufacturer Championships Year(s)
Japan Suzuki 13 1979, 1980, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Japan Kawasaki 9 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997
Japan Honda 8 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1995, 1998, 2002
Japan Yamaha 5 1991, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Italy Ducati 2 1993, 1994
Germany BMW 1 1976