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Sport Bike Blog - October 2013

Archive for October 2013

Pilot USA Launches New Website

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
California-based motorcycle safety gear and apparel brand Pilot USA has just launched a new website. There you can browse its variety of street and track riding gear including its EVO one-piece leather suit. And if you’re really picky, or have a unique body type, Pilot can manufacture a custom one-of-a-kind suit just for you.
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Honda CBR600RR Track Riding Highlights

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Earlier in the week I had the chance to escape the office and spin some laps at Northern California’s Sonoma Raceway with Z2 Track Days at the helm of our long-term Honda CBR600RR. It’s been months since I’ve spent anytime aboard our trusty street bike but from the moment I rolled onto the circuit every reason why I adore Honda’s CBR came flooding back.
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Riding a Ducati 1199 Panigale Off Road

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sportbikes are one of the most versatile genres of motorcycles built. To prove it the folks at Portland, Oregon’s MotoCorsa tweaked a Ducati 1199 Panigale for use off-road. Besides the fitment of dual-sport tires, a skid plate and lifting the suspension slightly, it is basically the same bike that anyone can buy at your dealer, minus the flat beige paint.
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Ducati 899 Panigale Reader Answers

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Earlier this week we asked readers to submit questions pertinent to Ducati’s new Panigale 899. As predicted it rained during our test so we didn’t get very much riding time (about 30 minutes) and the time we did was on a brand new track, in slightly hazardous conditions. Even still the 899 was a surprisingly easy motorcycle to get acclimated to.
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Video: 1199 Panigale Tourer Rides at COTA

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Dennis Matson, a 42-year-old software salesman from Northern California, caught the attention of Ducati North America after he traveled almost 16,000 miles aboard his 1199 Panigale S. The travel feat was so impressive that Ducati NA invited Matson along to the international press launch for the Italian marque's Ducati 1199 R at the new Circuit of the Americas.
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Ducati 899 Panigale Questions Answered

Monday, October 7, 2013
Choosing a new sportbike is always tough. So in addition to the First Ride review we want to give our loyal readers the opportunity to ask questions in regards to what it’s like to ride Ducati’s new 899 Panigale. Right now the weather forecast is calling for rain (we’re riding the bike at Imola in central Italy) so who knows how much riding we’ll actually get...
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