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Single Track Mind: Is Marquez Too Good?

Friday, July 11, 2014
Our man Melling wonders aloud if MotoGP wunderkind Marc Marquez is too good for GP racing. Then, ever the pragmatist, he comes up with an elegant solution to keep the Spaniard distracted.

Kawaski Announces 30th Anniversary ZX-14R

Friday, July 11, 2014
Kawasaki announces a third anniversary model celebrating the Ninja, the 30th Anniversary Limited Edition ZX-14R ABS.

Ronax 500 2-Stroke Sportbike Now Available

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Ronax is now taking orders for its extremely limited edition Ronax 500, a 2-stroke sportbike that's ready for track and street duty.

Custom Build: MotoHangar's Honduki

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Pat Jones and crew at MotoHangar compiled an amalgam of parts to create "Honduki" from a 1975 Suzuki GT550 2-stroke.

STM: Greatest Motorcycle Racing Achievement

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Our man Melling makes the case for the greatest motorcycle racing achievement ever, Jim Redman's triple win at the 1964 Dutch TT. Redman himself then steps in to recount the event.

2015 ZX-6R & ZX-10R 30th Anniversary Edition

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
In celebration of its 30th year since the beginning of Kawasaki's modern sportbike odyssey, the company will release two special edition ZX Ninja motorcycles in 2015.

Learning to Ride: Buying a Used Motorcycle

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Many new riders decide to buy a used motorcycle when starting out, but finally making the purchase can be daunting. Check here for a story of buying used and some confidence-inspiring tips.

Single Track Mind: Interesting Times

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Our man Melling goes on ranting and raving again about global warming, Health & Safety bureaucrats and his idol Mike Hailwood – as well as continuing to prophesy about Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

MV Agusta F3 800 AGO First Look

Thursday, April 17, 2014
MV Agusta announces a limited edition version of its new 2014 F3 800 in honor of one of the greatest racers of all time, Giacomo Agostini: the F3 800 AGO.

STM – MotoGP Rules Update Rumors

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
It’s April Fools, almost… Our man Melling gives a rather tongue-in-cheek prediction about forthcoming MotoGP rule changes, including the esoteric algebra that will calculate appropriate rider performance handicaps and airtime.

Oakley Reveals New Wearable Digital Eyewear

Monday, March 3, 2014
At a gathering at its sister company, Red Digital Cinema, Oakley hints about the possible future of its performance eyewear.

Lotus Motorcycles C-01 First Look

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Kodewa and Lotus Motorcycles have released details on the first motorcycle to bear Lotus' name, the C-01.

STM: A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Classic motorcycles can sometimes fetch a premium price, but just as often they end up costing more than they're worth. Our man Melling explains...

Single Track Mind - Melling's Best of 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Our man Melling applies his sage motorcycling wisdom to the passing year in New Year's installment of Single Track Mind.

Rider of the Year 2013: Marc Marquez

Friday, December 27, 2013
Marc Marquez didn't waste any time in the premier class as the Moto2 champion stepped up and set the pace en route to a title-winning rookie campaign - MotoUSA's selection for 2013 Rider of the Year.

2013 Honda CBR600RR Project Bike

Thursday, December 26, 2013
We invigorate more thrills into our long-term Honda CBR600RR by fitting a slip-on exhaust and fresh set of motorcycle tires.

Learning to Ride: First Off-Road Ride

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
After logging plenty of road miles over the spring and summer of 2013, I head out on my first off-road adventure during the OMA Diamond Lake Dual-Sport ride.

Hensley's CCRacer Returns with Season 2

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
John Hensley's "Chronicles of a Club Racer" returns with the Season 2 debut featuring Jett Tuning's John Ethell.

Learning to Ride: Commuting

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
To get more comfortable and confident on two wheels, our LTR editor spent the spring and summer of 2013 commuting to work, with some helpful tips for the new rider.

STM: Christmas Gifts for Riding Partner

Monday, December 16, 2013
There are holiday gift guides, and then there are holiday gift guides penned by Our Man Melling – enjoy the read, but follow his advice at your own peril!
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