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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!

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Project Bike

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Our long-term ZX-6R is the go-to sportbike for long days on the road. It gets even better with a couple select parts.

STM: Will WSBK EVO Be Any Good?

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Our man Melling experiences another oracular vision on the future of world championship road racing – this time the World Superbike series and its planned EVO rules.

2013 Yamaha Customer Appreciation Track Day

Friday, November 22, 2013
Each year Yamaha their owners a chance to experience the famous Laguna Seca for free. This year we joined in the fun with our long-term YZF-R6.

Kawasaki Supercharged Inline Four at Tokyo

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Kawasaki reveals a supercharged Inline Four engine at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Entry-level Yamaha R25 Concept First Look

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Yamaha saves a surprise for the Tokyo Motor Show, debuting a 250cc entry-level sportbike concept dubbed the R25.

Learning to Ride: First Ride

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
One of the best parts of learning to ride is actually logging some miles, and that first time on the road is an experience unlike any other.

2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Project Bike

Monday, November 11, 2013
Thinking of purchasing a 1199 Panigale? First, find out what it’s like to live with Ducati’s Superbike in this long-term street and track review.

2014 Honda CB650F & CBR650F First Look

Friday, November 8, 2013
Honda revealed two new models, the 2014 CB650F and CBR650F during the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.
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