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Past Articles Sportbike Features

Single Track Mind: Staying Honest

Friday, April 17, 2015
Tired of seeing the history re-written, our man Melling takes vapid nostalgia to task with an honest evaluation of classic bikes both past and present.

STM: Melling Conquers L'Enduro des Sables

Monday, March 2, 2015
Our man Melling recounts his poorly informed decision to enter the 1978 L'Enduro des Sables and the chaos that followed.

2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS First Look

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Suzuki adds an ABS option to its 2015 GSX-R1000 and new MotoGP-inspired graphics and bodywork.

Custom Build: Deus Ex Machina Dreamliner

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Michael Woolaway has unleashed the 15th build from his workshop inside Deus Ex Machina's Venice, California location, the Ducati Monster 750-powered "Dreamliner."

STM: Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

Friday, January 30, 2015
Our man Melling pays a call to the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum one of the world’s great collections of historic motorcycles.

Christmas Gifts for Your Loved One

Friday, December 5, 2014
Ye old Melling once again delivers his annual holiday gift guide for rider, which is certain to bring Yuletide marital bliss… or disaster.

Kawasaki H2 | H2R Introduction in Photos

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Kawasaki Motors USA, holds a special dinner for members of the media celebrating the release of its 300-horsepower 2015 H2 and H2R sportbikes.

STM: Storm Clouds on the Horizon

Friday, November 7, 2014
Our man Melling continues to ruminate over the future of professional motorcycle racing, and missed PR opportunities from the MotoGP ranks.

2015 Aprilia RSV4 RR First Look

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
For 2015 Aprilia introduces a refined RR version of its RSV4 sportbike featuring a re-engineered engine top end, forward fairing and electronics.

2015 Kawasaki H2 Street First Look

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Kawasaki already revealed its 300-horsepower H2R, now it pulls the wraps off its street-legal version – the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2.

Honda RC213V-S Street Prototype Debuts

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Honda teases a street version of its RC213V MotoGP bike at the EICMA show in Milan – labeling its V-Four superbike a prototype.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 | R1 M First Look

Monday, November 3, 2014
After a six-year production run Yamaha raises the bar in the Superbike class with a completely overhauled YZF-R1 sportbike.

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale First Look

Monday, November 3, 2014
Ducati debuts its latest Superbike iteration, the 1299 Panigale, which features an 87cc displacement boost and 205 horsepower claims.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS Project Bike

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
With a few simple modifications we boost the acceleration performance of Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-10R sportbike for track use.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Look

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Yamaha announces its new Yamaha R3, an entry-level sportbike powered by a 321cc Parallel Twin and bearing a $4990 MSRP.

2015 BMW S1000RR Superbike First Look

Thursday, October 2, 2014
BMW claims an increase of six horsepower and eight pound weight reduction for its latest generation BMS S1000RR Superbike courtesy of engine and chassis updates.

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F First Look

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Suzuki launched two new variations of its Gixxer 1000 at Intermot, the 2016 GSX-S1000F sporting a more relaxed riding position than its superbike in addition to different bodywork and a taller windscreen.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R First Look

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
After a month-long teaser campaign hyping its forthcoming Ninja H2, Kawasaki reveals a supercharged literbike claiming a staggering 300 horsepower.

The Belgian Classic TT at Gedinne

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Belgian Classic TT at Gedinne provides a sublime road racing experience for those daring enough to take on the 3.14 miles of tight, twisting roads. Our man Melling accepts the challenge...

2015 Kawasaki Sportbike First Looks

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Kawasaki introduces its 2015 line of sportbikes, with bold new graphics headlining the list of changes for most models.
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