2015 Birmingham Bike Show
Birmingham Bike Show Report 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Our man Melling heads to the 2015 Birmingham Bike Show, where the retro bike bent of the industry was in full display alongside a number of examples of wallet-busting exotica and dream-inspiring machines.

Marc Marquez felt he had something to prove at Sepang, and so did Valentino Rossi.
MotoGP Outsider – Sepang, Rossi’s Lowest Point

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The #SepangClash between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez has riveted and divided MotoGP fans. Now our MotoGP Outsider weighs in on the debate.

Moto Guzzi Museum Tour
Touring the Moto Guzzi Museum at Mandello del Lario

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Our man Melling heads to Mandello del Lario on the banks of Lake Como in northern Italy for a tour of the simple, but astounding, Moto Guzzi Museum.

Valentino Rossi Silverstone 2015
MotoGP Outsider: Silverstone 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Our man Melling reports back from the 2015 MotoGP Silverstone round, where the sublime wet-weather competition was nearly eclipsed by a broken exhaust bracket.

Retro Moto Saint-Cergue 2015
The Unbridled Joy of Retro Moto Saint-Cergue 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Done with the trappings of modern life, Melling takes himself and his Seeley Suzuki to the Vaud mountains in Switzerland for a run up one of the most spectacular road courses in existence during the 2015 Retro Moto Saint-Cergue.

Frank Melling Penguin in a Sparrow's Nest.
STM: Hatching “A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest”

Monday, August 3, 2015

“A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest” traces MotoUSA Contributing Editor Frank Melling’s life from his days as a 16 year-old shelf painter to the present, complete with incredible stories of his experiences as a young journalist, amateur racer and everyman motorcyclist in the midst of two-wheeled legends.

STM: The Thinking Bike and the End of the Rider?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Our man Melling reflects on government “Big Data” collection and driver safety technology and comes to some bleak conclusions for the motorcyclist.

Single Track Mind: Staying Honest
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: Making Sense of MotoGP 2015
STM: Making Sense of MotoGP 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Our man Melling expounds upon the intricacies of rules, machines, teams and riders which will battle for supremacy in the upcoming 2015 MotoGP Championship.

STM: Melling Conquers L’Enduro des Sables
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.