2015 Moto Guzzi V7 II First Ride
2015 Moto Guzzi V7 II First Ride

Article - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our man Melling might not buy into the whole retro bike scene, but finds a remarkably able and modern machine in the 2015 Moto Guzzi V7 II. See what stands out about the Italian mount in this First Ride review.

MotoGP Indianapolis 2015
Melling’s MotoGP Silverstone Preview 2015

Article - Monday, August 24, 2015

Our man Melling looks foward to the 2015 MotoGP Silverstone round, evaluating which riders have the best shot at victory and examining interesting narratives further back in the field.

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

Article - 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”

Article - 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.

2015 MV Agusta Factory Tour
Melling Takes the MV Agusta Factory Tour

Article - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our man Melling heads to Lake Varese for a tour of the MV Agusta Factory.

1950 Vincent Comet
Memorable Motorcycle: Vincent Comet 1950

Article - Friday, July 3, 2015

Classic Vincent motorcycles like the Rapide and Shadow often get high praise, but our man Melling makes his case for the Comet being the best of the bunch in this installment of Memorable Motorcycles.

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

Article - 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.

Memorable Motorcycle: 1980 Maico 440 Enduro
Memorable Motorcycle: 1980 Maico 440 Enduro

Article - Thursday, April 30, 2015

Our man Melling revisits one of the most dominant bikes in British enduro racing, Geraint Jones’ 1980 Maico 440.

Single Track Mind: Staying Honest
Single Track Mind: Staying Honest

Article - 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.

Memorable MC: Hans Van Bregt Minarelli 50
Memorable MC: Hans Van Bregt Minarelli 50

Article - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Our man Melling stands up to the challenge issued by Hans Van Bregt, to sample a finely-tuned, expertly crafted Minarelli 50.