Orient Express Press Release: Celtic Racing is pleased to welcome Orient Express as a team sponsor for the 2013 season. The new season also brings a third rider to the team, Caroline Olsen, who will ride the Celtic Orient Express Suzuki GSX-R 600 in the AMA Pro Road Racing SuperSport class. This extends the long [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
R&G Racing Products Press Release: R&G has released a comprehensive range of damage protection products and styling bolt-ons for the new Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 Ninja. A leader in motorcycle crash protection has acted quickly to get what will arguably be one of the most popular bikes for 2013 into its prototyping facility. The result is [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
If you have one ounce, one molecule, one scintilla of hooliganism in you, the Tuono will bring it out faster than you can say, “But officer…” Try—just try—to ride this bike very far without snapping up the longest, easiest wheelie you’ve ever attempted. What? You say you don’t care about such things? Okay, but are [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
So, you thought the Suzuki Hayabusa was fast? Meet the newly crowned king of quick, the fastest-accelerating production bike of all time. And not by the slimmest of margins, either. Endowed with 192 rear-wheel horsepower, the ZX-14R will jumpstart your heart and redline your pulse while rocketing from zero to 60 in 2.6 seconds and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Photographer : Doug Milner
Sheer insanity, that’s what it was. I mean, how else would you describe riding a powerful sportbike flat-out all day and all night with wild boars wandering in your path, rear tires slinging off chunks of tread rubber, holy s**t tank-slappers trying to pitch you off at close to 150 mph and sweating away 10 [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
MV Agusta 3: It Is What It Was It might look like something from the 1970s, but this all-conquering MV Agusta GP 500 Triple is new from the tires up.
The legacy of MV Agusta three-cylinder racebikes and their many world championships is not just a mere fact of numbers: It has been reborn in steel and aluminum and magnesium. Ezio and Maurizio Mascheroni and Enrico Sironi, the men of HRT who made major contributions to the development of MV Agusta’s new 675 F3, have [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
We have two upsets for the price of one this month. Aprilia vanquishes the bleeding-edge Ducati for top honors among the Exotics while the apparent overdog Workhorse, the BMW S1000RR, returns to Munich to lick its wounds inflicted by, of all things, a Honda! A Honda without traction control or an unabashedly in-your-eardrums engine note [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2012 Superbike Shootout: Workhorses The most affordable high-performance machines in the world face off.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Budgets are tight these days, right? But that doesn’t mean you have to give up any of life’s necessities like big horsepower, awesome handling or incredible brakes. These machines prove this point. Our group of five Workhorses in this less-costly class range from the $13,799 Suzuki GSX-R1000 to the $16,490 BMW S1000RR. Three have traction [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
October, 1972: The first time the word “superbike” appears in the modern era is in editor Ivan J. Wagar’s first-ride report on the new Kawasaki Z1. With all that power, the conjecture was that the 903cc beast’s drive chain (even with an oiler dribbling lube) wouldn’t last more than about 3500 miles: “But chains and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
There is no sweeter sight, we can tell you, than that of a moving van filled to the roof with the latest in track-ready rubber pulling up to your trackday (especially when the two guys making the delivery plan to stay and change tires for you). As you can imagine, we started the slugfest at [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)