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Ninja Sportbike
December 13, 2017

Ninja Sportbike

Form Equals Function: Sportbikes are Not Beginner Bikes Article originally written by Matt Pickering for Beginner Bikers Well, another riding season is upon us and as it always happens, we get lots of inquiries from potential new riders on how to get into the sport, what s a good first ride, where to take safety classes and so on. One particular type of inquiry…

Sportbike License Plate Bracket
November 23, 2017

Sportbike License Plate Bracket

Universal Motorcycle License Plate Light 4 super bright surface LEDs Redesigned optics feature fresnel and line diffusers to direct light onto the license plate Stylish splash-proof enclosure Universal mounting on all license plates Reusable easy to connect Posi-Tap connectors require no special tool to connect or disconnect Stealthy enclosure design is unobtrusive…

Sportbike Frame Sliders
November 3, 2017

Sportbike Frame Sliders

Motovation Frame Sliders by Chris B. for webBikeWorld.com wBW Reviews Home | Those of us who have experienced the misfortune of seeing our own bike in its “natural” position, on its side, know what a gut wrenching site this is. On occasion it’s a toss-up as to which is injured more, our pride or the bike. And of course, this is most apt to happen when there’s…

Sportbike Paint Scheme
October 4, 2017

Sportbike Paint Scheme

In a time when more performance meant simply adding more power even at the expense of weight, the Honda CBR954RR bucked conformity with its less is more attitude. Released as a 2002 model, it was the replacement for the short-lived CBR929RR. To up the power of the latest Fireblade, Honda bumped displacement another 30ccs via a 1mm overbore, added larger throttle…

Sportbike Stunts
September 2, 2017

Sportbike Stunts

Not all the action takes place on the track this weekend at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix taking place in Monterey. If you are watching the Moto GP this weekend, chances are you are 300 feet or more from the track and the riders are about the size of an RC car from that distance. Get up close and cheer on the stunt team featured at end of the Expo area next to…

How to Wheelie a Sportbike?
August 19, 2017

How to Wheelie a Sportbike?

The wheelie-the granddaddy of all street freestyle stunts-can be both the simplest and the most complex trick in a professional stunt rider s routine. While a standard sit-down wheelie is almost elementary in execution, the more incredible variations-skyscraping High Chairs, 12s, creeping No-Handers-leave us mortals tugging our chins and wondering, How d they…

Yamaha v Twin Sportbike
July 15, 2017

Yamaha v Twin Sportbike

Ultra-exotic Italian bike maker Bimota has long promoted chassis designs without the usual telescopic front fork. The firm s latest attempt at car-like, hub-center steering is a wispy naked model based around an 803cc Ducati V-twin engine. CNC-machined alloy plates bolt to that engine, as do structural carbon tubes that make up the front and rear swingarms. Advertisement…

Bloke Sportbike
October 7, 2016

Bloke Sportbike

2006 SuperSport Shootout Track Test Among sportbikes, the middleweight class is the best-selling category for most manufacturers, making it a key (and profitable) segment. These bikes have all become so competent that it often takes racetrack testing to sort out the performance nuances. A sub-par track performance holds back a bike’s overall rating in magazine…

Best Sportbike for Touring
March 5, 2016

Best Sportbike for Touring

Updated List Includes Less-Expensive Options The thought of travelling on two wheels is what brought many of us to motorcycling in the first place. A motorcycle allows a person to connect with the world in a much more physical way than, say, a car or a plane. You feel the distance travelled; you become one with it. There are dozens upon dozens of different bikes…

What is the Lightest 600CC Sportbike?
April 23, 2017

What is the Lightest 600CC Sportbike?

Honda released information to the media this morning regarding a few of their 2007 models – the most notable of these being the CBR600RR. Honda’s middleweight sportbike has undergone a ‘clean sheet’ redesign for 2007, with Honda claiming the design team made reducing the 600RR’s weight their primary focus, saying “the pursuit of lighter weight everywhere was…

Sportbike Crash Bar
October 28, 2016

Sportbike Crash Bar

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is easily the most batshit insane motorcycle race in the United States. The 12.42-mile long course is where the fastest and craziest among us go to compete against both fellow man and mountain as they ride to the top of the 14, 110 foot summit. But this year, many of them won’t be allowed to compete. For 2016, the…

Sportbike Rear Stand
April 8, 2017

Sportbike Rear Stand

Performing maintenance on your racing bike is now easier than ever thanks to the Black Widow Rear Spool Motorcycle Stand. Designed with sport bikes in mind, this stand provides a stable, sturdy base for bikes equipped with spools from 12 to 16-1/4 wide. Benefits of the Rear Spool Stand Universal spool stand mounts to your rear spool, ranging from 12 to 16-1/4…

Sportbike Vest
December 9, 2016

Sportbike Vest

You ve got a helmet, boots and gloves. Now you need a jacket. Think of motorcycle jackets and vests as wearable armor. Expertly manufactured, jackets guard you from the wind and anything else the road might kick up but most importantly protection from a nasty crash. Choose from leather, aggressive textile, and Gore-Tex among other fabrics, what you re getting…

GoPro Sportbike Mount
January 23, 2017

GoPro Sportbike Mount

The CycleMount™ for GoPro® cameras is a line of motorcycle specific mounts designed to deliver the best possible video quality and ease of use possible. We relied on engineered mounting locations on the bike to provide secure platforms from which to attach our camera mounts. We are targeting track and sport riders that want to take trouble free high quality video…

Sportbike Comparison
October 25, 2016

Sportbike Comparison

Along with cruisers, sportbikes are nearest and dearest to the hearts of manufacturers. 600s, in particular, are hugely important. The 600 sportbike, in terms of sales volume and profits, can really make or break a manufacturer’s year. It wasn’t that long ago that 600s received low-end components. Steel frames, cheap brakes, mediocre suspension, etc. Gradually…

Sportbike Posters
May 17, 2017

Sportbike Posters

The 2017 Ducati SuperSport is built around the same 937cc Testastretta 11° engine that powers the Ducati Hypermotard 939, only this version gets a redesigned crankcase and cylinder heads, and new 53mm throttle bodies. The generator cover, external coils, and ride-by-wire system are also revised. These changes, as well as revised timing, help smooth throttle response…

Sportbike Bar End Mirrors
August 26, 2016

Sportbike Bar End Mirrors

I have a 2013 Ducati Monster 696 20th Anniversary Edition, which had 4.5 round mirrors that are supposed to have a traditional retro look to them. Many call them the Mickey Mouse ears, but I didn t mind the looks of them. I did, however, mind the lack of utility. They only showed me what was in the lanes to the left and right of me for a couple car lengths…

Sportbike with Lowest Seat Height
January 14, 2017

Sportbike with Lowest Seat Height

Vincenzo Lombardo/Photographer s Choice/Getty Images Motorcycle seat height is important when choosing and riding a bike. What do you need to know about seat height? Seat height is the measurement (usually in millimeters or inches) from the lowest point of a motorcycle s saddle to the ground, with the bike positioned upright (ie, not on its side stand or center…

Yamaha 600CC Sportbike
April 19, 2017

Yamaha 600CC Sportbike

In 1 Yamaha had three different 600cc sportbikes for sale: the FZR600, YZF600R and the Yamaha YZF-R6. The FZR600 was a holdover model in production since 1989. At one time the FZR600 was the pinnacle of 600cc performance, winning the AMA Supersport championship in 1990. The YZF600R, introduced in 1994 and known in some countries as the Thundercat, was a more…

V-twin Sportbike
June 24, 2017

V-twin Sportbike

The 1190RX has a 72-degree, liquid-cooled V-twin engine with a 106.0 x 67.5mm bore and stroke (1191cc), making a claimed 185 peak hp at 10, 600 rpm. Peak torque, which on hi-po bike engines is often just 1500 revs below peak power, is way down at 8200 rpm and is 101.6 lb.-ft. That wide region of strong torque equals acceleration and rideability. Normally, engines…

TIPS for Riding a Sportbike
February 27, 2017

TIPS for Riding a Sportbike

Don’t buy more bike than you can handle. If you’ve been off of motorcycles for awhile, you may be surprised by the performance of today’s bikes. Even models with small-displacement engines are notably faster and more powerful than they were 10 or 20 years ago. When shopping for a bike, start with one that fits you. When seated, you should easily be able to rest…

Supermoto VS Sportbike
May 7, 2017

Supermoto VS Sportbike

Fire the bikes up and the most obvious similarity jumps to life. Both bikes use a 690cc engine, but they are not the same. The Husqvarna has a tried-and-true single—which shares basic dimensions with the current KTM 690 Enduro R and previous 690 Duke—with a 102mm bore and cranking out 60 hp at 7, 400 rpm. Nestled in the 690 Duke’s trellis frame is an updated…

Sportbike Speakers System
May 19, 2017

Sportbike Speakers System

BMW’s been on a quick march lately, updating and upgrading and generally kicking butt. The 2014 R 1200 RT was a rare misstep for the company, as a suspension component caused an immediate “DO NOT RIDE” advisory and eventual recall for the entire production run. BMW was forced to compensate riders for downtime, and even had to buy back some motorcycles from disappointed…

Sportbike Shoes
February 27, 2017

Sportbike Shoes

At this point in my career, I have learned the difference between good and bad gear. I m no longer impressed by a company s name, price tag or use of space-age materials. When you have access to try everything and finally find a product you really like, you want to shout it from the mountain top because you can back it up. Gear reviews are easy to do when you…

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