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This section is for general discussion of the BMW S1000RR. Talk about the new BMW literbike here! Sponsored by:Slingshot Racing 8, 875 123, 718 Put “General” HP4 Topics here. Suspension, Exhaust, etc. related topics should be posted in their respective... Read More
Honda 500 Sportbike
Both next-gen Rebels share the same chassis components, from their crosshatch handgrips right down to the fat 130/90-16 front and 150/80-16 rear Dunlop tires. In fact, Honda says the only difference between the Rebel 300 and 500 is the engine... Read More
Sportbike Cornering Body Position
The way you position your body on the motorcycle can have a great effect on your concentration and make the difference between panicking/freezing in the middle of a turn or feeling comfortable/confident to complete the same turn Over the last... Read More
Leather Sportbike Pants
There are quite a few options on the market for pants these days. I know it can be difficult to choose, which one do I need? What should I consider for commuting to work vs. touring/traveling? Is there a difference?... Read More
Sportbike Reviews
1/10A complete failure in every way 2/10Sad, really 3/10Serious flaws; proceed with caution 4/10Downsides outweigh upsides 5/10Recommended with reservations 6/10Solid with some issues 7/10Very good, but not quite great 8/10Excellent, with room to kvetch 9/10Nearly flawless 10/10Metaphysical perfection Energica Motor... Read More
Sportbike Crash
Will other riders be present? Will your cell phone have service in a remote area? There’s a lot to consider, and only the foolish disregard the potential for disaster. SSB spoke with the police to get by-the-book post-crash protocol, but... Read More
Best Helmets for Sportbike
Wind noise inside a motorcycle helmet can reach 115 decibels or more at highway speeds. Hearing loss can be caused by sounds of just 85 dB or more, so this is a huge problem. Here’s how to fix it with... Read More
How to Ride Sportbike
Bike parts are not the same as car parts But there are some similarities. The differences, however, are pretty important. Ultimately, we need to go, stop, and steer, but those things are accomplished a little differently on a motorcycle than... Read More
Sportbike Performance Plus
Now there’s a whole new wave of small-displacement sportbikes in our market, featuring machines such as the Honda CBR300R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and KTM’s RC390. Clearly, this is a great opportunity for new riders to buy a real entry-level sportbike,... Read More
Sportbike Sponsor Decals
THE RIDE In order to be sold as a street-legal sportbike in the U.S., a bike has to pass stringent EPA noise tests — and the fact the HP4’s Akrapovic exhaust has the “meets federal noise emissions standard” writing stamped... Read More