Cars & Motorcycles
Super Streetbike

Super Streetbike Apr-13

Super Streetbike is the first magazine to actively explore the outer reaches of the extreme sportbike movement. Super Streetbike features page after page of the wildest custom sportbikes in the nation. Each issue features in-depth hop-up articles for all popular sportbikes alongside pages of products showcasing the latest and greatest in sportbike performance, cosmetic upgrades and the hottest new apparel.

United States
Bonnier Corporation
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in this issue

3 min.
first word

SEAN RUSSELL Editor In Chief Used bike buying horror stories run rampant. This became very evident after reading through an SSB Facebook comment thread that asked, “Who’s had a bad experience purchasing a used and modified bike from a dealer?” There weren’t just a few responses but many from riders all over the world. Back in the day, I too almost got taken for a used bike being sold as “ready to go.” It was so jenky it would’ve been a crime of idiocy to take it above 30 MPH. It dribbled oil, second gear stuck and the forks were tweaked. Nonetheless, it was a streetbike and I had just gotten an M1 license. Luckily, friends talked me out of that one. Buying through private sellers is risky without knowing what to look…

1 min.
robyn diamond

Smoking tires and riding wheelies on my 2006 Kawasaki 636 is how I rage with my machine. Stunt riding allows me to challenge myself every time I ride. It makes my heart beat faster and stronger as the adrenaline pumps. I get an indescribable feeling when I can overcome a challenge with my motorcycle and learn a new trick. There is no place I would rather be than on my 636. I fell in love with riding the street and the freedom that it allows. Stunt riding gives me that same freedom, at a more thrilling level.…

1 min.
pic of the month: long, low and wide

To the surprise of track dayers running stock-tired bikes, our stretched ZX-10R proved that getting low and scrubbing the chicken strips off a 240 wide-tire is no big deal. Despite what some may think, it does not take extreme effort to throw a 240-tired bike into a corner. Quite the opposite. While 300+ tires aren’t as interested in turning, this large Ninja enjoyed every minute of it. The heavier wheels did make slowing more of a chore though. LONG, LOW AND WIDE PIC OF THE MONTH Join, share and keep up with our picture feed on Instagram at: superstreetbike…

1 min.
ninja day

Pic: Adam Campbell Not often do you find a line of bikes as versatile as the Ninja series. During a day out at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center, CA. for a Kawasaki hosted “Ninja Day” we threw a leg over the new ZX-10R, ZX-6R, Ninja 650 and Ninja 300. Which was the most fun and best teaching tool? Not the fastest ZX-10R. Instead it was the little Ninja 300. Sure this bike was the slowest of the bunch but that made line choice, braking and every input that much more important to keep the speed and fun factor up. The 10R rips your eyes back in your head down every straight no matter how bad you flub a corner, the 636 is strong all around and the 650 gets you around…

1 min.
f poll what’s your favorite engine type for the street?

There are different strokes for different folks when talking engines and not every rider holds the popular inline-four as their favorite type of powerplant for street riding. But according to our Facebook followers, four-cylinders of linear power delivery are still the most sought after. Coming in second place are the twin fans that value off-the-light torque and the unmistakable exhaust note that comes with it. What, no love for the twitchy death machine experience of a blast-from-the-past 2-stroke like the Kawasaki H1? Inline-Four Player: 60% Torquey Twin: 21% Triple Threat: 10% 2-Stroke Terror: 09%…

2 min.
the best… excessive ways to spend cash on panigale parts

Back in the day, circa 2000, when the Big Tymers dropped the ridiculous Get Your Roll On, they weren’t talking about riding around in a busted up Chevy Celebrity or on a clapped-out Ninja EX500. Instead it was all about blowing cash on rides, total excess. Freeze for a second and fast forward to today. Thankfully excess is still here and the Ducati 1199 Panigale R is quite possibly the two-wheeled rendition of the word. To pay tribute to one of the most expensive production bikes in the land we’ve gathered a handful of some of the priciest mods on the market for the big, bad Duc. If you got it, flaunt it, but if you’re like us and batting moths out of the wallet, well, here’s to dreaming. AKRAPOVIÈ Titanium/Carbon Fiber…