Cars & Motorcycles
Super Streetbike

Super Streetbike Jun-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.

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in this issue

3 min.
first word

SEAN RUSSELL Editor-in-Chief I’ve dreamed of the day when a selection of the meanest, fastest and most-slaved over streetbikes could face-off in a single well-rounded competition. This dream will be realized at the end of September (see pg. 16 for full details). Around the world, fantastically built bikes and fearless riders are afforded venues to square off in unique competitions that escape this country. The north West 200, Straightliner’s World Record Wheelie event, The Ramsey Sprint: all out of country venues for unconventional sportbike competitions. America however lacks the same level of rip-roaring, run-what-you-brung opportunities, sans events like Pike’s Peak, for the home and career builders who spend their days passionately creating “street-legal” sportbikes capable of out performing a modified supercar 10 times its cost. That’s not right. I’m talking about…

4 min.
first ride: 2013 ducati hypermotard

New from the ground up, the 2013 Ducati Hypermotard has been taken to the next level thanks to a new chassis and engine design equipped with top-of-the-range components that make the Hyper more fun than ever before. Sleek and slim, the Hyper oozes Italian style. Its sharp and distinctive look could only be Ducati, and wow—it’s hard to take your eyes off it. With the straight moto bars and high ground clearance, it has a unique dirtbike look. But once onboard, the slender ergonomics instantly gives you the feeling of a supermotard machine. Comfort comes from a new wider seat, higher bars and farther-forward footpegs. Fuel tank capacity has been increased by .9 gallons to a sizable 4.2. The extra capacity is cleverly designed under the seat to retain its…

1 min.
bike week 2013

It really doesn’t matter how you get there but everyone’s bucket list should include at least one trip to Daytona Beach, FL for the Bike Week experience. For those who have not yet made the pilgrimage to the land of big wheels and body-painted bikini tops, we packed our backpacks with camera gear, donned our staff shirts and merged into the stream of sidewalk traffic to fill our memory cards with the most memorable moments of 2013. In addition to the usual Main Street party antics, Wyotech dyno shootout and chillin’ at the Hess, this year’s event marked the kickoff celebration of Suzuki’s new Ultimate Hayabusa contest, and the return of Kawasaki’s Bike Nite in the Daylite bike show sponsored by SSB. The highlights were many so check out the…

3 min.
the search for america’s fastest bike

Super Streetbike and Sport Rider will host a competition unlike anything the country has ever seen. The Lucas Oil presents Search for America’s Fastest Bike contest is your chance to prove your streetbike’s worth. Put all of the trash talking aside and prove to America that your build is indeed the baddest in the land. But how do you differentiate between a road race bike, a dragster or a land speed racer? Easy, the most well-rounded machine takes top spot. A series of challenges over a two-day period at the exclusive Continental Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas will flush out the best allaround bike build and winner. THE EVENT ⌂ Open invitation to any and all bikes. Send bike entries with pics and mod list to ssbfastest@sorc.com. ⌂10 finalist bikes will be…

1 min.
rage with the machine

ADRIAN C. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” I rage with my 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 650R by taking it through the canyons, always trying to find new roads and ending up at new destinations. Navigating my way through the seemingly endless amount of turns throughout local canyon routes and taking perfect lines through corners is what makes riding my Kawasaki an indescribable experience. The amount of focus it takes to become one with the machine really clears the mind. The feeling of being free mixed with the thought of high-siding, going over a guardrail or falling down hundreds or thousands of feet is an adrenaline rush like no other.…

2 min.
the best… next, next generation yamaha r1

Unveiled at the Intermot show late last year, Yamaha is making a big deal of its new three-cylinder crossplane engine—a powerplant they say will play a crucial role in Yamaha’s future. While a prototype engine was displayed alongside a crossplane R1 and M1 motor, the motor itself sat in-between what looked like roadster wheels and tires, together with long forks and wide bars. This suggests the first bikes to see use of the new engine would be an adventure/naked streetbike. It’s acknowledged that there will be more bikes added to the range using the triple motor, and an R1 and R6 further down the line would make a welcome change to the current crop of Japanese screaming fours. So could we see a new crossplane triple R1? It’s a mouth-watering…