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|Learn why new castings suck. Our technical analysis of the new
Suzuki SV650 explains high-vacuum casting, and why the frame game will never be the same.
|Great expectations can be the dickens to satisfy. In
Whither Goest, Honda? we ponder whether the world's greatest motorcycle company has lost its way.
|Manufacturers are making big bucks catering to the "lifestyle" crowd, but as
Cellulite and Graphite points out, market myopia may cost us all in the end.
|It's good to be king. Find out why
Pit Bull's ascent to the paddock stand throne was quick, decisive and (that's right, penny pinchers) completely deserved.
|"It was the best of bikes, it was the worst of bikes." (Apologies to Chuckie D.) We give the new
Suzuki SV650 a good thrashing (1,600 miles worth so far), finding powerful strengths and shocking faults.
|Is the latest always the greatest? Manufacturers certainly want you to think so, but in The Myth of Progress you'll find we see things a bit differently.
|A pesky truism...if we were half as good as we think we are, we'd be twice as good as we really are.
Fortunately, we now have Sport Riding Techniques to help us on the righteous path towards skilled riding.
|America was built on dissatisfaction, by malcontents wanting something
better. Being good patriots, we offer the MotoEssence
2003 Whine List, detailing where today's bikes still fall short.
|Did the best get better? We bought a 2003
Suzuki SV650 to check the progress of motorcycling's bang-for-the-buck
king. (And we'll have an entire year to play with tweaks and upgrades.)
|Like to snicker at choppers and cruisers, do ya? Well, consider that
the workmanship and artistry on many of them put your sportbike to shame.
Read why Jesse James
is more than just hype.
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