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2003 Suzuki SV650 Long-Term Report: Part Three

Whither Goest, Honda?

Cellulite and Graphite

Pit Bull SS Rear Stand

2003 Suzuki SV650 Long-Term Report: Part Two

The Myth of Progress

Sport Riding Techniques by Nick Ienatsch

MotoEssence 2003 Whine List

2003 Suzuki SV650 Long-Term Report: Part One

Metal Machine Music

RKA Luggage Profile

Kryptonite New York Disk Lock

Attack of the Fifty Foot Stare

Honda CB400F Retrospective

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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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