Let me start by saying that I truly love SSB. I used to have a bike (a Yamaha YZF600R), but I had to let it go due to financial reasons. If I had known in advance that I would regret that decision every day of my natural-born life, I would be living on bread and water right now to keep up the payments on that bike. The withdrawal of wanting a bike is so bad that I'm considering selling one of my kidneys to the highest bidder on eBay! In the meantime, here is a picture of my desks at work, covered with motorcycle stuff including the Super Streetbike stunt bikes I got from Wal-Mart (I'm only missing one). SSB, you are the crack in my pipe, and I am so addicted! Keep it tight.
Douglas McCray II Knoxville, Tennessee
You know, McCray, maybe if you spent a little less on moto-memorabilia for your desk, you might have enough left over at the end of the week to cover a bike payment! To reward you rabid enthusiasm-and also to give you some help in picking out your next bike-we're going to hook you up with a copy of Merrell's (www.merrellpublishers.com) "The New Motorcycle Yearbook 2," a gorgeous, full-color, 272-page hardcover book that promises to be "the definitive guide to all new motorcycles worldwide." Written by Simon de Burton, the Yearbook offers performance reviews and technical data on 100 new motorcycles released in 2006, including pretty much every sportbike made. Good stuff.
First of all, I would like to say I really enjoy reading your magazine. I started reading SSB about three years ago when I first got into the sportbike scene. I think you guys do a great job covering all the different events and all the tricked-out bikes. I included a pic of my 2001 F4i, which I would love to see in your magazine. Some mods include chrome rims, chrome stator and clutch cover, fender eliminator, flush-mount turn signals, D&D pipe and a few extras. Keep up all the great work.
Bryan Almy Saginaw, Michigan
Put these in your pipe and smoke 'em! CBR600RR I am in a club called VIP Bikers here in Queretaro, Mexico. We number 40 riders and get together every Saturday night to ride. I hope I can see any of my pictures in your Shout Outs section. I had a CBR929RR before, but I crashed that two years ago and got a new bike, a 2003 CBR600RR. I like it very much, along with the girl in the picture, a very good friend who is a table dancer and loves to ride together.
Carlos Fuentes Silva Queretaro, Mexico
I recently attended the SSB Bike Night Out event here in Pomona, and it was a blast. I'm sending you some pics of my 2005 Honda CBR600RR, hoping to see it in the magazine. I have done a custom paint job and a bunch of other extras on it, so please make this happen!
Chris Triviso Pomona, California
I just picked up my first issue of your mag, and I can't set it down! The pictures, event coverage and articles are great. I sent a picture of my '06 CBR600RR that I've been noodling with for a while now. It's mostly stock except for a Jardine slip-on, basic bolt ons and a little paint here and there. I'd also like to give a shout out to the www.toledosportbikeriders.com guys and Honda East of Toledo, Ohio, for helping me alng the way. If it weren't for them, I'd never have anything like this.
Mike Bowers Findlay, Ohio
Check out my bike, a 2002 Suzuki Hayabusa. The engine and tranny are stock, but I've put a lot of work into modifying everything else. It has a 15-inch-over swingarm, polished frame and triple clamps, bar ends and pegs from Sick Shooter and a wild paint job inspired by the movie Scarface. Alonzo from Wak Kreations has over 80 hours into the airbrushing alone!
Juan Diaz Phoenix, Arizona
I really enjoy your magazine, and I just wanted to share my lil' toy with the readers. It's an '05 GSX-R1000 with polished frame, chromed front end and a 300mm rear tire. Custom paint is my next move.
Karel Sexto Miami, Florida
Now try the kama sutra trick,...
Now try the kama sutra trick, scotty!
My boyfriend, Scott Craft, and I fell in love with SSB the first time we put our hands on it. This is a pic of Scott and I doing a two-up spreader on his stunted-out 2003 636. We have been riding for three years and stunting for a year and half. We both love the sport. We ride with Vertical Xtremes from Hattiesburg and Gulfport, Mississippi.
Brandi Breland New Augusta, Mississippi
Like everyone else always says, I've been loving your magazine since the first time I picked an issue up. This is my '02 R1 that I picked up two years ago, and since then I've been constantly improving it. I started with some chrome work last season, along with some performance mods like a Power Commander, high-mount M.I.G. carbon exhaust, Galfer brake lines, a HyperPro stabilizer, anodized wheels with polished lips, Power Bronze windscreen, LP signals, custom seats by Gucci, neons and LEDs and much, much more. There isn't a single part on this bike that hasn't been touched, and it's my pride and joy. As for you all at SSB, keep up the good work, and I'll keep suggesting it to all my friends who haven't heard about it! I mean, is it even possible to be a "real biker" and not know about SSB? I think not!
Roberto Avila Massachusetts
I love your magazine! I just recently subscribed to it, and it's the best cycle magazine I've found yet. I told my friends all about it, and they have subscribed also. Here is a picture of my 1996 CBR600 with custom paint, stretched 6 inches and chromed out. I'm about to put a 900 motor in it and a new paint job by Backyard Paint and Cycle too.
Kyle Smith Monroe, North Carolina
I would like to share a few pictures of my '04 'Busa. I look forward to reading your magazine every month, and I would like to give a shout out to all my Jamaican riders! This bad boy has a 300 tire kit and a few other modifications to push it down the street-a friend in Arizona did paint. Another shout out to all my friends in Arizona!
Miguel Stona Atlanta, Georgia
I have been reading SSB for about a year now, and I'm ready to renew my subscription this month. I put a lot of work into my 2001 Hayabusa and would like to share it with your readers. It's 85 percent polished (the rest is chromed), with a bolt-on 6-inch swingarm extension, lowered 2 inches, with a full Yosh exhaust, air shifter and lots more.
BJ Bennett West End, North Carolina
Here where I live in Belgium, tuning motorcycles isn't very common-we don't have access to many parts or many custom sportbike builders. Because of this, when I built my 1994 Kawasaki ZXR750 I did everything-polishing, rebuilding, electrics-myself. It was my first project, and I've included some pics.
Greco Charitakis Belgium
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