I'm not happy.
When I hand over my hard-earned $5 for a magazine I don't want to feel cheated and left wanting. But that's how it went down with your September issue. I couldn't find SSB on my local newsstand. I looked and looked but it just didn't seem to be there. Normally it pops straight out. Finally I found it and realized why. The logo was mostly obscured by the dude wheelying the fattie Gixxer, and you were SUPER STRE magazine. I guess this is a problem with a stretched sportbike-a normal length bike wouldn't have covered anything up doing the same wheelie.
I can't believe I'm the only one who's complained. I showed the mag to my girlfriend (who's partially blind and wears an eye patch) and she found it 50 percent more difficult to read.
So I'd like three things: the logo that I paid for and didn't get, and something for my wasted time. And a parrot for my chick.
Rapid City, SD
The USPS wasn't too happy about that either, as a matter of fact. Sorry to confuse you and your slight-sighted ladyfriend.
I happened to pick up your August 2007 issue and read the "Project: Top Speed ZX-6R" article. You informed readers on ways to acquire a little more power from reconnecting a simple plug. I was wondering if that modification applied to all Kawasakis, and specifically, the 2004 ZX-10R.
I was curious if there were a few more things I can do to increase horsepower before I purchase my Akrapovic exhaust and take it to be remapped. I am trying to get as much power from a stock engine before I considered fiddling with components in the engine.
Sorry, but we don't know of one for the 10. Slap the pipe and a PC on there and you'll be happy. If you're not content with that power then you'll want to look into nitrous or a turbo.
In August's "Eye Candy" section there was a write-up on Team Hunter's Yamaha R1. Not sure who did the write-up but they wrote that the bike is a 2001 Yamaha R1, but looking at the headlights and bodywork this bike would have to be a 2004-2006, possibly a 2007 model. Proves we're all human. Anyways, nice bike.
Yeah, apparently we spent too much time on Team Hunter's "other" site and it got us all confused. It's actually a 2005, not a 2001 as we originally stated.
In your "Red, White and New" article in the August 2007 issue, you have a silver-colored 2005 GSX-R1000 with the front-end and rear-end specs listed as "carbon fiber." There is no such thing as silver carbon fiber. It's aluminum-coated fiberglass.
Don't even get me started on this "Ghetto Blaster" TL1000R. The one with carbon-fiber-"look" air intakes. If you are going to spend a few grand on a bike and show it, make sure you don't fake it with vinyl stickers. UGH!
OPP Racing would beg to differ on the silver carbon fiber. Check out its examples at www.oppracing.com.
As far as the orange TL...it's a daily rider, so it isn't perfect and we know it! Good to see our readers have keen eyes, though.
I'm over here in Iraq and I just got the August issue. I'm lovin' it. Just curious, though-what's the cover model's name? I couldn't find it anywhere in the magazine.
The model you've got a crush on is Desiree Lynn Crossman...Google away!
In light of Michael Vick's gruesome indictment on dogfighting charges, I hope SSB will no longer glorify animal fighters like Roy Jones Jr. (April 2007 issue). Stunt riders willingly put their own lives on the line, but people who force animals to fight and die for their amusement are cowards.
Cockfighters pump birds full of stimulants, hormones, and blood-clotting drugs and attach sharp spurs to their feet. They throw them into a pit where they tear each other to shreds. Dogfighters keep dogs in heavy chains, taunt them into aggression, and starve and beat them. If they lose a fight, they are often shot or burned alive.
Besides, cockfighting is illegal in every state and dogfighting is a felony in 48 states-do we really want to be associated with the kind of low-lives who get their thrills from abusing animals? There are plenty of other people more worthy of SSB's ink.
Umm, we know of a popular stunt rider who breeds and fights pit bulls, for the record. Nobody is glorifying these losers, though. Read a little deeper and you'll notice the sarcasm and see what a fool Jones is.
Did I really see this? Sick custom bikes at the track? That's tight. Finally somebody has done something with these bikes to show that they aren't just "trailer queens." I have a 240 on my 'Busa and I'm really tired of hearing people talk shit about how I "must not be a real rider." I'll take any of these fools out on the streets any day. Seeing the stunt guys doing their thing was crazy-now I didn't think that was possible on a 240!
Yo, why didn't you show more of the stunt riders rockin' the 240 tires? I seen corners before, but I wanted to see some more of them boys doing their thing. Got any more pics?
We ran the wheelie shot on the cover!
Pride And Joy
A beautiful lady, a 2007 Yamaha R1, and Super Streetbike magazine... What can I say? Life is great!
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