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Many years back I used to subscribe to Sport Rider but stoped doing so after a couple of things happened.

Nick Einatch (sic) left / got fired / ran off, not sure what happend though I know it was politics of some sort, and after Nick left there were no more yearly UFO features which were my favorites.

Then they arrived in the mail sometimes as much as 2 weeks after seeing the latest issue on the Grocery store shelfs which pissed me off if there was a interesting article.

Numerous emails to Kent Kunitsugo (sic) went unanswered as to why subscribers received their copies weeks after they were on the store shelf. So, I ended my subscription.

I was in Walmart today and the latest issue has 2 stories of interest.

Another Qatar report. Nothing new here, and Modding gone mad where they do a lot of mods to a 07 ZX10. Nice job but still far short of 9R's to 10R's 06.

At least now I know what Gold Marchesini wheels looks like on a Blue bike. Hmmmm, I got some of those.

Also get prepared for this to happen in the future. Motorcyclist and Sport Rider will pick the Honda over the new 10R as a better street bike because they will accuse the 10R of being to track oriented. Both Magazines have already set this up in the last few sentences of their last articles.

So make a run to the Kroger. This issue worth a read, sort a. Not usually the case.

JJ
 

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ive subscribed to sport rider for several years now, and it seems like they are bias towards the gsxr1000. anyone agree?
 

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That's funny. I got tired of seeing copies at the grocery store and wondering if I should pick it up since my copy hadn't arrived yet. Ended up letting my subscription run out too and only buy one if something on the cover piques my interest.

Thanks for the heads up.
 

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I might buy that issue just for the story on the '07 mods.

I stopped subscribing to Motorcyclist, Sport Rider and Cycle world loonng

time ago, for 2 main reasons: Usps are slow and lazy [email protected] also way too

many Honda :throwup: and Yam :throwup: and HD :icon_porc: advertising.

Also lots of good info, feedback on internet and forums and it's FREE.

JJ I will pick/up the packages at my studio tomorrow am and post feedback

shortly after..

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...only mag worth buying is RRW. The others are full of too much useless crap. I don't care what a bike is like on the highway or how comfy it is.
 

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Many years back I used to subscribe to Sport Rider but stoped doing so after a couple of things happened.

Nick Einatch (sic) left / got fired / ran off, not sure what happend though I know it was politics of some sort, and after Nick left there were no more yearly UFO features which were my favorites.

Then they arrived in the mail sometimes as much as 2 weeks after seeing the latest issue on the Grocery store shelfs which pissed me off if there was a interesting article.

Numerous emails to Kent Kunitsugo (sic) went unanswered as to why subscribers received their copies weeks after they were on the store shelf. So, I ended my subscription.

I was in Walmart today and the latest issue has 2 stories of interest.

Another Qatar report. Nothing new here, and Modding gone mad where they do a lot of mods to a 07 ZX10. Nice job but still far short of 9R's to 10R's 06.

At least now I know what Gold Marchesini wheels looks like on a Blue bike. Hmmmm, I got some of those.

Also get prepared for this to happen in the future. Motorcyclist and Sport Rider will pick the Honda over the new 10R as a better street bike because they will accuse the 10R of being to track oriented. Both Magazines have already set this up in the last few sentences of their last articles.

So make a run to the Kroger. This issue worth a read, sort a. Not usually the case.

JJ
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I also let my subscription run out. Now all I get is cycle world. Why don you post a PDF or something of the articles in that issue.

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I'll pick one up if I'm strolling through an airport and have a long flight ahead. Some of those Brit mags are good but the T&A while sitting close to people on a plane is just not cool IMHO. I know some guys like the tests of non common bikes but I'd rather loads of info on the mainstream big four bikes. Technical fix-it articles are something I would like to see more of and reviews of gear, accecories etc.
 

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Good I will have to stop by the BX tommorow and read it, I won't buy it, I used to get Motorcycleis, Sport Rider and Cycle World, got tired of all the crap, nothing but a year long advertisment, I get RRW now, and I might not renew it.

I wish there was a magazine similar to the car magazines like Hot Rod, Car Craft, MM&FF's that deals with the modding and customizing of jap bikes, and not all that strait line chromed out, bling bling shit, like Super Street Bikes, I am talking nice performance oriented tasteful shit. Cause seriously who cares what a stock vs stock liter bike does, how many of those do you see, I have never had anything stock for more than a week lol.
 

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I'll pick one up if I'm strolling through an airport and have a long flight ahead. Some of those Brit mags are good but the T&A while sitting close to people on a plane is just not cool IMHO.
I've been reading 'Performance Bikes' each month since 1990, and while they went through a tits and bums phase a few years back (trying to copy Superbike, I always thought), they've now gone back to the mainstream - always a good, irreverent and entertaining read.

Gotta echo JJ's comments on SR too ; I bought it from the first issue until about 8-9 years ago. I loved the UFO stories, they were always amazing (the two bikes that stick in the mind are the ultra-radical Sims & Rohm GSXR, and the 190 mph ZX750 Turbo), but the magazine seemed to lack something around that time. I pick them up to look occasionally, but haven't bought one in a long time. i will , however, definitely be getting this new issue.

If anyone has access, and is interested in modified bikes (not Harley, but proper bikes), I get a Japanese magazine called 'Road Rider' each month. All japanese text, which I can't read, but worth it for the quality pics of classy bikes, and interesting ads and websites for some really neat stuff.

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Good I will have to stop by the BX tommorow and read it, I won't buy it, I used to get Motorcycleis, Sport Rider and Cycle World, got tired of all the crap, nothing but a year long advertisment, I get RRW now, and I might not renew it.

I wish there was a magazine similar to the car magazines like Hot Rod, Car Craft, MM&FF's that deals with the modding and customizing of jap bikes, and not all that strait line chromed out, bling bling shit, like Super Street Bikes, I am talking nice performance oriented tasteful shit. Cause seriously who cares what a stock vs stock liter bike does, how many of those do you see, I have never had anything stock for more than a week lol.
I agree I would love to pick up a mag that shows different mods done and how they effect the bike, much like a Hot Rod mag. Instead all we get is some mag full of blinged out bikes with 20 foot swingarms that look like drag bikes, but aren't even intended for that. I will on occasion pick up a RoadRacing World mag and it will keep me fairly intertain. Maybe someone with some money on the site (9R to 10R, BD) can look into this and maybe we can publish our own mag! Just an idea!
 

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I agree I would love to pick up a mag that shows different mods done and how they effect the bike, much like a Hot Rod mag. Instead all we get is some mag full of blinged out bikes with 20 foot swingarms that look like drag bikes, but aren't even intended for that. I will on occasion pick up a RoadRacing World mag and it will keep me fairly intertain. Maybe someone with some money on the site (9R to 10R, BD) can look into this and maybe we can publish our own mag! Just an idea!
Every once in a while Robb Report On Motocycles has some pretty nice custom bikes in it, but alot of other uslesss yuppies shit usually accompanies it.
 

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I can not wait until the 08 liter comparo in Sportrider...love the mag
 

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The only rag worth reading is FastBikes out of the U.K.. They give you the straight Dogs Balls.

+1...Best mag out there...Only mag that doesn't always make Hondas seem to be the best out there considering their are other makers.
 

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Many years back I used to subscribe to Sport Rider but stoped doing so after a couple of things happened.

Nick Einatch (sic) left / got fired / ran off, not sure what happend though I know it was politics of some sort, and after Nick left there were no more yearly UFO features which were my favorites.

Then they arrived in the mail sometimes as much as 2 weeks after seeing the latest issue on the Grocery store shelfs which pissed me off if there was a interesting article.

Numerous emails to Kent Kunitsugo (sic) went unanswered as to why subscribers received their copies weeks after they were on the store shelf. So, I ended my subscription.

I was in Walmart today and the latest issue has 2 stories of interest.

Another Qatar report. Nothing new here, and Modding gone mad where they do a lot of mods to a 07 ZX10. Nice job but still far short of 9R's to 10R's 06.

At least now I know what Gold Marchesini wheels looks like on a Blue bike. Hmmmm, I got some of those.

Also get prepared for this to happen in the future. Motorcyclist and Sport Rider will pick the Honda over the new 10R as a better street bike because they will accuse the 10R of being to track oriented. Both Magazines have already set this up in the last few sentences of their last articles.

So make a run to the Kroger. This issue worth a read, sort a. Not usually the case.

JJ
:idea: so are they trying to say in a nice way, that the honda isn't track worthy....:lol:
 

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I can not wait until the 08 liter comparo in Sportrider...love the mag

I totally Love Sport Rider mag, as well. It gives the info I want, from the people I trust. I just hopped on board a couple years ago, so missed the Nick Lenatsch era, That's a shame, he is another hero, in my eyes.

I'm giddy happy to have what I have though, and ZX-10R.net is one of the happy to have things. I mean really could it get any better? :thumbsup:
 

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I totally Love Sport Rider mag, as well. It gives the info I want, from the people I trust. I just hopped on board a couple years ago, so missed the Nick Lenatsch era, That's a shame, he is another hero, in my eyes.

I'm giddy happy to have what I have though, and ZX-10R.net is one of the happy to have things. I mean really could it get any better? :thumbsup:
I am here to tell ya Sport Rider was twice as good when Ienatch was the Editor. They had a yearly feature called UFO's or Unlimited Flying Objects where they dared all the best bike builders to build the fastest bike they could and then they did a shoot out. This was so good I eagerly waited months in advance for that issue. Then Nick Enatch (sic) and Dexter Ford got the boot and it became mostly 600 shoot outs. I still have all the UFO back issues.

Anyone remember when Will Higgs (associate editor at SR) died in a street bike crash?

I think Nick Enatch (sic) will probably be forever remembered for the article he pened at SR called "The Pace".

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I am here to tell ya Sport Rider was twice as good when Ienatch was the Editor. They had a yearly feature called UFO's or Unlimited Flying Objects where they dared all the best bike builders to build the fastest bike they could and then they did a shoot out. This was so good I eagerly waited months in advance for that issue. Then Nick Enatch (sic) and Dexter Ford got the boot and it became mostly 600 shoot outs. I still have all the UFO back issues.

Anyone remember when Will Higgs (associate editor at SR) died in a street bike crash?

I think Nick Enatch (sic) will probably be forever remembered for the article he pened at SR called "The Pace".

JJ
Yes, Nick really was the glue holding that rag together. Kent is also awesome when someone else is at the controls of the magazine. When Kent is just riding and racing, he is the best tester out there.

I also remember the day Will died, I still have a copy of that issue.

I had Nick as an Instructor at the Freddie Spencer Pro school...man, him and Jeff Haney were a joy to hang around!
 
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