The May 2013 issue of Sport Rider
is now on sale, and is available in print and digital editions. In this issue editor-in-chief Kent Kunitsugu heads to Auto Club Famoso Raceway in McFarland, California, with a Kawasaki-prepped ZX-14R and the intentions of breaking into the eight-second ET bracket. Meanwhile, associate editor Bradley Adams takes SR
's Ninja 650 project bike to Chuckwalla Raceway for the final round of the 2012 CVMA race series.
Between the covers you'll also find coverage on the ESP-prepped BMW S 1000 RR that Aaron Yates raced in the final rounds of the 2012 AMA Pro Racing series, in addition to our 2013 naked-bike comparison test, which pitted Ducati's Streetfighter 848 against Triumph's all-new Street Triple R. For the MotoGP enthusiast, there's a story on Valentino Rossi's unparalleled impact on the premier class.
Elsewhere in the issue we focus on the many new products that were recently introduced to the sportbike market; Alpinestars' spring 2013 collection is covered, as is Arai's more aggressively designed Defiant full-face helmet. Michelin's revamped lineup of street and track tires is also discussed in full.