This stock frame Kawasaki ER-6n, just showed up on instagram. It was built by Pep Sastre, one of the top technicians at Kawasaki Spain, for, we hope, his son Ferran to race. I say hope, because Ferran is an absolute demon racer. He competed in the DTRA for the last couple of years, coming close to winning the title in 2019, and has also raced as an amateur in America, where he won big races. The bike was hashtagged as a hooligan, but as a 650 Twin it's too small for most hool
Breakfast of Champions. I'd read and repeated, the saying for years. British F1 star James Hunt famously had a patch on his racing overalls proudly claiming it was 'Sex'. Kurt Vonnegut wrote a book of the same name, but it was actually US breakfast cereal, Wheaties, who coined the phrase. To hammer home the link between sporting success and a first meal of the day consisting of wholegrain flakes, the makers of the cereal emblazoned their orange box with a photo of an athlete.
We featured Paul Hartman's Racewear and his supercool Triumph Bonneville hooligan racer in Sideburn 38 and saw he had a new firebreathing bike so asked for the story on it. This is what he told us... Kind of a crazy deal, and sometimes I still don't believe it. I won this bike in a raffle that Davis Fisher did to raise some money. Last summer Davis announced on his Instagram that he was going to sell raffle tickets for his Kawasaki 700 Twin AFT racer. Tickets were $50 and h
It's hard not to be overwhelmed by the amount of 'content' swilling around the motorcycle universe. A friend sent me a link to a video that was 12 minutes long the other day. I looked at the still screengrab, the running time and decided I'm never going to watch it. 12 minutes! Perhaps it's because Icon have advertised in Sideburn since the very early days of the magazine. Perhaps it's because I really like Amanda who writes the unerringly sassy and perfectly pitched press re