I'm into my 13th year of making Sideburn, and I'm pleased to say I'm as excited about SB45 as any issue we have previously published. I know, I know, sounds like marketing codswallop, but it isn't. I think of the business of Sideburn endlessly. I consider the content of the magazine, what will hit, what might miss; what should be in and out; who should be interviewed before who. Then I realise I'm overthinking (everything. All the time) and jam as much fresh stuff into the 10
After a seven-week break, the 2021 American Flat Track season resumes this weekend with the Atlanta Super TT. The track is part-asphalt, part-dirt, like the Daytona TT from previous seasons, and formed on the Atlanta Speedway NASCAR track. I’ve never been the biggest fan of TTs, but I think I’m in the minority of dirt track fans on that subject, and I must also admit this track layout isn’t doing much to win me over, but the sub-plots of this weekend are intriguing. SUB-PLOT
Indian Motorcycle UK had a couple of very special FTR 1200s on display at the Bike Shed Show this weekend. The FTR 1200 still haven't hit UK dealers, so any FTR is pretty special, but these were something else. One of Indian's technical partner, S&S Cycle, have created a racing kit, reminiscent of those regularly offered by superbike manufacturers in the 1980s and 90s, to convert the road bike to a hooligan racer. There's quite a lot to unpack in that short statement, so let'
Here is advanced warning for the arrival of Sideburn 37, so you can pre-order and have the magazine sent out as soon as it lands. This issue mixes the most amateur of amateur flat track racers (Dave Skooter Farm) with Harley factory riders (Jarod V); stunning one-off race bikes (Ross Sharp's Wasp Yamaha MT-07 & Roland Sands'/Travis Pastrana's Suzuki GT750 two-stroke hooligan) with the latest generation of factory street trackers (Indian FTR 1200 S and Husqvarna Svartpilen 701