December 2023

December 2023

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.


On the Front Cover: Marc Márquez (93) was all smiles after his first day riding a Gresini Racing Ducati Desmosedici in post-season MotoGP testing at Valencia. Honda let Márquez test his new ride before his Honda contract expired, as long as it was not branded. Photo by Kohei Hirota.


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Inside Info: Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 30° Anniversario 916 & Hypermotard 698 Mono, Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, KTM 990 Duke, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Suzuki GSX-8R & GSX-S1000GX+, Triumph Scrambler 1200 X & XE, Yamaha MT-09 SP, and more…

Historic Racing: Between The Hedges, Part One

Quick Look: 2023 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS—Speed, Sophistication, & Style

MotoGP Analysis: Looking At Marc Márquez’s 11 Years With Honda

Marc Márquez Tries Out His New Ride At Valencia

Gift Guide: Cool Presents To Give To Others—Or Yourself

Energica Is On The Charge In MotoAmerica Super Hooligan

Interview: Energica USA’s CEO On The Future Of Electrics

Shops: James Compton Customs

Pirelli’s New Diablo Supercorsa SP V4 Tires


MotoGP: Bagnaia Repeats As World Champion

World Superbike: Bautista Earns Second Title


Letters To The Editor: Electronics Make Skill Count For Less

10 Years Ago, December 2013: Cover model Tom Sykes capped off his 2013 Superbike World Championship with race wins at Magny-Cours. Dani Pedrosa (Sepang) and Jorge Lorenzo (Phillip Island) were MotoGP race winners. Ben Spies announced his retirement from racing due to injury. Honda introduced what would become its best-selling streetbike—the Grom.

The Kids’ Page: Finley Romaine

The Crash Page:  Marc Márquez Goes Flying In Valencia

Racing, School, & Track Day Calendar: Where & When To Ride

Classified Ads/Advertiser Index

High Performance Parts & Services Directory

Chris Ulrich: Adventures Of An Ex-Racer: 2023 Season, Team Highlights


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