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About SportbikeS.com

Mission Statement
SportbikeS.com will publish a dedicated online sportbike magazine, also known as an eZine, for two wheel performance enthusiasts.  The eZine will enhance our well established community and will encourage discussions about the many aspects of sportbikes and the sportbike lifestyle.

Our website will also contain many resources to provide easy access for our members to dealers, race tracks, riding schools and other related references via a user-friendly interface using the state of the art underlying platforms - currently Microsoft's dot Net 2.0 platform and Visual Basic programming.


Overview

Established
In 1996, Born from our Founder’s vision of a universal place to bench race, share expertise and support riders around the world… grown from a life-long passion and dedication to performance motorcycles… in 1996, SportbikeS.com arose from cyberspace to provide a refuge for those seeking a high-tech solution to their sportbiking needs.

In late 1999, eSportbike.com, with their public offering dollars, and SportbikeWorld.com, with its computer-savvy owner, both took their online ventures to new heights establishing the largest sportbike communities on the Internet. Tens of thousands of riders registered to join in on the discussions.

The Take-Over:
In 2002 and 2003, eSportbike and SportbikeWorld became part of the SportbikeS.com family, providing SportbikeS.com with the largest online community exclusively dedicated to sport riding enthusiasts.

Exceptional Milestones

  • First dedicated sportbike site on the Internet
  • Acquisition of eSportbike.com – the 2000 AMA Formula Extreme series sponsor and sponsor of racers Duhamel and Crevier.
  • Acquisition of SportbikeWorld.com – the largest independent discussion forum dedicated to sportbikes
  • Sponsors of club racers from coast to coast in the “We Support the Sport” contingency program
  • Co-sponsor of the Laguna Seca World Superbike Friday Night Fan Party
  • Sponsor of the 2003 and 2004 Laguna Seca World Superbike Friday Night Fan Party
  • The only private entity to sell tickets to the WSBK Laguna Seca races
  • Established and maintained a strategic relationship with Pirelli to promote branding of the Diablo tire line from January 2003 through 2006.

Reasons why we are Successful

  • Hands down… we succeed because we love the sport!
  • We are a professionally-managed, highly-moderated and groomed site.
  • We have the community member base.
  • We promote, teach and sponsor responsible bikers – never forgetting the necessity for safety.
  • We are grounded on real-world events which bring life to our internet activities…. We are at the races, we sponsor racers, we participate in the trade shows and we run national print advertising campaigns.

Our sponsors and advertisers are provided information about internet advertising (not bamboozled), guided in making smart public relations and marketing choices (not sold) and treated professionally before, during and after a campaign.  

Experience Provides Our Forward Vision & Focus
We will maintain our free membership to our carefully-moderated discussion forums to provide a superior work-safe environment for our members.

We will expand our original production of content (written and graphical) through the use of professional writers, as well as less-experienced writers, to appeal to a broad range of reader interest.

Our new Resource Information Sections will provide members many searchable databases for all areas of the sport.


Our Staff

Mike DiSabatino
Mike is a Certified Public Accountant originally from Northern New Jersey with a passion for performance motorcycles.  Coming from a family of automotive enthusiasts, he quickly became active in motorcycles at an early age to distinguish himself.  Dirt bike riding was converted to road racing at the near by Pocono Raceway organized by WERA.  Moving to Southern California was a natural process in seeking more riding time.   His diverse love of bikes had him owning and riding Harley based choppers, a variety of Kawasakis, including a supercharged 1000, a Goldwing, and several sportbikes. 

Rider training started in the dirt by his father who originally backed SportbikeS.com in its inception, and progressed with WERA new rider schools, all levels of Kieth Code's Superbike School, and Lee Park's Total Control riding camp.

Currently at the helm of SportbikeS.com, Mike uses his financial background to build a sound model for SportbikeS.com.  His marketing history, as a principal in the marketing firm XsportMarketing.com, adds to the sites forward thinking and goals.

Rich Chatfield
The lead programmer in the new development of SportbikeS.com.  Rich's military training and ability to adapt his skills as required made the conversion to dot Net 2.0 and its complications bearable.  His lack of current sportbiking activity doesn't stop him from meeting the needs of the best sportbike site on the net ;)

Arla Waxman
Arla is the acting office manager at SportbikeS.com.  Some may say Arla is overqualified, since she graduated college at 18 years old, continued on with her Masters.. on to her law degree (JD), and various business enterprises, but we think of her as indispensable.  As our on staff council and organizer, we keep our business partners happy.

Don Johnson
Don's motor sports history is second to none.  Add the facts that Don is a two-time funny car champion and a marketing graduate from USC, and you can't beat his "in the seat" knowledge of the industry and our business partners goals and requirements. 

Community Moderators
SportbikeS.com has over 30 moderators who make this site possible!  It is only with their help that the community is a successful and a well balanced place to share ideas and the sportbike lifestyle. 

Staff
Our staff of writers, photographers, graphics personnel and support staff consist of many.  From freelance help to part-time office workers... none go un-noticed.  They never get the recognition they deserve, but be it known... they are here and loved.