For two wheel petrol heads!
RiDE – October 2017£4.30
We do get a bit of stick periodically at RiDE for talking about the BMW R1200GS. Britain’s favourite larger-capacity motorbike is hugely popular and really can do it all (see page 104)…but it’s far from being the only great adventure bike.
In this issue we’re also looking at some of the alternatives – the Yamaha Super Tenere, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and the great-value used dual-support machines you can get if you’re looking for a big bike that is, as so many people often point out, “not another GS”.
Mind you, even BMW make an alternative to the GS: the new R nineT Urban G/S. We’ve taken it on an adventurous ride with the equally left-field Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled and the popular Triumph Street Scrambler. Can these retro-styled alternative adventure bikes deliver practicality and fun? Find out on page 14.
Built – Issue 7£4.99
In issue seven of Built magazine, Dutch watch- makers TW Steel invite four experiences custom motorcycle builders to build a quartet of bikes based on
standard Yamahas. We see the stunning results.
We meet the Swedish builders that have created an Indian Scout tracker capable of running in the world’s largest endure and Ross Jackson who took on the
challenge of turning a stock bike into a pukka flat-tracker, winning his maiden race.
Dick Smith, aka The Baron, one of the few remaining old skool bike builders in the UK talks Bonneville blasters, glitter flake bobbers and building bikes for Ewan and Charley.
Events this month include a visit to Wheels and Waves in Biaritzz, the Malle Mile in London and the Café Racer Festival in Monthery, France – fast turning into Europe’s most exciting bike event.
MCN: Barry Sheene£5.99
Steve Parrish: “I still think about Barry now. Every day. I hope you all enjoy this special tribute – I know I will!”
132 pages of Barry Sheene Goodness
- Sheen Genius Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
- Selling Sheene – Barry was a money machine away from the track
- Eyewitness – 1976 – Closest friends and rivals remember an epic year
- Taming the beast – How Sheene turned evil RG500 into a winner
- 1977: In his own words
- The coming of Kenny
All this plus loads of exclusive content in this issue!
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Performance Bikes – September 2017£4.30
In Septembers issue of Performance Bikes…
‘My Trackday Bike Is An NSR500!’ – The reality of owning and riding HRC dream bikes
NEW – KTM Super Duke 990 Mods Guide
Guy Martin’s Race Katana – Plus the best bikes from the Spa Classic
TESTED – Ulitmate Track Tyres – Chris Walker and PB rate the best trackday slicks
JAPAN’S BEST – Yamaha YZF-R1M VS Honda Fireblade SP – Michael Rutter’s Verdict
Also included – FREE MCN INSIDE
All this plus more in Septembers issue…
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Classic Bike – August 2017£4.20
This is The Green Issue, but not some kind of environmentally-motivated political message those three words now suggest. Far from it. It’s a celebration of a time when green was mean, a time of Kawasaki’s outrageous two-strokes triples and ground-breaking four-strokes. A time when big horsepower was everything and chassis technology was struggling to catch up.
In the early 1970s riders were going Kawasaki crazy on the road with the wild 500cc and 750cc two-strokes. On track it was fast and furious too, with people like Mick Grant at the TT and short circuit heroes like Yvon DuHamel and Art Baumann struggling to tame the ‘green meanies’.
Then came the four-strokes. Godier Genoud won endurance races with the Z1/Z1000 power units and Eddie Lawson earned legendary status racing a Z1000 in American superbike that saw Kawasaki develop a road bike as a tribute to him.
It was an incredible period of gas-guzzling, tyre-smoking madness – a green era to unsettle all of today’s green campaigners.
Bike – September 2017£4.30
BMW’s marketing department would disagree, but Yamaha practically invented the adventure bike. Their XT500 (First tested in Bike in March 1977) was the first time that a production trail bike was a convincing road bike. Modified XTs won the first two Paris Dakar rallies.
The big-tanked XT600 Tenere (first tested in Bike in March 1984) tapped into Dakar rally credibility and become the bike of choice for round the world riders in the eighties and nineties.
The XTZ750 Super Tenere (first tested in Bike in May ’89) led the big trailie (they weren’t called adventure bikes then) boom that swept Europe in the nineties, and Super Ten-derived bikes won the Dakar seven times.
Now the Yamaha revival that began with the introduction of the MT-09 (first tested in Bike in November 2013) is about to produce a bike that lives up to their adventure bike heritage.
We got the exclusive ride on the concept version of the new 700cc adventure bike. Off-road editor Jon Pearson reckons it’s very good and as soon as there’s a production model we’ll be riding that, hopefully across the Sahara (I’m volunteering). Bike has always delivered the best tests and insight and we’ll continue to do so.
And we’ve got the best readers, as evidence by the constant quality and insight of the mail that we receive (letters on page 24). If you’ve got a story, an insight or an opinion then write. Or come and see us at the Bike trackday on the 4th August (details page 119).
Practical Sportsbikes August 2017£4.10
For every project or restoration that makes it off the work bench, then out of the MoT station to start its new life, there are many more that get left at the back of the shed, and forgotten about.
We’ve all been there. Even PS’s prolific project bike builder Alan Seeley. Our Technical Ed’s once brimming enthusiasm for his Ducati ST4-powered 888 replica began to dry up for his homemade Italian twin before he could realise its potential.
Fellow PS contributor Rupert Paul couldn’t bear to see Alan’s hard work go to waste so he’s unearthed the Duke from the back of the shed, dusted it down, and has sworn to finish what Al started. See if he’s bitten off more than he, and indeed Alan, can chew from page 89.
Two men who bit chunks out their competition before coming back for more legendary tuner Pops Yoshimura and his two-time AMA title winning rider Wes Cooley. Pops and Wes showed their sheer class in the late ’70s and early ’80s American rave scene by beating factory backed Kawasaki and Honda teams, and in the process making Suzuki and its GS1000 superbike into racing Legends. Wes tells PS his story from page 48. And what a story it is.
RiDE September 2017 Issue£4.30
In this months issue…
The Street Triple You’ve Been Waiting For – Why awesome R version of Triumph’s 765 is the one to get
Find out about great rides in England, Scotland and Wales
Plus 145 Great Routes for you to Download!
BMW vs KTM – Clash of the TITANS – Has the best selling BMW R1200GS finally met its match?
The New vs Used debate – Suzuki GSX-R1000 as the new model takes on the legendary K5
Products – The Luggage Olympics -The best ways to pack for a trip…and the worst!
THE KNOW-HOW – Sort your suspension with our quick and easy-to-follow guide!
All this plus loads more in this ISSUE of RiDE!
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Performance Bikes – August 2017£4.30
WITHOUT ANY HINT of exaggeration, I can guarantee you’ve never read a road test like our TT special Rutter Test. We’ve only just got over the fact we pulled it off ourselves: the two current best production sportsbikes, head to head on a closed TT course, ridden by a race winner, fully datalogged. Our regular Rutter Test at Donington already sets the sort of objective testing standard most magazines just can’t match: this time, we’ve raised the bar so high even we’ll struggle to hit the same peak again…
The TT is impressive anyway, but hours poring over the data gathered over a single lap on two ordinary road bikes (plus Michael’s Superstock BMW, as a race bike reference point) have revealed the magic of a proper fast lap in incredible detail. we didn’t know quite what to expect in terms of lap speeds and the ability of the bikes to handle severe punishment. It had Johnny and I simultaneously speculating/crapping ourselves while Rutter was out for each lap. We knew the bikes were good – but even the best race bikes can fail. The only concession we made to the effort was turning off the BMW’s heated grips…
There’s loads of other great stuff in the mag as normal, but I urge you: turn to p30 first, and tape your jaw shut to preventative a repetitive strain injury
Chris Newbigging – Editor
Classic Bike – July 2017 Issue£4.20
Classic bikes need a fettle every now and again, so we felt it was time to give the mag one, too. We’ve tweaked the front end to cover a wider range of bikes, people and events. We’ve also given more prominence to Rick’s much-loved workshop section – and kept the engine strip and specialist favourites.
Features-wise, we wanted to keep the same wide variety, so we’ve got three-bike Suzuki triple comparison plus a wild girder-forked Gold Star. The classic world is full of characters, and Glen English stands out not just as one of the top classic racers in the world but also one of the most talented model makers in the sculptors of two-wheeled machines.
British bike shops with real history are relatively plentiful in the UK…but in Greece? We found a BSA dealership in Athens that is celebrating its 100th anniversary. and we’ve got events, with comprehensive coverage of the Donington Endurance and the Quail Gathering, which highlight the diversity of the classic world we love so much.
Enjoy the read.
Gary Pinchin, Editor
BIKE – AUGUST ISSUE 2017£4.30
August 217 Issue… a glimpse at what to expect…
FRONTEND – Hitting the news apex:
- NEW BIKES
- SWM SUPERDUAl
- HONDA CRFA250 RALLY
- OFF ROAD
Features and tests
- THIS IS THE BEST GS… BMW’s new R1200GS Ralley on the road and axle-deep in the GS Challenge
- RETRO URBAN LEGEND – Modern skill, period cool, legendary tag: BMW give the nineT a splash of R80G/S
- THE UNSEEN TT – The most famous, evocative and scary race, seen from places you’ve never been
- RETRO TT TIME MACHINES – Honda CB1100RS, BMW Race, Triumph Thruxton: Retro racers on the Isle of Man
- MEET THE ANCESTORS – From Bray Hill to Memory Lane with the production TTs of the 60s and 70s
- INSIDE: THE GUZZI MUSEUM – Iconic bikes, mad engineering, simple furniture: the world’s most stylish stash
- DIGITAL SLEDGEHAMMER – Brutal power, electronic finesse and wide eyes on Ducati’s updated 1299 Panigales S
- LIFE BEHIND BARS – A two-wheeled tour of Vietnam, as seen from the handlebars of a £250 Honda
All this plus more from the Know How section – Essential Knowledge, and 25+ Bikes in this Issue
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Built Magazine – Issue 6£4.99
In issue six of Built magazine we visit bike builders XTP Pepo, Shaw Speed & Customs and find out how Honda’s concept CB1100TR creates a new motorcycle genre of ‘superbike trackers’.
There’s new T-shirt collections from Urban Rider, plus we launch our own range, and great pictures and a show report from Bike Shed London and Art & Wheels Basel, Switzerland.
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