The May issue of Bike magazine is out now!

April issue of Bike magazineFrom Avinton to Zaeta, from the frugal 12bhp, £1099 Lexmoto ZSF125 to the fantastical 326bhp £41,000 Kawasaki H2R, from 408kg Indian Roadmaster to 69kg Ossa trials bike, from Bimota Tesi to Yamaha R1, from Ducati Multistrada to Ducati Scrambler. We’ve never managed to pack so many new bikes into one issue. We’ve never had the opportunity. There’s never been the breadth in the motorcycle market that currently exists. From bespoke hand-built hotrods to mass-produced Chinese cruisers, from Russian built sidecars to American armchairs, crazy Italian flat-trackers to crazy Italian hub-steered exotica, from battery power to superchargers. It’s a brilliant time to be buying a bike. A brilliant time to be riding one too. Spring is here, the tarmac’s dry (well, it is today) and the sun is shining. It’s time to tell a story too. Bike’s Travel Stories Competition is now in its third year. It’s your chance to share the story of your biking adventure with Bike readers. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been to Scarborough by scooter or Siberia by sidecar. If you’ve a story to tell, we want to read it.
Enjoy the issue,

Hugo Wilson, editor 


The BIG features in the May issue...

Team Carl

A to Z of 2015’s new bikes, and we ride them all... 

From Avinton to Zaeta Bike rides an incredible 26 new bikes including: James Haydon on Yamaha’s new R1; Kawasaki H2R and H2; Ducati Scrambler; Triumph Street Triple Rx and Bimota Tesi.

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Bike Travel Stories competition winner rides Colombia..

Every year Bike’s travel story competition winner takes a biking trip of a lifetime. Chris Cranstoun is this year’s success story and his prize a tour of Colombia.


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The Big Test..

Legend reborn or half-hearted rehash of a dated design? Bike piles 5000 miles onto Honda’s VFR800F sports tourer in search of some answers…





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