The January issue of Bike magazine is out now!

December issue of Bike magazine - the 500th issue...Bike is all about great stories. Here are three of the best from this month’s mag. First: John Westlake emails from Japan after completing our 16,871-mile ride from Peterborough to Hammamatsu on the Suzuki V-Strom 1000. ‘When I turned up at the Suzuki factory, I got a flag-waving reception.’ More on page 86.The Strom will be on Suzuki’s NEC stand. Second: from the launch of the 2015 BMW S1000RR in Spain news that Bike’s irrepressibly enthusiastic and amazingly talented tester, James Haydon, on his first visit to the track, is just 0.4 seconds a lap slower than BMW development rider Jürgen Fuchs. More on page 28. James will report from all the important sportsbike launches for Bike. Third: and every bit as remarkable, Bike production editor Mark Graham arrives for work on time, having ridden all the way from London without his Harley-Davidson breaking down. At all. And with the wonder that is Christmas coming up, now’s the time to insist on your right to a Bike subscription as a well earned gift ; click here for details. You deserve it.

Enjoy the issue.
Hugo Wilson, Editor


The BIG features in the January issue...

Team Carl


BMW ’s S1000RR has high-tech new gizmos and even more power. Bike’s James Haydon hassles their GP test rider at the world launch.

Ron Haslam

Massive Attack 

This huge (2300cc) melange of American, Swedish, French and British parts is expensive. So was its long-deceased predecessor.


Ride on a train

Team Bike Dakar

Father and son Dakar team, Simon and Llewelyn Pavey get a first ride on the bikes they’ll ride in the toughest race on earth. Bike tags along… Ride your bike onto a train.




More in this issue

  • Moto GP bikes for the road - New Yamaha R1, Honda RC213V-S, Ducati 1299 Panigale S...
  • 16,871-mile road test - the final leg of the Suzuki V-Strom to Japan. 
  • Ducati Diavel Carbon v Suzuki 1800 Intruder v Harley-Davidson V-Rod.

And lots lots more... 


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