The August issue of Bike magazine is out now!

Britain’s best-selling monthly bike magazine celebrates everything that’s great about motorcycling.

Bike magazine August 2014 issue is out now

There have been some exciting events in the 43 years that Bike has been in existence. We’ve been to some special locations too, but nothing has been as ambitious, adventurous or foolish as our latest caper.


We’re riding our Suzuki V-Strom 1000 from Peterborough to Japan, unsupported, back to the factory that made it. The V-twin is currently somewhere near Azerbaijan. We think. On top of this we go for a ride with Charley Boorman, test the new Moto Morini, go fish dock racing in Germany, tour Brittany and talk Ducati’s original Monster.


The BIG features in this month's August issue...

Suzuki Vstrom to Japan

V-Strom to Japan, part one
Bike’s most ambitious road test ever. Five months, and nearly ten thousand miles from Peterborough to Japan via Turkey, Turkmenistan, Mongolia and Russia. First stop, Istanbul…


Riding with Charley Boorman
It’s ten years since the Long Way Round hit TV screens. To celebrate Bike rides with Charley Boorman and reunites him with that BMW


Mind and body

Mind and body
Preparing for a big trip means more than checking tyre pressures and oil levels. Your body, mind and soul need tuning up too. Bike tells you how

Fish Dock racing in Germany

Fish dock racing
Germany’s craziest road race certainly does not disappoint.



  • The big features in this month's issue include:
  • Riding the Vstrom from Peterborough to Japan:- Bike's most ambitious adventure ever
  • We catch up with Charley Boorman, ten years after the Lond Way Round
  • Mind and body: getting ready for that long ride
  • Fish dock racing: one of the world's most unlikely racetracks in Germany lacks nothing in sole...
  • Ridden: New Yamaha YZF-R125
  • Down and out in the Isle of Man
  • Group test: F3 800 v 899 Panigale v GSX-R750
  • Inside: Moto Morini
  • Long term test: Honda Crosstourer - a VFR that thinks its a GS

And lots lots more... 


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