The October issue of Bike magazine is out now!

Britain’s best-selling monthly bike magazine celebrates everything that’s great about motorcycling - this month includes a free travel stories supplement.

October issue of Bike magazine with a free travel stories supplement

Motorcyclists have always wanted to individualise their bikes by fitting extras.  Like Piper four-into-one exhausts and Maltese cross tail-lights. Mainstream manufacturers have cottoned on. The bikes in this month’s group test are a perfect starting point for personalisation. Then again Ariel have a different approach for their impressive new Ace. You can order it in your chosen specification. So instead of messing about with coachbolts from B&Q, the factory will be delighted to fit your favourite Rickman twin helmet top box for you.

 

On top this we also have: A-Z of customising; V-Strom to Japan pt 3; long term test on Ducati’s 899 Panigale; a celebration of Yamaha’s R6; touring Sardinia; buying boots; conquering lean angle fear; tests of Indian’s new Scout and KTM’s new 125 plus much more.

 

FREE this month - Your stories of adventures on your bike. We have the best of thr travel writing stories you've sent us in a special supplement with this month's issue. If you ever needed inspiration to get out on your bike, it's here!

 

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

Suzuki Vstrom to Japan - part two


New wave retros group test
Ah, the breeze, the rush, the chilled armpits. Straightforward biking thrills supplied
by simple motorcycles: BMW R NineT, Triumph Bonneville, Royal Enfield Continental GT, Moto Guzzi V7 and Yamaha XV950R.

   
Ducati Monster 821


The joy of R6
While the bell tolls for sportsbike sales, here’s how and why they still kick it and why reports of their death are greatly exaggerated.

 

Diesel powered motorcycles


A-Z of customs
As the custom scene goes from marginal to mainstream, here be the lexicon of lowriders for the hitherto uninitiated

Vstrom to Japan part three


V-Strom to Japan: part three
Bike’s brand new V-Strom is now more than 7000 miles from its home in Peterborough, UK. The road is still pointing east but now it’s going up where the mountains are snow-capped and the air is thin…

 

More in this issue

  • A ride with Grayson Perry
  • Inside: flat track USA
  • Indian Scout: first ride
  • KTM RC 125: First ride
  • Classics: Lambretta Li125
  • Racing: the crutchlow Ducati saga in all its tigerish ambition
  • RTeam Bike: at last something to shout about. Really.
  • Long term test: Kawasaki Z100: the wearing of the green
  • Bike bikes: VFR800. Morini, Flaco Z100, 899 Panigale

And lots lots more... 

 

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