The September issue of Bike magazine is out now!

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

Bike of the Year 2014 revealed by Bike magazine

It’s been a great year for new bikes with the BMW R1200RT, R nineT and S1000R, the Ducati 899 Panigale, the KTM 1290 SuperDuke, the Yamaha MT-07 and 09 all turning heads and opening wallets. Which makes the 2014 Bike of the Year competition as fierce as we have ever known it. Results in this issue plus: used bike of the year; custom bike of the year; V-Strom to Japan pt.2; touring Cornwall; the crazy world of alternative fuels; buying soft luggage and more.


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

Suzuki Vstrom to Japan - part two

V-Strom to Japan, part two
Last month editor Wilson rode Bike’s new Suzuki V-Strom 2225 miles from Peterborough to Istanbul, on its long journey back to Japan. This month intrepid traveller Jamie Duncan takes over and the going gets much, much tougher…

Ducati Monster 821

New Ducati Monster 821
Style, technology, accessibility – Ducati’s iconic naked takes on its finest form for many years


Diesel powered motorcycles

Inside the crazy world of alternative fuels
The British Diesel Motorcycle Rally ‘The Big Knock’ calls itself Britain’s premier alternative motorcycle rally. Bike heads for the Bat & Ball pub, Billingshurst to discover the joys of alternative fuels

Fish Dock racing in Germany

Hall of fame: Honda Gold Wing
More of a mindset than a motorcycle, this monstrous craft has wowed the public for more than three decades and continues to do so.


More in this issue

  • Yamaha boss speaks
  • F800GS v Tiger 800 v Crossrunner
  • Honda CBR650F: first ride
  • BMW C Evo: first ride
  • Brammo: First ride
  • Off-road: how to enjoy puddles without splashing out
  • Racing: braking techniques of the big boys
  • Long term test: Kawasaki Z100: the wearing of the green
  • The chooser: four grand to blow, how would you do it?

And lots lots more... 


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