The January issue of Bike magazine is out now!

 Hello and welcome to the fantasy Triumph dealer’s prestige East London showroom. Within its trendy bare brick interior King of the Jungle Carl Fogarty is being signed up to a PCP deal on a new Street Twin (Carl fancies one in Cranberry Red with a Scrambler exhaust) by smooth talking salesman James Whitham. Meanwhile Mrs. Fogarty is in the clothing department trying on leather jackets. Gillian Anderson, the apparel assistant, is guiding her choice. ‘Put that on Carl’s PCP plan Mrs F? No problem.’ Down at the parts counter Charley Boorman, wearing a brown storeman’s coat with a collection of coloured pens in the top pocket, is selling a mudguard removal kit to a famous actor. ‘Very easy to fit sir, just a few bolts.’ In the soundproof dyno booth, Idris Elba is sorting the fuelling on a Thruxton R with Vance & Hines exhausts. ‘It’s still running rich in the midrange.’ Freddie Spencer drops his Thruxton at workshop reception for a service, and he wants barrel handlebar grips fitted too. ‘I’m struggling for feel in the wet.’ There’s a lot of hype around the new Triumph Bonneville, but the bikes look fantastic.

Enjoy the issue, 
Hugo Wilson, Editor 

The BIG features in the January issue...

Round, round, get around

Can a light makeover (circular not heart-shaped) turn Yamaha’s MT-07 into a Ducati Scrambler and the Triumph Bonneville rival?

Custom crazy

He passed his test on Friday 13th August. He bought a Yamaha Virago soon after. In October he rode to Africa. This is the story of Alistair Loder - who knew no better.


Ducati Scrambler - 4000-mile test
Revolutionary retro or over-styled underperformer? After cramming a year’s mileage into four months, Bike’s huge test reveals all.





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