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Ride magazine Jan 2014 cover


The news pages at the front of the mag are crammed with an amazing bunch of 2015 bikes, just revealed at the autumn’s shows. With their innovative technology and sky-high power outputs, they’re a mouthwatering collection. But the middle section of the issue contains something even more exciting in its way: a look at some of the brilliant bikes you can buy brand new for £5000, and a secondhand buying guide to one of the most under-rated bikes of the age, the great-value Yamaha FZ1.  And the issue also contains something that will fascinate everyone who rides all year round: a test of ultimate high-spec textile suits. Some cost well over £1000, but it’s not the most expensive suit that wins.
Plus this month we have a free touring magazine - Tour 2015 is a brilliant 36-page guide to planning your big trip for 2015. Packed with detailed routes, inspirational images and practical advice, it can help you get set for the trip of a lifetime. And it’s free with the January issue of RiDE.



Features in this months' issue...

Best new bikes for £5000

If you want the peace of mind that comes with buying a new bike and you don’t want to spend more than £5000, your choice isn’t confined to 125s and scooters. You’ll be surprised and delighted just how many full-blooded new bikes you can get for five grand.


Year-round suit test

Gore-Tex and other hi-tech fabrics promise a lot and cost a lot. We rode many thousands of miles in 11 top-spec suits to find which ones live up to their promise.


Used Yamaha FZ1

R1 engine. Fine-handling chassis. Excellent build quality. And a price low enough to make you wonder why you don’t already own one.


How to store a bike for winter

If you’re putting a motorcycle into hibernation, now’s the time to do. Follow our simple step-by-step guide and ensure you won’t be facing a rusty mess when you take the covers off next spring.

Every month we offer you a great subscription offer; this month you can get a free Oxford magnetic tank bag worth £39.99 when you sign up to either the print or digital edition, or if digital is more your thing, check out the RiDE magazine app on the Apple Newstand, Google Play and Nook by Barnes and Noble.

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