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RiDER Power 2014 – featuring 125 bikes rated by their owners, with overall victory for a British bike for the first time ever

If you’re looking to change bikes this year, you need to start your search with the new issue of RiDE. It features the results of our huge RiDER Power survey, which pools the votes of thousands of readers to measure just how satisfied they are with their own bike. We ask them about performance, handling, comfort, reliability, dealer support and more, and the results get pieced together into a vivid picture of what it’s really like to live with Britain’s best-selling bikes.

And that’s not all. In the May issue we also test adventure boots for road riders, experience trail riding in East Anglia, put the Yamaha MT-09 through its paces, make sense of motorcycle electrics, and ride some of 2014’s hottest newcomers: the Ducati Monster 1200, KTM 1290 Super Duke R and Honda NC750X.



The big key features in the latest issue:

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RiDER Power results
Thousands of readers took part in the RiDER Power survey, where they rate their bike’s performance, handling, comfort and more. In this issue, we look at the top scoring bikes – sports, adventure, touring and street, and a surprise overall winner – and meet some of the owners. It’s an essential guide if you’re even thinking about buying a bike this year.



Adventure boots tested
Warm, waterproof, tough and comfortable: the best adventure boots can be brilliant for road riders too. We guide you through the options and help you get the right boots at the right price.


Trail riding
Morocco and Cambodia are all very well, but there are some brilliant low-cost adventures to be had on your doorstep. All you need is a cheap, simple trail bike and our expert guide to where you can ride off-road legally.



Electrics unravelled
Even battle-hardened mechanics quake at the prospect of dealing with faulty electrics. But we show you how to make sense of your bike’s wiring, and how to bolt on electrical accessories.




Yamaha MT-09 road test
On paper it’s the bike a lot of people have been waiting for: powerful and sharp handling, yet also light and cheap. But how does the new Yamaha triple cope with our super-tough new road test?


RiDE Magazine every month:

In every issue of RiDE you get a mix of real-world buying and riding advice, all designed to help you get more from motorcycling. Our focus is on big-value used bikes, better riding technique and guides to the best roads in Britain and beyond. And watch out for our green triangles, awarded to the clothing and accessories that perform most effectively in our world-renowned product tests.

Here at ride.co.uk you’ll also find links to other useful biking sites, and you can sign up to receive our monthly newsletter or take out a subscription to ensure you get RiDE at the best price, before it’s available in the shops.


All issues of RiDE magazine can be purchased on the Apple Newsstand (including back issues!) if you own an iPad and via Google Play if you have an Android tablet.

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RiDE supports RIDERSCAN, the Europe-wide motorcycle safety survey. To take part, click here.


Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoy our latest issue...

Colin Overland, editor