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 Ride magazine March 2015 cover


Riding around in the sunshine the other day, I stopped off at a dealer’s I’d not visited for years. They had some wonderful bikes, but absolutely no riding gear. That’s fair enough; I’m sure they’ve calculated the best use of their limited floor space. What struck me was how unusual that is these days – the country is dotted with specialist motorcycle clothing shops, and bike dealers with decent clothing departments. But even the best of them are unlikely to find room for all the good kit in this issue’s summer boots test, where we were delighted to find how good the overall standard is these days. If you’re not close to a good gear stockist, our mates at www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk should be able to help.

Enjoy the issue
Colin Overland, Editor


Features in this months' issue...

suzuki GSXR1000

Best roads

Forget coal, crude oil and even pork belly futures – time is the most precious commodity. That’s why we’ve kept this month’s great roads feature simple and direct. We’ve picked seven roads in the UK and the handier bits of the Continent, and summed up what’s so good about them. Don’t waste your time on second-rate roads – ride these.

Kawasaki H2

New BMW R1200RS

Another month, another impressive new BMW. But does the 2015 RS live up to our great expectations for the latest in a long and glorious line of Bavarian sports tourers?

New gear

Summer boots test

For a few glorious months, we can discard our winter gear and enjoy the feeling of being closer to our bikes and more at one with our surroundings. Summer boots can make a huge difference to your comfort and control. But which ones are best for you? It’s not a decision to take lightly, when prices start below £100 and rise beyond £1000.


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