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Ride magazine March 2015 cover



Big capacity and huge power outputs are hard to resist, but this issue focuses on some of the finest middleweights money can buy. We pitch the new Triumph Tiger 800 against the BMW F800GS, we road test the Honda VFR800X Crossrunner, we look at two decades of Ducati Monsters and we ride the new version of the BMW F800R. Plus we highlight some great riding roads in Ireland, we explore your options for DIY welding, and we test 17 bike covers in our search of the best protection at the best price. If you won’t accept any substitute for big bangs, don’t worry, there’s plenty to appeal to you too, including our first ride on the KTM 1290 Super Adventure. Is 160bhp enough for you?
Enjoy the issue

Colin Overland, Editor



Features in this months' issue...

Triumph Tiger 800

Just how good is the latest Triumph adventure bike? Can it out-perform the calmly competent BMW F800GS – and can it offer better value for money than a used 1200?


Used Ducati Monster buying guide

The new Scrambler has been grabbing all the glory, but the Monster remains a great roadster – and it’s now better value than ever. We show you which air-cooled Monster is right for you.


Spring clean your riding kit

How to make sure you’re ready for the glorious day when spring returns and you can discard your winter winterproofs… for a day or two, anyway.


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