July 2017

Welcome

In the July issue of RiDE we have a free 32 page New Rider supplement, with everything you need to know to start riding.

It's at this time of year, when pushing my pride and joy out onto the drive for the first sunny ride of spring, that the moment of doubt appears: isn’t it time to trade up? The thing is, with teenage kids and bills to pay, I don’t have the cash to splash for a brand-new bike. Luckily, there are more brilliant used machines around than ever – as Matt found when he investigated the second-hand market. Then again… perhaps a PCP deal would make a new bike affordable? We round up the pick of the deals. We have tested the Aprilia Tuono V4, Yamaha SCR950, Honda CB1100RS and more. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off for a ride. I won’t stop off at my local dealers, though. Well. I might. I mean, there’s no harm in looking, is there?

Enjoy the mag.

Simon Weir,
Editor

 

Inside this issue...

TRAVEL: YOUR NEXT GREAT RIDE

Your monthly guide to great times on two wheels...

 

 


CLASS OF 2017

Team RiDE assembles to start the biggest test of the year...

 


UNDERDOGS AND OVERACHIEVERS

Kawasaki’s new Z650, Yamaha’s MT-07 and Suzuki’s SV650 punch well above their weight. Where better to take them than Leicester?