After what sometimes felt like an endless winter, I finally feel safe to say that spring is here. Sure, there have still been some cold mornings, but at last the sun is out and I’m seeing more bikes out on the road. Which is great – but I wonder how sharp some of those riders will be if this is the first time they’ve touched a bike in months? We asked the police BikeSafe scheme for advice on getting safely back up to speed.
Enjoy your riding this spring.
Inside this issue...
FIRST RIDE: KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R
Adventure playground: Off-road version of KTM’s 2017 1290 Super Adventure. ‘The most extreme adventure bike ever built,’ they say 21 in front, wire spokes and off-road WP suspension.
THE FAST AND LUXURIOUS
Kawasaki’s updated Z1000SX Tourer and KTM’s incredible 1290 Super Duke GT mix power and practicality on a flying visit to Yorkshire.
Owners love the Triumph Tiger 1050 so much they’re reluctant to change – even for a newer one. What makes it so special and how is it beside the new model? We ride both to find out.