This month, Martin and the test team headed to the Dales with three great sports tourers. From popular biking routes to back lanes, they found brilliant roads highlighting the strengths – and the weaknesses – of their bikes.
In this issue we take a look at some of the alternatives available to the BMW R1200GS, Britain’s favourite large-capacity motorbike, such as Yamaha Super Ténéré, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and the great-value used dual-sport machines on offer.
Inside the July issue, Matt investigates the second-hand market, we have tested the Aprilia Tuono V4, Yamaha SCR950, Honda CB1100RS and more. Plus there's a free 32 page New Rider supplement, with everything you need to know to start riding.
This month Team RiDE began planning short, easy trips to turn spring weekends into mini-holidays. I looked at city breaks in England’s historic heartland, Simon Hargreaves scoured the coast for quirky days out, while Kev Raymond dredged out his European map to find the best handy destinations on the Continent.
After nearly ten years at the helm, editor Colin Overland has left RiDE and I’m taking over. Don’t worry – I’ll ensure your favourite magazine continues to hunt out the best bargains in biking and delivers product tests, road tests, buying advice, touring tips and more of your stories every month. These are exciting times to be riding bikes, with manufacturers doing more than ever to make machines to suit all tastes. Here at RiDE, our job is to help you find the one that’s best for you...