April 2016

RiDE magazine April 2016 issue

It cheered me up no end when contributor Phil West emailed me his carefully researched story about £2000 used bikes. He’d found that there’s a wonderful variety of bikes that I’d be proud to own at prices I’d be very happy to pay.

At this time of year, when there’s at least one new bike launched every week, your thoughts inevitably turn to what the used market is going to look like in a few years. When will peaches like the Yamaha XSR900 be available for £2000? Will the Ducati XDiavel ever get that low? And what impact will the current popularity of PCP finance schemes have on the used-bike market in three years? You can be sure that RiDE will be monitoring all of this in the months and years ahead, helping to find the best deals, and inspiring some dreams. 

Colin Editor

Inside RiDE this month...

How to bag a £2k bargain 

What to watch out for when you’re hunting a low-priced bike to use all year round

This is what THE FUTURE used to look like

Are full-on superbikes still relevant in 2016? We take four track-focused hi-tech weapons on a two-day blast around mid-Wales to find out

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

Infamous for their no-compromise sportsbikes, is MV Agusta’s first sports-tourer a genuine alternative?