July 2016

In this issue of RiDE we take the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT, Ducati Multistrada and BMW S1000XR Sports SE on a hyper sports tourer shootout in Northumberland, discovering Britain’s secret biking paradise in the process.

We test the new Africa Twin on British roads, give you the low-down on this summer’s big bike meets and if you’re going to watch this year’s TT, we’ve got some alternative camping options and five of the best pubs to visit. We award RiDE Recommended triangles in our sports helmet test, ride Triumph’s new Tiger Sport and ask if Harley’s new Sportster is ahead of its time.

PLUS: your free 32-page New Rider - a one-stop shop for both beginner and returning riders with expert advice on overtaking, cornering and wet weather riding, plus how going off-road can boost your skills.

Enjoy the issue.

Colin Overland, Editor.

Inside this issue

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin        

An iconic machine reimagined – but does the Africa Twin deliver on British roads?

Kings of the North        

Hyper sports tourers don’t need sunshine or exotic locations to shine. They’re brilliant anywhere and in any weather, as we found in Northumberland’s blissfully empty biking playground.



Sports helmets

These are the helmets you see racers wearing. But are they any good for road riders?