Motorcycling is increasingly full of extreme contrasts and it’s all the better for it. Whether you want a hi-tech, high-speed sports tourer or a traditional roadster, big on charisma but free of unnecessary frills, there’s a bike for you — on one hand the supercharged H2 SX SE, on the other the elegantly retro Z900RS. And that’s just within the Kawasaki range.
Elsewhere in this issue we have everything from the stunningly sporty Honda Fireblade to the great-value, no-frills naked Yamaha MT-07 and the bargain used Suzuki V-Strom 1000 adventure bike. Hugely different machines but each one perfectly suited to the right rider.
Finding the right bike among so many options is important but it’s even more crucial to find somewhere great to ride it. For inspiration, the Great British Ride Out continues.
Inside the issue...
Back in Fashion
The Kawasaki Z900RS, BMW R nineT Pure and Yamaha XSR900 are factory retros with a modern twist. We blast across the south-east from Box Hill to Brighton
H2SX versus The World
The 200bhp Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE is the most sensational sports tourer to hit UK roads in decades. RiDE’s biggest-ever road test answers the biggest ever questions
Your monthly guide to great times on two wheels