July 2019

I bloody love luggaging-up and disappearing for a few days, especially if there are twisty roads and amazing scenery as the reward at the other end.

This issue of RiDE is designed to inspire with suggestions of great places to ride and help when you get there.

Pulling together the mag brought up the debate about what exactly is a sports tourer, as the rise of the adventure bike means the traditional faired sports tourer is in decline. Bikes like the Kawasaki Z1000SX and Honda VFR800 are now joined by a multitude of machines and I reckon a sports tourer is any bike you can do a decent distance on and still enjoy when you get to your destination. So I reckon that means we all own them in one form or another.

Matt Wildee, Editor

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