March 2016

RiDE magazine March 2016 issue

RiDE magazine March 2016 issue

You won't need the observational skills of Sherlock Holmes to spot that there's quite a lot of Tracer in this issue. Yamaha's remarkable, category-busting triple appears not just in our cover story but also in our long-term test section up the back, and in a special feature where we catch up with some of the readers who bought new bikes in 2015.

It's far from perfect - those panniers! - and it's not everyone's cup of tea. But its mix of competence, flair and value has resulted in it being one of 2015's best sellers.

If other manufacturers are taking note, then there are some more good times ahead. Here's to another great biking year. 

Plus get your free 32-page RiDE Tour 2016 guide in this month's issue, featuring amazing roads in Portugal plus more!

Enjoy the issue.

Inside RiDE this month... 

Balancing acts

Adventure bikes? Sports tourers? Middleweights? Triumph's Tiger 800 and Yamaha's MT-09 Tracer take their do-it-all free-thinking on a three-cylinder, three-day trip to northern France.

Road test: Aprilia RSV4 RF

'Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday' was true in the past, but can the RSV4 RF finally turn Aprilia's racing success into sales?

Product test: £150 textile jackets

Good year-round comfort and protection at a budget price...