RiDE magazine May 2016 issue
Do you remember the moment when you ‘got’ the GS? For me, it happened when I wasn’t actually riding one. I was on an R1200R in Wales, being photographed by RiDE contributor Llewelyn Pavey.
He was on the back of an R1200GS being piloted by his dad, the off-road instructor and Dakar veteran Simon Pavey. One second they were there, riding just a few feet away from me – the next they were gone. After a sharp intake of breath I looked to my left and realised the Paveys were now bombing along in the neighbouring field, so Llewelyn could get some shots from a different angle. Not something you could get away with on many bikes.
What was your GS epiphany? Or are you a non-believer? Either way, share your GS experiences via email@example.com, and enjoy our special buying guide.
Also, free with this issue is our 60-page gear guide for 2016 – essential gear for every motorcyclist.
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What's in the May issue....
Riding is all about spontaneity, right? Maybe – but sometimes it’s really good to have a plan.
Explorer gets a lot smarter
The Triumph Tiger Explorer’s burly presence, sieved-cream-smooth motor and wealth of standard-fitment gadgets has proved incredibly popular.
How far can you go?
Sick of stopping for petrol every couple of hours? RiDE fills up the tanks of three very different machines, then heads north in search of the mythical 400-mile motorcycle.
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