September 2019

There is no getting away from the fact that motorcycling is an expensive game in every respect. Nothing about being a biker is ever really cheap – if it is, there’s usually some kind of catch.

This issue of RiDE isn’t about cheapness for the sake of it. It’s not about riding around on aged, knackered bikes while wearing wellies and a 30-year-old lid when you don’t have to. Instead, it’s about getting the most from your hard-earned biking pound.

To help with this, we’ve spoken to experts throughout the motorcycling community to uncover the best deals and the secret hints and cheats that help you get more from all aspects of biking — and for less dosh while you’re at it.

And remember — for any money you save, we want 10%...

Matt Wildee, Editor

Tall, but perfectly formed

They look like adventure bikes but Yamaha’s Tracer 900 GT and Ducati’s Multistrada 950S are unencumbered by the mass that blights bigger machines. But which is best for miles and fun?

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Simple pleasures

Yamaha’s all-new Ténéré 700 offers top-value adventure thrills…

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Deals on wheels?

Buying a new bike is usually a licence to lose money, but good deals are out there. Here are four ways to get the best value from a new bike in 2019…

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