Performance Bikes Magazine

Performance Bikes March issue - on sale now!


To the March issue of Performance Bikes. This month is all about the launch of two PB icons – the ZX-10R and the Speed Triple. You’ll find a huge amount about the Kawasaki, its evolution and heritage in these pages, so I’m going to talk about the Triumph, instead. Every time I see a Speed Triple it makes me proud to be British. A product of the reborn Hinckley-based Triumph, it’s never been a machine that harks back at ‘retro’ heritage or panders to trendies in waxed cotton jackets with beards. It has always been just what it looks – a ballsy, powerful high-performance streetbike. I’ve just returned from riding the latest model – and it’s the best it has ever been. Loads of small differences combine to make a good upgrade – it wheelies forever, hustles around a track and will dominate a B-road. But what really impresses is the build quality and refinement – it’s as good as I’ve seen on any production bike and proof that Triumph are bike industry big-hitters these days. Rule Britannia, I say.

Enjoy the mag…
Matt Wildee, editor.


The BIG features in our March issue...

Mutant offspring
An S1000RR motor in an adventure bike chassis sounds like fun. But can BMW’s S1000XR satisfy die-hard sportsbike fans?

MotoGP tech

‘Like gargling barbed wire and TCP’

With 200bhp and enough noise to wake the dead, Chris Hughes’s turbo Suzuki GSX1400 has the power to out-drag any race-rep.


Son of superbike

The 2016 ZX-10R is built on four years of WSB success. PB got the first ride at Sepang to see if enough excellence has filtered down.











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