Performance Bikes Magazine

The September issue of Performance Bikes magazine is on sale now!

Welcome Performance Bikes magazine August 2014 issue is out nowto the new issue of Performance Bike

We've been party to loads of jawdropping stuff this month, from pitting Suzuki’s iconic RGV500 against a GSX-R1000, testing the latest sports tyres with Jeremy McWilliams and fawning at the stunning, money-no-object DR Moto R1 track bike.But the coolest thing happened when a bunch of intrepid PB readers decided to ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End on £300 bikes to raise cash for Cancer Research.

Getting to the start was achievement enough but that most of them made it the full 906 miles in less than 24 hours was superhuman.
It also reinforces what I already knew– that PB readers are top.
As well as the 21 competitors, there were a bunch of helpers who provided logistics and pitstops on the way. You’re all heroes.

You can read our Johnny and Mark W’s story in the mag, or even better log on to and click on the participants link and donate. Last year’s inaugural event raised over £20,000 – let’s see if we can beat it.

The BIG features in this month's September issue...

Ulitmate Exotica

GSX-R1000 v RGV500

A 500GP bike, a road bike, a top racer... and a shock result! In a break from the norm, we see if a new GSX-R1000 can stick with a priceless 1998 RGV500 GP racer round Mallory Park

John McGuiness on winning the 2014 Zero TT


How Hawk Racing built a TT-winning BMW S1000RR at their first attempt. With a little help from a certain Michael Dunlop. This 220bhp BMW S1000RR secured the German company’s first TT win in 75 years with Michael Dunlop on board, but it was conceived in the East Midlands...


Suzuki TL1000R


‘They grip like slicks!’ PB Tyre Test.
Jeremy McWilliams rates the latest do-anything rubber.
Last year’s winner, the Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa, is pitched against its updated rivals at Rockingham.



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