Performance Bikes Magazine

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

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

THIS MONTH we’ve been celebrating the joy of the bargain high-performance motorcycle. We love new bikes on PB, but realise that not everyone can afford the latest £13K superbike.But you can still get the same experience and thrills without spending a fortune, as our test of the litre bikes of 2009 proves.The R1, GSX-R1000 and Fireblade of that year look just like the latest bikes, deliver similar performance, but are almost half the price of the latest tackle. That makes huge sense to anyone, doesn’t it? Find out how they ride and what to look for, starting on page 32.There is plenty of other great stuff in the magazine too, from BSB hero Chris Walker’s tales of his favourite racebikes,to the final and concluding part of our tyre test and an amazing, big-bore Aprilia RS250 special that makes me want to buy another two-stroke. See page 44. Also, don’t forget about the antics of Michael Rutter, TT winner and Britain’s fastest magazine tester. His verdict on thelatest 600s makes me want a ZX-6R!

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

Ulitmate Exotica


These five-year-old superbikes are very nearly as good as the latest tackle, but they’re 50% cheaper than new.Welcome to the world of the half-price hero. They may be five years old, but these £6k litre bikes punch almost as hard as their 2014 brothers, while costing a fraction of the price

Micheal Rutter


Michael Rutter and Johnny Mac rediscover the charms of 600cc sportsbikes as the ZX-6R and CBR600RR impress at Mallory Park


Suzuki TL1000R


After 20 years of racing in BSB, WSB and GPs, Chris Walker has slung his leg over everything. PB meets the quickest 40-odd year old in BSB to chat about his life on bikes.



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