WELCOME TO PERFORMANCE BIKES MAGAZINE
In the April issue of the magazine we’ve gone nuts for £3000 dream bikes – it really is astonishing what you can pick up for that sort of money. Our recently rekindled obsession with mid-90s Blades was a big part of the reason for the huge special on used affordable superbikes in this issue.
Once again we’re running the annual PB free trackday for PB readers at Rockingham on 10 June. It’s just as it sounds – a totally free trackday with no strings! All you need to do is click on the ‘Competitions’ link above and register your details – it’s going to be a blast.
£3000 DREAM BIKES
Fifteen amazing sportsbikes for less than three grand. It’s astonishing what you can lay your hands on for so little cash: GSX-Rs, R1s, Ducatis, Kawasakis… And why a mid-90s Blade is still the best used buy.
Mat Oxley on what to expect from this season’s factory teams; Neil Spalding on the new Open class and HRC’s purpose-built racer; and Brit hopefuls Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith tell all.
NEW DUCATI MONSTER 1200S
We ride Ducati’s latest Monster. Editor Matt Wildee heads to Tenerife to sling a leg over the all-new liquid-cooled 1200S and finds there’s no shortage of corner-exiting grunt. It may not be the most powerful or advanced of the 2014 performance nakeds, but it’s sure as shit the coolest.
GETTING OUR HANDS DIRTY
Our 20-page garage section is all about modifying, owning and fettling. We visit the home of Sam Burman’s Moto3 race outfit and JHS Racing tickle more power and torque out of the Project TL1000R with a few straightforward mods. Johnny Mac finds a hi-tech solution to the ZX-10R’s firm rear end and Mark White admits his shameful affection for Yamaha’s parallel-twin, V-twin-alike TRX850.
FREE PB TRACKDAY
After a huge success with the free PB trackday last year, we’ve joined forces with Dunlop tyres and Rockingham to do it all over again. Simply click on the ‘Competitions’ link above and register and you’ll be entered into a random prize draw to win a day at Rockingham, on 10 June. The trackday places are genuinely 100% free, no strings, no bull. See you there.
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