Performance Bikes Magazine

Performance Bikes October issue - on sale now!


Welcome to the October issue of Performance Bikes. This month we’ve fallen in love again with V4 sportsbikes. It’s not hard really – from the sublime RC30 right up to the modern day thrills of an Aprilia RSV4, the throb and drama of a sorted V4 superbike is a thing to savour. But despite gawping at all this mega money exotica, it was when features editor Chris turned up on a tiny borrowed Honda RVF400 that we got really excited. Pintsized and perfectly-formed (unlike Chris) the little Honda is financially in the grasp of most of us and goes to show that a ‘PB’ bike doesn’t just have to have 190bhp and electronic everything. We love the current GSX-R1000 for similar reasons – a no-nonsense, meat and two veg superbike, which, while it may be able to trace its tech to a decade ago, is still an involving, exciting proposition. There’s huge power and stability on the road and good track ability – especially when a few cost- effective mods have been applied.

Enjoy the mag…
Matt Wildee, editor.


The BIG features in our October issue...

Ace of base

Ducati’s standard Paniagle is a rare sight on UK roads. But is it any good?

MotoGP tech

The art of the V4

Forget about twins and Inline fours. PB revels in the sight, sound and history of the world’s most evocative sportsbikes.


The next Schwantz?

Aleix Espargaro has the right paint job and the same riding style, but does he have the speed to be Suzuki’s next icon?.



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