Performance Bikes Magazine

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

I’m in love with the 2004-2007 Fireblade – and have been for almost a decade. We’ve ridden very few bikes that are as easy to ride fast, as stable or as simple to exploit. The first litre bike to get the full benefit of a parallel MotoGP development programme, the Blade drips RC211V heritage and is also now a £4k bargain. It really is MotoGP for the masses.

There’s some great bikes in this issue and riding a replica of Michael Dunlop’s Suzuki XR69 was a highlight of the year, thanks to its amazing performance, build quality and wondrous exhaust noise.

We’ve also grilled some of the fastest motorcyclists in the world on how they do what they do. We now know how Marc Marquez uses front wheel slides as a gauge for grip or how John McGuinness can spend hours riding flat-out on the world’s most dangerous racetrack and never overstep the mark. Some of it is way past us, but there is lots of stuff that could make you or I faster and safer on our next trackday or road ride.

Enjoy the issue!

Matt Wildee, editor.



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

Ulitmate Exotica

Boxer tricks: BMW S1200RR
BMW's new R1200R might not boast headline performance, but it's a fast, comfy, funky road bike with a tech spec to rival a premium sportsbike.

Micheal Rutter

Faster than Dunlop's

Last year Michael Dunlop did a 124mph lap of the TT course on a heavily-fettled Suzuki XR69 replica. This one has another 20bhp...


Suzuki TL1000R

How to ride like...

The best in the business reveal their superhuman riding techniques. With five world titles, five British Superbike titles and 53 road race wins to their name, they know a little...



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