Performance Bikes Magazine

Performance Bikes 30th issue on sale now - biggest ever issue!


Welcome to this special anniversary issue of Performance Bikes.

It’s 30 years this month since our first issue hit the shelves. The world might have has changed, but our core principles of being technically-minded, interested in modifying and up for a little bit of on-road how’s-your-father remain. Anyone who’s read the magazine for a while knows our proud heritage of roadtesting,mind-expanding features and sometimes utter craziness. It’s why I fell in love with PB over 20 years ago and quit my engineering course with the pipedream of one day working here.

In this issue we look at the bikes that shaped a generation, from the original Suzuki GSX-R750 to the 2015 R1, which we ride for the first time on p24. Along the way we also re-visit some of PB’s greatest features and meet our obsessive readers. We’re grateful to every one of you; without your loyalty PB wouldn’t exist.And for the first time in over 10 years, we’re the biggest-selling sportsbike mag again. So, here’s to another 30...

Enjoy the issue!

Matt Wildee, editor.



The BIG features in our special 30th issue...

Ulitmate Exotica

The comeback king..

Can Yamaha’s new ultra high-tech R1 live up to the hype? Matt drew the short straw and headed to Australia to find out....

Micheal Rutter

The best bikes ever

PB selects the best performance bikes of the last 30 years...


Suzuki TL1000R

Meet the family

The R1 has defined the last 15 years of sportsbikes. We got all six previous generations together for a reunion...



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