Performance Bikes Magazine


The PB track day competition




This month we are joined by our new road tester Michael Rutter. The BSB and Macau hero jumped at the chance to test bikes for the magazine. Read his thoughts on Honda’s new Fireblade SP and the Kawasaki ZX-10R starting on p30.


And remember there are still places up for grabs on the free PB trackday. All you have to do is go to and click on the link to register. Hopefully see you there.



Honda Fireblade SP
PB’s new tester and racing legend Michael Rutter puts the ultra-trick, new Fireblade SP through its paces at the newly re-opened Mallory Park and tells us it’s the best Honda since the RC45!



Street Triple 1050
From as little as £3500, Triumph’s 2005-2010 Speed Triple makes a lot of sense as a used buy. We celebrate the iconic 1050 before telling you exactly what to look for when buying secondhand.



Free trackday
There’s still time to put your name down for a chance to win a place on PB’s free summer trackday. Simply go to, click on the link and register your details to be in with a chance of winning.

free trackday


In the garage
Our 22-page garage section is all about modifying, owning and fettling. Peter Eaton invites us to his dream workshop; we take the soldering iron to our project Suzuki TL1000R’s clocks; contributor Simon Hargreave’s welcomes his 1996 Honda Fireblade to its new home; and finally Matt admits his true feelings for BMW’s big R1200GS.


in the garage





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