August issue

The August issue of Performance Bikes features a whacking great big 18-pages of Michael Rutter testing the GSX-R1000R vs the BMW S1000RR on closed roads on the Isle of Man. Welcome to the UK's fastest ever road test...

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July 2017

This month in the mag we've got a first test of Ducati's 2017 Superleggera and Rutter test three of the most exciting supernakeds. We also take a look at how mass-produced carbon frames will give birth to a new generation of ultra-light sportsbikes...

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June 2017

We claimed we could make a 2008 Fireblade faster than 2017’s best superbikes, in this issue we put it to the test. Our 2008 Fireblade started life as eBay’s least desirable CBR1000RR, but six months later our big-miler has been turned around – it’s now a simply brilliant road/track bike.

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May 2017

We have a glut of supernakeds we’ve ridden this month. The MT-10 SP, S1000R and Z1000R are the sort of nakeds we’ve waited for since the mid-1990s – grunty, comfy road bikes with proper brakes, power and suspension; no cost-cutting, no sacrifices...

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April 2017

In the April issue we’re getting excited about a GSX-R again. The first 750 Slabbie rocked our world in ’85, and it feels like we’ve waited forever to ride the new 1000. But it was worth it – it’s better than ever, and is a real contender now...

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February 2017

Inside the Feb issue of PB we visit BMW’s Berlin plant, where we were granted access to the production line of the 2017 S1000RR, KTM’s lairy 1290 Super Duke learns some manners plus an exclusive look into Moto GP's rider of the year, Cal Crutchlow...

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December 2016

This issue is all about new metal - and proof that Japanese bike manufacturers are back at the top of their game. We look at the new Fireblade SP and it's new upgrade and the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and how they push technology forward... 

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November 2016

In this issue, Chris and I headed to the Classic TT, Michael Rutter takes us over to Anglesey to thrash the living hell out of the best sportsbikes of the last few years, plus we sent a man to Bonneville to get under the skin of Guy Martin’s 1000bhp Streamliner and the amazing technology that powers it.

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October 2016

In the latest issue Michael Rutter tests the ultimate Panigales: 1199R v Superleggera v Shakey’s BSB bike, there’s a complete guide to a used S1000RR, 11 top tuning parts tested and we have the amazing story of Rossi’s SP-1 by Colin Edwards. Plus, McPint’s Classic TT and drool-worthy pictures and details of the KTM RC16.

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September 2016

In the September issue the Yamaha MT-10 goes up against its R1 brother and BMW’s S1000R – we know the MT-10 is good but how good is it really? We have an exclusive insider’s story of Italy’s sexiest new superbike - the Tamburini T12, we speak to Honda’s top test rider Dave Hancock on the secrets of bike development and Matt lists the mods that make the most of his ZX-10R.

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August 2016

In this month’s issue Rutter heads to the Isle of Man and pitches the RC213V-S against the RC45 flat-out on the TT course. We test the 195bhp Suter MMX500, we meet the student who built a Hossack-style front-ended R6 in his spare time and find out what life as a TT mechanic is like. Plus, read all about how PB’s Project Bandit cleans up on debut at Oulton Park. 

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July 2016

In this issue we’ve all gone a little bit crazy for Yamaha’s MT-10. Quite simply, we reckon it is the best-value new bike on sale today. At a quid under 10 grand, there is very little out there that can live with it when it comes to performance or presence...

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June 2016

This month we’ve gone road racing crazy. We love the sport and have had road racers linked to the mag for 20 years, from the days of Ronnie Smith and Gus Scott, through to Guy Martin and today with John McGuinness as a columnist and Michael Rutter as our road tester. Plus we celebrate the best oad racing with a free 32-page supplement...

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May 2016

In the May issue of PB we pitch the Kawasaki ZX-10R against the BMW S1000RR in a bid to find the UK's best superbike. We build a TT racebike and find out the tech needed to achieve a 132mph lap, find out the best mods for a Suzuki TL1000S, and ride Italy's nuttiest bike, the new 939 SP Hypermotard. Plus there's 20 years of BSB featuring the riders, the bikes and an expert guide to the 2016 season. 

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April 2016

In this issue of PB, Michael Rutter tests the H2R vs the Ducati Panigale in a 256bhp mega-bike head-to-head with Europe's lairiest superbike. We get the new ZX-10R and S1000RR flat out on the test strip and dyno, plus R1 shock mods, project TL1000R and Bandit racer plus 17-page MotoGP preview: Rossi v Marquez v Lorenzo - who you REALLY should bet on!

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March 2016

This issue of PB features our verdict on the new ZX-10R in a 13-page launch special and road replicas of the Triumph Moto2 racer, Jack Valentine's MV Agusta F3, project Suzuki TL1000R and we look inside Rutter's garage. Plus Bradley Smith on being just 0.7% slower than Rossi and how he's going to beat MotoGP's aliens.

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