August 2016

Welcome to the August issue of PB. It’s been a month of fantastic privilege – one that editor Matt has all but missed, because he cleared off on holiday for most of it. So not only did the rest of us have all the fun, but I’m also stepping into the breach to tell you about the amazing month we had producing PB... Our regular road tester and road-race legend Michael Rutter was gobsmacked by the performance, poise and peerless quality of Honda’s racer-on-the-road, the RC213V-S.

The race-kitted roadbike he got to try on the Isle of Man blew him away. Elsewhere in the world of dream bikes, I rode one of mine this month: a cuttingedge, two-stroke 500 V4. Suter’s MMX500 got off to a steadyish start at the TT, but it’s an incredible, unparalleled experience that will only get faster and more competitive.

And at the opposite end of the spectrum, our budget Bandit 600 racebike won its first meeting.

Enjoy the issue – we certainly did.

 

Inside this issue...

"I'd buy three tomorrow"

The two-stroke isn’t dead: the Suter MMX500 is very much alive, fast and coming to the road. PB rode and adored Ian Lougher’s TT bike.


“It’s worth every penny”

We gave Rutter the chance to ride the world’s finest roadbike, on his favourite road race track in the world – the TT course. He liked it. A lot...


Our bikes: Winner!

Chris and Whitey’s hard hours in the workshop pay off, as PB’s Project Bandit takes maiden victory at Oulton Park.