January 2019 issue out now!

The best bike in the world? There’s never a clear answer: dyno, speed and track testing data only tell you which bike is technically superior.

The concept of ‘best’ cropped up a few times this month – firstly in our light-hearted end-of-year awards ceremony. Our choice for ‘Bike of the Year’ wasn’t the priciest or fastest (though it’s hardly cheap or slow). Johnny and I pondered our choices when our long-term test S1000RR and Super Duke R were pried from our fingers: bikes we struggled to fault as they suited us as individuals down to the ground.

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Performance Bikes is changing!

From next month Performance Bikes and Practical Sportsbikes will no longer sit side-by-side on the shelf, but will combine to create the ultimate sportsbike magazine. To keep up-to-date with what’s going on at the newly merged mags, sign-up to receive the Practical Sportsbike newsletter here

 

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