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.



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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