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Performance Bikes July 2018

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Performance Bikes is the magazine that helps YOU get the most from your very fast motorcycle. Every issue of PB comes PACKED with... - Exclusive stories on the best modified bikes in the world - Real-life experiences, journies and road-trips from our team of expert writers - Real-life stories from YOU, our readers - Road tests you can trust - Fab photography and a sense of humour that'll have you smiling as you read If you love fiddling with your bike as well as riding it, Performance Bikes is essential reading.

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‘As expected, there were no bad options, but plenty of surprises’ GOOD TYRES are a funny thing: very few these days are so crap that they’ll launch you up the road at random. But it’s the subtle, often barely-tangible qualities that make us trust them when doing a bit of quiet piss-taking on a deserted stretch of country road somewhere. PB’s industry-leading blind tyre test is back to assess the best sports tyres: with brand preconceptions ruled out, we’ve got to the bottom of the best road rubber on sale today. As we expected, there were no bad options, but plenty of surprises. See which tyres will really tickle your fancy on page 74. Talking of class-leading tests, the Michael Rutter track test returns for 2018, now the weather necessary for a decent…

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on their holidays

CHRIS NEWBIGGING EDITOR chris@pbmag.co.uk All-inclusive week in Spain. Lives on beer, tapas and pillow mints AUSTIN SMITH ART EDITOR austin@pbmag.co.uk 10 days of kids club purgatory in Devon MICHAEL RUTTER TRACK TESTER editorial@pbmag.co.uk Five star hotel in Dubai: economy flights with eight connections MARK WHITE TECHNICIAN editorial@pbmag.co.uk Off-grid radical environmentalist camping. Ejected for tagging location on Instagram JOHN McAVOY ROAD TESTER editorial@pbmag.co.uk Butlins... but as a redcoat JEREMY McWILLIAMS COLUMNIST editorial@pbmag.co.uk Roberts’ Ranch. No hot tub visits... JOHN BENNETT VLOGGER www.youtube.com/lambchoprides Fictional bike launch, fabricated by online catfish. Missing, presumed tied up KAR LEE FORUM EDITOR editorial@pbmag.co.uk Five days in Murcia, Spain. Oh look, a race track... CAROLINE BARRETT EDITORIAL ASSISTANT caz@pbmag.co.uk Club 18-30 (forged passport)…

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uk’s fastest special come and have a go

‘We’re after bikes with proper time, thought and graft put into them, not just a shock and an end can...’ GOT A TRICK, road-legal special? Reckon it can take on all-comers? Time to prove it: we’re on the hunt for other heavily-modded machinery to measure up against the PB Project Fireblade (when it’s finished). We’re pretty confident our lightweight machine will have the measure of anything offered out of a showroom, so we’re opening up the challenge to like-minded specials builders to take on our Honda, as well as the best of the world’s standard superbikes. We’re after bikes with proper time, thought and graft put into them: bikes with a little more than a shock and an end can. They need to be taxed, MoTd (full head and tail lights) and capable…

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posh new garmin

Yes, it tells you where to go. But in a bid to tempt you to their version of an outwardly simple product, the new Garmin Zumo 396 also has functions for free traffic updates and automatic re-routing, control of Bluetooth-connected phones and music, WiFi connectivity (so you can update/download routes anywhere with a connection, without a computer) and options for creating routes on decent backroads. It can also notify a contact automatically in a crash, and your movement can be tracked live (great for nosey spouses). It costs £349.99 with all the whistles, £299.99 in base spec. www.garmin.com/zumo…

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your bikes

‘It looked miserable when I bought it’ DUCATI 998 FINAL EDITION PHIL BEAUMONT I’M 61 AND have been riding on the road since I was 17. I first drooled over the 916 at the NEC Show and in 1998 I managed to afford a third-hand 748 Biposto. Subsequently, I’ve had a 996 SPS, a 998R (which I still own), 749R, 999R, 1098S, 1098R (which I’ve kept), one of the early Panigales (which left me a bit cold) and a Panigale R, but I couldn’t connect with it. So, I chopped it in for a very tired 998S FE. It’s a 2004 model which cost me £6k with 30,000 miles on it. There was very little in the way of service history, the bike looked miserable, the suspension was ‘soggy’, it was scratched, banged…

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rubber lover

LOVED THE legendary bumper tyre test you did a few years back – any plans for anything like that again? I’m really keen to see how the new track/road tyres from Dunlop (Sportsmart TT) and Pirelli (Rosso Corsa 2) compare with their more sporting relations; GP Racer, Supercorsa and Racetec K3, etc. I’m a less committed rider (less time, less cash) but when I do ride am typically at the slow end of the fast group on a 50,000mile 5VY R1. I have raced (albeit five years ago) and whilst far from the fastest bloke am still quick enough to feel the difference between tyres, so do feel I would appreciate what a good tyre could offer, rather than just putting on an S21 or something similar. I’d love to see how these new…