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BIKE

August 2019

BIKE is packed with road tests of new bikes and inspirational riding stories, with fantastic places, amazing races and extraordinary people. Created by a passionate and expert team of motorcycle riders, Bike makes you feel part of the amazing motorcycling world. Our three main areas of content are... Road tests: We ride and test all the latest bikes, from tourers to retros. Riding: We take motorcycles to the four corners of the UK, and the four corners of the world Extraordinary travel stories: amazing races, extraordinary events and astonishing bike people.

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United Kingdom
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English
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H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
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‘long evening rides and deviations on the ride home from work…’

The sensations of summer; insects splattering themselves onto the visor of an Arai, the smell of haymaking wafting across the hedgerows, the coolness of a freshly filled fuel tank between your legs, the feel of handlebar grips through lightweight gloves, hot, grippy tarmac, the surprising and satisfying grind of a hero blob on tarmac. It feels like it’s been ages coming… Long evening rides and gratuitous deviations on the ride home from work, the aroma of methanol and fried onions at a speedway meeting, the sun on your neck when you’re working on a bike in the yard, the distant drone of an inline four on an Akrapovic, the taste of that glorious post-ride beer. Outside. In the beer garden. The clang, and then the whine of a winch as the ferry…

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plug-in bikes from triumph

Let’s get them out the way here and now: shock new Triumph; watt Hinckley plan; battery of futuristic bikes; Triumph charge into the future; Brits employ current thinking; Triumph line up on the (national) grid... Yes, Triumph are working on electric bikes. They’ve plunged into a two-year scheme known as Project TE-1, that’ll ‘provide significant input into potential future electric motorcycle offers’, and sees them working with outfits established in electrickery. WMG at the University of Warwick bring battery tech from cars, trains and planes. Integral Powertrain have 20 years experience with major automotive manufacturers, Williams (as in the F1 team) are wading in, and it’s partially funded by the government and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. It’s a serious do. ‘Our future product strategy is focused on delivering the most…

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selling like, 148bhp, hot cakes

IT WAS WHEELED out to a fanfare at EICMA last year as a look-what-we’ve-made show queen, and only last month won the Concept Bikes class at the prestigious Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este 2019 (a classic bash at Lake Como stuffed full of tweed-clad Americans and people in raspberry strides). And yet MV Agusta’s Superveloce 800 is already available for you to buy as a production model. It’s essentially the F3 800 sportsbike in 1960s-style carbon clothing, so that means a 798cc inline three with MotoGP-style counter-rotating crank, an unshabby 148bhp, plus the F3’s sharp chassis. The Superveloce’s bespoke body is joined by a new TFT dash, adjustable footpegs and a fuel tank strap. Just 300 are to be built at £25,000 each, give or take, for delivery early in 2020. As…

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attractive, affordable adventure...

A while back we showed you prototypes by Chinese firm Zontes. Now they’re here. The T310 adventure bike, X310 sports tourer and R310 naked use a new 312cc single (with remarkably similar geometry to BMW’s G310 motor...) and have a lavish spec, with stainless pipes, KTM-style alloy swingarms, keyless ignition, backlit switchgear, Bosch ABS, electric screen and seat release, riding modes... A spin on the T310 shows they’re good. A balancer means few vibes, there’s a broad spread of power with decent punch and perfect fuelling, and it’s happy cruising on a motorway. Decent ride quality too. At just 159kg the T310 is light and manageable, yet is still roomy and comfortable, with good screen and mirrors. It’s not perfect, or as polished or rounded as Honda’s CB500X – but at…

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chooser

Save £1400 SWM SuperDual » Effectively an old Husky TE610, made in the old Husqvarna factory with the same motor as CCM’s Spitfire. Think Yam XT. 2019 bikes have a 21in front wheel, so there are savings on ‘old’ 19in bikes: Riders Group (01283 243481) want £5499, including luggage. Save pub cash Honda CB1000R » At £11,499 the luxurious, fast, high-quality CB1000R is already attractive next to rivals. But Honda’s current 0% finance deal makes it a real steal – pop down just over £2k and it’s only £99 on PCP. So that’s a spanking new supernaked without having to sacrifice any beer. Save £2947 Yamaha FJR1300 » No headline numbers, nor is it the flashest tourer, but AE versions of the FJR mix long-legged old-school drive and luxury with modernity (elec suspension, cornering lights, etc). List is…

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