- Motorbike mags – suggestions?
Old mans birthday soon and he is quite into his motorbikes.
With all these fancy posh mtb mags coming out I wondered if there was a bikers equivalent I should consider subscribing for him?
CheersPosted 5 years ago
What kind of motorbikes is he interested in?Posted 5 years ago
Bike is the best for mePosted 5 years ago
Essentially, all of them! He likes the mechanical aspect more then tarty Sunday run bling or choppers, but if its a good mag he will read and enjoy it. I suppose main focus would be mags that do mechanical stuff or adventure touring but as I say, looking to see what else is out there that he might not pick up inn smiths.Posted 5 years ago
Did a year of msl but once subscription ran out went back to bike, I read it as a youth and it is still informative with a touch of irreverencePosted 5 years ago
I get Practical Sportsbikes, it’s pretty good for mechanical stuff, but you can pick it up in smiths, used to get TBM aaaages ago, I have no idea if it’s even published anymore.Posted 5 years ago
Yeah bike was something he used to have piles of, probably still in the loft, will see if he has a sub. I remember Ogri posters in the house as a kid 😆Posted 5 years ago
Adventure bike rider is a good bit of escapism I find. Writting can be a bit variable but I like it mostly.Posted 5 years ago
Real Classic http://www.realclassic.co.uk/index.html
wide range of articles
not on the shops – extremely well written – absolutely no bullshine
has articles about touring on older bikes
Not really anything else like itPosted 5 years ago
All great suggestions folks thanks so much, covering a lot of options, might need to get more than 1 at this rate!Posted 5 years ago
Practical Sportsbike one if likes to tinker or Performance Bike is a great mag IMO.Posted 5 years ago
Currently with out a bike but still subscribe to performance bikes ( over 15 years ) and practical super bikes (4 years).Posted 5 years ago
Second for Adventure Bike Rider and my dad gets Motorcycle Sport and Leisure, both focussed on the joy of riding and telling stories with some test and long termers thrown in for good measure. I’d highly recommend both!Posted 5 years ago
Classic Bike is great. Takes me a week to read.Posted 5 years ago
Motorcycle Sport and Leisure +1Posted 5 years ago
Check out Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
It’s not only classics, but a lot of the 80’s and 90’s bikes which I use to ride – Covers mechanics, restoration and articles.Posted 5 years ago
I was given a subscription as a gift and will definitely renew when it expires.
I have a sub to Classic Bike (xmas present) and subscribed to Real Classic in the past, of the two I think I prefer Real Classic, the machines in Classic Bike are a bit esoteric, expensive, etc, Real Classic a bit more real world, just getting back into Bike and it’s pretty good tooPosted 5 years ago
Big fan of RiDE personally, it’s the best in terms of practical stuff and less of the willy waving power rangers wheelie stuff in the other mags,Posted 5 years ago
If you want fancy like Privateer or Rouler (spelling) check out Iron and Air, although it may be a little niche and Sunday Poser
I like Motorcycle Sport and Leisure and Adventure Rider for the travel stories, Bike is a bit too much of a general Top Gear style of mag (although i still buy it)Posted 5 years ago
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