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Bike Mags

.. Whatcha read, whatcha like, whats gay, etc etc..

I read a lot of em, pass em around work and stuff. Subscribed to Cycle World, Motorcyclist and Sport Rider, as well as the AMA magazine and the HRCA magazine. Make a trip to Border's about once a week too to see whats around.. always buy Roadracing World, TWO, Bike, Ride, Roadrunner, and as I said in another post just recently found Two Wheel Tuner there as well. Sometimes Rider. Cycle News from the shop when I stop in there.

Now my observation. I seem to enjoy the british mags the best. I'm not really sure why, I think its just because they seem to have much more a free style of writing.. Like if a bike is crap, they come right out and say its crap, and not in the polite way either. There seems to be a lot more content if each of those every month as well. And a lot of times you get free stuff from em too, just the other day I was so thankful for my free TWO gloves that I found in my tankbag to put on under my normal ones!

Had more, but started watchin the war on TV for a min and lost it

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Don't want to get into this one. But DONT READ SPORTRIDER. They take kickbacks form Manufactures to say a certain bike is good.
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Don't want to get into this one. But DONT READ SPORTRIDER. They take kickbacks form Manufactures to say a certain bike is good.
I often suspect CW and motorcyclist of the same as well...

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Yes they are owned by the same company. The own the rights to TwoWheel Teusday as well. If you what a good mag read Proformace Bikes. It is from the uK and it is awsome. I wish Twowheel tuner did there own testing, then I would include as my fav mag as well. I know a very talented rider that would help you guys out for a very low cost.
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we talked about this before in here..seems that most of read the usual ones, CW, Motorcyclist, SportRider..I get the last 2 every month..but since I like to look at pictures, they work well for me ..but really though, the euro mags often are the best,and give the best test ride info..plus you get to read about all the bikes that dont get to make over here in the US as well.

I like 2WT alot, since I started reading it, its got some good stuff inside!
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I like 2WT alot, since I started reading it, its got some good stuff inside!
Only read the one issue so far, and it was good enough that I will buy it again next month!

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Twisy's bietch on 2WT is that they don't do their own test rides! Other than that there isn't nobody here that doesn't like the models!!!!




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Only read the one issue so far, and it was good enough that I will buy it again next month!

and their models aint to shabby either..

Hey 2WT, you should get some of them to post on TWF..
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and their models aint to shabby either..
Isn't that what I just said!!!




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Well, I've picked up the two most recent copies of Sport Rider because they had "shootout" articles, but after Twisty's comment, I'm not sure how much I believe the results. Going to have to check the bikes out myself. Only problem is, I can't really test ride a brand new bike like I'd want because there is no way a dealer would let me put that many miles on a bike to break in the tires first.
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Isn't that what I just said!!!

look at the post times for mine and urs ..they are both 3:08..
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Sport rider had a test agisnt like zx-10 a Gsxr 750 and 600 of some sort if I remember correctly. HOW CAN YOU PUT THESE BIKS AGASIT EACH OTHER?? It's like apples and oranges. Alltho the 750 did pretty good next to the ZX-10..
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Sport rider had a test agisnt like zx-10 a Gsxr 750 and 600 of some sort if I remember correctly. HOW CAN YOU PUT THESE BIKS AGASIT EACH OTHER?? It's like apples and oranges. Alltho the 750 did pretty good next to the ZX-10..

I read that article..was interesting to see how a 600 & 750 faired against the big zx10 beast... but an odd comparison at that...wasnt that for the MOTY contest?
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I think so. I thought it was dumb to compare bikes that are so different in class.
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I think so. I thought it was dumb to compare bikes that are so different in class.

I think a BOTY is pointless anyways...way to many classes of bikes designed to do way different things..that you cant just single one out... now maybe a BOTY for each class..then yeah..the 600's, liter bikes, touring bikes, dual purpose, etc... which I believe they have done b/4...but just a special issue dedicated to that, instead of trying to find 1 bike in a miriad of possibilities..
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I think a BOTY is pointless anyways...way to many classes of bikes designed to do way different things..that you cant just single one out... now maybe a BOTY for each class..then yeah..the 600's, liter bikes, touring bikes, dual purpose, etc... which I believe they have done b/4...but just a special issue dedicated to that, instead of trying to find 1 bike in a miriad of possibilities..
The previous month had done a shootout for each class, and then the winners of each class were pitted against each other. Granted, the gsxr 750 was the only 750 in it's class, so naturally, it won. The December issue had a test of a bunch of 600's and a bunch of 1000's, but they threw the gsxr 750 in with the 1000's. The test was done in Spain with a bunch of other magazines and bikes were ranked based on comfort, engine, suspension, equipment, and price. Results from all magazines were averaged to find a winner in each class. The R1 won the 1000 class and the gsxr 600 won the 600 class.

Unfortunately, the mag didn't say exactly what "equipment" they were looking for to grade the bikes and they also didn't list prices.
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