While the Ride Guide helps you make plans for the riding season, the rest of the June issue offers the usual top notch mix of new model tests, touring stories, tech articles and racing coverage. For example, Editor Graeme Jones reports on the gorgeous new Ducati Monster 1200/1200 S, the biggest and most powerful Monster ever created by the Italian maker. But does the latest gen Monster live up to expectations?
Keeping with the naked streetfighter theme, Senior Editor Colin Fraser spent time with the all-new KTM 1290 Super Duke R. A monster motor (KTM claims 180 hp) with a striking open concept design, the Super Duke R also offers a comprehensive electronics package and fantastic suspension. How does it fare when tested by Fraser's decades of sport bike experience? Find out in the June issue.
Our resident tech gurus John Sharrard and Andrew Trevitt talk about tire grip and front end geometry, respectively, offering readers insight into bike setup and how slight adjustments can improve performance. In his Rapid Classics article, Graham Clayton profiles the Matchless G50, "The Privateer's Mount" that enjoyed great success in Grand Prix competition during the 1960s.
Also on the competition front, we interview half a dozen of the top road racers in Canada to find out what their plans are for the 2014 season. Editor Jones also writes about his first experience with flat track racing, explaining the intracacies of trying to master the world's oldest form of motorcycle racing.
All of this plus the expected commentary from our esteemed columnists and dynamic photography can be found in Volume 17, Issue 03 of Inside Motorcycles. Subscribe online by clicking here or visit your nearest Canadian Tire, Chapters, Indigo, Wal-Mart, Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart and other fine retailers to pick up your copy today!