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★★★★★

“I first saw this magazine on the paper racks on a...”

Written on: 02/02/2011

I first saw this magazine on the paper racks on a ferry service. I usually get two other motorcycle magazines but NOT "Ride." What a magazine! It is full of very useful information, well written and presented. I made a note to go home and order this excellent publication immediately… Read Full Review

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“This magazine started off to set the record straight...”

Written on: 02/11/2010

This magazine started off to set the record straight with "real life" reviews and comprehensive product tests, including destructive tests of safety gear. That however was a long, long time ago. The magazine is now wafer thin, rarely tests anything, and if it does it's silly things like rucksacks. The quality of the articles has dropped and are bland. This was once a revolution, but now its pretty dire. You can see here it hasn't had a good review since 2008… Read Full Review

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“Concentrates too much on the top speed of a bike and...”

Written on: 13/01/2010

Concentrates too much on the top speed of a bike and sportiness. Doesn't like any bikes of less than 100bhp. Many test rides indicate that the tester was exceeding the legal speed while on public roads. Very little for commuters, adventure tourers, scooter riders, etc.

HOWEVER - does have some good kit reviews.
Then again, the testers seem to live in a different world from me when £400 of a jacket is counted as reasonable… Read Full Review

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“Ride is an old hat in the Motorcycle mag world, it is...”

Written on: 05/01/2010 by monkimagic (9 reviews written)

Ride is an old hat in the Motorcycle mag world, it is good but repeats the same tripe, every addition is at least of the same reviews, I understand why but after a few years it has worn a bit this so I have cancelled my subscription.

Visor down is better and has complete fresh info each edition.
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★★★★☆

“RiDE is not a bad magazine. It's generally better than...”

Written on: 15/12/2008 by Wingco1 (1 review written)

RiDE is not a bad magazine. It's generally better than Bike magazine. The equipment tests are first class although they can be a bit picky at times with relatively minor faults. If I had to choose between the two, (I subscribe to both), I wold currently pick Ride as my first choice… Read Full Review

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“This is probably the best bike magazine. RiDE is...”

Written on: 04/09/2008 by chat (1 review written)

This is probably the best bike magazine. RiDE is highly rated in the motorcycle trade… Read Full Review

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“Overall, I would recommend the magazine, both as an...”

Written on: 20/08/2008 by decayless (1 review written)

Overall, I would recommend the magazine, both as an advertiser and as a reader. Has to be one if not the best overall mag for the UK biker out there with relatively unbiased reports on motorcycles and kit… Read Full Review

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“Ride is a good magazine no bad points but can be very...”

Written on: 26/07/2008 by ghostbiker (13 reviews written)

Ride is a good magazine no bad points but can be very focused on France and Italy for photos. And should have some of bike riding were they live, the UK… Read Full Review

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“Informative, well written and presented. Interesting....”

Written on: 05/07/2008

Informative, well written and presented. Interesting. They could re do the safey checks on equipment a bit more frequently, e.g. new helmets could be compared with older tests on helmets still available. Overall, a good, informative read… Read Full Review

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“Excellent mag with un-biased reviews just what is...”

Written on: 24/02/2008 by canadawilson (1 review written)

Excellent mag with un-biased reviews just what is needed I could not praise this magazine higher. It was & is the best mag to date telling all honestly to the daily biker. Top notch… Read Full Review

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“Ride Motorcycle Magazine is easy to read, and contains...”

Written on: 14/01/2008

Ride Motorcycle Magazine is easy to read, and contains good features that make sense to the average rider. Sometimes, some of the articles can get a bit technical without explaining what they mean. I subscribe. Ride is a good read for any Biker… Read Full Review

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“Whenever i buy any motorcycle merchandising i make...”

Written on: 03/12/2007

Whenever i buy any motorcycle merchandising i make sure i read up on the product in Ride. Ride gives honest, independent, product reviews and aren't influenced by the companies who help sponsor their magazine unlike most other magazines… Read Full Review

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“It addresses real world, you and me, motorcycling. ...”

Written on: 27/02/2007 by rod19 (2 reviews written)

It addresses real world, you and me, motorcycling. Practical assessments of the bikes that 90% of us ride on the road either as a way of life or for high days and holidays. The niggles to look out for in context with the good points of each machine. Reviews even reflect the type and age of a rider that might consider using any particular bike and the purpose they may be using it for - no track-frantic rocket for a six-foot 45-year-old with a dodgy knee. Kit is tested in every day conditions… Read Full Review

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“I look at most of the biking magazines each month and...”

Written on: 03/01/2007 by Netballman (3 reviews written)

I look at most of the biking magazines each month and Ride is now my top choice - I can't remember the last time there was an issue which didn't have plenty of interesting and useful stuff in it. In particular the reviews are down to earth and honest - as another reviewer has mentioned, they're not afraid to call it as they see it and their rating of kit and bikes seems very honest.

Essential monthly reading, and some good subscription gift offers too!… Read Full Review

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“The last issue of the RiDE magazine was the single...”

Written on: 10/08/2006 by earlfz1 (1 review written)

The last issue of the RiDE magazine was the single best issue of any motorcycle magazine I have ever read. Full of test ride, product and riding info, and help articles. It is entertaining and informative… Read Full Review

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“RiDE keeps us up to date and informed and doesn't keep...”

Written on: 03/04/2006 by Hands (2 reviews written)

RiDE keeps us up to date and informed and doesn't keep pushing the features on bikes that many of us are stupid about. The green triangle is very useful and very clever. The testing is usually credible and leaves you feeling wiser and better prepared for what can be expensive purchasing. The team comes across very well and makes me feel like I'm talking to someone who has more than image and stats in their head. The tips are good too; no matter how experienced I think I have, I always pick up… Read Full Review

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“Ride magazine fills perfectly a hole in the...”

Written on: 03/02/2006 by jbpinheiro (4 reviews written)

Ride magazine fills perfectly a hole in the information needs of the motorcycle user. It gathers products associated with riding besides motorcycles themselves.
We love bikes, but we often also need to know how to treat them right… Read Full Review

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“Ride magazine is accurate and informative and every...”

Written on: 30/12/2004 by d70bv8 (16 reviews written)

Ride magazine is accurate and informative and every single bit of kit or hardware I have is based on the reviews and information in Ride magazine. It has yet to produce a duff steer on a bit of kit!!… Read Full Review

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“RiDE - The reviews in this magazine can definitely be...”

Written on: 10/09/2004 by bigadz7 (11 reviews written)

RiDE - The reviews in this magazine can definitely be counted on, if these guys say something's good or bad, believe them. I always have in my 15 years of biking. They don't pander to the manufacturers and they put a lot of miles in on the road on some awful bikes wearing some awful gear, so you don't have to. If you're looking for some advice on bikes or bike kit these are the guys, and girls. They test older bikes as well as new ones and give great advice… Read Full Review

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“RiDE is a great magazine. Love the way it covers all...”

Written on: 01/06/2004 by funkyfairy (13 reviews written)

RiDE is a great magazine. Love the way it covers all areas of biking not just the wonderful world of bikes that go faster than light. E-mailed one of the magazine team recently for advice, got a really prompt reply answering my question completely. Subscription?....Where do I sign… Read Full Review

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Zmaster's Response to funkyfairy's Review

Written on: 01/10/2005

I totally agree with your review!

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