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    Re: Performance Bikes Mag

    that's the 2 bike mags i buy, as well as the occasional mcn

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    Re: Performance Bikes Mag

    Was always a SuperBike reader from back in the day... think it was one of the first to go online only several years ago now! Never really gelled with PB or FB as a kid, but in the absence of SB, PB became the go to (still couldn't get away with reading FB), and now we're losing that . Ho Hum, the steady march of progress.

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    Well I've given the new mag three months to see what its like. Its not for me. I'm lucky if I can find 3 pages of stuff I want to read. And what happened to the RR review that they were supposed to be running??
    Punctuation - the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.

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    It makes me laugh.They claim 32 pages of PB(wow)and 10 of those are adverts.
    And no RR review!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baz View Post
    It makes me laugh.They claim 32 pages of PB(wow)and 10 of those are adverts.
    And no RR review!
    I spend a lot of time on the PB forum and their staffers post on there - basically they weren't invited to the launch. Agree about the mag - the PB bit has been basically non-existent for the last 2 months and the majority of the PS bit is dull, dull and dull............

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    Thats bizarre, didn't Chris N move across to run the the new format mag? You'd think he would have made sure all those guys were represented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monners View Post
    Thats bizarre, didn't Chris N move across to run the the new format mag? You'd think he would have made sure all those guys were represented.
    He said the other day that it's becuase he has no PB style content even for the 30 odd pages that remain...............

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    Re: Performance Bikes Mag

    I'm with Stuart, Motorcycle Mechanics was a superb publication, it became as we all know Performance Bikes, Mad Mark Foster (I think?) brilliant, comprehensive reviews and always a lengthy piece dedicated to mirrors!? Mirrors you couldn't see out of

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    Re: Performance Bikes Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by Gobert View Post
    He said the other day that it's becuase he has no PB style content even for the 30 odd pages that remain...............
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who's disappointed at the pathetic demise of PB into a couple of pages within a classic bike mag. I bought PB from the start and while I accept that biking trends and on line 'magazines' have probably made PB commercially untenable I find it hard to accept the editors claim that there's insufficient performance bike orientated content to fill 30 pages. All the major manufacturers currently sell fast bikes whether faired or unfaired, domestic track and road racing is well attended and is at level only surpassed by world series, track days remain incredibly popular and we have many talented bike tuning specialists and yet there's not enough there to make a proper fist of keeping PB going within another magazine?

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    Re: Performance Bikes Mag

    I finally bought a subscription in '15 when I got my new RR, I agree, the articles on the bike were good, informative, and detailed, and many! I preferred Matt Wildee's stewardship of the magazine, he left for MCN about 3 years ago
    and I found Chris Newbiggins editing a bit ladish, and a little puerile, plus the effort put into articles dropped in my opinion. I loved the mag over the years, and in '15 won a place on their Rockingham trackday, bought some raffle
    tickets, and was given a session on track with John McGuinness. Man, what a geeza and gentleman he was. He pulled a stand up wheelee from the start, to the end of the walled straight, all this with me 6 ft behind him, marvelling in
    John's skill and panache! I was a properly average trackdayer then, but he was so generous and encouraging, a really cool guy who had time for you, and even signed my X-Spirit J MC lid which I'd bought because it was reduced at the time!
    Great day that was, sad about the mag really.

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