‘Wel­come to Bike’s 2018 Bike Of The Year awards…’

BIKE (UK) - - HELLO - Hugo Wil­son

theatre Wel­come in Peter­bor­ough to the Broad­way for Bike’s 2018 Bike of the Year awards. You get free ad­mis­sion with your copy of Bike, but please buy a bag of pop­corn from Grace at the box of­fice to en­joy dur­ing the per­for­mance. This year the show fea­tures some amaz­ing turns. Bike’s found­ing editor, the noted per­former Mark Wil­liams, is do­ing a sur­pris­ing rou­tine with the new £4199, 410cc, Royal En­field Hi­malayan (p36). Next up, Ru­pert Paul on stage with the Honda Africa Twin Ad­ven­ture Sports, the up­dated and big-tanked ver­sion of the 2016 Bike Of The Year win­ner. How have things moved on in two years? In the same cat­e­gory is a new BMW F850GS and a re­worked Tri­umph Tiger 800 (p42). Our old favourite the Tri­umph Speed Triple has been up­dated for 2018, and we’ve got it do­ing an Eric and Ernie style dou­ble act with the new Honda CB1000R+ and spe­cial guest Gary In­man (p54). Bring me sun­shine… in­deed. The Du­cati Pani­gale V4 is one of the most spec­tac­u­lar bikes of 2018 and, with the Du­cati’s as­sis­tance, Ben Lind­ley will per­form an amaz­ing trick in which all his lug­gage will dis­ap­pear (p60). Oh, and I’m do­ing a jig with the KTM 790 Duke (70). En­joy the show (but please turn off your mo­bile phone).

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