Thanks for ‘real world’ mo­tor­cy­cling read

Motorcycle Monthly - - Have Your Say -

I have picked up a copy of MCM in re­cent months and found it to be an ex­cel­lent and com­pre­hen­sive read for ‘real world’ mo­tor­cy­cling.

I ride a mod­ern bike (2013 Du­cati Mul­tistrada) and an old bike (1997 Du­cati 900ss). They are light years apart tech­no­log­i­cally. The Mul­tistrada is very for­giv­ing and pa­pers over my de­fi­cien­cies, while the 900ss does not. I know what I can­not do on a bike and while mod­ern bikes do ev­ery­thing with ease, they do not make me a bet­ter rider. So, I have to be hon­est with my­self when I ride any bike or I will be in­spect­ing the near­est ditch.

I en­joy this hon­est ap­proach from the MCM jour­nal­ists. Re­cently, in a test, the rider ad­mit­ted he pre­ferred rid­ing a BMW in Rain mode to the de­ri­sion of the other jour­nal­ists on the test. Let’s face it we are not all try­ing to find the lim­its of our ma­chines and most of us can­not repli­cate the knee down, one wheel ap­proach of many mo­tor­cy­cle jour­nal­ists.

MCM’s ‘real world’ ap­proach to test­ing is both re­fresh­ing and en­light­en­ing.

Kind re­gards and best wishes, Paul Clark Torquay

Thanks for the kind words Paul. MCM is all about the fun of mo­tor­cy­cling and we do try to re­flect that in what we do. We’d love to hear more from any­one who rides regularly about what rid­ing means to them, no mat­ter what (or how) they ride.

We’re all part of the same fam­ily and it’s com­pletely bril­liant. TC

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