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I'm certainly not going to call it the best magazine, but Robb Report Motor Cycling is a pretty decent mag. Its only printed 6 times a year though, so it wont be much help over the winter. The magazine staff are litterally obsessed with Ducati's, so they do quite a bit of reviewing of Ducati bikes and products. They don't really seem to be "tech savvy" guys though, as your average review of a bike is more about the emotional feeling of riding it and less about its features and mechanical bits.

Well...on second thought...I guess I don't reccomend it. :p

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Motorcycleist, Cycle world and my fav mag on the planet TWO.
 

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I really like RRMC, because I find the lack of technical crap refreshing (I get enough of that at work). I also subscribe to Robb Report so I guess I'm biased.

Cycle Canada, Cycle World (just for Peter Egan), Top Gear, CAR, BIKE, RiDE.
 

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i prefer british mags. the writing is much more entertaining, because they're less concerned with liability. robb report is more of a coffee table mag, imho. the info in it is significantly dated and the writers obviously aren't serious riders.

my fav mags are superbike or performance bikes.
 

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Motorcycle Consumer News.

Get an idea what it's all about online at www.mcnews.com

It's done newsletter style, not tarted up with a billion ads or "exclusive & expensive motorcycle" porn. Not saying those don't have their place, but I'm always a bit bummed when a 60 page magazine I've paid for has 20+ pages of ads.

MCN's "...core mission [is] to bring you real, useful information, not flash fashion..."

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Motorcycle Consumer News.

Get an idea what it's all about online at www.mcnews.com

It's done newsletter style, not tarted up with a billion ads or "exclusive & expensive motorcycle" porn. Not saying those don't have their place, but I'm always a bit bummed when a 60 page magazine I've paid for has 20+ pages of ads.

MCN's "...core mission [is] to bring you real, useful information, not flash fashion..."

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+1 on MCN.

Where most other mags focus on getting you to be unsatisfied with your current ride and lusting after a new bike, MCN focuses on riding, gear, and other things that don't require you to buy a new bike to be happy. They do review bikes though, and are the only mag I've read that has called a bike "dangerous" (Kawi with head shake IIRC). Most other bike mags act like they work for the mfrs.
 

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I subscribe to Cycle World and buy Motorcyclist when I need a fix between issues. Both do a pretty good job covering sportbikes both faired and naked.
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Funny, but, I am the other way around. I subscribe to Motorcyclist and buy Cycle World, Rider, Sport Rider if any issue catches my attention. I also subscribe to European Cars, Bimmer, Roundel, Car and Driver, PC Mag, Computer Shoppeer and Playboy!

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I had a co-worker sign me up for 2 years of motorcyclist for 20 bucks... I guess you just have to find a school or student in a school that has a magazine fund rasier thing going and you can get some good deals
 

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I like 'em all. But my favorite one to "look" at is The Horse Backstreet Choppers. Not so many shiny OCC style bikes, but the stripped down and dirty cool ones. Homemade sh!t. Mostly old H.D.s, Triumphs, and some BSAs and Jap bikes at times.
 

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Roadracer X is the best motorcycle rag, period.

Non-moto-related mags, Wired is consistantly good, so it Scientific American/Popular Science. Music related... The Big Take Over is quite good, along with Maximum Rock and Roll.
 
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