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Old 01-11-2011, 06:21 AM   #11
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I'd ditch them, too, if they weren't so cheap.

I pay good money for Trail Rider and MotoRetro Illustrated, though. And I'm about to subscribe to Sideburn again.
MotoRestro Illustrated? My subscription to Motorcycle Classics (Ride 'em, Don't Hide 'em!) lapsed and I'm looking for a replacement. Is MRI a general interest retro bike mag, or does it specialize?
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:33 AM   #12
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Compared to Motorcycle Classics, MRI:

1. is more focused on the '70s and early '80s.
2. is more focused on Japanese machines.
3. is more focused on off-road/MX. (50/50, vs. 0/100)
4. is more focused on racing.
5. is more focused on personalities.
6. is published approximately quarterly on thick, glossy paper.
7. costs a lot more.

All of the above makes me smile, except #7.

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Old 01-11-2011, 08:35 AM   #13
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Something just took place in another thread on this site that makes me glad I read the rags.

2011 Husqvarna TE 449 Preview
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #14
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The problem with UK bike mags is that they're always biased towards Triumph (which is understandable, but still annoying).

Personally, I am very happy with my Cycle World subscription. Very inexpensive, and nice bike pics and decent articles.
UK rags are usually fun to read, but they're waaay expensive over here.

CW does a pretty good job. Biggest assets are nice pics, getting some bikes earlier than others (Husky TE499, which we only previewed, not reviewed), and having a super-smart staffer (Kevin Cameron) and a wide-ass humorist (John Burns).

That said, CW and the others aren't nearly as relevant as the days when they were the only conduit of bike info. We bring nearly all of it to you for free and quicker, plus we give you more pics and usually some video. I love the print medium, but it's a bit of a dinosaur these days.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:08 PM   #15
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UK rags are usually fun to read, but they're waaay expensive over here.

CW does a pretty good job. Biggest assets are nice pics, getting some bikes earlier than others (Husky TE499, which we only previewed, not reviewed), and having a super-smart staffer (Kevin Cameron) and a wide-ass humorist (John Burns).

That said, CW and the others aren't nearly as relevant as the days when they were the only conduit of bike info. We bring nearly all of it to you for free and quicker, plus we give you more pics and usually some video. I love the print medium, but it's a bit of a dinosaur these days.
Cameron is worth the price alone.

Print magazines are portable, easy to use anywhere, foolproof, and good for masking off spray-paint jobs. And, so far, the photo reproduction is better than most of what you can get online.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:17 PM   #16
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Please don't take my comment to be, in any way, a put down of this site. I like it for what it is.

Many of the "disadvantages" to print will dissappear over time.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:03 PM   #17
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CW does a pretty good job. Biggest assets are nice pics, getting some bikes earlier than others (Husky TE499, which we only previewed, not reviewed), and having a super-smart staffer (Kevin Cameron) and a wide-ass humorist (John Burns).
Ah, the Middle Age Spread hits us all eventually, even the Bitter Little Man. He should get a little more exercise, perhaps try walking instead of that donut and 3-fingers of coffee in the morning Jack Daniels.....
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:00 PM   #18
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I gave up on American bike mags a long time ago. The only mag I subscribe to is Automobile, helps me to decide between a Veyron or Gallardo for my next car....well that and the UK Top Gear


I pick up a copy of Classic Bike whenever I see one. I find these days that I just don't give a sh*t about too many newer bikes, I prefer looking at the older bikes I grew up with.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:12 PM   #19
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Major advantage to print mags - portability and resultant ease of use while sitting on the throne. Using a laptop there on the wireless network is possible I suppose but that would be just too weird for me.

TMI I suppose, but that is how it is. No worries Mr. Duke, MO gets read while sitting in my home office
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Major advantage to print mags - portability and resultant ease of use while sitting on the throne. Using a laptop there on the wireless network is possible I suppose but that would be just too weird for me.

TMI I suppose, but that is how it is. No worries Mr. Duke, MO gets read while sitting in my home office
Glad to hear it, D4E! More TMI: I've browsed the web sitting on the throne.
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