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Just curious how many of you subscribe to a motorcycle magazine, and what your favorite is. I purchased Rider off the magazine stand and liked it, but that's pretty much the only one I've seen. Any suggestions? Besides, I need a lighter forum topic than the RT recall…
 

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Cycle World is still my favorite, balanced reviews, good variety of topics. Motorcyclist is getting better, under the previous editor it was getting too hooligan-y for my tastes, and I got tired of all of the cafe racer articles. I was a subscriber to MCN for a couple years, but felt it wasn't worth the price any more. I have a subscription to Rider, their reviews are pretty thin, but once in a while you get a neat article on regional rides (save your money and just visit their website once in a while unless you're a Clem Salvatori fanboy which I'm not)
 

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Just curious how many of you subscribe to a motorcycle magazine, and what your favorite is. I purchased Rider off the magazine stand and liked it, but that's pretty much the only one I've seen. Any suggestions? Besides, I need a lighter forum topic than the RT recall…
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I had subscribed to 3, and my favorite has to be Motorcyclist, follows by Riders, and last is Cycle World. I am contemplating not renewing Cycle World when its subscription expires, but I haven't made up my mind yet.
 

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Not to be unpatriotic here, but . . . the mainstream American magazines, with the exception of Motorcycle Classics, are pretty much "read and toss" in my opinion. Rider is mostly cruisers and scooters, "what I did on summer vacation" type of stuff, and Cycle World is squid-bikes and dirt-bikes, along with lots of racer-worship. Now that Peter Egan has retired from CW, the only thing that makes me even glance at it is Kevin Cameron's monthly column, and I'll bet it's not long until he "retires".

I currently subscribe to Classic Bike (from England), and Motorcycle Classics (USA). The writing and photography, and overall production quality, of these magazines puts the mainstream stuff to shame.
 

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The only real gripe I have with MCN is that they start sending you renewal propaganda a year before your subscription expiration, and it is hard to keep track of that date unless you write it down someplace like Calendar and set a warning alarm in advance.
 

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I subscribe to Rider and ON. Rider isn't as good as I remember it from back in the 70's and 80's. There is not enough content on touring anymore for my tastes and the other mags spend too much time on cafe racers, cruisers, and dirt bikes....
 

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Road Runner and Rider for me.
 

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Cycle World. Not 100% on the new format but always a good blend of articles.
 

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I spend a lot of time on planes and so read several.

Rider
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Motorcyclist
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Adv Motorcycle
Ultimate Motorcycle

I try to like RoadRunner but the writing quality is too inconsistent and at times laughably bad.
 

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Motorcycle Classics. "Ride 'em, don't hide 'em". Two of my three BMWs are old-timers (1983 R80S, 1969 R60US).
 
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