Following editor Nik’s editorial in issue 408, in which he hoped the country wouldn’t be ‘shivering under a blanket of snow’, and that March ‘isn’t usually too bad’, he has completed the obligatory 1,000 lines and, by way of atonement, has offered up a stunning summer cover for the May issue.
It features the fabulous long-fork chopper owned by Norwegian Frode Hoitomt, who travels all over Europe on this bright yellow bike. Find out why he enjoys wearing ‘rubber slippers’… or Crocs, as we call them in Blighty!
More into Mad Max than ever-so-slightly mad Norwegians? Read Bosun’s report on the Apocalyptica event, which is happening again later this year, and start digging out some suitable clothes for the weekend.
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We take another look at entry-level bikes, with a choice of eight amazing 125s to woo the next generation on to two wheels. There are plenty of bigger bikes to ogle, including an Ariel/VW hybrid, a Sportster trike and a Honda CB750 chopper. Plus there’s the usual round-up of news, products, your letters, readers’ lives, and news from MAG; but don’t read Rick Hulse’s latest column if you’ve got a full bladder. That’s all we’re saying…
To get a sneak peek at the May issue, see below: