|10-04-2012, 11:50 AM||#30|
Joined: May 2009
Location: Uniontown, MO
I currently have three subscriptions in various states of coming and going.
Motorcyclist....just subscribed. Was interested in a change from Cycle World and probably won't renew Motorcyclist when the time comes. Someone a few posts back hit it on the head for me when they compared the coverage to USA Today. I second that. Snapshot articles to a great extent. A full page on a long-term BMW 1600 that talks mostly about the aftermarket windscreen they installed....REALLY?? A few of their comparison tests though, have been decently in-depth, but not enough % of the magazine to balance the weak stuff. Tacky language and a "bad boy" attitude seems a substitute for substance.
Cycle World....recently dropped and then re-upped when they offered a great price and a free tote bag. Still haven't received the freebe yet in case someone reading this can look into it Generally enjoy Egan and Cameron, like so many others here. Got a bit tired of the amount of ink, month after month, over and over, that the same "darling motorcycle" that most recently caught their attention keeps getting. Just review motorcycles based on their own merits and flaws. Never saw the point of the articles on "artistic" motorcycles by the custom builders. That seems like it should be in a magazine of it's own.
Motorcycle Classics....letting sub run out. Rather pricey for 6 issues a year. Personally there's too much coverage of high priced, exotic bikes that I can't relate to. That doesn't make it bad, but I wish it focused a bit more on "main-stream" older bikes that the less well to do masses had, wanted, have or are rebuilding.
Never subscribed....Road Runner....I've picked up a few copies and enjoyed it, but it seemed to go overboard on poetic writing style. Probably to me it's more of a travel magazine that doesn't appeal to the nuts and bolts side of me. Even motorcycle tests and comparisons were a bit "fluffy" for me.
But, that's all just my opinion, which, like a belly-button...everyone has one.
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