We've been publishing the magazine since 2008 and the new issue is the best ever. Why? Good question. Well...
- We were one of only a handful of magazines in the world to be invited to ride the brand new Indian FTR750, the day after its competitive debut at the Santa Rosa Mile.
- Michael Lock, the CEO of American Flat Track, gave us an exclusive interview on the future of the pro sport.
- That wasn't the only exclusive, Bryan Smith, the 2016 Grand National Champ sat down with us too.
- UK-based clothing designer, Russ Gater of TSPTR wrote a fascinating story on how Peanuts helped kickstart the motocross trend in the US, give light relief to US conscripts in Vietnam and move on the women's rights movement.
- We have tips from UK flat track champ, Alan Birtwistle on how to win a championship with next to no back-up or support.
- Road legal grasstracker as your first ever bike? If your name's Marnie and you're a 20-year-old woman from London.
- Deus Ex Machina big cheese, Julian Heppekausen writes about his Mexican 1000 off-road race.
- Our portfolios alternate between photographers and artist/illustrators. This issue is the turn of French postermeister, Lorenzo Eroticolor.
- British bike builders Redmax have had a few different appearances in the mag, they're back in SB27 with a Ducati 749 street tracker.
- Don Galloway gives up some of the secrets of a giant-killing Honda 350 framer.
- Regular contributor Dave Bevan rides his Royal Enfield into the DIY squatted skatepark he helped build. He took a photographer with him too
- Adam of Speed Deluxe tells us how he built a bike - frame and all - in nine days, then drove 2000 miles to enter a bike show.
- There's an update on the Sideburn Sportster Hooligan bike.
- A shop focus on The Bike Shed, London
- Trophy Queen featuring super Skip Aksland
- Plus artwork by Toria Jaymes and Ryan Quickfall, the leftfield wisdom of Guy Martin and poetry from Pikes Peak hero Travis Newbold.
This is not a magazine chucked together with a few badly written, misspelled emails and crap phone photos. It is full of thousands and thousands of words. This isn't a pitiful excuse for journalism that just regurgitates press releases and believes everything it's told. Sideburn is a proper motorcycle magazine, one that thinks differently, searches out stories and goes its own way.
Do us a favour, while you do yourself a favour and buy a Sideburn magazine.