March 1 2005. The latest ABC figures for the main motorcycle monthly's make interesting reading with TWO magazine showing the highest growth in readership with a 15.3% increase giving a new circulation figure of 48060 and Superbike keeping an upward trend with a 2.95% improvement with a new circulation of 63890.

Emap titles have suffered in varying degrees with Bike falling 10.76% to 91154, RiDE dropping 11.2% to 69076 and Performance Bike in free-fall by 18.91% to 63005. Emap will of course argue that it is the actual circulation figures that are important, but they have already made a number of management changes at publisher and editor levels and more are expected in the near future.

MCN was also down by 5% in the same period to 139,105.