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You 38; Yours
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Naughty ‘n’ naked
These are exceptional times, and not just because of the coronavirus. Who would have ever believed we’d see a naked bike with 200bhp? With wings, wheelie control and more buttons to press than the keyboard I’m typing with? Ducati’s Streetfighter is n
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Know Your Battery Care
FB: Why and how do batteries degrade over time? OM: All batteries rely on a chemical reaction to produce electricity and, over time, those chemicals gradually lose their ‘sparkle’. Most bikes are fitted with lead-acid batteries and they often become
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Chatter
STAR LET TER Being in lockdown has been tough for most and without wanting to get my violin out, it’s been extremely difficult living alone. Luckily, I am still working from home but still, interaction with other humans has been limited until recentl
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Supernaked Shootout
This year is shaping up to be pretty memorable, and for more reasons than one. You can choose from the plethora of valid reasons why you want to remember it – but for us it’s easy; 2020 will be the year that the already super-strong supernaked sector
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Legal
PENAL SERVITUDEPREVENTER The Fast Bikes Legal Clinic is compiled by Andrew Dalton and his bike riding barristers and solicitors at White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors. They deal with personal injury claims and their sister company, Motor Defence Team,
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Upfront
If you are in the market for some sports touring tyres, you are in luck, because Pirelli are giving away £30 Amazon vouchers with every set of Angel GTII tyres purchased. There are also Amazon vouchers available when purchasing Angel GT tyres and Ang
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Fast Bikes
Editor: ‘Dangerous’ Bruce Wilson, bwilson@mortons.co.uk Designers: Jake Sidebotham, Michael Baumber Production Editor: Pauline Hawkins Words: Steve Parrish, Tim Neave, Tom Neave, Jon Urry, Andrew Dalton, Gary Johnson, Alan Dowds, Christian Iddon, Jac
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Yamaha Mt-10 Sp
User-friendly electronics Monster wheelies Quirky looks 111Nm of torque 210kg (kerb) 158bhp 6 BRAKING Poor ABS 8 STABILITY Decent, but bulky 7 AGILITY Satisfactory 9 DRIVE Plenty of oomph 10 FUN Wheelie good fun The MT-10 SP is a bike that I am more
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GUEST WHO NICK MORGAN MSS Performance
Here at MSS Performance we are involved, in one way or another, with nearly every form of two-wheeled motorsport, from speedway and grass track to BSB, the Isle of Man TT and the NW 200, so there is always plenty going on. And although the Covid-19 p
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Tried Out
TESTED BY: Bruce MILES: 9,000 TIME: 18 months PRICE: £949.99 WEB: www.alpinestars.com When I think back on all the crashes I’ve had it’s remarkable I’m still breathing. Of course, the main reason I’m not pushing up daisies is down to (luck and…) the
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Christian Iddon
Do you know what is a really, really scary experience? Taking a Superbike around a go-kart circuit, that’s what! As restrictions around the country began to ease, the team and myself were looking into ways of getting on track as soon as possible. Tra
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Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 Factory
It’s a long time since the Tuono has had a proper overhaul, but every year or so, Aprilia seem to have made a tweak here and there to perfect the machine they call ‘Thunder’ (tuono is Italian for thunder). They aren’t fixing something that is broken,
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Neave Twins
The 2020 race season is finally in sight as Honda Racing have just revealed the race livery for the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP that I will ride in the BSB Superstock 1000 Championship this year. After a really annoying but completely understandab
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Ktm1290 Super Duke R
It's big, gangly and the nearest thing to an oversized supermotard in this fleet of fine folly. It's also the only V-twin among these supernakeds, and consequently has a very different character to the rest of the bunch. The torque this beast kicks o
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Gary Johnson
After a few months of looking for things to do around the house and kicking my heels much of the time, I have been flat-out busy and running round like a madman. But all the hard work’s paid off because I’ve just about got two bikes that are ready to
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Kawasaki Z H2
Supercharged Mega comfort Premium quality 137Nm of torque 239kg (kerb) 197bhp 6 BRAKING Too much weight 8 STABILITY Like an elephant 6 AGILITY Not the Zed’s forte 10 DRIVE Oh yes! 8 FUN Quite novel I still can’t get my head around how fast this thing
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Steve Parrish
We’ve had another month of not very much happening here but I suppose it could be worse – we could live in eicester, where I have just heard they are going back into lockdown. I’ve decided I’ve had enough of it here for the time being, so I’ve packed
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Conclusion
If any of these six bikes were parked up in my garage at home, I’d be a very happy little boy. They’ve all got some fantastic qualities, and the slight niggles that we may have waxed lyrical about are only really niggles because it is our job to be s
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Bmws 1000 R
Like the MT-10, the BMW S 1000 R is getting a bit long in the tooth, but anything that shares an engine with an S 1000 RR, even if it’s not the latest one, works for us here at Fast Bikes. It doesn’t make ‘RR’ power, but that’s not the end of the wor
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Ducati Streetfighter V4s
The Ducati Streetfighter V4S has got to be one of the sexiest new bikes to hit the scene in 2020. With the superfast Stradale V4 motor, straight outta the Panigale V4, Öhlins EC 2.0 semi-active suspension and Marchesini wheels, not to mention the bi-
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Back On Track
PRICE GUIDE: £6000-£13,500 Cheapest private: £6490 15,721 miles, 2007 bike with a few extras in good condition Our choice private: £6995 12,100 miles, 2011 Ducati 1198, very clean with a good service history Cheapest dealer: £7999 7483 miles, 2007 bi
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Head For The Hills
Some people were born to explore, to challenge the world, the elements and hardships that come with it… but that’s not me, and it’s certainly not Carl or Boothy, who spend most of their wages on pedicures, facials and lipo (in Boothy’s case). As my d
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Yamaha Yzf-r1
I’ve had this R1 for three years now and when I got it, it was completely standard with 12k on the clock. It now has 18k and has been all over, from Wales to Scotland! I’ve always wanted a‘bigbang’ R1 because In ever really got on with the screaming
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Verdict 7/10
If you like your supersport bikes to be track-focused the Ninja won't disappoint. Sharp handling and feisty, it delivers a thrilling track ride. On the road however ... + CHASSIS, ENGINE, ATTTTUDE - A arr ma FUU ON, CAN GET UVELY ■
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Steve Parrish
Well, what a strange year 2020 has been already? Firstly, T just want to say that T hope you lot are all sitting tight and feeling well, and that all this madness will be over with soon. Who'd have thought that almost halfway into the year, we'd bare
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Pipin' Hot
There aren't many things better than the feeling you get when you've just bought a new bike. You might have spent years saving up for it, months trying to decide what to go for, and the last half-a-dozen Saturday mornings trawling round the dealers,
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What Is A Catalytic Converter?
A catalytic converter, or 'cat', is that big ugly thing in the middle of your exhaust pipe, and it's there to clean up your bike's emissions. It does this by breaking down toxins such as hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide using precious
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Under Pressure
FB: What are tyre pressures, and why are they important? Michelin: Essentially, in a pneumatic tyre the air pressure carries the load, so you, your bike and any luggage or pillions. The load and the force applied through the tyre in conjunction wit
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