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Suzuki Gsx-r 1000
Steady might have been a latecomer to motorcycles, only making his track debut back in 2009 at the grand age of 40, but he’s made the most of the past decade, competing at events such as the 2011 Manx GP, the Spafrancorchamps classic and World Endura
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Christian Iddon
Finally, I’ve swung my leg back over my beautiful Ducati and I gotta say the sensation is even better than I ever remember. It’s quite amazing what these bikes are capable of and the levels of grip and power (even though our rules are quite restricti
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Chatter
Hiya, I noticed a letter of concern about the photo of me hitting a fallen rider which was in your ‘Win a Trackday’ competition. Just to put the writer’s mind at rest, it was first corner, lap one of a race at Anglesey... and five of the first ten ri
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Check Out The Video!
To keep you all entertained and to offer a bit more depth, we’re also filming this whole project. So find a comfy chair, grab yourself some popcorn and check out the project’s videos that will be hosted on the Fast Bikes magazine YouTube channel. ■
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Ballistic On A Budget Part One
Twenty years ago it was dead easy to spot a fast bike. Chances are it would have had those bright coloured valve caps that were guaranteed to add 10mph to your top end (…something to do with rolling inertia). And if you wanted your bike to be hellish
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Posh Speed
The folks at the MV Agusta factory have been flat-out (between the espressos and Chianti) tweaking their engines to meet Euro 5 emissions rules for 2021. And while they were at it, they’ve sharpened up the sweet Super Veloce and Turismo Veloce 800 ra
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Fast Bikes
Editor: ‘Dangerous’ Bruce Wilson, bwilson@mortons.co.uk Designer: Michael Baumber Production Editor: Pauline Hawkins Words: Steve Parrish, Tim Neave, Tom Neave, Jon Urry, Andrew Dalton, Jack Thompson Gary Johnson, Christian Iddon, Jack Fairman, Rob B
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Geared Up
Based on a design used in MotoGP, the Extended Tank Covers from Skidmarx not only protect your tank but also offer up a better grip for your knees to make life easier when braking or accelerating heavily Made in the UK from fibreglass, the covers are
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Aprilia’s Rs-gp
Here at Fast Bikes Magazine, we absolutely love a prototype machine, especially when they look a little unconventional. Actually, the crazier it is, the better it looks in our opinion, and Aprilia’s 2021 machine looks to have hit that nail on the hea
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Race Riot
Rider: Farmer Brod Track: Donington/Oulton Park Series: No Limits Class: Pirelli Super Series 600 Bike: 2018 Yamaha R6 Fastest Lap: 1.12.4/1:44.354 Position(s): 10th, 11th, 11th, 11th, 11th Championship Position: A long way back Excuse: Just warming
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Big Thanks To Greenfield…
In the heart of Lincolnshire sits a ¼-mile oval and TT flat track, a minibike oval, minibike supercross track, and a near full-sized motocross track. Greenfield is now the UK’s favourite flat track venue, and in a non-Covid year would feature twice i
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Fun Factory
KTM’s 690 SMC-R has been in production since the late Noughties, but it’s now better, smarter and faster than ever. Unlike some models, the SMC-R made the cut to go under the knife and come back to life as Euro5 compliant, which was largely mastered
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Next Month
in association with Christmas comes but once a year, and the same has to be said for the world’s biggest and broadest sportsbike test. Yes, it’s that time again, when we pitch the latest and greatest bullets against one another on road, on track, on
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Raising The Bar
How hard can it be to just push a button? The track has almost completely dried out, and I’m trying to turn down the amount of traction control so I can make better use of the extra grip that the tarmac has to offer. The traction control up/down butt
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Peter Hickman
Where to start for this month? The last few weeks have been hectic and it feels like I haven’t stopped! The big news this month was finally unveiling the FHO Racing BMW livery and getting our first test underway at Silverstone. The feedback on the li
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The Brains Behind The Bikes...
Life lesson #1 – Always listen and pay attention to what’s going on around you and the people you’re with. You never know what you might pick up on. As I catch myself repeating those same words to my kids that my dad once said to me, I chuckle at the
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Steve Parrish
It’s been a steady old month but there is light at the end of the tunnel. The weather is picking up now, we have racing back on the TV, and as far as the commentary job is concerned, I’ve actually signed a deal today to cover all of the Oliver’s Moun
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Saucy New Suzuki
We love a bargain here at FB Towers, and Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 has been a solid choice in the budget supernakeds for a while now. A cheeky retune of the GSX-R1000K5 engine in a no-fuss naked chassis for less than £10k new? Even Bruce can’t complain too
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Zx-10rr – Ready To Race
As per the last two generations of the Japanese brand’s homologation special, the 2021 spec Ninja RR has been kitted with top-draw performance parts including Pankl titanium con-rods, lightweight pistons, DLC coated piston pins and special valve spri
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Gary Johnson
Hi there guys. There’s a hell of a lot going on in my life at the moment. Things are starting to take shape at the shop, and we’ve been getting deliveries of bikes and the eBikes as well as getting the website running (www.northlincolnshiremotorcycle
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A Big Thanks To…
As ever, we’ve got plenty of thanks to fire out. Without the kind folk at Yamaha, Michelin, No Limits Trackdays and MCAMS Yamaha this gig would be a non-starter. Thanks also to Taz and Chris for putting up with Bruce (…it’s easier said than done).
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Speeding Ahead: 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 Rs
You know the drill by now. A new bike comes along with more power and less weight, and is therefore better than the outgoing model. More often than not, the reality is that while technically correct and a true statement of fact, the gains often prese
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How To Make A Pass On Track…
For the ultimate one-to-one instruction which includes everything from initial bike checks to video playback and on/off track tuition tailored to suit all abilities from a former WSBK racer, check out Dean Ellison Rider Coaching at www.Ellison42.co.u
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Stick With What You Know
PRICE GUIDE: £6499 - £8000 Cheapest private: £6499 4000 miles, absolutely immaculate bike with an Akrapovic end can fitted. Our choice private: £7295 8145 miles, just serviced and very clean 2013 ABS model. Cheapest dealer: £6599 17206 miles, nice st
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Getting To Grips... Dunlop Sportsmart Tt
What is it? Dunlop’s SportSmart TT offers its users the best of both worlds: it’s a fast and long-lasting road-legal tyre that also possesses all the features and spec to you’d expect form a grippy trackday tyre. It was designed to be that halfway ho
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Tried Out
TESTED BY: CarlosMILES: 0TIME: Six monthsPRICE: £5.50WEB: www.motul.com The temperature is rising, the days are long and that means it’s time to rack up those miles on both road and track. It also means, though, that the bug season has begun, and for
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Johnny Mac Suzuki Hayabusa
TIME ON TEST: 3 WEEKS ODOMETER MILES BHP: 187 GAIN: 0 NEXT AIM: DYNO, THEN DRAG RACE I’m not going to lie, the Hayabusa wouldn’t have been my first choice for a long-termer for my first season on Fast Bikes. I generally like my bikes to be more playf
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Win A Trackday Competition
Here at Fast Bikes magazine, we love trackdays. So much so, we wanted to give something back to you, the reader! We’ve teamed up with the lovely lot over at No Limits Trackdays to offer a free trackday every month! All you have to do is send us a pic
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Flat Out!
Remember how I said we were flat out last issue? I was maybe a little premature with my claim, because the flow of new bikes has cranked up another gear these past weeks. After the quietest winter known to bike testing, this is only a good thing and
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Firm Foundations Kawasaki Zx-10r
Let’s be honest, Kawasaki’s unveil of its 2021 ZX-10R (and RR) caught a few of us off guard. It wasn’t just the unique – or should that be questionable – styling that prompted a wave of harsh feedback online; the spec also got a hammering, with a com
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