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Fast Bikes - Issue 329 - Summer 17


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ISSUE 329 SUMMER 2017

IT’S THE NEWS

Upfront............................................ 10
Want money off Pirelli/Metzeler tyres? Look
no further, folks! You’re welcome!

GEARED UP
Products.......................................... 18
All the best gear you need in your life!

GET IT FIRST
Subscribe ..........................................8
If you want the mag first, straight through
your letter box and at a bargain price, step
this way and sign up today.

THE KNOWLEDGE
Used Buyer’s Guide.........................80
Honda’s 2003 CBR600RR RCV-alike certainly
looked the part, and is now a great used buy!

MASTERCLASS
Bull Busters.....................................78
Fuel additives and the like – are the modern
versions any good, or still a load of tat?
Riding ..............................................86
Blinking means not thinking, or seeing rather,
for crucial milliseconds!
Legal................................................89
Been riding like a prat and got caught?
Shame on you, now read this...

YOUR LIFE ON BIKES
Chatter ............................................90
The best words, letters and whatnot, from
the best readers in the world, ever!

OUR LIFE ON BIKES
Project Bikes...................................93
Charlie’s TZR project continues apace, as the
dreaded day of racing gets ever closer!
Staff Bikes.......................................99
More new bikes arrive this month!

•Honda Fireblade SP •BMW S 1000 R
•KTM 1290 SDR •Honda CB500F
•Triumph STR 765 •Kawasaki ZX-10RR
•Suzuki GSX-R1000R •Aprilia RSV4 RF ‘16

RACE SECTION
Pit Pass.......................................... 114
Waving a teary farewell to Nicky Hayden...
Race Feature................................. 118
Featuring Mr North West 200, Mervyn Whyte,
and what the future holds for the road race!

COLUMNISTS
Carl Stevens.................................. 126
Haircut 100 keeps himself busy while the
racing’s away on holiday...
Chaz Davies .................................. 129
V’Chazzle tests the MotoGP Ducati, raps
about a dodgy Donington, and then has his
say on the future of WSB...
Steve Parrish................................. 130
More Parrish bluster and gossip straight from
the 2017 Isle of Man TT!

LAUNCHES
BMW R nineT Urban .......................56
Not really our cup of tea, truth be told, but
here it is anyway!

TESTS
Sportsbike Of The Year ..................24
It’s here! Finally, the UK’s biggest, best(est)
and most important proddy Superbike test
graces these pages! So, who won between
the Aprilia RSV4 RF, BMW S 1000 RR, Yamaha
R1M, Ducati 1299 Panigale S, Yamaha R6,
Kawasaki ZX-10RR, Honda Fireblade SP &
Suzuki GSX-R1000R? Find out right now!

FEATURES
Wanna Do The TT? .........................50
If the answer is ‘yes’, read this first!
Up In Smoke ...................................58
The story of the once beloved two-stroke
motorcycle – cue hazy, smoky memories...
Future Classics ...............................70
Just which bikes can you pay for now, and
earn from later? There’s a few!


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