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Fast Bikes - Issue 332


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ISSUE 332 OCTOBER 2017

GET IT FIRST!
Subscribe .........................................8
You get the mag first, at a bargain price,
straight through your letterbox. You know
it makes sense!

GEARED UP!
Products..........................................14
All the best gear you could ever want!

IT’S THE NEWS!
Upfront............................................ 10
Ducati’s V4 breaks cover, plus loads more.

THE KNOWLEDGE
Used buyers guide..........................78
We take a look at Triumph’s Daytona 675R.

MASTERCLASS
Riding ..............................................84
There’s more than one way to steer a bike...
Legal................................................87
Exploring the downsides to social media.
Know Your.......................................94
We take a look at brake pads this issue.

YOUR LIFE ON BIKES
Chatter ............................................88
It’s only fair we give the best readers in the
world a couple of pages of their own!

OUR LIFE ON BIKES
Project TZR ......................................90
The TZR is almost ready to roll!
Project Moto3 .................................92
Another month, another dozen problems.
Staff Bikes.......................................96
Making the most of our long term lovelies.

•Honda Fireblade SP •BMW S1000R
•KTM 390 Duke •Kawasaki ZX-10RR
•Suzuki GSX-S750 •KTM 1290 Superduke R
•Suzuki GSX-R1000R •Aprilia RSV4 RF
RACE SECTION
Pit pass.......................................... 106
All the best goss from the paddock!

COLUMNISTS
Carl Stevens.................................. 118
Say hello to the new weapon!
Gary Johnson ................................ 120
Gaz talks Classic TT!
Chaz Davies .................................. 121
Clawing back those championship hopes…
Steve Parrish................................. 122
Forever the controversial one!

LAUNCHES
Suzuki GSX-R125 and GSX-S125.....48
Suzuki shows its strength in the lower
capacity scene with two new learner legals.

TESTS
Road to Race................................... 18
How different is your bike to a fully blown
BSB superbike?

FEATURES
Blast from the past!........................26
The world’s best history lesson on a 1987
GSX-R750 endurance racer.

Ten minutes with… ........................30
BSB’s Christian Iddon is given
a good grilling…

Mellow Yellow.................................32
Ducati 959 + £40k = one very trick bike.

Fast 50.............................................39
Our pick of the best used bikes of the
21st Century.

Asian Assassins ..............................54
We sent Bruce halfway round the world
to get his ass kicked!

California Superbike School...........66
Teaching an old dog new tricks…

Pipe Dreams....................................70
Are exhausts still worth the dosh?