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Fast Bikes - Issue 340


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ISSUE 340 JUNE 2018
IT’S THE NEWS!

Upfront............................................. 8
All the juiciest goss.

GEARED UP!
Products.......................................... 12
All the latest, coolest and trickest products.

THE KNOWLEDGE
Used Buyer’s Guide.........................72
Triumph Speed Triples, what to know.

MASTERCLASS
Riding ..............................................78
What you lookin’ at?
Legal................................................81
Accidents caused by poor workmanship.
Track Attack....................................92
How to master Snetterton 300.
Know Your.......................................96
Lightweight wheels; HPS explain all the
benefits of carbon fibre.

YOUR LIFE ON BIKES
You &Yours.....................................82
All of your adventures!
Chatter ............................................84
It’s only fair we give the best readers in the
world a page of their own!
Addiction.........................................60
Speed Triple with added bling.

OUR LIFE ON BIKES
Project Gixer ..................................86
Frodo finishes off his race bike with some
trick K-Tech suspension.
Staff Bikes.......................................99
Neil picks his new KTM test bike up as Carl
gets reacquainted with the Ninja 400.
•Yamaha R6 •KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
•Suzuki GSX-R1000R •Kawasaki Ninja 400

RACE SECTION
Pit Pass.......................................... 106
The lowdown on BSB, WSBK and MotoGP.

LAUNCHES

COVER STORY

Honda CB1000R ............................ 18
The new ‘Neo Sports Café’ themed CB was
set to impress, we headed to Spain to see if
it did.

COVER STORY
Kawasaki ZX10-R SE ..................... 24
Could Kawasaki’s new electronically
suspended Ninja be the perfect ten?
Mission Impossible....................... 110
Can Hutchy defy the odds once again?
Race Riot ....................................... 116
What we get up to when we’re not putting
together the best mag in the world.
Neave twins.................................. 119
Tim gets round one out the way as an injured
Tomwatches from the pits.
Gary Johnson ................................ 120
Last minute prep and loads for testing.
Christian Iddon ............................. 121
Two rounds in our man’s had his work cut
out.
Steve Parrish................................. 122
Parrish’s take on WSBK, BSB and MotoGP.

COVER STORY
MV Agusta Brutale 800RR ............ 37
Could this be the latest and greatest
middleweight naked to come out of Italy?

Bridgestone T31............................ 42
Looking for a sports touring tyre? The T31
could be right up you’re street.

Dunlop Sportsmart TT................... 54
Can Dunlop’s sporty new road tyres cope
on the track?

FEATURES

COVER STORY

High Speed Hustlers ..................... 28
We pitch Kawasaki’s all-new supercharged
super-tourer against Suzuki’s stalwart
speed machine – the Hayabusa 1300.

Used Triumph Daytona 675 .......... 46
Fast Bikes reader Adam Oats tells us what
it’s like to live with the tremendous triple
2012 675.

Suspension School ....................... 66
We send Frodo back to school to learn all
about the intricacies of suspension.