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ISSUE 341 JULY 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.........................78
Everything you need to know about
buying a 2015 R1.

MASTERCLASS
Legal................................................93
When the summons arrives, don’t get
court out.
Track Attack....................................84
How to master the best of British circuits.
This month: Donington Park.
Know Your.......................................98
ECU flashing. What is it and why do we
need to do it?
Trackday Prep .................................88
Dean Ellison talks us through the best
way to get ready for a trackday.

YOUR LIFE ON BIKES
You &Yours.....................................94
All of your adventures!
Chatter ............................................97
It’s only fair we give the best readers in
the world a page of their own!
Addiction.........................................64
Rob Jarvis shows us his limited edition
MV F3 800 RC.

OUR LIFE ON BIKES
Staff Bikes..................................... 101
Neil picks his new KTM test bike up as
Carl gets reacquainted with riding on the
road on the Ninja 400.
•Kawasaki Ninja 400 •Yamaha R1M
•Suzuki GSX-R1000R •Yamaha R6
•KTM 1290 Super Duke

RACE SECTION
Pit Pass.......................................... 112
The lowdown on BSB, WSBK and MotoGP.

COVER STORY
Class(ic) Act ................................. 116
We crashed Team York Suzuki’s pre-season
test on Guy Martin’s classic racer.
Race Riot .........................................90
What we get up to when we’re not putting
together the best mag in the world.

COLUMNISTS
Gary Johnson ................................ 128
Gaz has been busy loading up for the NW200.
Neave twins.................................. 126
Tom’s still watching Tim from the sidelines.

Christian Iddon ............................. 125
Will a broken hand scupper Iddon’s plans?
Steve Parrish................................. 130
Parrish’s take on all things bike-racing.

TESTS

COVER STORY
Sportsbike of The Year ................. 18
The biggest, toughest, fastest most
comprehensive sportsbike test on
the planet.

COVER STORY
Aprilia Tuono V4 vs
Triumph Speed Triple ................... 56
Can Triumph’s new steed take on the
almighty Tuono?

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II.......... 72
If you’re after some new rubber for fast
road riding or trackdays, these new Pirellis
might be just the ticket.

FEATURES
Get on track .................................. 50
Our guide to hiring a track bike for your
first or your fiftieth trackday.