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Fast Bikes - Issue 342


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 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
Everything you need to know about buying
a Ducati 848.

MASTERCLASS
Legal................................................79
Why it’s wise not to go sharing your bike.

Track Attack....................................90
Our guide to mastering the best of British
circuits. This month it’s Castle Combe.

Track Craft ......................................94
Dean Ellison tells us how to improve our
track riding.

Know Your.......................................96
Crash protection, and why it could save you
big bucks…

YOUR LIFE ON BIKES
Addiction.........................................60
We go old school with a Suzuki Katana.

Chatter ............................................80
It’s only fair we give the best readers in
the world a couple of pages of their own!

You &Yours.....................................82
All of your adventures!

OUR LIFE ON BIKES
Staff Bikes.......................................99
Things are starting to get tasty in the termer
section.
•Kawasaki Ninja 400 •Yamaha R1M
•Suzuki GSX-R1000R •Yamaha R6
•KTM 1290 Super Duke •Suzuki GSX-S750

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

COVER STORY
The Cal Crutch-show ................... 110
We get the lowdown on Crutchlow’s season
so far!

Race Riot ....................................... 116
What we get up to when we’re not putting
together the best mag in the world.

COLUMNISTS
Neave twins.................................. 119
Tim’s burning his excuse book.

Gary Johnson ................................ 120
Gaz is on the TT hype.

TESTS

COVER STORY

Un-identical twins ........................ 18
We put the KTM RC8R and Aprilia RSV-R
Mille to the test.

COVER STORY
BMW HP4 Race ............................ 36
BMW let us rag their £68,000 beast.
Yamaha MT Tracer launch ............ 55
We sent Boothy off to see if the MT Tracer
is our cup of tea.

FEATURES
Frame tech.................................... 42
One of the most important features on a
bike – but do you know your carbon from
your aluminium?

Reader’s Ride ................................ 48
Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 K5 is order of the
month.

Christian Iddon ............................. 121
Getting his lowdown on the TT.

Steve Parrish................................. 122
Parrish’s take on all things bike-racing.

Schooled for Success ................... 66
We head back to school with
James Whitham