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ISSUE 343 AUGUST 2018

IT’S THE NEWS!
Upfront ........................................... 10
All the tastiest biking titbits.

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

THE KNOWLEDGE
Used Buyer’s Guide.........................72
Everything you need to know about buying
a 2003-2008 Suzuki SV1000S.

MASTERCLASS
Legal................................................79
Don’t let your insurance company give
you the run-around after a crash.

Track Attack....................................90
How to master the best of British circuits.
This month: Croft.

Track Craft ......................................94
Dean Ellison talks us through what you
should be eating and drinking on a trackday.
Know Your.......................................96
Sprockets. How altering your gearing can
transform your ride.

YOUR LIFE ON BIKES
Addiction.........................................60
Lewis High shows off his pristine BMW
S1000RR.

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 latest adventures!

OUR LIFE ON BIKES
Staff Bikes.......................................99
More models, more miles and more mods.
•Kawasaki Ninja 400 •Suzuki GSX-S1000
•Yamaha R1M •Yamaha YZF-R6
•Yamaha YZF-R1M •Suzuki GSX-R1000
•KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

RACE SECTION
Pit Pass.......................................... 106
The lowdown on BSB, WSBK and MotoGP.
The Superbike King ..................... 110
We caught up with Jonathan Rea to find out
what it’s like being the best Superbike racer
in the world.
Race Riot ....................................... 116
What we get up to when we’re not putting
together the best mag in the world.

COLUMNISTS
Neave twins.................................. 119
Tom’s on a high after a good run at Knockhill.
Gary Johnson ................................ 120
Settling back into life after the IoM TT .

TESTS

COVER STORY

Triple Treat .................................... 18
MV Agusta Brutale 800RR vs Yamaha MT-09
SP vs Triumph Street Triple RS.

COVER STORY
Aprilia RSV4 Factory Works.......... 34
Bruce flew to Mugello for a fly round on the
new winged Aprilia.
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800
Lusso SCS...................................... 50
Carl’s been to the launch of the new F3 800
powered MV sport tourer.

FEATURES
Private, i ........................................ 44
Boothy’s just come home from competing
as a privateer at the 2018 Isle of Man TT
Races and tells us all about his experience.
Party in the Park........................... 66
Were you at our very own Fast Bikes
Trackday? If not, why not?.
Christian Iddon ............................. 121
Sofa surfing and sheet piling with the BSB rider.
Steve Parrish................................. 122
Parrish’s take on all things bike-racing.