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2016 Yamaha MT-10 Longtermer – Video Catchup!

We’ve just a few months left with our longterm Yamaha MT-10, and it’s been utterly brilliant, so here’s a quick round-up of what we’ve done to her thus far… Episode 1 – Time for some noise! BJ takes the bike to SP Engineering to get the first of two SP

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Life of a racer… Blog 11!

Jesus, here we are, getting psyched up for the last round of 2016. Feels like only yesterday I was spewing letters on a word document about how awesome testing was; and now we are at the end of the road. Brands is always a mental weekend for us as its

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Life of a racer… Blog 10!

Still buzzing from Oulton, our next venture was the completely bonkers TT Circuit Assen; or the Cathedral of Speed as it’s so beautifully known. One of the best tracks on our calendar and indeed in the world for the next round of the Ducati Tri-Options Cup… It’s also one of

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Life of a racer… Blog 9!

We’re coming into the closing stages of the season now, and it’s about time I pulled my finger out. Yeah, we got points two rounds on the trot but with 2017 starting to loom over us, we need some REALLY good results before the final chequered flag drops at Brands

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The life of a racer… Blog 8!

Past the halfway point in the season, and it’s really time to pull the finger out now. We had a decent time at Thruxton onboard the Freeman Harris Solicitors Ducati 899, but in order to keep that momentum up, we need to keep on racking in that feeling. So after

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The life of a racer… Blog 7!

So a huge crash and engine blow up down already this year, we got ourselves together for the next (and fastest) round on the calendar: Thruxton. Thankfully, after Donington we managed to get the bike straight up to Wilf and the team at Moto Rapido, who worked their wonders on

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The life of a racer… Blog 6!

WE FOUND IT. After chasing our tails all weekend at Brands, we finally found what makes all the difference in getting that sweet spot on the bike. Two inches of foam on the tank, which pushes me back and completely changes my riding position. Mad isn’t it? So with that,

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The life of a racer… Blog 5!

Okay, we survived Silverstone. By the skin of our teeth but we did it! We now had a bit of time to regroup now, before the home round at Brands Hatch. This meant all the necessary prep; finally getting hold of a (ridiculously expensive) tank from Italy, getting new pegs

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The life of a racer… Blog 4!

WE MADE IT TO SILVERSTONE! If you read my last blog, you’d of seen I made a bit of a mess. We ended up taking the bike back in a bunch of pieces wondering if it was all just a big nightmare. Yet, somehow, after a week of hard work

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The life of a racer…Blog 3!

Two days of testing before round one – What could possibly go wrong? If you read my last blog, you’d of seen that we had the two official British Superbike tests at Silverstone and Donington Park, before heading back to Silverstone for round one a week later. After some sweet

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The Life Of A Racer… Blog 2!

Testing testing 1,2,3! Before the UK weather starts to cheer up a little, it’s always a great idea to head out somewhere sunny for a few days getting acclimatised at going round in circles at silly speeds; while making sure everything mechanically is fine and dandy. And who doesn’t love

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The life of a racer… Blog 1!

Before we start, my name is Carl and I’m a 20 year old youth from south of the river. I love loud music, scoring a bit of work with Fast Bikes, doing stupid things and I have ridiculous hair; which is alright if it’s stuffed in a helmet! This season

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Planet Knox – ‘Leonard Wax’ Jacket Review

Knox – ‘Leonard Wax’ Jacket Review Another impressive piece of work from the finest purveyors of specialist protection, Planet Knox, needed a good going over. So, over to Charlie for more! Back in issue 274 of Fast Bikes we featured Planet Knox in a piece detailing the Best of British

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Ian’s Yamaha R6 Blog – Insurance Tips

Ian’s Yamaha Blog – Insurance Tips (& Tipples) Our intrepid longtermer competition winner delves into the murky world of insurance, including some tips of the trade, and some examples of how much a Yamaha R6 may be for you to insure. Over to you, Ian…   I don’t know about

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