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2017 Triumph Street Triple RS – First ride gallery!

Somehow, Triumph have made their Street Triple even better for 2017, and we were lucky enough to take it for a spin at the world launch in Spain on track and on road… Now without giving too much away, the Street Triple RS is epic. So we thought we’d share

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Sky and NOW TV customers on the verge of losing Eurosport

As if January wasn’t sh*t enough anyways, we’ve been thrown another massive curve ball due to an ongoing squabble between Sky and Discovery – a disaster for both British and World Superbikes. This means that if you have Sky or Now TV, you could be losing twelve channels: Discovery HD,

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Ducati Sales Up For 2016!

Ducati Motor Holding enjoyed yet another great year sales-wise in 2016, which saw 55,451 motorcycles delivered to their customers. This meant a 1.2% increase over their 2015 output, which means they’re still going in the right direction we guess! Obviously, this made Ducati CEO (and big cheese) Claudio Domenicali rather

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Marc Marquez – Red Bull MotoGP Snow Riding!

Yes indeed, in one of those ‘what can we do for PR during the winter’ campaigns, Red Bull talked Marc Marquez into riding his spike-shod RCV in the snow! Here’s the first quick clip… Then there’s the slightly extended version, featuring more riding clips – gotta give it to Marquez,

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New 2017 Triumph Street Triple 765!

Oh yes, Triumph have finally shown us what we’ve known has been coming for some time now – The new 2017 Triumph Street Triple range! And there’s not just one, but three versions of the larger 765cc naked hustlers available too, begging the question – which one would sir or

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Kawasaki Z650 – First ride teaser + specs!

For us, this bike as a lot to live up to; replacing the ER-6N is always going to be a tough job as it was such an easy, all round package and the ‘Z’ heritage is filled with 40 years of incredible machines – meaning a combination of the two

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Getting under the skin of the new Ariel Ace-R

As far as mentality goes – it’s all gone out the window in the creation the new Ariel Ace-R. Pure, unadulterated bike porn with some impressive figures to accompany… Engine: It doesn’t get much bigger than this – a 1267cc Honda V4 lump which bashes out 201BHP and 143NM torque,

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New 2017 Norton V4 SS & RR Superbikes!

Here at Fastbikes we have a lot of time for things that are fast, exclusive and absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. So when Norton announced their V4 SS & RR we were bloody excited, and for good reason. We delved into the details to see why you should be excited about this

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Ellison and Laverty sign for McAMS Yamaha

Team Traction Control are finally making the long awaited step up to the MCE British Superbike class for next season, signing James Ellison and Michael Laverty for their 2017 campaign – alongside Tarran Mackenzie in Supersport to become the factory backed squad for the coming season. Following their success with

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New 2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera!

It’s finally here, in full, after being leaked left right and centre over the last few weeks – the new 2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera! And it doesn’t disappoint either, with a specification worthy of a factory WSB or MotoGP hack and in some areas, it supersedes even those illustrious machines.

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Fast Bikes magazine is looking for a new Editor

The UK’s best sports bike magazine is looking for a new Editor. The perfect candidate will be an experienced journalist; organised, influential, and as good at planning, subbing, commissioning and briefing as they are at writing and riding faster-than-most without crashing. A geek-like knowledge of sports bikes past and present

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New 2017 Kawasaki Z1000 R!

With the range of Supernakeds growing ever more popular (and bonkers), it was only a matter of time until Kawasaki upped their game and finally gave its Z1000 a higher spec twin; behold, the Z1000 R edition. Here at Fast Bikes, we love the letter ‘R’ on anything; so it’s

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New 2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC!

Now, I can hear the muttering already that it’s just another reincarnation of the Dragster RR – but don’t be fooled by those similar aesthetics. Yes, she wears some jazzier clothes but MV have also given some sweet love performance wise as well (And this is the non-power sapping Euro

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Brand new Triumph on the way for 2017…

Alright, I know it’s not a brand new sports bike, but Triumph have released their take on the Bobber; the first of its kind from the new range. Taking the likes of Harley and Indian head on, Triumph have really gone to town on the new model, which is set

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The Greatest Roads In Britain Part 3 – With Dunlop

Part 3 of our Greatest Roads series, in association with Dunlop, is here! This time it’s Duke’s Pass on the A821 in Stirlingshire… Most decent biking roads are fabled routes etched into the minds of most motorcyclists. Even if you’ve not abused them, you’ll know about them, have had mates

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