The racing weekend round-up: MotoGP

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at 11:36am April 11 2016
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This weekend we had MotoGP from Austin, Texas, for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. So what (and who) went down? Who were the winners and losers? We give you a definitive round up of it all right here… Okay, it may not have been the greatest race in the world, but it […]

Circuit of Wales future in doubt after £357M worth of cuts…

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at 07:10pm April 6 2016
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After an abundance of doubt and hearsay, it has today been announced that the Welsh Government has pulled the plug on £357M worth of funding for the GP style circuit, after concerns of its financial return. Although insurance company Aviva were expected to back the project, the prospect of an awesome looking track in Wales […]

British Superbike test round up – Advantage who?

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at 09:54am April 2 2016
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This Winter has seem some of the most strenuous testing plans I’ve ever seen. A whole host of teams throwing copious amounts of rubber at the tarmac in return for that miniscule advantage; and it’s showing. At Donington (just testing remember) the top boys went quicker than the qualifying pace last year, which means this […]

MotoGP Preview – Who will reign supreme in Argentina?

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at 04:45pm March 30 2016
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It may be 1-0 to Jorge Lorenzo but, as we saw last year, the Termas De Rio Honda circuit can throw up some big surprises. How quickly will the factory boys be able set up the new electronics? How well will the Michelin’s hold up at a track they haven’t tested on? Will the non-aliens […]

May 2016 Issue Out Now!

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at 07:04am March 30 2016
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Rejoice, Fast Bikes fans, because the May 2016 issue of the mag is now done and dusted, and you’ll be able to read about everything we’ve poured into the latest issue to ensure that you’ll have 132 pages of awesomeness to enjoy. So what’s in it? For a start, we’ve got the three most important […]

The Life Of A Racer… Blog 2!

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at 05:50pm March 25 2016
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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 a little holiday? If you’ve […]

A ‘not-so-little’ 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Team Test Preview

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at 02:44pm March 24 2016
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Although the first wheels won’t spin on a race weekend till the 8th April at Silverstone, the season-long battle really starts next week where the vast majority of riders line up for two days of official testing on Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st, at Silverstone and Donington respectively. This will be the first time many […]

The life of a racer… Blog 1!

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at 04:20pm March 22 2016
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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 I’ll be racing #17 in […]

I, Superbiker – Clash Of Nations review

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at 05:29pm March 21 2016
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The annual big screen take on the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship emerges once again: worth a watch or glorified season review? Sitting comfortably in a quaint little cinema, bottle of Peroni in hand and feet up on a little footstool waiting for the film to begin, things can either go one way or the […]

Fast Bikes April 2016 – Out Now

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at 11:40am March 1 2016
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The latest issue of Fast Bikes is out now – and weighing down a newsagent’s shelf ready for you to pick up its 132 pages of awesomeness! The start of any year tends to get us all thinking about our weight – and we’re no different at Fast Bikes. It’s just that we start thinking […]

Exclusive podcast – The Pete Hickman interview

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at 04:59pm February 29 2016

We sat down with Mr Peter Hickman to have a chat about his stellar season last year, and his ambitions for 2016 on board the JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10R. What was intended to be a ten minute chat turned out to be a half hour pot of gold. It’s well worth listening to the lot! […]

Jonny’s Suzuki GSX-S1000F Longtermer – Video Catch Up

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at 03:13pm February 14 2016
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Our intrepid snapper, Jonny Gawler, has enjoyed his life as a novice born-again biker thus far, and also the Suzuki GSX-S1000F in his care, too. We managed to talk our regular snapper Jonny into getting back into bikes properly, after nearly twenty years of photographing them, rather than riding them. First up we stuck him […]

1,500 Miles to Portimao – Sportsbike Touring Video

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at 04:08pm February 7 2016
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Touring on the best sportsbikes on the planet? Easy… Last summer a few of us rode down to Portimao for our big 2015 ‘Sportsbike Of The Year’ event. BJ led the group, which consisted of himself on a BMW S 1000 RR, and three touring virgins. Gary from Bridgestone on Yamaha’s R1M, reader Dan on […]

2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 – Five Things

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at 01:03pm February 2 2016
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MV Agusta’s new Brutale 800 is one impressive motorcycle…   With the recent launch of MV Agusta’s new Brutale 800 done and dusted, here are five things that strike us about the enigmatic naked triple.   1 – A well sorted chassis makes a huge difference: Not that the last Brutale, in 800 or 675cc […]

MV Agusta Extends Trade-In Bonus Offer

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at 11:30am January 22 2016
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MV Agusta have extended their trade-in bonus scheme, following a fantastic year of sales in the UK for the iconic Italian brand. You can see the advert below these very words right here… It’s a way of celebrating a terrific 2015, and another incentive to get more of you lot onto MV metal. Putting the […]

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