January 2010 Issue

January 2010 including : The Big Test EVOLUTION, The Other Big Test Mega Muscle, The Secret Life Of Oil Lube Me Up, Skills Academy Advanced Road Rider

The Big Test
The very best bikes from each engine configuration go head-to-head against their ancestors – it’s the ultimate New v Used test: 07 YZF-R1 v 09 YZF-R1, RSV4 Factory v RSV1000R, 07 Fireblade v 09 Fireblade, 999 vs 1198.


The Other Big Test
Mega Muscle
The aging muscle bikes flex once again, alongside a new rival, to see which one really has the biggest guns – XJR1300 v CB1300F v Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

Aprilia’s RSV4 R breaks cover, and rather a lot of con-rods. Read all about it…

Ducati release a baby brother for the Hypermotard – the 796 – and it’s a belter.


Triumph give the Rocket III a bit more of an aggressive stance.

The Secret Life Of Oil
Lube Me Up
Our boy Fagan delves into the world of lubrication – not for the first time – to see just what the golden stuff does for your motor.

Skills Academy
Advanced Road Rider
Moby and A-Force go back to school to learn how to be faster, smoother, and safer on the road. Forget the fluro-jacketed wannabe copper stereotypes, this is all about getting more out of your bike, and yourself.


Cracking One-Off
BMW S 1000 RR
We take a close-up look at the new BMW superbike, in readiness for the launch in the next issue.



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