March 2010 – Issue 232

Has Christmas left you with nothing but a bigger waistline, less money and a fading hangover? Well we have the cure (sort of).

What you need to do is buy a stunning cheap thriller, and ride the wheels off it. This will clear your head and help you lose weight. Sadly it won’t help the bank balance, but at least our headline offerings are a whole £10,000 cheaper than the latest crop of litre sportsbikes. So go crazy, and buy two.

There’s even a free sticker sheet on this issue to help cover up those inevitable little nicks and grazes you get on any used bike.

What are you waiting for – get down the shops!

So what’s in the issue then?

The Big Test
Cheap Thrills
£3,000 shootout: Suzuki SV650S v Honda CBR600RR v Suzuki GSX-R750 v Aprilia RSV 1000 R v Suzuki GSX-R1000
Mega bikes, for minimal money.

The Other Big Test
World Superbike Showdown
Alastair and BJ get to ride the best WSB and WSS bikes at Portimao – the lucky bastards…

LAUNCH
Suzuki RM-Z250
Got an urge to get dirty for 2010 – you could do a lot worse than consider Suzuki’s mental new middleweight motocrosser

LAUNCH
Aprilia RSV4 R – Again!
The second coming has, er, come. Aprilia have superglued the conrods back together and produced a winner

First UK Ride
BMW S 1000 RR
First ride on UK roads, plus full data and dynos

Great Expectations
The Perfect 2010, Sorted
New-boy Rootsy guides you to biking nirvana in 2010 with his top tips for a perfect year

Cracking One-Off
Barry Sheene’s 1975 RG500 XR14 V589
The genuine article, mixed with some lovely looking lasses

Race Feature – Ben Spies
The most talked about racer of 2009 talks exclusively to Fast Bikes about 2010

Plus: Steve Parrish, your Letters, Riding, Technical & Legal Masterclasses, five pages of new products, and much more…

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