Fast Bikes – Issue 236

If all this sunshine is making your sportsbike gland itchy, you better hot-foot it down the newsagents and buy the only known cure – Fast Bikes magazine. Liberal application will prevent symptoms becoming irritating, but can induce long periods of riding, retail therapy and dangerously long periods of self-indulgent behaviour and happiness.

So what’s in the mag then?

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Tests:
The Perfect Storm – Suzuki GSX-R750 v Yamaha YZF-R6 v Ducati 848 Dark
Got £9,000 put aside for a new 1000cc sportsbike, only to find that everyone’s put their prices up? Don’t despair, here’s three ass-kicking alternatives guaranteed to get you grinning.

Upgrade Parade – Battle of the Twins
Deciding between Ducati’s 1198 and KTM’s RC8 is hard enough, but then what about the ‘S’ and ‘R’ variants? Are they worth the extra coin? We test them all to bring you answers…

Half-pint Fight – 250cc Sportsbikes
Deciding between Ducati’s 1198 and

Launch
Suzuki GSX1250 FA
Suzuki’s new budget big bike has landed – and it’s a hell of a lot of bike for the buck, too.

Leftfield
Suzuki M800 IntruderIt’s a cruiser ‘lite’, except that it’s pretty bloody heavy

10 minutes with…
Winfried Kerschhaggl
Mr WP Suspension reveals a revolution for WP’s future.

Tyre Launches
Bridgestone BT-023
Metzeler Interact M5 – Part II

Electronic Revolution
Our Friends Electric

The rise and rise of electronics on our bikes has made us all look like riding gods – we look at the cunning stunts that make our bikes ballistic.

Cracking One-Off
Awesome stealth GSX-R750 K7 – proof that you don’t need a Thou’ to blow your balls off

Race Feature
Cal Cructhlow – Dark Horse
He’s got the skills to be the UK’s next international superstar, say hello to Cal Crutchlow.

Plus: Steve Parrish, your letters, Riding, Technical & Legal Masterclasses, five pages of new products, James Toseland’s monthly column, and much more…


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