Further enhance your biking summer with the new issue of Fast Bikes Magazine. Yep, the ‘Summer’ issue of the UK’s best sportsbike publication is in the shops right now and available to download in glorious digital format, complete with additional content and videos.
Apologies for the lack of recent social media and www.mortonsdirect.co.uk/fastbikes action: we’ve been away conducting the 2014 Sportsbike of the Year, which you’ll have to wait until 22nd July to enjoy. In the meantime, the new issue features the bikes that didn’t quite make the grade. Kawasaki’s ZX-6R, Yamaha’s YZF-R1 and the Suzuki GSX-R750 all play second best in their respected classes but make up the big test this month. We also complied a wish list: what we’d do to improve the current crème of fully-faired sportsbikes.
The latest round of the Rider Cup pitches the all-new Honda VFR800 against Triumph’s not-so-new Sprint GT. Other models sampled by the Fast Bikes wrecking crew include Yamaha’s MT-125: an all-new trick learner that packs way more than you imagine.
Feature wise, there’s a pictorial celebration of the 2014 Isle of Man TT, we take a closer look as the best classic tracks in Britain, and just how much does a rider’s weight effect racing? With the help of 22-stone legend Phil Crowe and World Supersport racer, Fraser Rogers, we capture some concrete data to analyse.
There’s the usual sumptuous regulars, as Teapot One edges closer to home; all the latest riding, technical and legal clinics; used guide is Honda’s FireBlade 954; we grab Ten Minutes with Scott Smart; the Fast Bikes longterm fleet gets a further bulging. And celebrating 20 years of existence is the Ducati 916, we’ve got two gorgeous examples in our Addiction pages this month.
Summer’s race feature is an exclusive interview with Colin Edwards. Needless to say, Colin furnished us with some epic quotes. Regular columnists Chaz Davies and Steve Parrish join Martin Jessopp, as the TT rookie lines up on Bray Hill for the first time.
Summer just got hotter, baby!