The new issue of Fast Bikes is in the shops – digital and analogue – so form a disorderly queue and get your copy now. Why? Because is utterly packed with bikes galore.
For a start, we feature the new Honda RC213V-S. This is Honda’s first MotoGP replica after making some ace WSB homologation specials. The launch was in Valencia and it was a proper opportunity to see whether the conversion to road use has worked.
Then it’s more MotoGP marketplace action, with the British built DR-Moto. We paid a visit to the Milton Keynes unit where this very special bike is being built to see what goes into making a bike that could line up alongside the likes of Valentini Rossi and Marc Marquez.
And if you’ve still got some loose change in your pocket, then our used bike test features the splendid Ducati Desmosedici. It’s getting on a bit now, but has proved popular second hand – so that’s why we put it under the microscope.
Want more? How about a shot on Guy Martin’s TT racer. Yup, we went back to Valencia to see what it’s like to pilot a 222bhp bike round track – and just imagine what it’s like over on the Isle of Man.
Then we take to the strip to see what a Kawasaki H2R will do at Santa Pod. It then went to the dyno room, where it tried to jump off it, and then we lovingly looked at this amazing piece of machinery.
Topping and tailing all of this fantastic content is all of your favourite features, a round up of very sexy wheels, we speak to John Hopkins, take a trip to Valentino Rossi’s home town of Tavullia, there’s a luscious KTM RC8 R making it into our addiction pages – and lots more. Head to pocketmags for the digital edition, otherwise Sainsburys, Tescos, Asda and WHSmiths should see the best bike mag in the land stocked on the shelves.