November 2016 – Issue 320

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8 2017 NEW MACHINERY REVEALED
Say hello to a new Suzuki GSX-R1000, Honda Fireblade, new beemers and much more new metal!

22 TRIUMPH THRUXTON R
Our first shot on Triumph sexual retro machine. It’s perplexing, we’ll give it that!

40 DON’T CALL US LIGHTWEIGHT
MT-07 takes on KTM’S Duke 690, a Kwak ER-6F and SV650

54 KIDS IN RACING
How to ensure your child becomes MotoGP world champion. It’s easy. Ish

60 CALIFORNIA LOVE
Rootsy heads to Cadwell as part of Operation Fast – his bid to get quicker on track

64 ADDICTION
A droolsome super trick Aprilia RSV-4 R-FW APX Race for your delectation

70 LIN JARVIS
Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s boss on what it’s like to run the Yamaha squad

IT’S THE NEWS

8 UPFRONT
2017’s bikes have landed. Read all about ‘em

GEARED UP

22 PRODUCTS
The latest in top kit gets a good going over

GET IT FIRST

124 SUBSCRIBE
Get that winning feeling by getting Fast Bikes delivered every month – with 20 per cent off!

THE KNOWLEDGE

78 USED BUYER’S GUIDE
The 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R falls under our microscope, and what a good buy it is too

MASTERCLASS

90 RIDING
Keith Code takes us to the threshold – whever that might be. Fancy exploring where it is?

92 TECHNICAL
Working on your bike? You need the best paddock stands you can afford

95 LEGAL
Andrew Dalton answers yet more woes

YOUR LIFE ON BIKES

96 CHATTER
It’s laugh a minute with you lot!

98 TRAVEL AND TRACKS
The world is a big place – go ride it!

OUR LIFE ON BIKES

100 STAFF BIKES
What a busy month it has been for the fleet – what were you expecting for summer?

•Kawasaki ZX-10R •MV Agusta F3 800 •KTM Super Duke R •Yamaha MT-10 •Ducati Monster R •Triumph Speed Triple R •Suzuki GSX-S1000F

RACE SECTION

112 PIT PASS
The season starts hotting up from here

116 RACE FEATURE
How Alvaro Bautista and Maverick Vinales are enjoying their differing seasons

COLUMNISTS

127 JAMES ELLISON
Seasons don’t get more frustrating than this

129 CHAZ DAVIES
The ups and downs of racing in Germany

130 STEVE PARRISH
Pontification at its finest from Stavros

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