February 2017 – Issue 323

KTM 1290 Super Duke R
The Austrians hit back, turning the naked beast into something befitting the name. Rootsy heads to Qatar to find out more…

Yamaha MT-09
We like nothing better than a day on any of Yamaha’s MT range. The new MT-09 offers more of the same – we’re up for that!

Kawasaki Z650
Taking a famous old name and blending it with the best bits of an ER-6 sounds like a good plan to us! Pretty Boy tests it in Spain.

Hypersports
There was once a time when the Kawasaki ZZR, be it 12 or 14, and the Suzuki Hayabusa ruled the roads. But those days are long gone now, so are these bikes still relevant? We find out more by unleashing them in the wild.

Swiss Alps
Rootsy and Dangerous Bruce get to ride the very best roads in europe. again and again…

Addiction
A lesson in how to turn a humble R1 into an R7.

Naked North West
Just because you’ve not got a fairing doesn’t mean that you can’t see the world. Beej takes the troops to the NW200.

IT’S THE NEWS

Upfront
Lots of new bikes and exclusive interviews.

GEARED UP

Products
We round up the best protection you can clothe yourself in, plus lots more new kit.

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THE KNOWLEDGE

Used Buyer’s Guide
Triumph’s Daytona 650 was hardly a triumph, but it still makes for an interesting used buy.

MASTERCLASS

Riding
Keith Code points you in the right direction to become faster and safer on two wheels.

Technical
JHS James sorts more bike problems out…

Legal
More malaise soothed by our legal eagle…

YOUR LIFE ON BIKES

Chatter
The electronic mailbag was full of mirth…

Travel and tracks
Where to go fast around the planet!

OUR LIFE ON BIKES

Staff bikes
We say our fond farewells to some of the parting fleet. Sniff, sniff, it’s been emotional!

Kawasaki ZX-10R • Yamaha MT-10 • Triumph Speed Triple • Suzuki GSX-S1000F

RACE SECTION

Pit pass
We solve the WSB problem in an instant!

Race feature
We chat with the winning Mackenzie clan!

COLUMNISTS

Dangerous Brod
A tough season sees some home truths.

Chaz Davies
Testing, testing, testing!

Steve Parrish
Steve of the FB parish pontificates…

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