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Performance Bikes December 2017

Performance Bikes is the magazine that helps YOU get the most from your very fast motorcycle. Every issue of PB comes PACKED with... - Exclusive stories on the best modified bikes in the world - Real-life experiences, journies and road-trips from our team of expert writers - Real-life stories from YOU, our readers - Road tests you can trust - Fab photography and a sense of humour that'll have you smiling as you read If you love fiddling with your bike as well as riding it, Performance Bikes is essential reading.

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THE DUCATI DESMOSEDICI has a real chance of claiming its first MotoGP title since 2007: even if Marquez comes out on top of the remaining rounds, the bike that two former MotoGP champions couldn’t tame is finally doing the business without Casey Stoner’s ability to bend any bike to his will. Not directly, anyway – he’s on the development team and has been helping Dovi understand it... ‘From being the factory bike nobody wanted, the Ducati leads development’ It’s brilliant: just a few years ago, MotoGP was processional, dull, and grids were dwindling as fast as viewing figures. But rule changes have had the desired effect: the title fight is between three riders, three manufacturers, with race wins and podiums even more wide open. But it’s not just the rules – Ducati’s appointment…

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...imagined as cartoon characters

CHRIS NEWBIGGING EDITOR chris@pbmag.co.uk Barney Gumble AUSTIN SMITH ART EDITOR austin@pbmag.co.uk Jiminy Cricket JOHN McAVOY ROAD TESTER editorial@pbmag.co.uk Desperate Dan MICHAEL RUTTER TRACK TESTER editorial@pbmag.co.uk Squidward MARK WHITE TECHNICIAN editorial@pbmag.co.uk Free Waterfall Jr JEREMY McWILLIAMS COLUMNIST editorial@pbmag.co.uk Dennis the Menace KAR LEE FORUM EDITOR editorial@pbmag.co.uk Sylvester the Cat CAROLINE BARRETT EDITORIAL ASSISTANT caz@pbmag.co.uk Tofu-eating Lion THANKS TO Al and Sarah at Ducati, Ronald Ten Kate, Domino’s Pizza (Corby), Mark at B&C, Dow Corning silicone sealant NO THANKS TO Rampant Christmas consumerism... already…

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camier gets ten kate honda wsb ride

LEON CAMIER is partnering up with the Ten Kate Honda World Superbike team for 2018, in a move both sides hope will bring them better results than 2017. Camier has ridden for the factory MV team since 2014, often impressing with his ability to get the ageing F4 and under-resourced team near the front, but never with the consistency he’s managed in the past with mainstream manufacturers. His 2017 season has been blighted by mechanical failures; and with the factory itself in constant financial turmoil, it’s a good time for him to jump ship. Not that he’s likely to have it easy – Ten Kate have suffered like most Honda superbike teams with a lack of development time. Bikes only arrived with teams weeks before the start of the season, and the new…

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fast news

TUNING LEGEND TONY SCOTT PASSES AWAY Master of the Honda V4, Tony Scott, has passed away following an illness. The Lancashire engine fettler is best known for his record extracting power from RC30s, building winning TT engines that surpassed even HRC’s efforts at times GSX-R ON TICK Suzuki are offering new GSX-R1000s on a 3% APR finance deal with a mere £1000 deposit. You can opt for a hire purchase deal or PCP deal, with payments as low as £129 a month depending how much you put down up front. Badger a dealer for SV650 IN A HAT This is an SV650X. It’s just like an SV650, but with a little hat on and some other cosmetic dooberries that apparently make it a café racer. Bet it’s not enough to compel you to crack the…

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jailed for wheelies

AN R6 RIDER has been jailed for eight months following a crap stunt show and other titting around on the M6. Pawel Zietowski was filmed on the northbound M6 towards Stafford services by an unmarked police car while pulling a series of botched wheelies, standing on the footpegs no-handed, fetching a mobile from his rucksack to take a selfie and hitting 117mph. As well the custodial for the extended show of poor judgement/ skill, he was also given a 28-month driving ban. On the upside, he’s not going to get asked for a hand-shandy in the prison showers after demonstrating that sort of throttle control... WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS JOHNNY REA SEALED his third World Superbike title on the bounce, with another dominant display of both his and the Kawasaki ZX-10R’s might at Magny…

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k-tech mt-07/09 shocks

WE’LL NEVER understand why the Yamaha MT-07 and MT-09 come with such terrible shocks as standard. We know they’re going to be basic, but two more poorly sprung/ damped OE shocks you couldn’t wish to find. Thankfully, Midlands shock masters K-Tech have a choice of solutions for both models – and, for that matter, the mechanically identical XSR retros. The Razor Lite shock features preload, rebound and ride height adjustment, while the remote reservoir-equipped Razor-R adds a compression damping dial to your options. Do yourself a favour – get it done! Price: £415 (Lite) £594 (R) Contact: www.ktechsuspension.co.uk…