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Performance Bikes January 2018

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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IT’S GREAT TO SEE V4s making a comeback. At this point, we’ve no idea how good the new Ducati is (though we have a fair idea...), but you clearly love it: all of the £35k ‘Speciale’ editions are sold already... ‘It’s a great insight into the RC45 at its best, and how it was used as a starting point for Honda’s RCV’ Why this hasn’t happened before is anyone’s guess: with MotoGP (and 500GP before that) dominated by V4s, the tech should have filtered down on a wider scale years ago. We’re so excited about it, we’re having a little party on paper for glorious V4s. Firstly, full details on the Duke (p8). Then we met up with Aaron Slight, PB reader Mick and his beautiful ex-Barros Suzuka RC45 (p57). Quite how it…

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famous on the internet

CHRIS NEWBIGGING EDITOR chris@pbmag.co.uk ‘Bad Santa’ fansite founding member AUSTIN SMITH ART EDITOR austin@pbmag.co.uk Strava KOM (set in a car) MICHAEL RUTTER TRACK TESTER editorial@pbmag.co.uk Name-checked in a porno MARK WHITE TECHNICIAN editorial@pbmag.co.uk Bernard Matthews hate group creator JOHN McAVOY ROAD TESTER editorial@pbmag.co.uk Viral ‘two girls, one cup’ reaction video JEREMY McWILLIAMS COLUMNIST editorial@pbmag.co.uk KTM spares (BNIB) JOHN BENNETT VLOGGER www.youtube.com/lambchoprides Skids, wheelies, prawn-breath KAR LEE FORUM EDITOR editorial@pbmag.co.uk Touting for catalogue modelling work CAROLINE BARRETT EDITORIAL ASSISTANT caz@pbmag.co.uk Banned from Trip Advisor THANKS TO Aaron Slight, Mick Loughlin, Clive Padgett (and his lovely staff), Gary from Bridgestone, Brittany Ferries…

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ducati panigale v4

TRINKETS Alcantara seat, datalogger kit and taller screen are all available for the super-exclusive Speciale BRING THE NOISE Speciale variant gets an Akrapovic system as part of its track-only upgrade above standard trim STAND OUT Just in case there’s any doubt, if your bike has the Tricolore paintjob, it cost you £34,995 DUCATI’S RUMOURED, teased and spy-shotted Panigale V4 is now a real thing. And what a thing: a claimed 211bhp, which should translate to 195-200bhp at the wheel based on the usual equation between claims/PB dyno figures, and 195kg wet. Ducati’s weight claims are usually pretty accurate. Apart from the mega-money, limited-edition Superleggera I and II, nothing else with headlights has managed a true 1:1 ratio, so the V4 will have the honour of being the first ‘normal’ road bike to achieve it. Even if you’re…

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panigale 959 corse

STILL THINK Ducatis should have no more than two cylinders? Fear not: the premium 959 Corse is available to satisfy your desires. s sameas regular 959 (as seen on p24, getting a Rutter Test drilling), but the Sachs shock and Showa BPF forks are left on a shelf in Borgo Panigale, and instead an Öhlins TTX36 shock and NIX30 fork set are slotted in, complete with a matching Swedish steering damper. It also has a lithium-ion battery and the road-legal Akrapovic silencers (usually only offered as an option) as standard. It’s claimed 2.5kg lighter than the standard bike. Paintwork is matt-finish Phillip Morris orange/white nicked from Dovi and Jorge’s MotoGP bikes, without the litany of sponsorship decals. To you sir? £15,895.…

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ducati multistrada 1260

THE BASE model 2018 Multistrada gets a capacity hike to 1262cc that brings a claimed peak output of 95lb.ft and 158bhp. It gets Bosch IMU electronic aids, while the ramped-up 1260 S model also benefits from semi-active suspension. But what’s really got our winkies tingling is the Pikes Peak edition (above), which adds to the S-spec package, with a quickshifter and auto-blipper, as well as an optional Termignoni exhaust and other carbon baubles. You’ll pay £14,295 for the stock 1260, and £17,195 for the S. The Pikes Peak price is still TBA.…

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ducati scrambler 1100

THE SCRAMBLER 1100 is a mild surprise: the air-cooled 2v motor was seemingly consigned to the past, replaced by 4v liquid-cooled lumps better able to keep a lid on noise and emissions. But it has cleaned up its act, and is motivating a proper man’s version of the funky retro Scrambler with 86bhp and 65lb.ft of torque, which is largely maintained over a large spread of the rev range. There’s also a Sport version with Öhlins suspension. The rest is a scaled-up version of the 800cc original, with Bosch cornering ABS, ride modes and TC making it a modern ride with 1960s styling. It’s £10,695 (£12,295 for the Sport): a lot of funky retro fun for the cash. Now, if we could have a Monster with a pepped-up version of the…