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Practical Sportsbikes October 2019

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Practical Sportsbikes magazine is about buying, fixing, restoring and riding sportsbikes from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Every issue of PS – the magazine home of new-wave Japanese and Italian classics – is packed with: - The most inspiring and ingenious reader restorations - The most in-depth road tests and buyers’ guides - Unmissable workshop tips and how-to features Practical Sportsbikes gets under the skin of the bikes that really matter to our readers and explains how best to maintain, rebuild and enjoy them. So if you’re in to sportsbikes from the 1970-1990s, PS is essential reading.

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practical sportsbikes welcome

I think I might have picked up a speeding fine this month: caught out by a newly-installed camera on a familiar road. No point moaning – there’s a sign with the limit on it, it’s up to me what I do with that information... and I enjoyed the throttle of a powerful bike a little too much. While I nervously await an NIP, I contemplated how I might avoid getting in the same situation again, whille still enjoing being on a bike. Let’s face it, if you wanted to go at 50mph in a line of traffic crawling across the landscape, you may as well be in a box with the radio and air-con blowing. I concluded I’d been making less and less effort to find decent roads – it’s too…

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the team

Damian Smith Art Editor Reached new heights of mechanical proficiency, managing to remove one whole fairing fastener from his beloved Thundercat before fear and confusion set in. damian.smith@pspb.co.uk Mark Graham Production Editor MG and CN leapt to Damo’s rescue and ridicule, simultaneously completing the service of his Yamaha, and mocking our poor Art Ed into a week-long huff. mark.graham@pspb.co.uk Alan Seeley Technical Editor Always looking for the next improvement for his 900SS, Alan now desires a set of ‘spaghetti’ headers. We suggested a bucket and sponge might be a good first move. alan.seeley@pspb.co.uk Gary Hurd Workshop Consultant Fitter by the day, Gary is now training for a Tough Mudder athletic event. Weekends are spent wading through the village pond, bare chested, like a beer-bellied Rambo. editorial@pspb.co.uk John McAvoy Road Tester Has been providing literary assitance to Michael Rutter for…

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rutter’s ramblings

And now… almost 30 years after he started racing motorbikes, Michael Rutter has finally put pen to paper. Or rather PSPB’s Johnny Mack has on his behalf. That’s right he’s written Rutter’s life story – a biography, no less. Being of a certain age, Rutter doesn’t share the current generation of racers’ obsession with living their life on Twitter. The story of Rutter’s life as the son of TT race winner and four times TTF1 World Champion Tony Rutter, and his own life as a professional motorcycle racer and TT race winner himself is, until now, untold. We’ve had a sneak peek at The Life of a Racer, and will be serializing it over the next couple of issues in the lead up to its launch in early October. If you’re…

1 min
there’s a limit

And the limit is 765 units for Europe, Asia and the rest of the world (and another 765 for Canada and ’Murca). Triumph’s new Daytona Moto2™ 765 Limited Edition is out now, and it’s no surprise the firm want to capitalize on the glory of being a Grands Prix engine supplier. To this end they bring us a Moto2™-derived 765cc across three cylinders “designed by the same expert team that developed the Moto2™ engine”. The 78 x 53.38mm triple knocks out a claimed 128bhp at 12,250rpm and 59lb.ft at 9750rpm through six-speeds with an up and down quickshifter. The chassis is of course bristling with goodness in the form of Öhlins NIX30 forks and a TTX36 rear shock and Brembo Stylema four-pot monobloc calipers. And if it’s electronics you get off on,…

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ps book club...

If you fancy some splendidly jaundiced and splenetic reading matter you could do much worse than Simon Smith’s Wasted reflections On Fate + Chance. Angry and unabashed it contains strong language and dark cartoons. £7.99 inc. P&P only by cheque or PO from Simon Smith, Box 214, 21 Clarence Street, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4SU. Allow three weeks for delivery. An exclusively mail problem… If you have been experiencing difficulties sending emails to PSPB it’s not your fault. The PS mailbox (formerly psortsbikes@bauermedia. co.uk) was supposed to become editorial@pspb.co.uk, but the transfer of names and addresses got stuck in nerdworld for weeks but should now be functioning properly as editorial@pspb.co.uk. Therefore, if you have sent us pictures of your beautiful builds and we have not responded in any way, please don’t be offended. Please resend…

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spaghetti junctions for 900ss

Ducati aficionados should understand the performance benefits of a so-called ‘spaghetti’ exhaust system, where a convoluted rear header gives a tuned length to match the long run of the front. MADASL Racing can supply headers for the carburated Ducati 900SS from £700 and now offer link pipes and silencers to complement the header system. Titanium oval silencers are supplied direct by Pipeworx to MADASL and modified in-house to attach to genuine Ducati brackets. The complete system is available for the carburettor model 900SS in high and low-level versions from £1300. MADASL Racing can also supply link pipes and silencers to fit standard headers in high and low versions from £550. Later injected Ducati 900SS models will be catered for soon as will the 851/888. Systems are available direct from MADASL Racing (www.MADASL.co.uk)…