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Fast Bikes

April 2019

Every issue of Fast Bikes is fuelled with high-octane definitive sportsbike tests, hardcore riding and invaluable 'regulars' too. In depth insider news, behind the scenes race features, practical and usable advice in the Riding, Bike and Legal Masterclass sections, and exclusive columns from current MotoGP, World and British Superbike racers. It’s an unmissable package

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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go nuts!

Is it just me, or has the world become softer than a tub of Mr Whippy ice cream? I had an epic childhood, full of risk, dirt and, typically, some ratty field bike, which bruised me and my brothers to high heaven on any given weekend. Crashing was all part of the fun, and the more spectacular the tumble, the more respect we got for it. It never did me any harm, despite what my doctor says, and the memories made are the kind that stay with you forever. It’s sad to think that people nowadays frown upon such antics, insisting on safety first and pleasure last… if at all. It’s a plague that’s spread the world over, limiting the chance for future generations to know what it feels…

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ducati sales on the up

Ducati have just released their 2018 sales figures, and it’s fair to say they didn’t have a bad year, with 53,004 machines being delivered to customers around the globe.It wasn’t just the overall sales figures that are pretty impressive, because Ducati’s Panigale actually came out as the world’s best-selling machine in the superbike segment, so much so, that one in four of the machines sold in the sector was, in fact, a Panigale, with 9,700 of the machines flying out of Bologna and into your hands."In 2018 we achieved stability, and the year was positive both in terms of business and racing,” said CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, Claudio Domenicali. “We won numerous MotoGP races and developed an exceptional bike. In short, the solidity of the company remains undisputed,…

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suzuki unleash new finance offers

Should you fancy a new Suzuki in time for summer, you might want to check out their new finance deals to give you an easier time. If you’re on the hunt for a new litre machine, they’re offering the BSB race-winning GSX-R1000R on a 0% finance job with a magnitude of PCP deals, while the rest of the range is available under their ‘2, 3, 4’ offer. This means that you lovely lot can tailor your finance deals however you like. As an example, a GSX-S1000 can be had for just £105.98 per month, with a deposit or trade-in of £2000. The offers are available until the March 31, 2019, so don’t wait on it. ■…

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ducati’s electric mountain bike hits dealers

Wait, what? Yeah, Ducati have just released their own electric pedal-assisted mountain bike, dubbed the MIG-RR.Co-developed by Ducati and Thok Ebikes, the E-bike has a load of big bucks components, including a Shimano Steps E8000 motor with 504Wh battery, FOX Factory Kashima suspension, 4-caliper Shimano Saint brakes, Mavic wheels, carbon fibre Renthal handlebars, and a livery specially developed by D-Perf, owned by the legend that is Aldo Drudi.They’re available now, and will set you back about £5,500. ■…

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ten minutes with... sam sunderland

How did you become a factory rider? It wasn’t easy. I ditched my job and moved to Dubai at 19. I had a lot of advice from people around me to not make that leap of faith. I’d just done a lift engineer apprenticeship and had a stable job, and sacked it off to work in a showroom selling motorbikes and race at the weekend. It was balls-ey. I had no plan, as I was racing MX in the UK and just wanted to try and make a career. The training and riding worked. How do you train? At first I was training a lot for motocross. with a lot of fitness, cardio and long hours on a bicycle, just anything I could. After a while I got…

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tried out

ARMR HARADA S TESTED BY: Martin MILES: 250 TIME: 3 Months PRICE: RRP £349.99 WEB: www.tri-motive.com I’m not sure about you lot, but when anyone starts talking about budget or cheap leathers, I come out in a cold sweat as I’m taken back to my early biking days, where the only thing I could afford was a horrendous Frank Thomas 2pc suit in Kawasaki green. Thankfully though, nowadays the budget and cheap options available are not only a lot sexier, but also are of a much higher quality than before, which gives the first-time rider a lot more confidence and protection. This Armr suit is one of two…

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