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Fast Bikes October 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

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
that time again

How’s your month been? We’ve had a crazy time here at Fast Bikes, riding more models than Boothy’s had hot women, and clocking sufficient miles to put us on a climate change hit-list (don’t tell them where we live!). It’s been a right laugh. Some stuff you won’t get to see for a few issues, but hopefully you’ll enjoy the good times we’ve got to show you within these very pages, travelling here, there and everywhere in our bid to deliver you the best sportsbike mag on the market. It’s a depressing thought, but autumn is nearly upon us, as the occasional grey skies and downpours of the wet stuff go to validate. The question is, have you made the most of the year? What else would you have chosen to…

1 min.
(properly) unveil their daytona moto2 765 limited edition

Yes, we all knew it was coming, but Triumph have finally uncovered all the details on what they describe as ‘the ultimate edition’ of the legendary Daytona – and it looks like an absolute corker. So we do we start? Well, it’s got to be with that absolute peach of an engine. Powered by the 765cc triple that we’ve all come to love, the Daytona will make 130ps peak power at 12,250rpm, with 80Nm of torque available at 9,750rpm. It’s not just the standard engine from the Street Triple though; oh no. The Daytona engine has been designed by the same team that developed the genuine Moto2 engine, and they’ve made monumental changes: titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, MotoGPTM-spec DLC coated gudgeon pins, new cam profiles, new intake trumpets, modified con…

1 min.
tech data

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder Capacity 765cc Bore stroke 78 x 53.38 Compression 12.9:1 Max power 130PS at 12,250rpm Max torque 80Nm at 9,750rpm System Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system. Stainless steel underbody primary silencer. Arrow titanium secondary silencer Final drive Chain Clutch Wet Multiplate Gearbox 6-speed with Triumph Shift Assist Frame Front - Aluminium beam twin spar Rear - 2-piece high pressure die cast Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy Front wheel Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in Rear wheel Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5in Front tyre 120/70 ZR17 Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17 Front suspension Öhlins 43mm upside down NIX30 forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping Rear suspension Öhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock with piggy back reservoir, adjustable, rebound and compression damping Front brake Brembo Stylema® 4 piston…

4 min.

Being perhaps the worst kept secret (but most exciting proposition) to emanate from our friends over at Hinckley, the rumours of a swansong Daytona 765 have well and truly found form, as we learned first-hand during its official unveiling at Silverstone MotoGP. That’s also where we caught up with the British brand’s chief engineer Stuart Wood, and grilled him like a kipper on the ins and outs of this carbon-clad beauty. How did the Daytona 765 come about? We kicked things off two years ago. That was after we’d got the Moto2 gig confirmed, and a part of the discussion at the time was that at some point in time, in the future, we might want to go down this route. Dorna were massively supportive and now here we are. We had…

5 min.
tried out

DAINESE FULL METAL 6 GLOVES TESTED BY: Carlos MILES: 5000 TIME: 6 Months RRP: £309.95 WEB: www.dainese.co.uk There’s a lot to be said about wearing the right protection, but if said protection isn’t comfortable, it’s not worth wearing at all – especially with gloves. An ill-fitting pair can mean the difference between getting arm pump or not, or even missing the brake lever when fatigued, so always pick carefully – and I could not have picked much better than the Full Metal 6 jobbies from Dainese. Having never owned a pair of gloves from the Italian marque before I was a little dubious as they look quite stiff in the photos, but at first touch they’re everything but. Although they feel absolutely loaded with protection, the material and construction (they’re made of over 130 separate parts!)…

5 min.
geared up

OXFORD DRYPHONE PRO It’s always handy having your phone attached to the ‘bars, whether someone’s pestering you with calls or you need to keep an eye on the old satnav. This is why Oxford’s new Dryphone Pro case is a great shout, being both water-resistant and shockproof, meaning you can mount it on to near enough any motorcycle (or pedal bike for that matter), and take it off easily with the quick-release mechanism. It’s available for a variety of different phones, is simple to install and is also touchscreen compatible. £29.99 www.oxfordproducts.com SUZUKI MOTOGP ARAI CHASER-X If you’ve got yourself a Suzuki and fancy treating yourself to a new, fancy looking matching lid, then this Arai wouldn’t be a bad place to start. Using the high-quality Chaser-X lid as a base, Arai joined forces…