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Fast Bikes June 2020

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.
we'll meet again

That click of a starter, that bark of a motor, that freedom to ride wherever you like for as long as you like; those experiences will come back again, so keep your chin up, get your sliders prepped and have a think about all the new ways you can rip your mate for his even bigger chicken strips. we are living through unprecedented times, inconceivable to the majority of us who've known nothing less than flat-out free rein across every road and race track. I hope you are all coping ok, that your loved ones are safe and that you're focusing on the positives and all the great things you'll do when this world returns to some form of normality. In the words of Winston Churchill, 'If you're going through…

2 min.

In Light of the current situation around the globe, we thought we'd do something different for this month. So here's couple of uplifting news stories from the two-wheeled world... MV AGOSTA DONATES PCR MACHINE FOR IIUICK COVID-19 TESTING TD VARESE HOSPITALS Now we've all seen the news about Formula One teams and such sending out bits or helping to develop vital kit, but bike manufacturers have also joined the fray, with MV Agusta stepping up to help in Ttaly. The company, who've stopped production of actual bikes at the moment, donated a sophisticated testing piece of machinery, called the QuantStudio TM 5 Real-Time PCR System, which they say is able to process up to 96 swabs in just 30 minutes. The system can also be used remotely and has been deployed in Professor…

8 min.
tried out

DAINESE AXIAL 01 BOOTS TESTED BY: Frodo MILES: 7,000+ TIME: 1 year RRP: £429.95 WEB: www.dainese.co.uk Dainese boots, now they're a bit special, aren't they? I mean, they're the only proper boot on the market (I've found so far) that actually go inside the leathers rather than the outside. This means that they're a bit like Marmite as some people love 'em and some people loathe 'em, but if you can get your head around it, they're a good boot. From the get go I was incredibly impressed; thanks to a long zip and easy Velcro system, they're incredibly easy to get on, and due to the fact that they sit tight around the leg, it's a doddle to wear riding jeans over the top, without being too bolshie. They took a little bit of wearing…

5 min.
geared up

FURYGAN GHOST JACKET If stealth is the aim of the game, then I don't think you could nail it better than with Furygan's new Ghost jacket. Made from a combination of cow leather, high tenacity bi-stretch inserts and neoprene, the jacket is made to be incredibly agile and comfortable, while safety is taken care of, thanks to the GE-approved D3O protection in the shoulders and elbows. It comes equipped with a snazzy sounding Air Flow System for ventilation alongside a breathable fixed lining, and has four pockets as well, for good measure. RRP £429.99 www.nevis.uk.com PREMIER TROPHY RETRO HELMET If You're Still Loving the 70s and want a helmet that shows you off, then there's a fair few offerings on the market nowadays - and, in fact, there's now another, with Premier's new Trophy.…

10 min.
fight or flight? ducati streetpighter v4s

Twas like a dog with two erm ... bones, when my name got put down to go on the launch of the new Ducati Streetfighter V4S. It was going to be in Spain and T simply couldn't wait. But after months of waiting excitedly, we were given the inevitable news that, thanks to the current global coronavirus crisis, the launch wouldn't take place. It was a bitter pill to swallow, but it was, of course, totally understandable and necessary. Tn our anticipation of things going south, though, we pulled a bit of a blinder as far as the Ductati's new naked weapon goes - a few weeks before the country went into complete lockdown, we managed to get our hands on one to take for a spin on the UK…

3 min.
five minutes with cristian gasparri

Ducati's Head of Vehicle Project Management talks us through the decisions oucati made when developing the all-new 2020 Streetfighter. PB: we were all really excited when we heard about this new model in 201_!,, but when did the oucati Streeui2: hter project actually begini" CG: In our mind it was always going to replace the Streetfighter 1098 and ever since we started talking about the V4 engine, we knew a V4 Streetfighter was on the cards. The project started properly two years ago, though. It was a difficult process because we had to balance all the different attitudes of our customers, from the extreme, sporty side, to the guys that want something more comfortable on the road. But I think the hard work paid off because we have got the bike that…