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Fast Bikes November 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

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
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Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
better things to come

In a year this rubbish, nothing picks you up like a glimpse of the good stuff that’s just around the corner. I’m talking about BMW’s M 1000 RR, of course, and the oodles of naughtiness it’s nestling within its spec. What’s it like to ride? We haven’t got a clue (the launch is in February/March), but it seems as though they addressed a lot of the areas we’ve bitched about with the current S 1000 RR. One thing’s for sure, it most certainly will be right at the top of our Christmas list, and probably the dyno charts too. The question is what else is coming our way in 2021… aside from more lockdowns and excessive amounts of hand sanitiser. In our book, we’re due a new ZX-10R, and the…

1 min.
the christmas gift that arrives every month

RECEIVE 6 ISSUES FROM ONLY £19 Theworld authority onmotorcycling history and historicmotorcycles. The bikes, the people, the passion. Your guide to buying, running and owning a classic bike. Broadminded with a practical twist. All about buying & selling, running and riding, real classicmotorcycles. Classic, twinshock or Evo, CDB’s the place for your trials, MX and enduro ‘fix’ Legendary bikes and the talented heroes thatmattered then and still matter now. The grown up touring and adventure magazinewith an eclecticmix of inspiring, involving features. Running, riding and repairing Japanese, European and American classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The best customscoots, advice and practical and technical features from theworld’s best scooteringmag. UK’s No.1 American Car magazine – from fins & chrome to ripsnorting American muscle cars. A rock ‘n’ roll biking magazine for hard-core customisation fans, all about modifiedmodels… Britain’s best magazine…

2 min.
aprilia tuono v4 x – the most bonkers naked bike on this planet?

As if hypernakeds weren’t mental enough as it is, Aprilia have now taken things up a serious notch with the release of their track-only, limited edition Tuono V4 X. So what is it, I hear you ask? Well, dubbed the ‘super Tuono’, Aprilia’s V4 X is a 221 horsepower, 166kg (dry weight) weapon. The engine, derived from the RSV4 1100 Factory, comes equipped with a trick Akrapovic exhaust system and carbon end can, while the air filter has also been swapped out for a Sprint Filter – which is what Aprilia say they use in their MotoGP machine. As far as electronics go, the Tuono V4 X comes with all the gizmos you’d expect, including an electronics suite that has been developed purely for use on the track. That’s coupled with Ohlins…

2 min.
geared up

FURYGAN K11X KEVLARJEANS As much as we love firing onaset of one-piece leathers, sometimes there’s alot tobesaid for just sticking on apair ofKevlar jeans for a quick ride, or when the weather is seriously toasty. And the K11 XKevlar Jeans from Furygan are apretty smart pair, if we do say so ourselves; constructed from amixture of materials for optimised monolayer protection against abrasion, heat and cuts, the K11 Xjeans are not only made to be safe, but come in astretchy fit as well, for improved fit and comfort. The new-generation armour on the knees and hips is D3O ghost armour–the thinnest and most flexible limb protector in their range–and the jeans come in a‘medium blue’. They are available inboth male and female cuts. RRP £169.99 www.nevis.uk.com TCX DISTRICT WATERPROOF BOOTS Are you on the…

3 min.
dunlop mutant tyres

TESTED BY: Carlos, Bruce and Boothy MILES: 1000+ TIME: Two weeks RRP: Around £240 a pair WEB: www.dunlop.eu Oh boy, are you lot in for a treat in next month’s mag because we’ve got an awesome route to tell you about. See, the three of us managed to finally fulfil one of our serious bucket-list rides this year, and take on the legendary North Coast 500 route around the top of Scotland, with five days of bikes, beers and blasting. In order to carry out such a mammoth event, we each chose a sporty touring machine, and stuck ‘em all on Dunlop’s Mutant allweather hybrid rubber – which turned out to be the perfect tool for the job. See, when we first saw the tyres, we weren’t completely convinced; yeah, Dunlop told us that they provide…

7 min.
meet the m1000 rr bmw’s road-legal racing weapon

Since its release just last year, we’ve fallen head over heels for BMW’s S 1000 RR. It’s undoubtedly one of the best sportsbikes in the biz as far as road riding is concerned, thanks to the fact that it’s comfy, smooth, easy, and even comes with cruise control and heated grips. Yet even so, the Beemer is a mega track bike; it knows its way to an apex, has loads of usable power and does wonders at inspiring confidence, for everyone from trackday novice to seasoned veteran. As you’ll read on in a few pages however, the current S 1000 RR didn’t quite cut the mustard when it came up against the clock; its mild road-going manners meant it got pipped ever so slightly and had us wishing for something…