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NEXT Refit Lio Can, ' AIM t-lilt The more time goes on, the more used to the Benelli I become, and the more 1 like it. It speaks to me in ways a Japanese bike, or modern Ducatis, simply cannot. Nor can t fully understand it, either, because I'm well aware of its issues, it's just that I don't really careaboutthem. Perhaps it's because the design itself Is over a decade old that I don't mind the fact it's not as sharp as newer kit. Compared to the four-strokes i used to ride in the 1990's, it's...

Sportm Ax D211gp Racer

The GP Racer is Dunlop's trackday-focused rubber. 2010 sees updates, so Al went to Silverstone to shred rubber legally WORDS BY ALASTAIR 'A-FORCE'FABAN PICS BY IMPACT IMAGES WORDS BY ALASTAIR 'A-FORCE'FABAN PICS BY IMPACT IMAGES Dunlop is big into racing. Despite the current Bridgestone and Pirelii stranglehold in national and international racing, Dunlop head into this season with ajoker In its pocket Moto2. Just think about it. 17inch rims, mirroring the bikes you and I ride everyday, and the...

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Cbr1000rr cbr1000rr g sx-r1000 k7 gsx-r7s0 k6 g sx-r1000 ks yzf-rl Making a big drop from last year's SBOTY is the RL Mow it just feels like a very average bike with a decent motor hookin* up, instead of the freshness of 2009. The chassis and buttons need to match the enthralling motor. The next assemblage is closer to cail. KTM's RC8 R hasa little sub-skirmish with the ZX-6R to get closer to the podium. Because of the Euro and us having to bail-out Greece, ktm has priced the RC8 R...

Ducati 1198s Corse

When the 1098 first broke cover, we were guilty of naivety. It was fast before we'd even ridden the return of single-sided sexiness, but instantly disappointed with lap times and performance when shoved against the litre boys. It made you work too hard. The 11985 is a marginal improvement and creates a landmark as the first v-twin to match the 1000s in a straight line dogfight, yet couldn't quite compete with the KTM in the twins test. Hence the inclusion of the Corse version, and an...

Issue 237 Summer 2010

Simon 'Rootsv* Roots Alast air'fForts' Fagsn ms What an incredible month this has been for all of us at Fast Bikes. A phenomenal amount of work has passed through our battered keyboards this month, and the team have been all over the world to bring your the biggest and most dramatic stories of the month. We've not just been banging this spectacular porn-fest of a sportsbike magazine together, either. The entire team has also been working our tiny little cocks off to bring you a completely new...

Mws1000rr

The grids will be ram-jammed next season once everyone has seen the light 1m45.46(1StJ S Yeeeeee-haaaaaaaaa M Electronic wizardry The big-bore, short-stroke 999 motor gets an injection of BMW's F1 technology, particularly the four-valve head, and it only weighs 59kg. It comes with a sophisticated engine management system (BMS-KP)that looks after everything. The crank is forged from a single piece of steel and runs a traditional angle of 180. Lightweight titanium...

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Damper Kits

Sprint - Precision Engineered in the UK j the neatest steering damper kits by far Multi-adjustable Type I & latest SXC Race-spec damper units - for much safer steering Top Race team proven * Fully rebuildable * Automatic Rising-Rate operation * Precision CNC machine & ancdiscd, durable maintenance-free mounting kits German quality. lifetime warranty Man ufa ctured to TO'V stan daids from a unique and virtually unbreakable aircraft canopy grade material - with a perfect fit and finish -...

Power Commander Addons

Easy-connect option* fcr selected Power Ccmmindai MMnf Ignition rbdiles QuidahHlers LCD Dau Dispt r MaAltt * Aumtune (eK iim ficllty - no dyno sarong need* ) * Aterntti M p& ftwujn Wirf, tor I Revolutionory Digital Quick-Shifter which actuolly monitors engine revs and ncxl gear being selected lo automatically vary individual ignition kill periods for the vnoathest shifts under all conditions. * Shift-rod or integral lever sensor * Can be used at low revs road speeds too * Includes 3-stage...

Apriua Rsv4r

Aside from an incident-filled launch where con-rods boogied through the cases, we hadn't properly tested the R version until now. The cheaper, more basic model lacks the lashings of carbon fibre, Ohlins suzzies, variable inlets and general bragging-rights of the Factory. But that doesn't hinder performance. It's deeply involving and is still the ultimate circuit assassin, heavily focused with its eyes permanently on the prize -just a few grand cheaper without the headline grabbing gizmos. If...

Ducau Rossii Maybe

The not-so-recent news that Casey Stoner has stealthily signed for Honda, has re-ignited rumours of an audacious move for Valentino Rossi by Ducati. It always claimed Rossi was too big a rider for their bike, where the Ducati would be forgotten beneath the Italian's brilliance. But huge sales of Yamaha's new R1 and a zillion pieces of merchandise, all sold off the back of Goaty, must be tempting. And, if we want to see Rossi stay in (VtotoGP, this could be the only way. If he can't seal a deal...

Running Total

Fit a 328 PC V to a 12,500 bike and say hello to lMbhp at the rear wheel. Nuts of 193bhp. That's 30bhp more than my Rl made last year by the time I'd finished with It. Feeling that 200bhp might be on the cards, we fitted an Akrapovic Evolution race system, and Richard got mapping again. The result was 19633bhp at peak, and a massive lObhp gain from 5,800 to 7,20Grpm. We may have been ever so slightly disappointed not to hit 200bhp, but had to laugh at how utterly ridiculous that was. What's...

Valter Moto

Valter Moto kit is all over most WSB bikes, so it's a surprise we don't see more of it. Especially when it's this good, even if these are its basic version, offering no adjustment. 01753 730043 Czech-made Titax levers are currently being used throughout the WSB grid, and are demonstrably well made under TUV certification. Available in two sizes, they're made from aircraft spec aluminium and smooth operating roller bearings. Gilles is up to its Teutonic tricks again, making these dip-ons that...

M0t02 Chaos

We know what you're thinking if Kenny Noyes can lead a Moto2 race, there's hope for us all, right Only busting yer balls. Ken The second outing for the new class saw Noyes take it by the scruff of the neck, with a fantastic battling performance for the lead that just ebbed away from him over the final stretch, to eventually finish a fighting seventh. He's been racing those tracks for years and is a welcome addition to the front pack. Gotta look out for your fellow journos, you know. Toni Elias...

New Features

For more information tel 01993 862300 I thought you may like this picture of Stoner on his visit to this hot and dusty land, not long before he er tasted the dust What a pity, he rode like a demon, then snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Yes, it was great, three days of top quality racing for 15 quid. Having read your mag ever since It launched i just wanted to say how refreshing it is to read exactly how it is, straight to the point when it comes to all aspects of biking. I have owned a...

Axce5 All Areas

Top spec lid for un-Arai price No colours yet, just black and white Arai, purveyor of some of the world's best crash helmets, has launched a new wallet friendly model for 2010. The new Axces comes with a long spec' list but a surprisingly small price tag. Using the same ring shaped strengthening in the lower section as the top-of-the-rangeRX-7GP, the Axces also uses Arai's Super Fibre Construction SFC for maximum safety levels and efficient ventilation to keep Arai's legendary comfort levels...