Power 2009

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Chatter

After receiving my May copy of FB in the post early June due to our postal system), I instantly noticed the potential of the free gift. As it stated on the packaging to 'protect your tank' knew it was exactly what I required. Following the fitting instructions to the letter (pics included), I set about the task. Two days laterwe were out on ops in NE Helmand Province. After a week of demanding work, mostly under small arms (AK47) and RPG fire, we returned without being hit by a single round. Me...

Hagon Shocks

Hagon Mono Shock adjustable pre-load and damping 295.00 Special Builds available including seat lowering shocks 345 00 Hagon Progressive fork spring kits inc oil 77.50 Twin Shoe us (All priced as pairs) Hagon Nitfos Stainless Dampers and Springs Adjustable pre-load and damping 349.50 Hagon Road Shocks 119.50 Classic Shocks from 143.50 Prices inc vat and free delivery to UK mainland. All our shocks come with a 2 year guarantee and are TUV approved' Phone or email for a tree catalogue Hagon...

Odometer Miles

I 6HM5D MEX1 FUELLING MODULE 1-CAIN NA W AIM AND REARSETS this month i have mostly been Getting caught up in wins and frustration Although the KTM is down on power to the 1198 and the rest of the big 1000s, chasing big numbers on the dyno isn't my priority at the moment. The lively kick the RC offers isn't short on excitement, either. So, I've started with the basics and an air filter. Many folk dismlssfilters saying that the standard Items are so good these days they don't botherwlth the...

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Suzuki C5xr750 Lo

BMP 135 (Wi NEXT BRAKE CAIN 3bhp VS* AIM. LINES 5 MONTHS (ISSUE 235) IIIIIOilII MILES i_ this month i have mostly been Avery bad man for virtually ignoring the Fiddy I feel very embarrassed to have spent so little time on the Fiddy In the last four weeks. A bit of holiday time, a host of amusing test bikes, a lot of big journeys and the powerful pulloftheSIDQORR have meant that the excellent Fiddy has been woefully under thrashed. This malaise hascrept into the workshop schedule this month too,...

Running Total

The unit works Incredibly well, asgood asanyfactoryfit system I've used, over a broad spectrum of uses. It'll work at low revs with a positive boot, but get the bike singing and shifts becomeever more seamless. This sprinkling of Dynojet loveliness has really given the 'Blade the sharp edge Its name warrants. As I alluded in the main test last month, the fat dollop of midrangecan tie thechassis up in knots, so I'm trying to get some tracktime to hone the suspension...

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Yamaha Fz1fazer

6 MONTHS (ISSUE 34) EIHHHB MILK I_GAIN 0 V AIM ANDSTYLING this month i have mostly been Praising FIFA for emptying the open road The World Cup has had the effect of emptying our roads. It's been fabulous and has given me some real quality time with the FZ1. I've done over a thousand miles travelling long and short distances across the country, ultimately having a ball, p avoid waxing lyrical over the standard bike once more. However, my planned in mods for this month have slipped back due to...

Ktm 690 Duke

Carbon 690 Duke

F medals were awarded for bravery, this little KTM would have one proudly protruding from its orange chest. It may be a cylinder down on these rivals, but its single piston gets through a titanic amount of work and is only caught lacking at anything above lOOmph. The Duke is part of KTM's royal family - and rightly so. While other manufacturers have gone down the easy route and opted for either more capacity or more cylinders, this lliird generation Duke proves that you need neither to...

Desirability

Aprilia Dorsoduro Fun

Tile frame is light and purposeful, the swingarm industrially sparse, the can is made stumpy and set low to aid balance, and if there's no need to stop the bike from 170mph I hen why have two calipers As soon as it rolls into this racy setting, the Duke becomes a toy through and through. Even with the strange geometry making the bike feel as if it's already pointing upwards we pointed I he finger at the shock set-up , the bike still pings between turns like a mosquito eying up Al. Gas...

Win A Gsxr1000

Susuki Csx

FAST BIKES IS BUILDING THE ULTIMATE SUZUKI CSX-R1000 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL-AND YOU CAN WIN rr FOR I We've teamed up with those lovely people at Suzuki CB to bring you the mother of all competition prizes avuell-pimped spanking new Suzuki GSX-RIOOO, with a spec'you cart even help to choose The tiike is currently prepped for painting, and we'll beaskingyou to choose, or design, the paint job - and then the sky is pretty much the limit. We'll be looking to fit some sexual exhausts, braided lines,...

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The Verdict

It's not just the core categories that continue to flourish and develop, and we have to thank the lesser classes in many ways. Without the BMW GS legacy, lhere'd be no S lOOO RR. Even the 'budget' bikes are increasing the bang-for-your-buck, and the introduction of fresh faces has upped the standard once again. Yes, this is a group lest, but we have several clear sub-divisions and one solitary vvinner. With a victor so victorious, it's hard to be objective and restrain from slagging the others....

Kawasaki Z1000 Brake Recall

Cot one of the 2010 Z1000s You might want to get it sorted Kawasaki has issued a recall of some 2010 model year ZIOODs, Including the ABS variants. On affected machines, the left front brake hose can apparently get sliced up by the brake disc under hatd braking, which can damage the hose leading to a fluid leak which coufd cause brake failure and result in an accident. No shit. The repair consists of inspecting the front brake hoseand replacing it if required. Additionally, the front brake hose...

Yamaha Fz8

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After the fanfare of its launct the reality set in. Yamaha ha thrown a toy kitchen sink at the F2S, borrowing much from the FZ1 - Including the massively Inflated price. his is an exciting class, regardless of the lack of fairings and the budget paraphernalia bolted on. Once naturally evolved from naked 600s, a recent European infiltration has seen these middleweights serve a bigger purpose than just getting newbies onto the road. it's a division on the up. Take the Triumph Street Triple for...

The Engine

This is the first time BMW has ever made a six cylinder engine for a bike, but its car department knows a thing or two about them. With a claimed power output of I60bhp at 7,500rpm and I75Nm at S,000rpm the 649cc motor packs quite a punch, but what is more impressive is that BMW claims it makes 70 per cent of Its maximum torque at l,500rpm. Thai's 122Nm, more than theS 1000 RR's peak of 106Nm and only a few shy of an U98S's 127Nm - with the engine hardly ticking over To achieve this, and keep...

Fbtrackday

Before the racing gets underway at Anglesey on 12th September, there's the opportunity to get some laps In round the awesome Welsh tuck on our very own Fast Bikes trackday. Mo Budget Cup teams get this FREE, so that means if you're planning to race on the day you'll get five 20 minute sessions, an hour of qualifying and a three hour race. For everyone else, you can pay 130 for the trackday and mix it with the NBC boys, and us on our longtermers, and bomb around track. Alastair's excellent...