2020 Ducati Panigale V4S Refined Rocket
With its sexy look and raw power, Ducati’s V4S Panigale hasn’t had to try hard to get our juices going over the past few years, but when it comes to setting fast laps it’s proven as user-friendly as a bucking bronco with a sore backside. Thankfully, for 2020 it’s been given some much needed refinement.
THE TEST OF TIME
You only have to take one look at these two models to see that a lot has changed over 20 years. But what exactly does two decades of development mean for Triumph’s flagship naked bike? There was only one way to find out…
Fun but flawed, why Suzuki's naked litre bike could now be worth a second Look.
TEN MINUTES WITH...TOMMY BRIDEWELL
From not having a job to almost winning the title in a couple of years, Bridewell really has turned things around. We caught up with him to see what’s changed, how he’s prepping for this season, and get an insight into being a front-running British Superbike rider…
PROJECT MILLE: PART 1
After too many years fighting the temptation, Dangerous has finally parted with some cash and bought himself a Mille. Only, it’s a bit of a shed…
DUCATI DIARIES; SCOTT COWDRYS 899 PANIGALE
Fast Bikes reader Scott Cowdry tells us exactly what it’s like to live with an 899 Panigale.
High-performance hoops are all the rage nowadays, but with so much choice on the market, which brands really is the best?
HOW TO GO RACING
It may seem like a wild ride, but it’s not as intimidating as it looks. Here’s how to go racing in 2020…
MotoE: BRIGHT SPARK!
Dull, silent snooze-fest? Or the future of motorbike racing? The electric MotoGP support series MotoE has just finished its first season. Our man Alan Dowds went to watch the final round at Valencia, and find out how it’s gone.
JOLLY FAST, GREEN GIANT - 2012 KAWASAKI ZZR 1400
Ian Carson has got a handful of bikes, but when he heads off to Ireland with his son, Aiden, it’s got to be on his 2012 Kawasaki ZZR 1400. In his own words, he tell us exactly why that is…
Earlier in the year, we had the chance to Raz Yamaha's new and updated R3 and R125.Now.they've updated the naked models in the family as well, so we headed over to Spain for quick blast...
They’re not sportsbikes, they’re not nakeds, they’re halfway between the two and they’re the heroes of the Naughties. We took these two icons for a blast…
FAST ENDURANCE ON A MOTO GUZZI V7 III
Ever fancied taking a café racer endurance racing? No, we haven’t either, but here at Fast Bikes, we’ll try anything once…
BUCKET LIST 2020
It might still be cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, but this is no time for wittering or complacency; it’s time to get plotting.
If your wine rack needs stocking up, why use your local off-license when you can get everything you need for half the price in France – and have a bloody good weekend whilst you’re at it!
Winter months are long and gruelling… so how should you take care of your bike?
Just when you thought Triumph’s Street Triple couldn’t get any more brilliant, the Hinckley maestros crank it up a notch.
Living With A Bavarian Bullet: Gen 1 S1000RR
I’d heard loads of good things about theS1000RR, so after years and years of Fireblade ownership I decided to make a change and start searching for a Beemer to try.
And Now, The End Is Near…
DORNA MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Ten Minutes With... Alex Lowes
Having recently signed for Kawasaki to partner Jonny Rea in 2020, we caught up with World Superbike front runner Alex Lowes for a good old-fashioned chinwag…
R U Ready?
If you don't evolve, you die... or something like that. So to stymie the onslaught of time and to tick the Euro5 box, Yamaha's updated its 2020 R1 and R1M.
Hypersport hoops are so good nowadays it begs the question, do we really need slicks to go fast?
Ten Minutes With... Davide Brivio
From working with Yamaha and Rossi, to Rins and managing the new-era Suzuki GP squad, he’s been through it all – but how hard is it to run a team at the highest level of racing?
Mission Improbable: Boothy Takes On The Classic TT
Boothy’s done some daft things in his time, so when he spent £600 on a ZXR 750 almost as old as himself and decided to enter it in the Classic Superbike TT, nobody was surprised. Here’s how he got on…
Know Your… ECUs
We caught up with Nick Morgan, the whizz man at MSS Performance, to find out the truths, tricks and secrets about ECUs, what they do and how to get the best out of them…
Yamaha MT-10 SP
THIS MONTH I HAVE MOSTLY BEEN… Wearing tyres out.
We all want the best outcome in court, but judgment can just as easily go against you.
The Duel In The Sun
Dorna MotoGP World Championship
I guess we had better start with some news then! I’ll be riding with Chaz Davies in the factory Aruba.itWorldSBK squad for 2020.
Making The Jump
So, you’ve decided to make a switch to a bigger capacity bike. Here’s how to make the most of the extra power, quickly…