Fast Bikes December 13

Beauty & The Beast launch special!

Fast Bikes December 13

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In Fast Bikes December Issue 282:

Beauty & The Beast launch special! Ducati’s 899 Panigale & KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R ridden! Is the mini-Panigale as mental as its big brother? Is the Super Duke R as crazy as we’d heard? Find out now!

Plus, an extra amazing launch report featuring Aprilia’s new Tuono naked bruiser. Born from the best superbike on the planet, is this the best naked racer? We also have a UK first ride on Yamaha’s MT-09, 800cc triple, the bike slated to save Yamaha. But, is it what we want and need on UK roads? The answer lies inside.

Our Core Test this issue is a ‘Used’ special with BMW’s S 1000 RR, Yamaha’s cross-plane R1, Aprilia’s RSV4 Factory & Honda’s Fireblade. Why buy new, when nearly new is just as good? You don’t have to, scorch to page 40 to find out more!

The amazing Samantha graces our centrefold this issue, along with a smoking two-stroke 350YPVS special. Which or who is more special, is down to you. In our features we look at technical modernities such as traction-control and electronic suspension, how far we’ve come, and see how the two best electronically suspended bikes in the world feel while at it. Meanwhile we ride the world’s first ‘uncrashable’ bike, a Bosch equipped 1190 KTM Adventure. Check out the future of motorcycling right here, it’s amazing!

We also thrash Tom Sykes’ title-winning WSB machine Kawasaki ZX-10R at Aragon, while we also delve into the life of the students from Swansea University taking their Motorcycle Engineering degrees, the only one in the UK.

Also in this issue, a Scott Redding race-feature exclusive – FB raps with Britain’s hottest young racing talent about his move to MotoGP. Fast Bikes’ racers spill reveal their exploits, while WSB star Chaz Davies waves bye to BMW, and Steve Parrish fills the back page with more of his usual banter about the racing world, while our Pit Shadow gets all huffy with a ranting commentator. Plus all regular features and more!