In Fast Bikes June 14 Issue 288:
Our Core test sees Yamaha’s MT-07, Ducati’s Monster 696, Suzuki’s Gladius & Kawasaki’s Er6-n running Maxxis Diamond tyres go at it hammer and tongs, on road and track. Which is best all-round and what are those mad tyres like? Also there’s a helmet special with nine of the best you can buy featured, while Michelin’s Pilot Road 4 tyre is also launched and rated. Moto Guzzi’s V7 Racer goes head to head with Kawasaki’s W800 in a retro Rider Cup scrap for supremacy, while we look at four of the best foreign tracks one can lap in your lifetime.
We also rap for ten minutes with former WSB champion and BT Sport presenter Neil Hodgson, while John Hopkins drops by to explain his return to BSB and how his life is going after a year out. We’ve superb legal advice this issue, with an FB case study, and our centrefold shows off a smart R1 and the far smarter, and sexier, Jess. Our Used Bikes Test this issue is Aprilia’s RS4 125, and our longterm fleet begins to pile in for the year. Our back end features news and views from the racing world, plus Al’s own race page and TT wannabe Martin Jessop, Factory Ducati WSB rider and the legendary Steve Parrish’s latest columns.