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Fast Bikes March 14 - Issue 285

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Fast Bikes March 14 - Issue 285

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In Fast Bikes March Issue 285:

Learn all about the King of bikes, find out why it’s won our Sports Bike Of The Year (SBOTY) three times straight! Also, naked Italian middleweights go barmy in our core test, with Ducati’s 848 Streetfighter, MV’s Brutale 800 and Aprilia’s Shiver 750 fighting for supremacy. Meanwhile, KTM’s amazing SuperDuke R gets its first UK ride. Is the beast worth £14,000?  Our Rider Cup for this issue pits two A2-Licence machines, KTM’s 390 Duke faces up against Honda’s CB500F in round two. Can Japan score their first win with the CB? Find out inside!

Rounding off a decent KTM-filled issue, is a test on their rather special Moto3 KTM RS250R machine at Almeria – we’ve got the exclusive ride. Elsewhere, we spend ten minutes with popular vlogger Baron von Grumble, while our global adventurer Bruce smart makes it to Australia for a bit of surfing. MotoGP star Scott Redding also explains how he rides and races, while we also have the two extremes of off-road racing, with a beautiful piece on the Dakar Rally, and another on professional Ice Racing. Alastair gets himself an education, in part two of our series with the Uni’ racers.

Our centrefold this issue has the lovely Kerri astride a garishly loud Suzuki GSX-R, while you can win a Kriega rucksack by getting involved with our Tracks & Travel section. Our longtermer fleet is down to bare bones as the 1199 finally slips from BJ’s grasp, while we wave goodbye to our reader longtermer winners. The race section features a blast to the past, looking at those who only ever won a single WSB race – where are they now? We also look at Marc Marquez from the Superprestigio, and Bimota’s return to WSB Alongside columnists Steve Parrish and Chaz Davies is guest columnist Eugene Laverty, and we introduce Martin Jessop, who’ll be with us each issue until he makes his debut at the Isle of Man.