Inside the December 2018 issue of Practical Sportsbikes, you will find:
- BEST ENGINE EVER: After many hours of debate, we’ve picked what we think are the 10 finest and most influential powerplants from 1970 to the early 2000s, including CBX1000, 350 YPVS, Ducati 851 and more.
- KATANA RACER: The Suzuki Katanas that former WSB stalwart Steve Martin has used so effectively at the Phillip Island Classic races in recent years are perhaps the ultimate expression of the Target Design styled GSX: 180bhp in a super-stiff handcrafted update of the Suzuki chassis. When PS reader Nick Allison came to build his ultimate track Kat he knew the recipe lay in those Phillip Island bikes, so he bought an ex-Martin chassis and had built his own race winner. And this issue we got to ride it.
- KAWASAKI Z1000R2 RESTO: Would you walk past a mint Z1-R to instead buy a dog-eared Z1000R2? PS reader Chris Trunwitt did. Having sold his first R2 back in the early 1990s and regretted that sale ever since Chris wouldn’t have it any other way. Now he’s fully restored his rare and frankly magnificent Kwak back to its best, and that ready-to-go Z1-R is but a distant memory.
- PLUS: 2018 CRMC Superstock champion; Hartland Quay Hill climb with 250TR Kwak and X7/Gamma; kickstart only 1600cc V-twin homebrewed cafe racer; remove dents from tanks; restore corroded chrome; Suzuki RM370 – new project; best winter hacks; Honda RC45 buyers’ guide; Triumph Daytona 600 future classic; bikes of sale and more…
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