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RideFast July 2020 2

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ED’S NOTES: ROB

ED’S NOTES: ROB PORTMAN My brother and I standing by our beautiful Ducati V4R racebike. The full reveal you have all been waiting for awaits you in this issue. Diverse and S innovative filters – S S S S S S S S also for motorcycles. The largest filter range for maximum workshop performance. Our filters protect not only the engines, but also the people in the vehicle. With our comprehensive filter range in uncompromising quality and with maximum market coverage, we ensure that the right product is available for every requirement to keep dirt, abrasion and the finest particles away from the powertrain and the occupants. With MAHLE, your workshop delivers 100% performance, today and tomorrow. www.mahle-aftermarket.com I seriously hope you are ready for what you are about to page through. I’ve said it many times before, but this time I think we have put together one of our best issues to date. Lockdown has hit us hard but we have managed to keep going and while we are not able to deliver our beloved print mag we have kept you all entertained and our advertisers in the public’s eye with our free digital issues. Many have complimented us on the job we are doing saying they love the digital mag, but there are the few, including myself, that can’t wait for the print mag to be on shelves again. Yes, I love the digital and think it’s a great addition but nothing beats holding that mag! There are big pros to going digital, one of the biggest being that I do not have to hold back when it comes to design layouts and pages - free rein it’s called - and I’ve done it once again here. Over 140 pages of pure class in my mind, and thanks to all our contributors and advertisers for helping me put this fantastic issue you are about to page through. As always, without you this would not be possible! Joining us for the first time this month is a very well-known around the world journo, Mr. Adam Child, who sends us his latest offerings, which just happens to be some exclusive scoop test. The first is the R1.6m Ducati Superleggera V4, which the lucky man tested around the Mugello track in Italy - an Italian master piece around an Italian master piece - doesn’t get much better than that! The second is the all-new Triumph 765 Moto 2 replica - another work-of-art. Speaking of worksof-art we have plenty featured in this issue - from our Ducati V4R racer (on cover) to a custom build KTM 1290 SuperDuke R done by RAD KTM. The greatness does not end there - just page through and you’ll understand. Get this, we even have an enduro bike tested in this issue - but it’s not what you think, or at least it’s not what I expected at all. Anyway, let me not hold you back any longer, plus I want to go play the MotoGP 20 game on my new PS4. Our RideFast Esports league really is taking off so make sure you join if you are looking for some racing fun - PS4, Xbox and PC leagues available. Cheers for now! Distributed by Autocycle Centre EDITOR & DESIGNER: Rob Portman rob@ridefast.co.za PUBLISHER: Glenn Foley foleyg@mweb.co.za ADVERTISING: Sean Hendley bestbikemagazines @yahoo.com 071 684 4546 OFFICE & SUBSCRIPTIONS: Anette anette.acc@ mweb.co.za 011 979 5035 CONTRIBUTORS: Sheridan Morais Brad Binder Darryn Binder Gerrit Erasmus Eugene Liebenberg Niel Philipson Greg Moloney Daniella Kerby Keith Botha Brian Cheyne Donovan Fourie Shaun Portman Mat Durrans Copyright © RideFast Magazine: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, articles, or other methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher. RIDEFAST MAGAZINE JUNE 2020 1