If the Streetfighters Postal Ferrets are doing their jobs properly, today, Thursday 31st January, should herald the simultaneous arrival on thousands of doormats of issue 229.
On the cover is Scott Belshaw’s VFR750, a subtle, yet full-on remodelled example of Honda’s V4 from Down Under, whilst across the centrespread we have a Harley-Davidson Sportster built by Asterisk Motorcycle Custom Works, Miyagi, Japan. Yes, we usually prefer to leave the Milwaukee tractors for our sister publication, BSH, but with its extensive performance-enhancing modifications and bang-up-to-date styling, we thought we’d make an exception in this case.
Elsewhere in the magazine you’ll find Mr T’s awesome water-cooled GSX-R flat tracker, which took Best Streetfighter at 2012’s Brent Cross event, and the FT theme is continued with the coolest Husqvarna SMR570 ‘tracker you’ve ever seen.
The more traditional streetfighters are represented in the shape of Martin Lucking’s gorgeous GSX 1260EFE Harris Magnum RR and Joe Farrand’s exquisite Avatar-themed GSX1400 turbo. The Hard-Up Choppers Savage-framed Bandit narrows the gap between streetfighter and café racer still further, whilst we’ve squeezed a whole host of assorted feature bikes into the rest of the pages.
Tech heads will be fascinated with the Anatomy Of A Wheelie Bike, a feature which details all the modifications necessary for creating a world record-breaking wheelie machine, plus we have the ultimate idiots’ guide to turbocharging, featuring forced induction maestro Dave Dunlop. Add to that a ProFile on long time drag racer Charlie Butterworth, plus all the usual project bike updates, news coverage, product reviews and editorial opinions, and SF229 is probably unmissable.
In shops next Thursday 7th February 2013. Subscribe here: http://www.streetfightersmag.com/subscribe