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The last time I saw Guy Martin’s Martek GSX-R was when I dropped in to say hello in 2011. As usual he was full of plans, talking of 500bhp and highly-illegal midnight test rides as he worked on the bike in his living room. But I wasn’t sure he’d ever get around to finishing it. A man who condenses at least two jobs and one professional sport into the same length day as you and I surely hasn’t the time to build a complex special. Yet three and a half years later, it’s as well-finished as any special I’ve seen. A huge amount of it was made by Guy. He welded, machined, turned parts and tuned the bike himself, only passing it on to others when he reached the edge of his considerable engineering skills. It’s as big an achievement as any road race win. My biggest regret is that I’ll never get to ride it properly. Years ago he offered me a go and finally that time came. That I stalled it at the end of his road and was unable to get it started is something I’ll have to live with. Read the bike about in the mag...

Matt Wildee, editor.





The BIG features in this month's January issue...

Ulitmate Exotica

Guy Martin

Guy Martin-'The story of my Pikes Peak turbo GSX-R. In guy's own words- what it's like to work on, tune and ride.

Micheal Rutter

Ducati 999

Dismissed as an unworthy successor to the 916, Ducati’s 999 was never going to get an easy ride. Now, it turns out that’s exactly what it is, and a steal at £4000...


Suzuki TL1000R

Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha’s 2015 R1 has finally arrived, ridden into the spotlight at the EICMA show in Milan by none other than Valentino Rossi.



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