Visordown magazine - Issue 9 - what's inside

Take a sneek peek at what's inside the latest issue, in shops on the 17th of March

Hooray! Not only has it stopped snowing (we think), but issue 9 of our magazine is just off the press and is in the shops on the 17th. Here's a look inside at what we've only gone and done this month..

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Visordown magazine - Issue 9 - The Joy of Six

Next year, for the first time in more than two decades, you'll be able to walk into a dealer and buy a bike with an across the frame six-cylinder engine (again). We look at the enduring appeal of six-cylinder power, the new, the old and the possible future of this exotic engine architecture.

The BMW Concept 6, BMW K1600 LT, Suzuki Stratosphere, Benelli Sei, Honda CBX, Kawasaki Z1300, Honda Six, MV Agusta 500/6, Laverda V6, Honda FXX, Blata V6. That's a lot of cylinders and we've got 'em all.

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Visordown magazine - Issue 9 - Stuff that changed our lives: Disc Brakes

Stuff that changed our lives: Disc Brakes. There aren't many debts of gratitude owed to evil monster Adolf Hitler. But. If it wasn't for his vile, expansionist plans in Europe in the 1940s and the emergency technological breakthroughs we made to fight his war machine, we wouldn't be able to brake half as late as we do on modern superbikes. Imagine Casey trying that on drum brakes...

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Visordown magazine - Issue 9 - 1000 miles on the VFR1200F

We were one of the exclusive few to ride Honda's VFR1200F on it's inaugural launch in Japan. Then we pasted it 200 miles through the pissing rain on one of Spain's best roads. And now we've taken it to extremes once again and racked up a frostbite-inducing 1000 miles on Honda's new contender on UK roads to answer one question. How real-world good is the new VFR? (And how severe does frostbite have to be before they have to cut your fingers down to stumps?).

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Visordown magazine - Issue 9 - Best of the rest

So what else have we got in store for you? We check out the best and worst of the Fazer family in our huge second-hand test. We interview Ben Spies' mum. We get the lowdown from 100s of owners of Kawasaki's oft-shunned but still sublime ZX-9R. We've got 15 of the best sets of 1-piece leathers for 2010. We visit Morocco once again, but this time on dirt bikes. Whitham rides the new MV Agusta F4 1000R and does he like it? You'd be surprised...

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Visordown magazine - Issue 9 - Rossi Stickers

We're giving away a sheet of Valentino Rossi style stickers with issue 9 of Visordown magazine, in the shops from March 17th.

The A4 sheet is bursting with over 80 individual letters so you can create your very own name in the style of Valentino Rossi's 'The Doctor' as seen on the screen of his Yamaha M1 and the arse of his leathers.

We're sure you can come up with something funnier, so that's why we've started this Rossi-style sticker gallery for you to upload images of where you've stuck your creative talent! The funniest entry as chosen by us will win a bunch of free DVDs.

What better way to see in the new MotoGP season? We're good to you lot, really we are.

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