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Digital Subscriptions > Fast Bikes > Issue 332 > EXOTICA/ ULTIMATE


Fancy something a bit different? The modern bike world caters to all tastes, even those specialist ones involving Germans and rubber. Here’s our pick of the best in exotic, ultimate, and just plain weird machinery from the past few years…


Yamaha R1M

What’s the point in having the best MotoGP bike in the paddock, if you can’t make some cash out of it? Someone at Yamaha clearly thought this a few years back, and the R1M is the result. Based on the standard 2015 R1, the M takes that basic 198bhp, 200kg weapon, and moves it up a level. Main difference is Öhlins electronic suspension, linked to the Inertial Measurement Unit, so the R1M alters the suspension along with the traction control and ABS as you thrash away. Carbon everywhere, plus an alloy tank, makes this one pretty special.

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Welcome to this October issue , inside ... - Top 50 Used bike our best picks of the 21st century - Next gen street V4 - £100K factory superbike - Race vc Road Yamaha's R1M Takes on R1 BSB Missile - Used buyer's guide Triumph Daytona 675R - £40K Ducati Special - £19K Street bike sensation, etc