J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 PG28: DUCATI PANIGALE V4R Less engine capacity but more power - the new Panigale V4R tested for the fi rst time. PG34: FEATURE FORCED INDUCTION PG54: MOTOGP 2019 TESTING ROUND-UP PG64: WORLD SBK 2019 TESTING BEGINS PG52: LONGTERMER HUSQVARNA 701 PG58: FEATURE WHO IS THE BEST WSBK RIDER? PG72: RACE COLUMN AIDAN LIEBENBERG PG38: AROUND THE WORLD This is the story of Bruce Smart’s epic 119,070 km, 54 countries in 442 days, solo ride around the world. From 1st October 2012 to 14th June 2014, Bruce Smart rode a Suzuki GSX-R1000 119,070 km around the world, solo and unsupported, through 54 countries to keep a promise he made his mum before she lost her battle with cancer. There were ups, there were downs, highs and lows, but one aspect shone through, the overwhelming friendship and support shown from almost everybody he met around the world. From Europe to South East Asia, Russia to Australasia, South America to the USA and Canada, almost everybody he met opened their lives and homes to a complete stranger, and the journey grew and grew. The entire RTW adventure was caught on fi lm, from issues with motorcycle shipping, to the most dangerous road travelled, this travel blog, or travel vlog, is a documentary you just can’t miss - TeapotOne Motorcycle Around The World on YouTube. We managed to get an article from Bruce, where he talks about the highs and lows of his epic journey. 2 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE JANUARY 2019
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