196p. Before heading off to ride Yamaha's new Fazer 1000,1 sent an email to Bike's interactive forum (email@example.com to join), asking for Fazer owners with views on the new bike. Within 72 hours (had 190 pages of closely typed A4. Consistent across each of the 174 replies was the heartfelt fear that Yamaha would mess up their genius аll- гоunder. 'If they spoil this bike with a peaky engine or hard saddle I will fly to Japan and disembowel someone,' said one owner. Well, the saddle's okay and the engine's astonishing, but if any Japanese residents are reading this, you might want to watch out for large Brits with knives. The test is on page 46. Enjoy the mag.
John Westlake, editor