Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
Accessories
Yamaha offers more than 30 individual items, and three packs for the MT-09 and SP. ■ WEEKEND PACK £683: Short screen, sport comfort seat, soft side bags, and USB port ■ SPORTS PACK £436: Lever guard, fly screen, number plate holder, tank pads ■ URBAN
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 3 mins
Test fleet: Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade
The Honda Fireblade is dripping with the very latest and most sophisticated rider aids, including lean-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, multiple riding modes, engine brake control, launch control, up-and-down quickshifter… You name it, the
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 2 mins
What To Look Out For
Originality is important if you’re paying top money for an RD400, not least because so many were thrashed and even raced more than 40 years ago, leaving much scope for replacement of parts including the engine. “It’s vital to check that the numbers m
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 4 mins
Coffee with Jerry
My wife Tamar and I were at coffee with our friend Jerry. He is an active 75-year-old guy who is, after selling his car, considering buying an electric bicycle to get around our city. He’s never ridden a motorcycle nor has he ridden a bicycle since h
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure
EDITOR: Mikko Nieminen mnieminen@mortons.co.uk DESIGNER: Charlotte Turnbull PRODUCTION EDITOR: Mike Cowton PUBLISHING DIRECTOR: Dan Savage PUBLISHER: Tim Hartley GROUP ADVERTISING MANAGER: Sue Keily DIVISIONAL ADVERTISING MANAGER: Tom Lee: tlee
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 6 mins
Letters
In 2014, while walking around the docks at Mangalore, where every truck seemed to be an Ashok Leyland and every motorcycle a Royal Enfield, I stumbled across a man sitting in the dust of the road in front of the open mouth of a tipper lorry. Surround
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 2 mins
Staycation Summer
With such a long, cold and rainy spring, the arrival of summer sun, longer days and the ceremonial removal of the thermal liner from the riding jacket feels blissful. Not just because riding bikes is much better in sunshine than rain, but also becaus
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 4 mins
Road Craft On Track
I’m not much of a track rider. Going fast has never appealed as much as going far. So how come I find myself in full leathers, fixing a yellow sticker with the number 17 on it on to the headlight of a Honda CB650R at the British Superbike School? Bec
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
This Month
Rider: Adam Child, age 44, height 5’7 (170cm) Cost new: £19,999 Spec: 214bhp/113Nm Engine: 999.9cc inline four-cylinder Kerb weight: 202.1kg Tank: 16.1 litres (3.5 gallons) Seat: 831mm (32.7in) Miles this month: 300 Miles on Clock: 2100 Fuel
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 4 mins
Castles, Cakes And Cheese
Those of us lucky enough to live in South Wales are spoilt for choice when it comes to good riding routes. The Brecon Beacons, Eppynt Mountains and Black Mountains are all easy to get to, as are the Welsh Marches – the border country of Shropshire an
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 4 mins
Test fleet: BMW R 1250 RT LE
If the RT is built for one thing, that’s touring. So as soon as it was possible after lockdown I grabbed the first chance to head out for a road trip to Scotland. I had two good reasons for the choice of destination. Firstly, it would be a perfect ch
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
This Month
Rider: Bertie Simmonds, 50-and-a-half, 113 kilos (248.6lb) Cost new: £12,202 Spec: 117 bhp/93 Nm (68.6 lb-ft) Engine: 889cc, liquid-cooled, inline triple 4v per cylinder Kerb weight: 230kg (with panniers) Tank: 18 litres (3.96 gallons) Seat: 81
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 4 mins
Green List
The last six tours we have run have all been in the UK. To be precise they have all been in Scotland, three at the end of 2020 and three in 2021. With the announcement of the UK Green List for travel we had hoped that we were on the cusp of a reopeni
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 7 mins
TRIED & TESTED
One thing that always annoys me about motorcycle jackets is that so many of them are sold with no back protector. There’s always a little pocket ready for the protector, but no armour. I appreciate that it’s an extra cost, but as body armour goes, it
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 7 mins
KEEPING IT SIMPLE (and rather rapid)
Was it really 2013 when Yamaha introduced us to their successful MT range and the new three-cylinder platform? It doesn’t feel like that long ago. The MT-09 was a fresh injection of excitement from Yamaha, which wasn’t overcomplicated, and offered af
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 2 mins
Commuter Of The Future - Now
Ten-plus years ago I rode an electric bike that was lightning fast, but had a range of barely 35 miles, was frighteningly top-heavy, and cost £5000 more than the equivalent sports bike of the day. Fast forward to 2021, and an electric bike at the oth
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 4 mins
Test fleet: Honda NC750X
Ah yes, it’ll be like celebrating meeting a good old friend. At least that’s what I thought when editor Mikko asked me if I wanted one of the latest, restyled, DCT-equipped, Honda NC750Xs as a long-termer. His question struck a chord. Back in 2015 I
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
Who is Andrew?
Andrew Prendergast is a Managing Partner at White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors (www.whitedalton.co.uk). You can pick pretty much any motorcycle-related legal issue – he’s been there, done that, and got the answer to share with MSL readers. If you hav
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
Suzuki Gsx-s1000
Price: £10,999 Engine: 999cc inline 4-cylinder, l/c, DOHC Power: 150bhp (112kW) @ 11,000rpm Torque: 80lb-ft (106Nm) @ 9250rpm Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive, quickshifter as standard Suspension: USD forks, fully adjustable, (R) Link-ty
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 8 mins
Chasing Che
In 1951/52 Che Guevara (yes, him) and his friend and fellow doctor Alberto Grenado rode the latter’s Norton 16H two-up through South America, aiming to reach Venezuela. They never made it, after the Norton was irreparably bent in the last of many cra
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
The original R7
Only 500 of the original YZF-R7 full factory race bikes were produced in 1999 to gain homologation for World Superbike and Suzuka 8 Hours. Raced by legendary riders including Noriyuki Haga and Wataru Yoshikawa, the YZF-R7 is considered to be one of t
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 3 mins
Our Top Ten Products This Month…
From £101.50 + base | www.givi.co.uk Givi’s removable ST610 Seatlock saddle bag is an accessory which can also be combined with other tank bags, cases or top box. It has a 10-litre capacity, and can be assembled or disassembled in an instant. The
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
Who is Hershon?
MSL’s Maynard is our man with a very unique view on motorcycling from both sides of the pond. Yes, he is American, yes, he does ride around on a second-hand Guzzi that causes him grief... and yes, he does have his finger right on the pulse of life on
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
Specification
Price: £10,202 Engine: 890cc, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled 12v Power: 87.5kw/117bhp @ 10000rpm Torque: 93Nm/68.6lb-ft @ 7000rpm Frame: Aluminium diamond Wheelbase: 1430mm Brakes: (F) 2x 298mm disc, radial four piston caliper. (R) 245mm disc, two-p
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 2 mins
Underwater Roads
Tidal roads – which might look normal but disappear underwater at high tide – are a fact of island life, even an island as big as ours. Now, we’re not suggesting that anyone plays chicken with the tides, but they are fascinating things to visit. Most
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
Who is Cameron?
Kevin is one of the most widely-respected technical gurus on the planet. Author of some of the most iconic and landmark books in motorcycle publishing, the American brings the innermost workings of what goes on in an engine to the fore in an easy-to-
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 6 mins
MAGIC In The Air
The long, hot summer of 1976 remains vivid in the memories of many who lived through it, especially those who did so on a motorbike. Swimmer David Wilkie won one of just three British Olympic gold medals, but more importantly Barry Sheene was on his
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 4 mins
Test fleet: Yamaha Tracer 9 GT
I know it’s been around eight years since Yamaha decided to do something different with their engines, but – sad to say – I’ve only ridden a cross-plane engine of theirs once and it wasn’t that agreeable. I know some will ask where I’ve been all this
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
This Month
Rider: Chris Moss, 62, five foot six (168cm) Cost new: £7459 Spec: 58bhp/69Nm Engine: 745cc, l/c parallel twin Kerb weight: 224kg Tank: 14.1 litres (3.1 gallons) Seat: 800mm (31.5in) Miles this month: 205 Miles on clock: 205 Average mpg: 66m
Motorcycle Sport & LeisureLeitura de 1 mins
Honda Cb1000r Black Edition
Price: £12,999 Engine: 998cc inline four, l/c, DOHC 16 valves Power: 143bhp (107kW) @ 10,500rpm Torque: 76.7lb-ft (104Nm) @ 8250rpm Frame: Steel single backbone Wheelbase: 1455mm Brakes: (F) twin 310mm disc, (R) single 256mm disc Transmission:
...ou descubra algo novo