Motorcycle Sport & Leisure January 2021

Motorcycle Sport & Leisure is a monthly 116 page full colour magazine covering all aspects of modern leisure bike riding. New bike reviews, product news and events add to the unique mix of touring features and long term road tests.

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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3 min
all or nothing

These are exciting times! Barring any unforeseen incident, as this magazine goes on sale we should be coming out of lockdown or at least have the end in sight. There might also be a Covid-19 vaccine available any time now. That all looks pretty rosy for the new year – goodness knows we need it to be better than the last. There’s also a lot of activity, excitement and chest-beating going on at various motorcycle manufacturers’ HQs. They have managed to bring out a respectable range of new metal even though this was always going to be a tricky year with the draconian Euro 5 emissions regulations coming into effect from January 1. The regs set the bar high for any bike to do the usual thing that we expect from…

1 min
motorcycle sport & leisure’s contributors...

Ross Mowbray Ross works across several motorcycling magazines. That means he gets to ride all manner of two-wheelers, from Monkey bikes to trikes. Don’t let his youthful appearance fool you, he’s a seasoned petrol-head, respected test rider and a handy off-roader, too. Dave Manning As a self-confessed motorcycle anorak, Dave’s particular two-wheeled penchant is for customised bikes – in each and every modified form they come. He’s a strong believer that every single bike ever made is worth trying, whether they have been customised or not. Maynard Hershon Maynard lives in Denver, Colorado, US, and rides a lovable Moto Guzzi V7. He began riding in 1962 and found that on or off the bike he was happiest thinking about motorcycling. He’s always led a life that’s focused on riding, rather than life’s more mundane trivialities. Peter…

2 min
new tiger joins the ambush

A year ago Triumph updated its Tiger range, moving from 800s to 900s. Now there’s a new Tiger in the urban jungle, and this one fits bang in the middle of the two existing ranges with its 850 designation. So, what’s going on? Well, this: The Tiger 850 Sport has been designed to be a more accessible option in the range in terms of everything from price to power delivery. It replaces the base-model Triumph Tiger 900 in the line-up. The new model shares the new 888cc triple engine, its T-plane crank and the 1-3-2 firing order with the 900 range, but it has been given a unique tune for a more accessible and manageable delivery of usable power and torque. In other words, the power and torque figures are a little lower than…

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triumph tiger 850 sport

Engine: 888cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder Power: 84bhp (62.5kW) @ 8500rpm Torque: 82Nm (60lb-ft) @ 6500rpm Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive Frame: Tubular steel frame, bolt-on sub-frame Swingarm: Twin-sided, cast aluminium Wheels: Cast alloy, (F) 19 x 2.5in, (R) 17 x 4.25in Suspension: (F) Marzocchi 45mm upside down forks, (R) Marzocchi unit, manual preload adjustment Brakes: (F) Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4 piston Monobloc calipers, Radial front master cylinder, ABS. (R) Single 255mm disc. Brembo single piston sliding caliper, ABS Seat height: 810-830mm (31.9-32.7in) Dry weight: 192kg Fuel capacity: 20 litres (4.4 gallons) Fuel Consumption: 55.4mpg (19.6km/l) Contact:…

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all-new tracer 9 and tracer 9 gt from yamaha

After five years of Tracer 900, Yamaha has transformed the popular sport tourer into what it calls an all-new Tracer 9, complete with a GT version, too. The redesigned 890cc, CP3 crossplane inline 3-cylinder engine pumps out 117bhp at 10,000rpm (4bhp more than before) and 93Nm of torque (increase of 7%). The new engine is Euro 5-friendly and lighter than the previous one. In fact, the overall weight has gone down by 2kg. There’s a new die-cast Deltabox frame, and a more rigid, longer swingarm, both helping with weight loss and handling. The new bike also has the capacity to take panniers and top box at the same time, so you can carry more. The Tracer 9 gets a new brain, too. A 6-axis IMU constantly sends data to the ECU, which uses the…

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bmw definition ce 04

This is still a prototype, but according to BMW it is not far from being ready for production. Based on the Concept Link from 2017, the new Definition CE 04 is an electric scooter designed for urban commuters. Styling is modern. Electric drive train and batteries require different space and shapes than combustion engine, so the design has a distinctive futuristic look. “Maybe it will polarise, but it will definitely stand out,” says Alexander Buckan, Head of Vehicle Design BMW Motorrad. The scooter features a large 10.25in dash, and you can connect to the machine through your smartphone. There’s also a range of matching riding kit with built-in lights to help you be visible on the scooter. We don’t yet have the performance figures, but given that this is an urban vehicle for short…