Motorcycle Sport & Leisure February 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
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3 min
emerging from dream world

Just as I sat down to write this editorial, my phone bleeped and told me that the first person in the UK had been vaccinated against Covid-19. To get the whole nation covered will be a mammoth effort, but it gives us hope that we could one day return to normal – or at least some form of ‘new normal’. As long as people can feel safe and, of course, ride motorcycles, I’m not really that bothered what it looks like. As we move towards this spring of hope, there’s plenty to look forward to in motorcycling. A host of new and updated bikes will fill showrooms, but what will it be that tempts buyers the most? Can the best-selling BMW GS continue to point the sales charts to the sky…

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

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. 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. Roland Brown A bike journalist for more than 30 years, Roland has contributed to countless publications worldwide and authored a dozen books on bikes. He has tested machines ranging from Rossi’s YZR-M1 to a 1923 Douglas, but still can’t decide which type of bike he most enjoys riding. Stuart Barker Stuart…

2 min
ducati reveals new monster

The recipe hasn’t dramatically changed since the first Monster was released way back in 1993; a sporty engine and a superbike-derived frame (except now the trellis frame is gone). The latest version will be powered by Ducati’s Testastretta 11° 937cc twin cylinder L-shaped engine with Desmodromic valves. It’s a jump up from the 821cc motor – meaning there’s an increase in displacement, power and torque. It now kicks out 111hp at 9250rpm with maximum torque of 93Nm delivered at just 6500rpm. Ducati’s also worked hard to reduce weight – redesigning the chassis, accessory elements and superstructures to create a compact and lightweight bike that weighs in at 166kg dry. That’s an impressive 18kg lighter than the Monster 821. What else is different? Well, the standard 820mm seat height can be reduced to 800mm…

1 min
honda’s new big rebel

There have been whispers that a big brother to the A2 licence 500cc twin-cylinder CMX500 Rebel was on the way – and here it is. Honda hasn’t reinvented the wheel. It’s taken heed of the success of the middleweight Rebel and stuck to a similar formula. The CMX1100 Rebel looks much the same as the 500 – and with a 700mm seat height and 223kg wet weight it’s not that much bigger and heavier either. It’s more powerful though, thanks to its 1084cc, parallel twin-cylinder engine – the same lump as the latest Africa Twin. It’s been tuned to deliver strong bottom end and mid-range punch, and provides an ample, but not earth-shattering 85bhp (64kW) and 72ft-lb (98Nm) of torque to play with. The chassis blends a stiff tubular steel frame, 43mm cartridge-style…

1 min
bmw updates the s 1000 r and g 310 r

BMW’s litre roadster, the S 1000 R, will feature a newly developed four-cylinder inline engine based on the S 1000 RR with further optimised mid-range power and new gear ratios. Power figures are impressive 165hp at 11,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 9250rpm. Weight is down by 6.5kg to 199kg, thanks to the new, lighter chassis based on the S 1000 RR with Flex Frame, Full Floater Pro kinematics, underslung swingarm and optimised ergonomics. You also get the by now usual TFT display, riding modes, adjustable wheelie control, engine brake and engine drag torque control. In the lightweight end of BMW’s roadsters, the G 310 R’s 313cc single-cylinder engine now meets Euro 5 regs with electromotive throttle controller and automatic idle speed increase. It also has a self-boosting anti-hopping clutch, new LED headlight and LED…

1 min
yamaha tracer 7 goes gt

Yamaha’s Tracer 7 (previously known as the Tracer 700) was revamped for 2020, and now there’s a new GT version. The new Tracer 7 GT’s standard specification includes a comfort seat, high screen and 20-litre touring side cases from Yamaha’s accessory range to give it more long-distance comfort and touring capability. Driven by the first Euro 5 version of the 689cc 2-cylinder CP2 engine, this model is the lightweight alternative of the Tracer 9 GT. The bikes will be available from February 2021. Prices not confirmed just yet.…