Motorcycle Sport & Leisure August 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
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 because our ‘new normal’ everyday life revolves a lot more around outdoor pursuits. The weather seems even more crucial this year as all plans for foreign travel are still on hold. With even the usual destinations in Europe flitting between green and amber in the Government’s temporary traffic lights of travel advice, it’s not yet the time to head out for a Euro-tour. The Alps, Pyrenees and Picos will have to wait. Their time will come, I’m sure, but for now I am nervously checking the weather forecast…

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motorcycle sport & leisure’s contributors...

Peter Henshaw Peter is our history man – he’s written more than 60 books and is a former editor of this very publication. Now a freelance journalist, he writes about transport of all kinds, though bikes are really at the heart of it all. He’s an all-year-round rider who does not own a car. 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. 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…

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yamaha reveals the new r7

With the R6 being limited to track riding as it’s not road legal, The arrival of the new road- and track-ready R7 is big news. The R7 features radial-mount 4-piston front brake calipers, fully adjustable KYB 41mm inverted forks, link-type Monocross rear suspension, and an Assist & Slipper clutch. It’s powered by Yamaha’s 689cc CP2 engine, which features a 270-degree crankshaft that gives an uneven firing sequence. The 4-stroke inline 2-cylinder DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled CP2 engine delivers strong and linear torque across a wide rpm range, making it a lively performer in all gears and at all engine speeds. Maximum power of 72.4bhp (54kW) is produced at 8750 rpm, and more significantly the maximum torque of 67Nm is achieved at 6500rpm, giving the a R7 strong standing start and roll-on acceleration.…

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team classic suzuki unveils katana project build

After a year or more with very limited racing activity, Team Classic Suzuki has unveiled its lockdown project build: a Katana based around a 2008 GSX-R1000 world superbike machine. At the heart is a 2008 world superbike-spec engine from an Alstare GSX-R1000, fully refreshed by Team Classic Suzuki’s Nathan Colombi, with around 200bhp at the rear wheel. There are loads of high-spec components from an Alstare world superbike frame, Öhlins suspension, Dymag CH3 wheels, Brembo brakes, slim LED tail light, and factory world superbike fuel tank. The nose cone is a new, old stock Katana unit, available from Suzuki’s Vintage Parts Programme.…

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california superbike school goes green

Kawasaki will be supplying instructor and hire bikes for California Superbike school. Since its launch in 1980, the training school has helped over 130,000 riders worldwide to enhance their skills on track. For 2021, customers will now be able to hire a range of Kawasaki machinery, from the rider-friendly Ninja 650 to the World Superbike conquering ZX-10R. The school has an array of dates across the summer, taking in some of the most famous circuits in the UK, including Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Cadwell Park. Each day will see customers able to take part in expert tuition sessions, from novice trackday riders to experienced circuit riders. The knowledgeable team at CSS has designed each level to specifically help riders improve their confidence and techniques both on track and on the road. Constantly…

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one book – dozen countries

Following a cancer diagnosis in 2004, Peter Starr was determined to live a purposeful life and see the world by motorcycle, exploring 12 new places across the globe. Motorcycle Traveler follows Peter (who worked for Triumph before becoming an award-winning filmmaker) around a dozen countries in six years including Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Finland, Isle of Man, Israel, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Thailand, Taiwan and Wales. The 300-page hardback features a collection of captivating stories and is illustrated with more than 500 stunning photographs. Motorcycle Traveler also includes a free DVD and is available to buy for just £45 from…