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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure

November 2019

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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how much is enough?

Are we going to see the rise of affordable but perfectly nice motorcycles? Probably not, but how cool would that be? Isuppose this issue of MSL is a bit heavy on the Royal Enfield Himalayan... We have a big-miles test AND a travel piece featuring the bike. A bit overkill? Well, I'd say no, it isn't. You see, the diminutive Indian adventure thumper has really impressed us here at the MSL Towers, and made us question what kind of bike you need for a riding adventure, and even what kind of adventures we should be planning. Any smaller capacity motorcycle can only really be appreciated if you pick your roads, destinations and riding buddies with care. They demand a bit more planning than big bikes, but get that right and you're on…

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motorcycle sport & leisure’s contributors...

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. Chris Moss Mossy has made a living from bikes since 1985 – first as a motorcycle courier in London, and then as a journo from 1995. He’s raced, ridden and tinkered with hundreds of different bikes, but he’s the first to admit there’s still loads to experience and learn. 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…

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motorcycle sports & leisure

EDITOR: Mikko Nieminen mnieminen@mortons.co.uk DESIGNERS: Charlotte Turnbull, Fran Lovely & Tracey Markham PRODUCTION EDITOR: Mike Cowton PICTURE DESK: Paul Fincham and Jonathan Schofield PUBLISHING DIRECTOR: Dan Savage PUBLISHER: Tim Hartley GROUP KEY ACCOUNTS MANAGER: Steff Woodhouse swoodhouse@mortons.co.uk 01507 529452 / 07786 334330 GROUP ADVERTISING MANAGER: Sue Keily DIVISIONAL ADVERTISING MANAGER: Zoe Thurling zthurling@mortons.co.uk 01507 529412 ADVERTISING SALES: Charlotte Mountain cmountain@mortons.co.uk 01507 529538 SUBSCRIPTION MANAGER: Paul Deacon pdeacon@mortons.co.uk CIRCULATION MANAGER: Steve O’Hara sohara@mortons.co.uk MARKETING MANAGER: Charlotte Park cpark@mortons.co.uk COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR: Nigel Hole ARCHIVE ENQUIRIES: Jane Skayman jskayman@mortons.co.uk 01507 529423…

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bring your non-motorcycling mate to motorcycle live 2019 for free

Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, between November 16-24, Motorcycle Live is an annual pilgrimage for bike enthusiasts across the country, But show organisers understand that there's always a non-biking mate that just needs to experience how great motorcycling is to make that step on to two wheels. As a result, Motorcycle Live is now offering a limited number of FREE tickets to the show for non-motorcyclists on Thursday, November 21, 2019 (terms and conditions apply). To claim a free ticket for Thursday, November 21, visitors are asked to purchase a full-price ticket – either in advance or on the day – and bring their ticket and their non-motorcycling mate to the Press Office to claim their free ticket. Once your non-motorcycling mate has shown their licence (with no motorcycle category on there)…

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2020 honda africa twin breaks cover

It's a sure sign that the show season is fast approaching when details of next year's bikes are starting to emerge. One of the first off the blocks is Honda with its Africa Twin. For 2020 the big adventurer comes in three different guises – the Africa Twin, Africa Twin Adventure Sports, and Africa Twin Adventure Sports with electronic suspension (featuring Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment). All the models share the existing SOHC 8-valve parallel-twin engine, which hasn't changed too much apart from being Euro5 compliant and going up in displacement from 998cc to 1084cc. Peak power goes from 70kW to 75kW @ 7500rpm, and peak torque from 99Nm to 105Nm @ 6250rpm. To create the larger capacity, bore remains the same, but stroke is longer. 2020 AFRICA TWIN The 2020 CRF1100L Africa Twin…

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news in brief

NEW COLOURS FOR YAMAHA R6, R3, R125 • For 2020 Yamaha's small-to-middleweight supersports, the YZF-R6, YZF-R3 and YZF-R125, will be available in a number of new colour options. The bikes will also be featuring a new graphic design. The R6 and R3 will be dressed in blue or black, while the R125 comes in blue, black or white. The blue versions are in line with the current livery of the Yamaha racing teams in the world championships. INDIAN FTR1200 WHEELIES INTO RECORD BOOKS • Cecil ‘Bubba’ Myers set two UK production bike speed records on the Indian FTR1200S at the World Wheelie Championships. The first outing saw Bubba and the FTR 1200S (a production machine with the rear number plate hanger removed) register a 1 Mile Wheelie at 131.137mph. They went on to set two UK…

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