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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure

Motorcycle Sport & Leisure May 2020

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
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
2020 hangs in the balance

Just as we were about to go to press, the news of the Isle of Man TT 2020 being cancelled hit the newswire. Just to be clear, it’s not delayed or suspended. It’s cancelled. No racing this year, is what the message is. It’s a big decision, but we are sailing in unchartered waters. Last time the TT was cancelled was 2001 during the foot and mouth disease outbreak, and by comparison that now looks like a minor hiccup. Meanwhile, MotoGP, World Superbikes and British Superbikes are facing a cocktail of cancellations, postponements and uncertainty. Whether the competitions will be contested in some form or another is not yet clear. There’s certainly not going to be any racing any time soon. In the bigger scheme of things, this is just a drop…

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

Alan Cathcart Alan Cathcart has been writing about bikes for more than 30 years, and riding them for even longer. He’s regularly given the keys to factory prototypes and being on first name terms with the bosses of bike companies around the world allows him to bag many scoops. 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…

2 min.
no racing for 2020

As we go to print it looks like the season that was just about to start has been either delayed, suspended or cancelled. MotoGP, World Superbikes and British Superbikes are all still on (at least on paper), but many rounds have been moved to the back of the calendar. If the Coronavirus outbreak subsides enough for racing to resume towards the end of the year it will be a busy schedule or rounds in a very short time. Either that or the championships will be run with fewer races. Or the whole year is cancelled. Nobody really knows yet. There is more clarity about the Isle of Man TT and North West 200. They’re both cancelled for 2020. The news only just came in before we went to print so there may…

1 min.
navigating with what3words

Triumph has teamed up with what3words to introduce the new location technology. Using the My Triumph Mobile App and TFT instrument pack, riders can identify, share and navigate to any precise location in the world using just three words. what3words is the simplest way to talk about location. The location technology company has divided the world into 3m squares, and given each one a unique what3words address made up of three words from the dictionary. Integrating what3words into the Bluetooth-compatible My Triumph Mobile App means that Triumph riders can use the what3words function of the app to navigate the world more easily and find places without addresses, such as scenic roadside viewpoints or meeting places. Nick Bloor, CEO at Triumph Motorcycles, commented: “The Triumph brand and our riders seek adventure and this…

1 min.
zero launches the all-new sr/s

Zero Motorcycles is following last year’s launch of its naked SR/F with a new faired SR/S. Built around the same package of power, control and connection, the SR/S takes a sportier approach to e-motorcycling. The look of the SR/S is rooted in its all-new aerodynamic fairing design, which contributes to a 13 per cent improvement in efficiency and range compared to the SR/F. Lower foot position (both rider and pillion) and higher handlebars give riders a more upright and relaxed riding position. Instantly accessible 190Nm of torque, 110 horsepower and 124mph top speed come courtesy of Zero’s ZF 75-10 motor and 14.4kWh lithium-ion battery. A single charge is claimed to deliver up to a 200-mile range with the addition of Zero’s Power Tank. The standard model with 3kW Rapid Charger starts at £18,090, while…

1 min.
electric motorcycle for under £1800

The Hero AE-47 is an electric bike for the Indian market that costs mere peanuts compared to other electric bikes out there. The bike comes with a 4kW electric motor and 3.5kW lithium battery, Hero says that its bike can get from 0–60kph (37mph) in just under nine seconds. The bike has a top speed of 85kph (53mph) and in ECO mode it will manage 100 miles on a full charge, that drops to 55 miles if the rider selects Power Mode. Kit-wise, the bike comes with a single radial front brake, a TFT screen, reverse gear, keyless start and full smart phone connectivity with GPS and real-time tracking already on the motorcycle. It also comes with its own dedicated app. There’re no current plans to bring this bike to the UK, but at…