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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure

Motorcycle Sport & Leisure July 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.
on the road again

The riding season has finally started (kind of), but a long break from riding means not everything is as before As I sit down to write this column, I'm just back from my first proper ride since the lockdown began. I didn't want to go too far, just in case, but I did a lovely SO-mile loop round some winding country lanes to blow off the cobwebs. Something to ease me back into riding and life outside the four walls of my house. If you've already been out on your bike since lockdown measures were relaxed, you know how great that felt - just leaving the house, blinking and dazed in the summer sun, was a thrill. But if you're anything like me, you probably also noticed how strange and unsettling that…

1 min.
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-Ml to a 1923 Douglas, but still can't decide which type of bike he most enjoys riding. 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. 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…

2 min.
keeping the nation's wheels in motion

These unprecedented times have brought us more grief and suffering than anyone could have imagined. But among all the darkness they have also shined the light on the inherent kindness of people, and the willingness to help those who need it the most. And what has been noticeable is that motorcyclists have taken up the fight against coronavirus in great numbers. One particularly admirable biker initiative is the Bike Shed Community Response scheme, which has mobilised an army of volunteers to deliver PPE, food and medical supplies on their motorcycles. Launched by the people behind London's famous Bike Shed motorcycle club, the scheme offers valuable support to the most vulnerable across the country during the Covid-19 crisis. With an army of volunteers, Bike Shed has adapted and re-purposed Gophr Work, an existing…

2 min.
ftr 1200 goes carbon

The 2020 FTR Carbon - Indian Motorcycle's premium addition to the FTR line-up - has been launched featuring carbon fibre bodywork and a low-mount black Akrapovic exhaust. The changes aren't dramatic: the bike is still powered by the liquid-cooled 1203cc V-twin engine that produces 125bhp (93kW) of power and 88.Slb-ft (120Nm) of torque, and apart from the carbon parts and the exhaust the bike remains the same as the 2019 FTR 1200 S, but visually the update has paid off - the bike looks exclusive, and rather tempting. "For the discerning rider, the FTR Carbon offers a collectable motorcycle with the highest level of finish and raises the bar for American motorcycles once again;' said Mike Dougherty, President of Indian Motorcycle. "Delivering the finest riding experience and with the carbon accents…

1 min.
royal enfield extends warranty over lockdown

What happens if your bike's warranty runs out during the current lockdown? If you are an owner of a Royal Enfield, that's not a problem because they have just extended the cover for those whose policies are about to expire. Sounds fair, right? Here's how it works: Royal Enfield has announced that they will be extending the warranty period by three months on any motorcycle whose policy expires between March and May 2020, through the authorised dealer network, as a measure to ensure that customer support and experiences are not negatively impacted by the current lockdown. Royal Enfield will continue to monitor the official government and public health directives about the closure of all non-essential retailers and should there be an announcement of further extensions to this period, then appropriate amendments to…

1 min.
£500 off and 0% finance from suzuki

Suzuki GB is offering customers an extra £500 off the RRP of selected models this Spring, in addition to its current four-year 0% hire purchase finance deal that has been extended until the end of June. The money-saving offer follows the most recent government announcement, allowing dealerships to take orders online or over the phone and deliver new bikes and parts to customers, in line with social distancing measures. It means those looking for a new bike this Spring can still take delivery and start planning those post-lockdown rides. For full details on Suzuki's current offers, visit bikes.suzuki.co.uk…