Motorcycle Sport & Leisure

Motorcycle Sport & Leisure August 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.

United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
12 期号


we ride again

It's been a long wait, but we're finally able to ride more freely again. Thank goodness for that! How good does it feel to be able to ride again? I know! And you're not alone in thinking that. Since the lockdown restrictions have been eased, it seems that there are more bikes on the roads than I remember seeing in years - it's beautiful! At the time of writing we are still restricted to day rides as the hospitality industry remains closed, but there's a good chance that by the time you read this we can already enjoy longer rides, and give the hotels, cafes and tour companies the financial support they so badly need after the lockdown. Fingers crossed things will all be back to normal ( or the 'new normal')…

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. 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-reader, too. Nathan Millward A reluctant adventurer, Nathan's first big trip was riding home from Australia on a 105cc Aussie post bike. Nathan now runs Garbage Run tours and resides in North Devon where attempts at learning to surf have all been in vain. Currently running a…

no chiefs but plenty of new indians

Indian Motorcycle has filed a worldwide trademark application for the name 'EFTR' - which all but confirms the resurgent American factory is getting ready to go electric. The application confirms that the name is for 'electric motorcycles and structural parts therefor' - so it looks like we're going to see an electric version of its recently introduced and widely successful FTR 1200 in the not-too-distant future. At this stage, that's about as much as we know about the EFTR, but if it's going to be along the same lines as the current FTR 1200 - aside from its electric motor, of course - it sounds good to us. The news doesn't come as a massive surprise. Back in 2016, Steve Menneto, then VP of Motorcycles at Polaris, expressed a desire to release an…

california superbike school is back in the uk

We've got some good news if you want to brush up your track riding skills! The California Superbike School has been relaunched in the UK under new management. In October last year, it was revealed the Silverstone-based riding school had gone into liquidation - but it has just confirmed it's returning for 2020. At the time of writing, the school is not yet taking bookings, but you can register your interest on the website (www.superbikeschool.co.uk) and be contacted ahead of the school reopening.…

satnav speed camera alerts outlawed in germany

Germany's Road Traffic Regulations now prohibit the use of all devices which alert road users of the location of fixed and mobile speed cameras. TomTom and Garmin have sent emails out to their customers, letting them know that Germany has banned speed camera alerts for good. While it's going to be extremely difficult for German police to enforce the new legislation, by law you're now obliged to disable speed camera alerts while riding in the country. The news comes after the German Federal Council adopted a series of amendments to the country's road traffic regulations. Previously, the regulations banned the use of devices specifically created to reveal traffic monitoring systems. But because smartphones and satnavs aren't built with this purpose in mind, you could get away with utilising their built-in alert systems. New…


NO MOTORCYCLE LIVE IN 2020 Motorcycle Live won't be going ahead this year, as a result of concerns over public safety due to the coronavirus pandemic. After an extensive consultation process, a decision has been made to postpone the UK's big bike show for 2020. Typically taking place at the NEC in Birmingham every year in November, organisers are now focusing on the 2021 event. Speaking about the news, the Managing Director of Motorcycle Live, Finlay McAllan said: "The whole of the Motorcycle Live team is extremely disappointed - as we're sure that you are, too - but rest assured we will continue working behind the scenes to deliver you a fantastic show in 2021. "In the meantime, stay safe and look after each other." Motorcycle Live is set to take place across November 20-28, 2021. STAFFORD…