Motorcycle Sport & Leisure December 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
4,84 €(VAT inclusa)
40 €(VAT inclusa)
12 Numeri

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3 min
don’t look back in anger

Around this time of the year we usually have a little look back at what it was that made the year memorable – a particular bike, event, ride or trend. This year it’s pretty clear what it was that dominated the past, so instead of getting hung up on it, let’s just hope that it won’t play such a massive role in the future. Setting the unmentionable global issues to one side, there were plenty of landmark moments in the little world of motorcycling even during a year like this. Here in the UK, Triumph kept waving the flag with the new, big and frankly bonkers Rocket 3. To build the biggest production motorcycle in the world is as much about beating your chest and roaring as it is about clever engineering, but…

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-M1 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. 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…

1 min
multistrada v4’s got your back

We have been waiting for the V4 version of the Multistrada for a while. But we had no idea that the fourth generation of the popular bike (more than 110,000 units already produced) would have eyes in the back of its head. Or radars anyway. Because that’s what it’s got – the Multistrada V4 is the first motorcycle in the world equipped with front and rear radar. Oh, and the bike is equipped with a completely new V4 Granturismo engine developed for maximum smoothness and extension of maintenance intervals, but how about those radars! Each radar has compact dimensions (70x60x28mm, similar to a modern action camera) and integrates perfectly into the bike, weighing only 190 grams. The radar positioned in the front of the vehicle controls the operation of the ACC (Adaptive…

1 min
aprilia’s rs 660 is here

The Italian factory has just released its hotly anticipated mid-capacity sportbike. It gets a 100bhp 660cc parallel-twin that produces 67Nm of torque, developed from the front bank of the 1100cc V4 (that will be used for other machines!). There’s a full electronics package: TFT Dash, Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Cruise Control, ‘Shifter, ‘Blipper and Cornering ABS, IMU, changeable rider modes, engine map and engine brake strategies. The brakes are Brembo, with four piston calipers and dual 320mm discs on the front, and a single disc on the rear. There’s adjustable 41mm USD Kayaba forks and shock, alongside Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II hoops. It weighs in at 183kg, wet. It’s priced at £10,149.…

1 min
honda reveals forza 750

The new Forza 750 – the largest capacity scooter on the market right now – is essentially an evolution of the long-standing Integra. It shares plenty of kit – but some clever changes mean that it stands apart. As you’d expect, Honda’s made use of its long-stroke inline twin that was first used to power the NC700. It’s been tweaked to meet Euro 5 regulations and displacement has been increased slightly to 745cc, which helps it to kick out 58hp and plenty of lowdown torque. The Forza 750 also gets Honda’s own DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission system. There’s a range of rider modes to help you find the perfect settings to suit your riding too. The big Forza has been designed using the base of a conventional motorcycle, which means that it has…

6 min
teenage years revisited

Having first reviewed an earlier version of Benelli’s learner-legal pocket rocket some three years ago, I was interested to see how the latest reincarnation would compare. Way back then, this little growler won a special place in my heart with its balls-out extrovert approach to the learner-legal market. What – if anything – will have changed? First impressions The looks of the TNT 125 certainly haven’t diminished in any way, shape or form. This latest version sports the latest graphics and colour variations – like the very fluorescent green livery that my demo bike was delivered to me in. Benelli call it ‘Flash Green’ and it’s a colour that you either like or hate; I must say that I love it and it certainly gets you noticed out on the street. However,…