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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure

Motorcycle Sport & Leisure

November 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

1 min.
indian offer you can’t refuse

This is not only the season when new bikes are revealed, it’s also a great time for bargains. And one such deal comes from Indian Motorcycle, who’s making its model year 2019 FTR 1200 models available from £9999 until the end of the year. If you fancy the 1203cc American V-twin muscle bike, you can grab the FTR 1200 Base starting from £9999 (normally £11,899), and the more upmarket FTR 1200S from £10,999 (normally £12,999). That’s a cool saving of a couple of grand! Of course, such a good deal makes us think that Indian is eager to shift stock and make sure it has enough space in the showrooms for something else… But what could that be? We reckon there’s something exciting coming from Stateside in the next few months.…

1 min.
specification

KAWASAKI W800 CAFE Price: £9099 Engine: 733cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke Vertical Twin, SOHC, 8 valves Power: 47bhp (35kW @ 6000rpm) Max torque: 46ft-lb (62.9Nm) @ 4800rpm Transmission: 5-speed Frame: Double cradle, high tensile steel Suspension: (F) 41mm telescopic fork, non-adjustable (R) Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability Brakes: (F) Single 320mm petal-style disc with 2-piston calipers, ABS (R) Single 270mm petal-style disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS Tyres: (F) 100/90-18 (R) 130/80-18 Seat height: 790mm/31.3in Fuel tank: 15 litres/3.3 gallons Kerb weight: 223kg Contact: www.kawasaki.co.uk…

1 min.
specification

TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE S Price: From £8,100 Engine: 660cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line triple-cylinder Power: 46bhp (35kW) @ 9000rpm (restricted) /94bhp (70kW) @ 11,250rpm (de-restricted) Torque: 44.2lb-ft (60Nm) @ 5250rpm (restricted) / 48.6lb-ft (66Nm) @ 9250rpm (de-restricted) Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive Frame: (F) Aluminium beam twin spar (R) two-piece high pressure die cast Swingarm: Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy Wheels: (F) Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17” x 3.5” (R) Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17”x 5.5” Tyres: (F) Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17 (R) Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 180/55 ZR17 Suspension: (F) Showa 41mm upside-down forks (R) Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, adjustable preload Brakes: (F) Twin 310mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers, switchable ABS (R) Single 220mm disc, Brembo single piston caliper, switchable ABS Seat Height: 810mm/31.9in Weight: 168kg (dry) Fuel tank: 17.4 litres/3.8 gallons Fuel consumption: 55.3mpg (claimed)/43mpg (tested) Contact: www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk…

1 min.
the chinese contender

BENELLI 752S Benelli’s 752S was always going to have a tough time in such distinguished company. It is a fantastic looking bike – no faff, just a big motor tucked inside a signature Benelli trellis frame. Oh, and it sounds glorious, too. But substance is just as important as style. There are some trick bits as standard, including Brembo stoppers and Marzocchi springs up front, which you wouldn’t usually expect on a Chinese-built machine (it is designed in Italy, though). But when ridden side by side with the Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha, it was easy to notice a few quirks. It feels a little agricultural, but pulls well right through the slightly clunky gearbox and will hustle along happily at high speed. The clutch is a bit feisty when setting off for the first…

7 min.
where eagles soar

So, are you guys going to leave Europe?’ I was booking into a campsite near Holm in Norway, travelling north up the coastal road and heading for the Vennesund ferry the following morning. “That’s a good question,” I shrugged. I was heading for the Lofoten Islands near Narvik, having heard that the scenery was spectacular and that it was a great place to see white-tailed eagles. I was taking my time, avoiding main roads where possible and taking the Kystriksveien, the coastal route from Trondheim north to Bodo. This meant continuously navigating across fjords, islands and mountains, but as this was Norway, my journey was seamless, and breathtakingly beautiful. The road hugs the coastline, winding in and out of picturesque bays. Towering bridges, some so steep you can’t see over as you…

2 min.
how to get into adventure riding

Calling all adventure bike riders. You own a highly capable machine that can transport you to places you’ve never imagined possible, far away from traffic-choked roads and stressed-out people. Leave the public thoroughfares behind to venture off-road, and you’ll discover a whole new world of wonderful places and emotions. Fabulous off-road adventures such as the trips of Ewan and Charley have inspired many to follow suit. Believe us, it’s well worth doing. You can explore a fabulous network of green roads, boost your riding ability, and take satisfaction and achievement levels to new personal heights. Over the following pages we’re going to give you the chance to convert such thoughts and ambitions into actions, guiding you closer to getting involved in the world of real biking adventure. It isn’t as difficult to…