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Specification
Price: £8,899 (promotional price now £7,549) Engine: 693cc Liquid-cooled, single cylinder 4-stroke Power: 74bhp/55kW @ 8500rpm Torque: 53lb-ft/72Nm @ 6750rpm Transmission: 6 gears, chain final drive Frame: Steel trellis Suspension: (F) WP fully
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Win Weise Union Gloves
This month’s Star Letter wins Weise Union gloves worth £69.99. Retro style meets modern protection in this smart summer design. The gloves are made of full-grain leather, with TPU knuckle armour, and they are touchscreen compatible. Find out more at
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Dave’s Opinion
After the tall Yamaha, and rock solid Bee-Emm, the Italian offering feels incredibly laid back and sofa-like. That big plush seat, allied to the soft and accommodating suspension, give a more leisurely approach that belies the Mutistrada’s capabiliti
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Back In Action
I blame the lockdown. The reality may be that the damage was done way before there was as much as a sneeze in Wuhan, but I have never let reality get in the way of shifting blame. So, the official line is that the lockdown caused my Suzuki DR350 to s
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This Month
Rider: Stuart Barker Cost new: £12,199 Engine: 1043cc l/c, inline four Spec: 140bhp/81ft-lb Kerb weight: 235kg Tank: 19 litres Seat: 835mm Miles this month: 482 Miles on clock: 1374 Average mpg: 44.3 Current tyres: Bridgestone S22 Modifica
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Café Racer International
The Vitpilen is just one of the beautiful café racers, both old and new, covered in detail in the new Café Racer International bookazine that Mike is busy putting together now. If you know of an amazing bike build that could be featured in the bookaz
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I Wish You’d Stop Being So Good To Me
Thirty years ago I bought a motorcycle which didn’t have a fuel tap, or at least not one which required any contribution on my part. I immediately felt a sense of rejection. Someone, somewhere, was obviously trying to be helpful, but unfortunately th
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Conclusion
We didn’t set out to find a winner in this test, which proved wise in retrospect. Even so, we thought that this would be a pretty straightforward test of three sporty adventure bikes. As it turned out there’s more to these bikes than first meets the
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure1 min de lecture
Suzuki Dr 350 Se X 1999
Engine type: Air/oil-cooled 348cc SOHC 1-cylinder, 4 valves Power: 29.4bhp (21.9kW) @ 7600rpm Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive Overall Length: 2235mm (88in) Overall Width: 885mm (34.8in) Overall Height: 1245 mm (49in) Seat height: 890mm
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Test fleet: Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
‘Hurrah for my bubble,’ I think to myself as I ride Aragog the Africa Twin to my destination for the first time in quite some while. Finally, riding a bike again seems to have a purpose and a destination. Not that you always need a destination, but t
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What Next?
So far, 2020 has been a year like no other, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. As I write this, it looks like the UK is finally starting to open up again after the lockdown – shops are trading again, the hospitality industry is welcoming cu
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Our Top Six Products This Month…
From £230 | www.thekeycollection.co.uk 1 Ideal for urban riders, the Vintage is a classic open face shape, with a drop-down sun visor, removable interior and quick-release chin strap. There are nine new colourways for 2020, including the unique BO
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Letters
Thinking about Mikko’s piece about the lockdown and the knock-on effect of the isolation period, my first reaction is, will the bike corrode? So, I’ve decided to give it a thorough clean and then look to using a protection coating of some sort – idea
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The Man With An Electric Iron Butt
Terry Herschner, ‘Electric Terry’ as he’s known to his mates, has been riding and modifying electric motorcycles since 2012. Over the years he’s gone from coast to coast in America, taking five days to go from California to Florida, covered 1000 mile
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Brakes
We all know that brakes make motorcycles stop. But there’s quite a bit more to it. To get all the detail right in our heads, we talked to Roberto Lavezzi, Motorcycle Technical Director at Brembo. MSL: Why are brake pads different, and what makes the
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This Month
Rider: Bertie Simmonds Cost new: £16,749 Engine: 1084cc liquid-cooled parallel twin, four-stroke Spec: 100bhp/78lb-ft Kerb weight: 236kg Tank: 18.8 litres Seat: 850/870mm Miles this month: 664 Miles on clock: 2340 Average mpg: 48 Current ty
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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure’s contributors...
As a self-confessed motorcycle anorak, Dave’s particular two-wheeled penchant is for customised bikes – in each and every modified form they come. He’s a strong believer that every single bike ever made is worth trying, whether they have been customi
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Are We There Yet?
Zero, the Californian electric bike manufacturer, has been leading the way since it launched its first fully electric production motorcycle back in 2010. Now on the back of the successful SR/F, Zero has chosen to launch the sporty SR/S featuring new
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The Day The Music Died
I would just like to thank MSL for invoking some cherished memories with your recent article about Ago’s last ride on the MV on the Brands Hatch full circuit. As the bikes were wheeled out on to the start line I can clearly remember myself and a frie
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Rogue Male In Dorset
The Royal Enfield Bullet I bought last October is sitting in the garage and I’m indoors fantasising about a bygone age. I’ve just finished reading Rogue Male, a Boys’ Own adventure with an illustrated cover designed to feed the imagination, like the
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Test fleet: Triumph Street Scrambler
It might be a little later than expected, but my long-term ride for the year has finally arrived – and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve lucked out and managed to get my hands on one of my favourite bikes of the last few years – Triumph’s Street Scrambler.
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure4 min de lecture
Test fleet: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
The Interceptor is not the sort of bike that you expect couriers to go for. But couriering is exactly what I have been using it for. Here’s the back story... During the early days of lockdown, London’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club had to close the doors
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EDITOR: Mikko Nieminen mnieminen@mortons.co.uk DESIGNER: Charlotte Turnbull PRODUCTION EDITOR: Mike Cowton PUBLISHING DIRECTOR: Dan Savage PUBLISHER: Tim Hartley GROUP ADVERTISING MANAGER: Sue Keily DIVISIONAL ADVERTISING MANAGER: Tom Lee: tlee
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Specification
Price: From £19,590 (£21,590 Premium as tested) Engine: Interior permanent magnet AC motor Power: 110hp (82KW) @ 5000rpm Torque: 140lb-ft (190Nm) from less than 500rpm Transmission: Automatic, belt drive MPG: 59mpg claimed Battery: 14.4kWh Ran
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Adventure Sport Of Touring
These bikes aren’t as easy to pigeonhole as you first think. BMW classes the F900XR as an adventure bike, Yamaha treats the Tracer as a sports tourer, and Ducati refrains from categorising the Multistrada 950 at all. They are all designed to clock up
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure4 min de lecture
Ellie’s Next Adventure
Ellie has been riding pillion with me since the age of seven, so a motorcycle trip to the Normandy beaches was just another adventure. Mind you, motorcycling is in the family – her grandparents rode bikes in Africa from 1955 up to 1971, when they cam
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This Month
Rider: Ross Mowbray Cost new: £9600 Engine: 900cc liquid-cooled parallel twin Spec: 64bhp / 59lb-ft Kerb weight: 203kg Tank: 12 litres Seat height: 790mm Miles this month: 220 Miles on clock: 843 Average MPG: 54mpg/68.9mpg(tested/claimed) C
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This Month
Rider: Mikko Nieminen Cost New: £5699 + OTR Spec: 47bhp/52Nm Engine: 648cc, sohc, air/oil cooled, parallel twin Kerb weight: 202kg (unladen) Tank: 13.7 litres Seat: 804mm Miles this month: 274 Miles on Clock: 875 Average mpg: N/A Current Ty
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Isle Of Wight To Host All-new Road Race Festival
On an island known for its remarkable coastline, the Diamond Races is set to take place on a 12.4-mile-long course in the south of the Isle of Wight. The road race boasts a course through the picturesque villages of Chale, Kingston, Shorwell and Brig
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How Did We Get Here?
June 12, 2009 was an important day in the history of the electric motorcycle, when Rob Barber won the TTX GP race at the Isle of Man TT races, completing a lap of the infamous Mountain course at an average of 87.434mph on his Agni X01. It might not h
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