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Specification
Price: £2199 Engine: 49.7cc single cylinder air-cooled, 4 valve, 4 stroke Power: 5.5bhp (3.2Kw) Suspension: (F) Upside-down forks (R) Adjustable monoshock Brakes: (F) Single brake disc (R) Single brake disc Tyres: (F) 4.10–18 (R) 4.60 – 17 Tran
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Dave’s Opinion
I’ve had a soft spot for the SV ever since they were first launched in 1999 – in fact I have my own 2001 SV – and I’m delighted to be able to say that the latest iteration of the mid-range vee twin has all the character and capabilities of the first
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Peaked Too Late
It’s 1985, I’m unemployed, living with my parents in Manchester and going slightly crazy. The only thing getting me through the day is my £100 1977 Honda CJ250T, and the nearby Peak District. I have a routine: ride to the nearby job centre for a dose
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This Month
Rider: Ross Mowbray Cost: £9600 Engine: 900cc liquid-cooled parallel twin, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle Power: 64bhp (48kW) @ 7500rpm Torque: 59lb-ft (80Nm) @ 3200rpm Seat height: 790mm Weight: 203kg Fuel tank: 12 litres Miles this month:
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure1 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
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: 412 Miles on Clock: 1716 Average mpg: N/A Current T
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Legal Eagle
Q About six months ago I emptied the piggy bank and threw everything into a KTM Super Adventure S. This may have been the happiest day of my life (don’t tell my husband! Haha!). Whilst this bike is an absolute animal, I’ve spoken to loads of people w
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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 substa
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure5 min letti
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 Lo
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Test fleet: Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX Tourer
I answered the front door in my underpants the other day as I was expecting a mate to just quickly drop something off. Turns out it was a complete stranger who wanted to ask me about the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX. It was parked out front so he stopped hi
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TRIED & TESTED
Tested by: Carl Woodward | £79.95 | www.skidmarx.co.uk Motorcycle screens are a very personal thing. While a manufacturer’s standard screen will work for some, it won’t suit all. Fortunately, there is a large choice of aftermarket screens for most
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Who is Andrew?
Andrew Prendergast is a Managing Partner at White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors (www.whitedalton. co.uk). You can pick pretty much any motorcycle-related legal issue – he’s been there, done that, and got the answer to share with MSL readers. If you ha
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Honda Cb650r
I love a Honda. I’ve heard some riders belittle them for being so well engineered that they’re a little soulless; but I think that’s guff. How can you criticise a bike for being refined and reliable? Particularly one that’s as naughty as the CB650R.
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Down Under, Bottom Up
It was early; way before breakfast and before the Australian outback heat set in. As far as the eye could see – and I could see about 30 miles easily – nothing moved. I was just south of Laura and as far north in Australia as I could ride, the Tarmac
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure1 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
This Month
Rider: Stuart Barker Cost new: £12,199 (for Tourer version with metallic graphite grey colours) Engine: 1043cc liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder Spec: 140bhp/81ft-lb Kerb weight: 235kg Tank: 19 litres Seat: 835mm Miles this month: 877 Miles
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure3 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Being Imprinted By Machinery
Many a ‘truth’ is conditional, subject to change without notice. In 1930s Britain and in the US, a fair number of educated young idealists made common cause with the Russian revolution, and hoped to see a fairer society emerge from that experiment. T
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure5 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
Whilst I appreciate that most everything in life is subjective, I believe I may well be fawning over the epitome of a café racer, albeit in modern guise. Yes, I know, that is a bold statement, but having ridden a number of motorbikes of late, all gre
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure1 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Specification
Price: £7199 Engine: 649cc, l/c, inline four Power: 93bhp (70kW) @ 12000rpm Torque: 47lb-ft (64Nm) @ 8500rpm Transmission: 6-speed/chain final drive Suspension: (F) Showa USD separate function fork (R) monoshock with 10-stage preload adjustment
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Outback Riding Tips
■ Carry water and fuel. Australia is big. If you run out, you can die. ■ Believe road signs. If it says rutted, it really means it. ■ Ask the locals, not Google. They have local knowledge. ■ Take a tyre repair kit. There will be nowhere to fix you
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure3 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Test fleet: Moto Guzzi V85TT
The sun’s out and the miles have been creeping up on the Guzzi. The real test was a 300-mile day down to Land’s End and back using only backroads. On a short dealer test ride the V85TT might not win everyone over – the power’s definitely not going to
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Who is Cameron?
Kevin is one of the most widely-respected technical gurus on the planet. Author of some of the most iconic and landmark books in motorcycle publishing, the American brings the innermost workings of what goes on in an engine to the fore in an easy-to-
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Café Racer International
The Kawasaki 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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Mikko’s Opinion
The CB is difficult to compare directly with the SV. The four-cylinder engine, vastly superior power and the Neo Café looks all make it a very different beast. Jump on this after the SV and you feel like a time traveller who suddenly finds him/hersel
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Scotland - It’s Not Just For Lockdown
I have been touring in Scotland for almost a decade. Now, with so many foreign destinations inaccessible, Scotland has suddenly become the bikers’ playground of choice. So, here are some top tips for a great tour in Scotland: 1) Don’t do the North C
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This Month
Rider: Nathan Millward Cost New: £9500 Spec: 79bhp/59Ib-ft Engine: 853cc air-cooled 90° transverse V-twin Kerb weight: 252 kilos (fully fuelled) Tank: 23 litres Seat: 830mm (810mm to 850mm optional) Miles this month: 480 Miles on Clock: 1497
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure1 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Specification
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 f
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure6 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Yamaha Mt-07
Since its launch in 2015, many comparisons have been made between the Yamaha MT-07 and the earlier two strokes from the same manufacturer, the 350LC and Powervalve. Predominately, these comparisons relate to the cheap fun that the MT delivers and not
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Who is Millington?
Richard Millington has been riding for more than 30 years, touring for more than 25, and has never looked back. He’s the founder of Motorrad Tours, and has ridden on five continents, guiding motorcycle tours in Europe, Africa, North and South America
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure3 min letti
Test Fleet: BMW F900XR TE
Beginning my career in an agricultural county like Lincolnshire, I guess it was only natural that my early years in journalism would follow a progressive path to the land, and so they did, taking me to major cereal and machinery events throughout the
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure3 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Our Top Ten Products This Month…
From free | www.nevis.uk.com 1 The Fury Airbag System currently connects to compatible Furygan jackets by zipping in like a jacket liner, but now Furygan has launched a Chest Connector Pocket to connect the two front zips of the Fury Airbag System
Motorcycle Sport & Leisure1 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Specification
Price: £6697 Engine: 689cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC 8v parallel twin. Power: 74bhp (55kW) @ 9000rpm Torque: 50ft-lb (68Nm) @ 6500rpm Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive Suspension: (F) 41mm telescopic right-way-up KYB forks with 137mm travel, u
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