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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure - September 2017

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7 News
The latest bikes, gear and gizmos
from around the biking world.

16 Latest products
Top back protectors from big brands.

20 Your letters
Our readers discuss everything from
touring to tyre pressures.

22 Subscription offer
Save £££s and get the mag first.

30 Leon Mannings
Guidance, regulation & vicious circles.

46 The High Sider
“Hello, Rossi? Yes, about that World
Superbike ride...”

62 Maynard Hershon
Just a Honda.

Win Spada gear


71 Touring news
Mark Kemp does the Americas.

72 Day ride
Flanders fields.

74 Mid ride

70 plus in the Alps.

78 Long ride
Not all roads are equal.

82 Richard Millington
The importance of tyres.

83 Events calendar
All the key dates for your biking diary.

84 Yamaha Tenere Experience
What are the big Yamahas really like

88 Nathan Millward
The Garbage Run 2017.


10 Benelli TRK502
The Italian brand is back...

14 Can-Am Spyder F3-S
Two wheels good, three
wheels better?

24 Honda CB650F & CBR650F
Honda’s updated middleweight
bikes tested.

32 CFMoto 650MT
The first Chinese bike with real
potential to conquer the West.

38 Ducati 1299 Superleggera
& BMW HP4 Race
The ultimate superbikes:
super-powerful, super-light,

48 Group test
BMW R1200GS TE Exclusive, KTM
1290 Super Adventure S, Honda
CRF1000L Africa Twin.

96 Ducati Multistrada
1200 S
Does it withstand the
temptations of a SuperSport S?

97 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
It's all about pure riding fun
– oh, and lots of power!

98 Suzuki GSX-S1000F
Will the real GSX-S1000F
please stand up?

99 BMW R1200GS TE
First impressions are as
expected – very good.

101 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT
Mossy is feeling the love for the
Suzuki again.

102 Buyer’s guide
2010 Honda VFR800.

112 Classic test
1969 Triumph T150 Trident.


64 Double Duck Ducati
Building a twin-engined Ducati
land-speed racer.

109 Tried & tested
RST Pro Series Adventure III
jacket & trousers, TCX X-Groove
Gore-Tex boots.

110 Kevin Cameron
Upsetting times.

122 Tony Carter
Buying into the dream.