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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure - October 2017

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7 News
Triumph and Norton go global

14 dGuard e-call system
New tech that could save lives

16 Latest books
The latest publications on bikes and adventure

Win Gore-Tex gear

20 Your letters
Our readers discuss topics
from pillions to cost of servicinng

22 Subscription offer
Save £££s by subscribing to your
favourite motorcycle magazine

30 Leon Mannings:
Two steps forward but hazards ahead

44 The High Sider:
Monster energy required

58 Maynard Hershon:
Walkin’ the Walk


73 Touring News
Classic Kawasakis round Britain

74 Day ride:
Riding Kintyre

77 Richard Millington:
The importance of tyres

78 Mid ride:
Double crunch

82 Long ride:
High on altitude

87 Events calendar
All the key biking events in the next
couple of months for your diary

88 e-Touring:
Alan Cathcart takes on California on a
Zero e-bike


08 Energica Ego:
Electric superbike hits UK roads

24 Zero SR:
Finally an electric bike that delivers?

32 Does size matter?
Kawasaki Versys-X 300 & Versys 1000

40 Scooter test:
Suzuki Burgman 400 is back

46 Touring test:
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
takes on Europe

54 Retro Hondas:
Honda CB1100 EX & RS

102 Buyer’s guide:
2014 KTM 390 Duke

112 Classic test:
1983 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza


96 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S
Could a 160bhp bike possibly
need more power?

97 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT
After a brief riding break, the
V-Strom delivers happiness

98 BMW R1200 GS TE
A group of ‘old farts’ playing
away in Scotland

100 Benelli TRK502
Paul is back in the saddle after
15 years, and loving the Benelli

101 Suzuki GSX-S1000F
Bertie is really enjoying his
‘normal British summer’


60 School of Speed:
Getting up to speed at the California
Superbike School

66 Home-built:
Building a 500cc V8 race bike

108 Tried & tested:
Knox jacket, Touratech Aventuro flip
helmet, Absaar mini-jump starter, Givi
top case

111 Kevin Cameron:
Whence came overhead valves?

122 Tony Carter:
Those lustful feelings