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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure - November 2017


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NEWS & OPINION
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 bikees
and adventure

18 COMPETITION
Win Gore-Tex gear
20 Your letters
Our readers discuss topics
from pillions to cost of servicinng
22 Subscription offer
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30 Leon Mannings:
Two steps forward but hazards ahead
44 The High Sider:
Monster energy required
58 Maynard Hershon:
Walkin’ the Walk


TOURING & ADVENTURE
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROADTESTS

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
TESTFLEET

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
Exclusive
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’

KNOWLEDGE

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