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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure - January 2018

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7 Show news
The hottest bikes of 2018

36 Subscription offer
Save £££s by subscribing

38 Latest kit
The coolest gear around

40 In other news
It’s not all about the shows, there’s
a lot more going on besides

42 Your letters
Our readers have their say

50 Leon Mannings
Bad air bubble

60 Maynard Hershon
Hailwoods, Spencers and us

66 The High Sider
International playboy bike racers?
No thanks

81 Touring news
MSL Tours is back

82 Day ride
Secret escape to Scotland

85 RichardMillington
Slow down please

86 Mid ride
The grand ride to Aida

90 Long ride
From Australia to Amsterdam

102 Adventure advice
Planning and paperwork

44 Ducati Diavel Carbon
Can you tour on it?

54 BMW R1200GS
The ultimate adventurer tested

62 Yamaha X-MAX 400
We ride it to France and back

98 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT
Two-up touring test

128 Classic test
1982 Laverda Montjuic Mk2


52Keeping it clean
Make your bike shine

68 Christmas gift guide
Looking for a biking present?

70 Ride faster in half a day
Ron Haslam gives you wings

74 Winter gloves
Quick buyer’s guide

76 Desert Island bikes
Nick Sanders picks his favourites

122 Kevin Cameron
Petrol becomes irrelevant

124 Tried & tested
Biking essentials tested

138 Tony Carter
Throw us a ball!