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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure - October 2018

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7 News
This is what we spy with our beady
little eyes this month

24 Subscription offer
Be the first to get the mag and save money

26 Your letters
What’s on MSL readers’ minds

28 Maynard Hershon
The story from 1964 concludes

30 The High Sider
One down, more to go?

31 Products
Kit and accessories that are worth a
closer gander


92 Honda Africa Twin DCT
When Matt met the AT (again)

94 Suzuki GSX-S1000F
Stuart turns the naked into a kind
of tourer

96 Honda X-ADV
For Mossy this Honda is better
than a ’blade

97 KTM 1090 Adventure
Riding with a police escort makes for
an interesting tale

98 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
Its very nearly as practical as it is funky

99 Kawasaki Z900RS
Bertie is trying to convert the original
Z1 fans

100 Yamaha Tracer 900
It’s bike night time for Jono

101 Honda CB1000R
Tony has found the bike’s niche. And
all it took was a deluge


87 Knowledge
Speed limits come under the
MP’s spotlight

89 Events
These are the places to be

90 Coming classic
Suzuki GSX-R750Y: the best of
the bunch

102 Tried & tested
This time it’s not just about kit.
We’ve been reading too

122 Kevin Cameron
Radial valve layout – is it the
way to go?


61 Touring news
France slaps a blanket 50mph limit on
its roads

62 Day ride
This is the way to ride into

64 Mid ride
Ireland’s Atlantic coast makes for
great riding

68 Long ride
Riding into northern lights in Russia

73 Richard Millington
Why is it that time management on
tour never works?

74 BMW S1000R to Spain
Most people take a touring bike on a
tour. Not our Ross...

80 Ducati World Tour
In 1957 two men did a Charley and
Ewan on Ducatis. This is their story...


34 MV Turismo Veloce 800 SCS

It rides great, it will make your mates
green with envy and look, no clutch!

38 Sinnis Terrain 125
An adventure bike for less than
£2500! Can it be any good?

40 Brough Superior Pendine Sand Racer
It’s a Brough, but not like the others

46 Das Originals
Back in 1978 these machines put the
‘super’ in superbikes

56 Benelli TRK502X
A Chinese-made Italian adventure
bike. What’s that like then?

104 Buyer’s guide
This is how to bag the king of
adventure, a BMW R1200GS

112 Classic test
1974 – the year of the Yamaha TX650