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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure - November 2018


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CONTENTS

NEWS & OPINION

7 NEWS
New BMW and new Ducati motorcycles to ogle. other things to read

22 SUBSCRIPTION OFFER
Save money on your MSL and have it delivered to your door

24 YOUR LETTERS
Four weeks of your thoughts in printed page form

26 MAYNARD HERSHON
Perception of man (and machine) through the prism of time

28 PRODUCTS
Both bits and pieces for your motorcycle life

53 THE HIGH SIDER
Missives from the outskirts of the sofa

TEST FLEET

90 SUZUKI GSX-S1000F
Stuart continues his summer loving with big blue

91 KTM 1090
The not-biggest Adventure bike from Austria on our fleet

92 HUSQVARNA VITPILEN 401
Oooops. Well, it was probably going to happen somewhere this summer

94 KAWASAKI Z900RS
A modern classic with retro feel. But enough about Bertie....

95 HONDA X-ADV
Super scoots don't get much more super or scooty than this

96 HONDA AFRICA TWIN
Matt gets the mileage rolling with DCT:love it (or loathe it)

98 YAMAHA TRACER 900
Finch, aka Paul Fincham, goes on the measurement trail

99 HONDA CB1000R
Tony has been sidelined this month. After a nice bit of riding, though

KNOWLEDGE

75 KNOWLEDGE
Could we be going faster on motorways legally? soon?

78 20 YEARS OF THE R1
Looking back over two decades of Yamaha's iconic superbike

87 EVENTS
Several places to go and several things to do

90 COMING CLASSIC
Yamaha's R6. Small, punchy and becoming valuable

102 TRIED & TESTED
The things we wear when we ride

122 KEVIN CAMERON
Jumpin'Jack Flash- it's all about gas (or at least, Olefins)

TOURING & ADVENTURE

61 TOURING NEWS
Riding a route for a terrific cause

62 DAY RIDE
Shropshire this month for the rider who takes a short while

64 MID RIDE
Germany, Oschersleben is a lovely place to ride in/to

68 LONG RIDE
San Fran to LA. That's a lot of coolness from the USA

74 RICHARD MILLINTON
Big screen or small. And the motorcycles role within

ROAD TEST

18 HONDA FORZA
In two sizes, the Honda is an impressive two wheeler

32 BMW R 1250 GS: WORLD LAUNCH REPORT
The big one, the main cheese, the goal post mover. Ummm....that's it

42 MOTO MORINI CORSARO ZT
A strong naked in a class that's full of strong nakeds....is it good enough?

46 HONDA'S MONKEY 2019
It's bigger than the original, physically. But it's also much more motorcycle.

54 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXDR: WORLD LAUNCH REPORT
Is it a drag bike? is it a roadster? What on earth is it? A Texan tell us

104 BUYER'S GUIDE
The best guide for the S1000XR sporty adventurer from BMW

112 ICONIC METAL
How Steve Plater got to ride a motorcycle worth all of £2 million. And it seized on him!


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