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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure - December 2018


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CONTENTS

7 News
The new 2019 bikes are starting
to pop up – oh yeah!
14 Maynard Hershon
Riding with the prince of peace.
16 Products
It’s not all about new bikes, there’s
lots of cool kit too.
18 The High Sider
Our sofa-jockey’s latest racing report.
20 Subscription offer
Save cash and get the mag before
the shops even get a look in.
28 Your letters
MSL readers share their thoughts
on everything two-wheeled.

TOURING & ADVENTURE
51 Touring news
Tough women go for a stormy World
Record attempt.
52 Day ride
Over a thousand miles in one day.
Yeah, that’s right!
55 Richard Millington
Not all motorways are dull to ride.
56 Mid ride
In Latvia and Estonia you see all sorts,
including a Joey Dunlop memorial.
60 Long ride
Part one of a journey through China,
Tibet and Russia.
66 Adventure advice
What to do when things go wrong.
70 Burt Munro Challenge
This is probably the coolest race
on earth.
76 Winging it
Riding to Slovenia for a Gold Wing
owners’ get together.

ROAD TESTS
22 Yamaha Niken
This three-wheeler divides opinion
– until you ride it and fall in love.
30 Ducati Multistrada 1260
& Triumph Tiger 1200
It’s the old hare and tortoise setup,
but who will win?
38 Triumph Scrambler Icon
Ducati’s retro-cool scrambler has
been updated.
44 Royal Enfield Interceptor & GT
The new 650cc twins are after a
piece of that retro pie.
114 Akrapovic Full Moon
Alan Cathcart rides a special that’s
very, well, special.

TEST FLEET
100 Kawasaki H2 SX SE

It’s only the first month and
Bertie’s fallen for it already.
102 Suzuki GSX-S1000F
Is it better than a Z1000SX?
104 Yamaha Tracer 900
Finchy gets some new tyres.
105 Honda X-ADV
London’s calling, but Mossy
is not answering.
106 Honda Africa Twin DCT
Matt tries to get his head
around the DCT transmission.
107 KTM 1090
Jono is more than happy to put
the miles in while Roger’s off.
108 Kawasaki Z900RS
Time to say farewell to the
pretty one.
109 Honda CB1000R
With Tony out of action, Ross
leaps to the bike’s defence.

KNOWLEDGE
83 Knowledge
Have police and a council finally
cracked motorcycle crime?
84 Buyer’s guide
Are you better off buying a retro
bike or the real thing?
92 Improve your cornering
Expert tips from British police
motorcycle riders.
97 Events
This is what’s happening next
month across the UK.
102 Tried & tested
The very latest riding gear and
gizmos as tested by us.
118 Kevin Cameron
Engine cooling is really not as
simple as it sounds.