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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure magazine is the original and best bike mag.

Established in 1962, it’s a magazine for the more discerning rider. An in-depth read for the real-world motorcyclist, we dedicate more space than any other magazine to the most concise reviews, fascinating interviews and inspiring touring and adventure.

MSL September 2018 out now!

The latest issue of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure is out now. Get yours at any discerning newsagent or subscribe to get yours delivered every month.

Here’s a quick summary of what’s inside this issue…


  • News: The biggest stories in biking this month – including genuine from-the-bushes scoop photos!
  • Timur Sardarov: MV Agusta’s money man shares his vision for the future.
  • Maynard Hershon: Bikes, girls and England. All the way back in 1964.
  • The High Sider: Sporting prowess from hiding behind the sofa and moaning at the telly box.


  • Day ride: Can you get from Essex to Ypres and back in a day?
  • Richard Millington: What if the bike you really want doesn’t fit your image?
  • Mid ride: We love riding in Spain. This time it’s the Pyrenees.
  • Long ride: Short nights, long fjords, cheap ferries and expensive cheese in Norway.
  • Toro Trail: English rider, German bike and Spanish trails are the perfect mix.
  • Travel: From the four corners of the globe they came (back).
  • Cagiva fest: If you want to see lots of Cagivas in one place, this is it.
  • Moto Gymkhana: The boys are getting faster, sharper, and still nowhere near the podium.


  • BMW C400X: They had a rubbish World Cup, but the Germans know how to make scooters.
  • KTM Freeride: If you want to venture right off the tarmac, this is the way to do it in quarter-litre style.
  • Redfox Grinta Ducati: Built for the Classic TT. This is a bike you could make yourself.
  • Curtiss Zeus: Whether you love it or hate it, this electric machine is certainly unique.
  • Classic test: Honda CB750. It’s a classic alright, but how does it measure up these days?
  • Used test: BMW K1600GT. There’s something about that six-cylinder engine… not to mention all those gizmos.


  • Coming classic: Where to put your money if you’re looking to the long term.
  • What’s on: Don’t miss these events in the next few weeks.
  • Tried & tested: Our real life tests tell the truth behind the marketing spin.
  • Kevin Cameron: What wins races – the rider, the bike, or something else altogether?


  • Honda CB1000R+: Attention seeker’s delight!
  • Kawasaki Z900RS: Classic looks or a classic ride?
  • Honda X-ADV: Chris changes his habits to suit the bike.
  • KTM 1090 Adventure: Roger meets the ‘egg boys’.
  • Husqvarna 401: Ross enjoys the Black Arrow.
  • Yamaha Tracer 900: It’s got what Paul needs.

Every month you can enjoy a proper read, as well as the most honest and essential kit tests out there.

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