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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 July 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: Everything that you need to know about. Including bike thrusters. Yep.
  • Products: Our scooter expert assesses the updated Suzuki Burgman.
  • Maynard Hershon: He likes those helmets… but enough with the emails already.
  • The High Sider: Our armchair racer extraordinaire considers the TT’s ‘old codgers’.


  • Zoe Cano: Rattling off the miles in part two of her epic journey down under.
  • Day ride: One reader discovers how beneficial riding is for his mental health.
  • Richard Millington: What’s what in the wide world of adventure riding.
  • Mid ride: 900 miles on a small Yamaha. Proper fun.
  • Long ride: A big journey to a music festival destination in Morocco – part one.


  • Yamaha NIKEN: World launch report on Yamaha’s funkiest modern era motorcycle yet.
  • Harley-Davidson Sportsters: Will the 1200cc Evolution-engine Sportsters live up to the US-led hype?
  • Ducati 1100 Scrambler: Does bigger always mean better? Usually, yeah.
  • KTM 790 Duke: More fun than a bouncy castle with a bucket full of frogs. Better than a Triumph too.
  • Classic test: Roland on the screamer that defined two generations: Yamaha’s RD350LC.
  • Used test – Honda CB1100EX: Big and bulky with a smile. Enough about Mossy, what’s the bike like?


  • Coming classic: A fine place to put your monies. This month, a Monster of a buy. Arf.
  • What’s on: It’s the height of summer and there’s so much to get out and see.
  • Tried & tested: Our favourite things to ride in (and on) from dealers (probably) near you.
  • Kevin Cameron: Engines are always full of lubricating oil, aren’t they? Er, not all the time.


  • Kawasaki Z900RS: The modern retro rocket joins the fleet. Hurrah for the 1970s.
  • Yamaha X-Max 400: Time to say goodbye to the scoot that looks after you.
  • KTM 1090 Adventure: The KTM gets its first service. Does much need doing?

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

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