MSL August 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…

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  • News: A frantic few weeks in motorcycling including the Isle of Man TT races.
  • First Ride: Take a Harley, call it the Fat Boy 114 and see how it goes on British roads.
  • Maynard Hershon: When that hunger for a new motorcycle strikes.
  • The High Sider: Lorenzo joins Marquez at Honda in MotoGP. Ructions will be felt.


  • Day ride: Who says you have to put up with drab city landscapes when you ride?
  • Richard Millington: Booking hotels that are motorcycle friendly. A tricky task, sometimes.
  • Mid ride: Dreams come true with Barcelona and the Spanish countryside.
  • Long ride: Part two of a life-changing, affirming trip to a music festival.


  • Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen: Funky, leftfield, oddball – but enough about Mikko. This is the big Vitpilen.
  • Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen and Svartpilen: Smaller but no less funky, Husky’s beginner road bikes.
  • Zero DSR Black Forest: A full-on (ish) Adventure bike that’s powered from a plug socket.
  • The Gulas: Small and a bit pricey, it’s a motorbike with peddles for the 21st century.
  • Classic test: Roland on the Suzuki that really did start everything.
  • Used test: Honda VFR800 2014. It’s arguably the most capable all-rounder you can buy second-hand


  • Coming classic: Honda CBR600 – buying one is a potential minefield. Bertie’s here to help you avoid a pup.
  • What’s on: The best of everything to see and do in the world of motorcycling.
  • Tried & tested: Stuff for your bike and other useful bits and bobs. All used by us.
  • Kevin Cameron: Four-stroke, yep. Two-stroke, a smelly nirvana. One-stroke? Over to you KC.


  • Kawasaki Z900RS: The retro’s keys are snapped up with unseemly haste.
  • Honda X-ADV: Chris is falling in love with the weird super scooter.
  • KTM 1090 Adventure: Roger’s been fettling the orange bike for the summer.


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