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Join the Elite
The motoring industry and wider sector have come together to try to improve rider safety and encourage riders to be more socially aware. Road safety continues to be a major challenge, with 20% of all killed and seriously injured road users being moto
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Dales Circular
Starting at the head of Wensleydale, in the popular biker haunt of Hawes, where on any given day you’ll find bikes of all shapes and sizes poised to explore the excellent roads which surround the well-equipped market town, there’re a few different wa
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What To Take
As you’ll end up riding in more remote zones where help isn’t always at hand, packing a few basic items can help you deal with the potential of more serious fun-killing issues is essential. A good selection of tools is a must, as is the means to repa
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2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America
With Harley-Davidson making a big deal about its new Sportster replacement – the Nightster – and it’s Revolution Max 975T powerplant, it’s easy to miss the fact that Harley hasn’t left the rest of its range wanting. A case in point is the Pan America
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Trf
One of the very best organisations to consult for help and advice is the TRF, Trail Riders Fellowship (trf.org.uk). TRF members can assist with all manner of things from route and riding advice, to helping you find riding companions. There are almost
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Riding The Land Of Ice
There are two options to reach Iceland: drive to the northern end of Denmark and from there embark on the Norröna ship, which in two or three days, depending on the sea conditions, arrives at its destination after a stopover in the Faroe Islands; or
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Test fleet: KTM Super Adventure S
Last year I loved my Honda Fireblade, but I only tickled the surface of what the Honda was capable of. I didn’t venture on to a track day, didn’t visit the Isle of Man (Covid), and mainly treated it like a fast road bike, even doing some touring. Wit
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Three Great Reasons To Go Small
Hopefully, you have fond memories of your first ‘real’ bike, the step up from your 125 of FS1-E. For those of us north of 40 years old, this was usually a sporty lightweight with demon handling (at the time, that is) and styling that mirrored its big
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Ribblehead Viaduct And The B6255
Constructed between 1870 and 1875 to carry the Settle-Carlisle Railway, the 400m-long, 32m-tall Ribblehead Viaduct is a sight to behold, and provides the perfect backdrop for some mid-trip photos. But while the views on arrival are impressive, the ro
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What Have FRAMES Ever Done For Us?
One of the most significant parts of every motorcycle is its frame. It’s all too easy to fundamentally underestimate a frame as ‘just’ a platform to which every other part is directly or indirectly connected. They warrant much more consideration and
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Test fleet: Yamaha Tracer 9 GT
It wasn’t quite ‘Blackpool or bust’, more ‘Kirkham, I’m coming’... I’d not seen my cousin Alan Wesley for a decade, so it was my turn to do the trek. It’s about 180 miles door-to-door from me in the Midlands, so I was expecting two fill-ups. Motorway
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General Tips
Off-road riding is a fantastic form of biking, but getting the best out of it needs the right attitude and approach. It’s all too easy to think it’s easier than it is, especially if you’ve been road riding for a long time. Accepting it can be more ex
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Reading The Road
We all want to be great riders. Of course we do. But being a great rider doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes a lot of commitment. And it takes the right approach. To give us a fighting chance to get this right, we asked Ryan Decarteret, National
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Letters
Well done Chris Moss, for facing up to the enormity of climate change and the task we all face in combatting it (MSL, April issue). However, there is an elephant in the room. In fact, there were three of them on the cover of that same issue of MSL –
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Test fleet: Honda NC750X
I’ve ridden thousands of test bikes in my time as a journo. To date, all of them have had to be returned. When they’ve gone back to their owners, my emotions have been varied. Very rarely have I been happy to get rid of them. Equally, it’s not that o
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EDITOR: Mikko Nieminen mnieminen@mortons.co.uk DESIGNER: Charlotte Turnbull PRODUCTION EDITOR: Mike Cowton PUBLISHING DIRECTOR: Dan Savage PUBLISHER: Tim Hartley GROUP ADVERTISING MANAGER: Sue Keily DIVISIONAL ADVERTISING MANAGER: Ashley Johnso
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Trails In The Dales
T here are a number of ways you can find out about where you can legally ride ‘off-road’ in a particular part of the country. First there’s the TRF. The lads (and lasses) at the Trail Riders Fellowship are always happy to help with advice and guidanc
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My bike: 2001 Honda CBR600F
When I got my full motorcycle licence I was riding around on a Yamaha RX-S 80. It was the perfect city bike for commuting in London, and just about agreeable for little adventures outside the city. I loved that bike. But I had a brand-new big bike li
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Father’s Day Gift Ideas
What do you mean we’re tricky to buy for? If your kids struggle to come up with ideas on what to get you, or if you need some inspiration for your own bike-mad dad, then there’s a host of ideas out there on how to keep him entertained... from the pur
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Dales Flyer
While there’s plenty of great riding to be had in the Yorkshire Dales, you don’t necessarily have to spend several days here to enjoy some cracking roads. That’s why we’ve come up with this short route that could be the perfect addition to any journe
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Specification
Price: £12,995 Engine: 975cc, 60° water-cooled vee twin, variable valve timing on inlet cam Power: 88.5bhp (66kW) @ 7500rpm Torque: 70lb-ft (95Nm) @ 5000rpm Frame: Steel tubular subframes front and rear, engine as stressed member Wheelbase: 1545
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Specification
Price: £8200 Engine: 689cc, In-line twin-cylinder, l/c Power: 71.4hp (54kW) @ 8700rpm Torque: 47lb-ft (67Nm) @ 6500rpm Frame: Diamond Wheelbase: 1395mm Brakes: (F) 2 X 298mm discs, four piston calliper. (R) Single 245mm disc, two piston callipe
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Star Letter
I sold my last bike, a Yamaha XJ6, in 2013 due to family commitments, and have regretted it ever since. My love of bikes gained in my late teens, some 40-plus years ago, has never wained. In more recent years it has been MSL magazine that has kept my
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Specification 2001 HONDA CBR600F
Rider: Mikko Nieminen Engine: 599cc inline four, l/c, DOHC, 16V Power: 107bhp (80kW) @ 12,500rpm Torque: 48lb-ft (65Nm) @ 10,500 Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive Tank: 18 litres Seat height: 805mm Weight: 168kg dry ■
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Buttertubs Pass
Crossing the high moorland between Wensleydale and Swaledale, the road gets its name from the infamous Buttertubs, a series of 20-metre deep limestone potholes which is reputed to have gotten its name as a result of farmers using them to keep their b
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TRIED & TESTED
The first impression when pulling the Oskar on is how light it is, but then it is a summer jacket and, as such, intended to be lightweight protection for the summer months, and designed to prevent any kind of overheating that you may get when the sun
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100th Anniversary Of Moto Guzzi
After a year’s wait due to the restrictions preventing celebrations for a century of Moto Guzzi in 2021, the weekend of September 8-11 will see a double bill of Moto Guzzi action. Mandello del Lario hosts the GMG – Guzzi World Days, and the Città Del
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Riding Your Road Bike Off-road
This trip had all the makings of a real adventure. A day-and-a-half trail riding in the Peak District was more than likely to provide plenty of fun, challenge and reward. Not to mention a story or two to tell down the pub later. It’s a beautifully sc
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This Month
Rider: Bertie Simmonds Cost new: £12,202 Spec: 117bhp/93Nm Engine: 889cc, liquid-cooled, inline triple 4v per cylinder Kerb weight: 230kg (with panniers) Tank: 18 litres (4 gallons) Seat: 810-825mm (31.6-32.3in) Miles this month: 598 Miles on
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Rapid
Founded in 1997 by a group of ex-racers and current police riders, Rapid set out to deliver a fresh approach to rider development with their own, relaxed, no-nonsense approach to coaching. No formality, no student bibs, just passionate riders being c
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