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▲ 2021 Harley-Davidson 114 Street Bob.  Last year it boasted a very respectable 107 cubic inches (1,753cc), but for 2021 that's been hiked to an even more respectable 114 cubic inches (1,868cc). In terms of power, that a shift from 85bhp to 92bhp. The torque, meanwhile, is ramped up from 106lb-ft to 115lb-ft. As an everyday ride, the Street Bob is a pretty good choice. It's a little more lithe and agile and has all the road presence you're likely to need outside of a bagger. It's just one of many H-Ds warmed over and beefed up for the new season. MoCo is in financial straits at the moment, and the world economy isn't helping much at this sector of the motorcycle market.  The Low Rider, Deluxe and FXDR are history (for now), but the 114 Fat Boy is still available. And if you're interested in the CVO bikes, the Road Glide, Street Glide, Limited and Tri-Glide are coming our way soon. No prices yet.



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2021 BMW R1250GS


It's the 40th anniversary of the BMW G/S—and that's a little depressing because one or two of us around here clearly remember when the bike was new (and we weren't looking at it from a pram or pushchair). Regardless, the concept has been a huge and expanding success with BMW managing to keep the descendants of the original bike ahead of the pack in almost every respect.For 2021, the German firm is marking the moment with ... well, nothing too dramatic, but welcome upgrades nevertheless. Features for 2021 include new paint, Integral ABS Pro as standard on both the GS and the Adventure models, a six-axis inertial measurement unit, a new knock sensor (to adjust the timing as and when poor quality fuels demand it), an optional LED adaptive headlight (to light those corners), and optional Pro Hill Start, a new ECO riding mode, and it already satisfies the requirements of Euro 5.







2021 BMW G310GS


We first saw this model back in 2016, and we were moderately impressed with its diminutive persona. Not everyone, after all, wants or needs a monster GS to dish the dirt. Or tarmac. Some guys and gals prefer a more modest experience, and BMW evidently recognised that fact, saw a niche, and developed this "baby Beemer." Of course, its limitations were immediately obvious. The design proportions offered limited luggage space. For some riders it had a few mild vibration issues (notably when holding steady motorway speeds). It didn't overtake anything decisively. It didn't bounce with any kind of sophistication. And it could have used another 10bhp (and what motorcycle couldn't?). But it was okay-ish if you wanted moderate power underpinned by the BMW quality promise. It just wasn't special.






2021 Honda CB650R


There's really not a lot to say about the 2021 "neo-retro" CB650R—certainly not visually. That is to say, there's little that hasn't been said in 2020. Yes, a little fat has been trimmed here and there, notably on the side panels. The handlebars sit a little higher. The seat is slimmer. The dash has been reshaped and repositioned. And there are other minor mods.


Beyond that, the engine has been upgraded to Euro 5 demands with new cams, revised intake timing, a new exhaust/cat, a re-programmed ECU, and a Euro 5-friendly crank sensor to deal with any misfires. The bore and stroke is still 67mm x 46mm. The compression ratio is still 11.6: 1. Maximum power is pegged at 94bhp/12,000rpm thereby leaving it comfortably "restrictable" to 47bhp/A2 legal. Torque, by the way, is down very slightly to 46.4lb-ft (from 47.2lb-ft).



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Motorcycle workshirt



Sump workshirt £26.99

All purpose street & garage wear


We spend much of our miserable lives in the garage. Usually we're fixing bikes and stuff, and all too often we're re-fixing the stuff we ought to have fixed properly the first time around.


So it goes.


Anyway, we wanted to increase our product range (that's partly how we fund Sump) and we've been thinking for some time about introducing workshirts and general shirts that we might want to wear when the weather closes in—which is most of the time in the UK. Anyway, this is the result; our first Sump branded garage/all purpose shirt.


The Sump logo is featured above the left-side pocket only (notice how we cunningly avoided saying "breast"?). The image quality is very good and will last the life of the shirt.


We think these are pretty good quality and worth the money. First come, first served, etc.


Hit the button below, baby...





BSA motorcycle workshirt



BSA M20/M21

workshirt £26.99

All purpose street & garage wear


Seems that plenty of folk love our BSA M20/M21 T-shirt design which features the above roundel. So, to widen the appea we decided to reproduce it on a more formal shirt that you might want to wear in the garage or in the magistrate's court.


The shirts are 100% cotton twill, which means they're tougher than ordinary cotton. We wear these ourselves, and we're perfectly happy with them—and we're nothing if not hard to please. Follow the links and see if they're right for you (Hint: they probably are).


The BSA M20/M21 roundel is featured above the left-side pocket only. And when you wear this, other BSA folk will notice and might even become your friend and take you out for walks and stuff. It happens.


The image quality is very good and will last the life of the shirt. You know you want it, and you know we've got it.



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