Issue: 19740102

Wednesday, January 2, 1974
January
13
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Articles
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1,3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0001.xml
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2
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Norton: Commando 850s Superplusbikes
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Norton
Commando 850s Superplusbikes
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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3
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CYCLE WORLD 1974 ROAD TEST ANNUAL
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0003.xml
masthead
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3
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Masthead
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0004.xml
review
4
4,5,6,7,8,9
Cycle World Road Test
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BMW R75/5
The Wayfarer’s Choice
BMW R75/5
BMW
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BMW
R75/5
$2190
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THERE ISN’T much question as to the intentions of BMW engineers when they designed their shaft drive 750. Produce a motorcycle at is capable of traveling great distances with a minimum of maintenance hassles. Allow for maximum rider comfort.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0005.xml
review
10
10,11,12,13,14
Cycle World Road Test
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THE CAN-AM BRIGADE
Tired Of Mundane Motorcycles? Want To Identify With The Slogan "Put Something Exciting Between Your Legs?" If So, Bombardier’s 4-Bike Line-Up Of 125 & 175 Motocrossers And Enduros Are For You.
CAN-AM
175 MX-1 AND 175 T'NT
CAN-AM
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CAN-AM
125 MX-1 AND 125 T'NT
$875
CAN-AM
175 MX-1 AND 175 T'NT
$955
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PROBABLY A LOT of people have pondered the question, “How would you go about building the very best dirt bike ever made?” Few people have done more than ponder, however. It takes a very major commitment to start with a clean sheet of paper and produce saleable new machines.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0006.xml
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15
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BOND/PARKHURST PUBLICATIONS: Riding The Dirt
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BOND/PARKHURST PUBLICATIONS
Riding The Dirt
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0007.xml
article
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15,82
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ON CYCLE WORLD AND INVOLVEMENT...FOR YOU
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Bob Atkinson
ROAD TESTS are a Joe Parkhurst invention and they go way back to 1962. We got a lot of static back then because a couple of 250s actually went faster than some big bore four-strokes and that just can’t happen. Right? To our way of thinking, proper evaluation means and requires the following things.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0008.xml
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15
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JAYCRAFT CORP.: TURBO-BLAST
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JAYCRAFT CORP.
TURBO-BLAST
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0009.xml
review
16
16,17,18,19,20,21
Cycle World Road Test
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BULTACO 175 & 350 ALPINAS
Don’t Think Just Enduro Bike. The Lightweight Alpina Concept Is Something New And Unique — Borrowing From Both Enduro And Trials. Call It “The Great American One-Day Machine.”
BULTACO ALPINAS
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BULTACO ALPINAS
175
$921
BULTACO ALPINAS
350
$1127
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BULTACO’S Sherpa T, the world reknowned observed trials machine developed by many times world champion Sammy Miller, has won over a large following in the United States and in other countries as well. The Bultaco Matador, on the other hand, was developed by the factory for competition in the famed International Six Days Trial and is a more ruggedly built and heavier machine than the Sherpa T, with long distance enduros being its strong point.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0010.xml
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22
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Advertisements
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MONTEC CORPORATION
Mileage Master Formula 1
MONTEC CORPORATION
Mileage Master Formula 2
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0011.xml
review
23
23,24,25
Cycle World Road Test
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CHAPARRAL ST 80 AND T100
Two Minis For Doin’ It... In The Dirt
CHAPARRAL
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CHAPARRAL
ST80
$385
CHAPARRAL
T100
$399
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JACKIE IRONS is what you could call a mini-cycle hot shoe. After all, he is both a two-time state and national champion. His philosophy is simple. Go fast and ride a machine that gives nothing away to the competition. That machine, in his estimation, is a Chaparral.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0012.xml
review
26
26,27,28,29,30
Cycle World Road Test
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLH
A Rider On An Electra Glide Can Be Positive About One Thing . . . The Whole World Is Watching!
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLH
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
FLH
$2995
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LIKE THE SHARK, the Electra Glide is a remnant of a past era—a remnant that somehow was able to thrive as the world changed around it. For the shark, this phenomenon is relatively easy to understand. The shark fears nothing and has had relatively few natural enemies.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0013.xml
review
31
31,32,33,34,35
Cycle World Road Test
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HONDA MT250 ELSINORE
The On-Road/Off-Road Concept Means You Can’t Have One Without The Other
HONDA
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HONDA
MT250 ELSINORE
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HONDA’S ENGINEERS could have taken their new on-road/off-road two-stroke and developed it to mind tweaking proportions, with features and trick pieces that would have had leather clad riders muttering over their beer. They could have...but they didn’t.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0014.xml
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36,37
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Advertisements
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HONDA
MT-250
HONDA
MT-125
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0015.xml
review
38
38,39,40,41,42
Cycle World Road Test
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HONDA CR125M
Motocrossers Have Taken The World By Storm. And That May Be Just What Honda Is Going To Do With Motocross.
HONDA
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HONDA
CR125M
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JUST A GLANCE at the dirt riding world these days would be a fast indication of just how popular motocross competition has gotten. No doubt a good reason why Honda has entered the market with serious, uncompromising racers. And the CR125 and 250 motocrossers are the perfect reason why motocrossing is destined to become even more popular.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0016.xml
review
43
43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,105,120
CYCLE WORLD COMPARISON TEST
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YAMAHA YZ250/HONDA ELSINORE CR250M
Two Superb Motocross Racers, Both Capable Of Winning On Any Track With The Right Rider. Each One Offers Virtually Everything Desirable In A Motocross Machine, But One Offers Just A Bit More ... At A Price.
CATEGORY SIX-WATER TEST (POSSIBLE 10 POINTS)
HONDA CR250M
YAMAHA YZ250
DYNAMOMETER TEST: HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE
HONDA
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HONDA
CR250M
$1145
HONDA
YZ250
$1836
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TO WIN AT motocross, one needs a machine that excells in many areas. Such a motorcycle must produce big batches of usable power for its displacement class; it should handle well under the most miserable of track conditions, including jumps, ruts, holes, bumps, mud...anything you can throw in its way; it must be reliable under this torturous abuse; it should be easily servicable; parts should be reasonably priced and readily available; and the bike should be as easy on the rider as is possible in the three motos that usually constitute a motocross event.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0017.xml
review
52
52,53,54,55,56
Cycle World Road Test
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HUSQVARNA 250 WR ROAD-TRAIL
Husky Offers The Ultimate Promise in An Off-Road Motorcycle . . . But Falls Short In Several Respects
HUSQVARNA
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HUSQVARNA
250 WR
$1295
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AH, THE HUSKY. Ruler of the desert. The all-conquering enduro machine. J.N. Roberts and Malcolm Smith ride ’em, and there are many who feel that Husky is the bike to own once you’ve reached expert in off-road status. But how about the novice or newcomer?
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0018.xml
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57
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Advertisement: Husqvarna
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Husqvarna
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0019.xml
review
58
58,59,60,61
Cycle World Road Test
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INDIAN MX76
Mini-Racing’s White Tornado
INDIAN
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INDIAN
MX76
$399
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THE NEW Indian Motorcycle Company in Kaosiung, Taiwan, hasn’t been around too long, but you’d never know it from the reputation it’s gained in competition... mini competition, that is. Perhaps the most successful of these little screamers is the MX76, a 70cc machine in motocross trim which boasts a six-speed transmission.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0020.xml
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62
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Rokon, Inc.
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Rokon, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0021.xml
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62
62
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FRANK'S MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING
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FRANK'S MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0022.xml
review
63
63,64,65,66,67
Cycle World Road Test
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KAWASAKI 900 Z-1
Big Bertha No. 2: The fantasy roadster that the Japanese culled from your mind. Their idea of how you think a big American Bertha should look. Trim for its displacement, deceptively easy to ride, soft-spoken. The culmination of mass production roadster technology. If your credit is good, the Z-1 is an attainable dream . . .
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
900 Z-1
$1895
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THE AMERICAN Kawasaki image has been that of the two-stroke, with special emphasis on performance. The 500cc H-1 two-stroke Three and, last year, the 750 H-2 were just about the fastest machines from stoplight to stoplight that an American could purchase.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0023.xml
review
68
68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75
Cycle World Road Test
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TWELVE-CYLINDER KAWASAKI TEST
Four Bikes. Eighteen Hundred And Fifty Cubic Centimeters. Twenty Gears. Is One Combination Right For You?
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
250
$815
KAWASAKI
350 THREE
$885
KAWASAKI
500
$1195
KAWASAKI
750 THREE
$1475
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NO, THIS isn’t a test of the most outlandish superbike ever invented...a twelve-cylinder behemoth with more power and bulk than sanity allows. Rather, it is an evaluation of Kawasaki’s total offering of performance oriented two-stroke Threes.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0024.xml
review
76
76,77,78,79,80,81
Cycle World Road Test
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MOTOCROSSERS: KAWASAKI STYLE
Two Green Meanies For The Rough Tracks. One Is The Popular 250. The Other A Large Bore 450 For The Ballsy Hero Types. Both Are For Sale. Only You Can’t Buy Them.
KAWASAKI MOTOCROSSERS
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KAWASAKI MOTOCROSSERS
F11M
KAWASAKI MOTOCROSSERS
F12M
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NEARLY TWO years ago word was given to Kawasaki engineers to begin designing and producing a suitable motocross mount for the buying public. But they wanted it to be an Americanized machine, one specifically built to meet the needs and tastes of that teenager down the block.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0025.xml
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82
82
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Vetter Fairing Co.: Windjammer II
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Vetter Fairing Co.
Windjammer II
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0026.xml
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82
82
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0027.xml
review
83
83,84,85,86,87,88
Cycle World Road Test
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MUNCH 1200 TTS
Big Bertha No. 1: There’s no mistaking where this Bertha comes from. She’s big and German. Eccentric and uncompromising. Mechanically dazzling. Luxuriously heavy and astonishingly fleet. To own one, you put your love for motorcycling on the line. The TTS is a dream that tears your heart out. And ravishes your bank account. . .
MUNCH
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MUNCH
1200 TTS
$4750
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EVER SINCE our introduction to the Munch Mammoth, as it was called in 1967, we have watched with curiosity to see if such an expensive, highly specialized machine could actually survive in this world of high-performance, mass-produced, multi-cy lindered motorcycles from Japan.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0028.xml
review
89
89,90,91,92,93
Cycle World Road Test
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MONTESA CAPPRA 250 VR
The Vehkonen Replica: A Proven Performer For The Motocross War
CAPPRA
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CAPPRA
250 VR
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MONTESA’S MAIN emphasis the last few years has been centered around trials machines, and it’s success in this field is well-known. Recently, however, some of this emphasis has been shifted toward motocross competition, and the results have been gratifying, to say the least.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0029.xml
review
94
94,95,96,97,98
Cycle World Road Test
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MONTESA 250 KING SCORPION AUTOMIX
The Convenience Of Oil Injection Is A Worthy Addition To A Vastly Improved Model
MONTESA
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MONTESA
250 KING SCORPION AUTOMIX
$1238
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ONE OF THE most experienced Spanish motorcycle manufacturers, Montesa, has gotten quite serious in the last year or so. After producing one of the world’s best trialers, the Cota 247, their attention turned toward the ever-growing motocross market, and now an updated Enduro bike joins the parade.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0030.xml
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99
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Advertisement: Cycle World
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Cycle World
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0031.xml
review
100
100,101,102,103,104
Cycle World Road Test
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WIXOM BROTHERS MOTO GUZZI 850 ELDORADO
A Transcontinental Explorer With A Touch Of Elegance Thrown In For Cruising The Boulevard
WIXOM BROTHERS
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WIXOM BROTHERS
MOTO GUZZI 850 ELDORADO
$2189
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WHEN IT COMES to touring, lots of bikes will do, but few can match the stamina or comfort of a Wixom Brothers equipped Moto Guzzi 850. The Eldorado, you see, is one of motorcycling’s heavies. It’s a bike for crossing continents, not states. It’s a bike that can carry 200 lb. of gear for camping and a passenger at the same time.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0032.xml
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105
105
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YOSHIMURA RACING
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YOSHIMURA RACING
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0033.xml
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105
105
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Florida Cycle Supply
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Florida Cycle Supply
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0034.xml
review
106
106,107,108,109
Cycle World Road Test
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DUNSTALL NORTON 850
Dunstall Equipment Does Not Necessarily Improve Britain’s Biggest I win . . . It Just Makes It Different
DUNSTALL
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DUNSTALL
NORTON 850
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PAUL DUNSTALL is famous for his innovative adaptations of racing components to street motorcycles, and is keenly interested in racing, although most of his time is spent designing and producing accessories for the sporting road rider.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0035.xml
review
110
110,111,112,113,114
Cycle World Road Test
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OSSA 250 SIX DAYS REPLICA
The Object Was To Combine The Best Of The Pioneer And The Stiletto, Put It Together In One Package, And Tack On The Name “Replica." Ossa's Six Days Team Copy, The One That Got Out Before It Was Ready.
OSSA
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OSSA
250 SIX DAYS REPLICA
$1180
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OSSA’S PIONEER has always been one of our favorite machines for trail or enduro riding. They seemed to run forever, were not the slightest bit fussy, and had the pulling characteristics of an EMD locomotive. Trouble was, they hadn’t changed much over the last few years, save for a five-speed gearbox, and it was definitely time for an update.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0036.xml
review
115
115,116,117,118,119
Cycle World Road Test
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ROKON RT 340 AUTOMATIC TCR
A Revolutionary, Concept That Could Dictate A New Future For Off-Road Motorcyling
ROKON
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ROKON
RT 340 AUTOMATIC TCR
$1495
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Mention the name Rokon to a random group of people and you’re likely to find someone who has heard of Rokon’s first attempt at building a motorcycle: the Trail Breaker. This first attempt was unusual—unusual to the point of being ungainly. After all, it had huge low pressure (5 psi) tires, about two feet of ground clearance, and a complicated drive system using an automatic clutch, chains, bevel gears, and U-joints to drive both wheels.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0037.xml
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120
120
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The Joseph Dixon Crucible Company: Dixon Motorcycle Racers' CHAIN OIL
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The Joseph Dixon Crucible Company
Dixon Motorcycle Racers' CHAIN OIL
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0038.xml
review
121
121,122,123,124,125
Cycle World Road Test
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SUZUKI GT 250
A Commuter Special With Incredible Ability On The Open Road.
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
GT250
$810
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WHEN IT COMES right down to it, Suzuki just doesn’t build your average two-stroke road bike. Instead of designing an ultimate performer that is temperamental in one aspect or another, they favor totally reliable, sedate machines that you can ride day after day after day.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0039.xml
review
126
126,127,128,129,130,131
Cycle World Road Test
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TRIUMPH'S BEST BONNEVILLE
Simpler Than A Trident, Yet An Equal Handler. Triumph Should Have Built The 750 Bonnie Five Years Ago.
TRIUMPH
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TRIUMPH
BONNEVILLE
$1599
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IT’S ALWAYS interesting to test a new Triumph but not because they differ much from year to year. It’s because each new model incorporates subtle changes which brings them a little closer to the ideal American riders expect from their machines.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0040.xml
review
132
132,133,134,135
Cycle World Road Test
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YAMAHA RD350
Reed Valve Induction,A Disc Front Brake And A Six-Speed Gearbox Add Class To An Already Superb Machine.
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
RD 350
$839
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THE NEW YAMAHA RD 350 might well be termed the brother of the giant killer if it were compared to its stablemate, the TR3. Racing versions of the RD 350 have successfully trounced machines over twice their size in AMA Class C competition for the past several years with such regularity that you know it couldn’t be a mistake.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0041.xml
review
136
136,137,138
Cycle World Road Test
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YAMAHA LT3 MX
A 16-BHP Screamer For Budget Minded Racers
YAMAHA
[no value]
YAMAHA
LT3
$514
[no value]
BASICALLY, THERE are two ways to win races. One is to ride a machine that handles and then finesse your way into the lead by passing in the rough or in turns. The other is to hang in there in the turns and use superior horsepower to pass down the straights.
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0042.xml
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139
139
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Bavarian Motor Works
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Bavarian Motor Works
[no value]
[no value]
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CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0043.xml
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140
140
[no value]
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Suzuki
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Suzuki
[no value]
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[no value]
CycleWorld_19740102_0013_013_0044.xml