Issue: 19830101

Saturday, January 1, 1983
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Articles
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1,3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0001.xml
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2
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FORD: Ranger
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FORD
Ranger
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0003.xml
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4,5
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0004.xml
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6
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B&W T Co.: Kool
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B&W T Co.
Kool
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0005.xml
article
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UP FRONT
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS
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Allan Girdler
One of the more popular themes gleaned from our daily mail call is the one in which the writer lists the features he wants in his next bike, as in four valves per cylinder, kick start, six speeds, light weight and so forth. Some of these features border on contradiction and our office cynic says this is because what the dreamer really wants is an excuse not to buy.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0006.xml
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8
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KAL·GARD: CHAIN KOTE
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KAL·GARD
CHAIN KOTE
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0007.xml
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8
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0008.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0009.xml
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9
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NORTH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MOTORCYCLE REPAIR
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NORTH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MOTORCYCLE REPAIR
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0010.xml
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10
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0011.xml
article
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11,12,14
LETTERS
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LETTERS
HELMET COMMENTS
TEN BEST BIKES
MISSISSIPPI LEVEE
HACKETT REBUTTALS
CLUB UPDATE
SECOND IN LINE
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I’d like to thank you for your article on helmets in the September, 1982 issue. It helped me when I recently chose my first full-face style that later saved my head and face when a semi ran me off the road. Fortunately, all I suffered was a broken collar bone.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0012.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0013.xml
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12
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SKI-TRAC INTERNATIONAL INC.
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SKI-TRAC INTERNATIONAL INC.
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0014.xml
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13
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U.S. Postal Service
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U.S. Postal Service
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0015.xml
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13
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BROWN’S PLATING SERVICE
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BROWN’S PLATING SERVICE
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0016.xml
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13
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0017.xml
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14
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JAMIOL'S WORLD
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JAMIOL'S WORLD
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0018.xml
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Paser Instrumentation Inc: CARB STIX
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Paser Instrumentation Inc
CARB STIX
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0019.xml
article
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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SUMMARY
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Missing an issue? They’re available from Old Del Mar Emporium, P.O. Box 1621, Spring Valley, CA 92077 for $2.00 each plus 75¢ postage and handling per order.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0020.xml
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15
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Zip-Penn, Inc.
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Zip-Penn, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0021.xml
review
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16,17
DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
CORDURA NYLON RIDING SUITS
FOX SHOX FOR KAWASAKI GPz550 AND YAMAHA 550 VISION
TRELLEBORG 644 FRICTION WINTER KNOBBY
GOLD BELT DEMUDDER
CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE CALENDAR
SMITH FACE GUARD
ACP PLASTIC CLEANER
Elmstad Enterprises
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Elmstad Enterprises
CORDURA NYLON RIDING SUITS
$99
These riding suits are made of 9 oz. uncoated Cordura (so they breathe), have full linings, can be washed or dry cleaned and offer abrasion protection. The pants are bib type, the jacket is medium length. Zippers are heavy duty nylon and Velcro closures are used at ankles, neck and cuffs. Each item is custom made to your measurements to ensure a good fit. Custom lettering and designs are also available at a reasonable extra cost. Standard colors are red, silver, royal blue, navy or black. Base prices are: jacket only $99, two-piece suit $186, bib pants only $95, lettering $2.25 per letter. For an order and fitting form contact Elmstad Enterprises, 3283 W. 17th Ave., Eugene, Oregon 97402. Phone (503) 344-3106.
Elmstad Enterprises
FOX SHOX FOR KAWASAKI GPz550 AND YAMAHA 550 VISION
$279
The Fox shock features externally adjustable compression damping, a remote reservoir that’s connected to the shock body by a braided steel hose, a large shaft and wide range spring preload adjuster. Rebound damping is also adjustable but requires disassembly. The units are completely rebuildable and sell for $279 from dealers or Moto-X-Fox, 520 McGlincy Lane, Campbell, Calif. 95008. Phone(408) 371-1221.
Elmstad Enterprises
644 FRICTION WINTER KNOBBY
The Trelleborg 644 Friction is designed for hard ground desert or winter ice conditions after studs have been inserted into the preformed holes. They are available in 4.75-17 and 4.50-18 in. sizes. Weight is 14 lb. without studs. They are available through any Trelleborg dealer.
Elmstad Enterprises
DEMUDDER
$6.95
Gold Belt’s latest item takes some of the drudgery out of cleaning motocross and enduro bikes. The DeMudder is designed to remove mud from fenders, cylinder fins, wheel rims, tires, spokes and those other hard to reach spots on modern off-road bikes. One of our editors came up with the idea and Gold Belt developed the product. It’s available from dealers or directly from Gold Belt for/ $6.95. Gold Belt, 7045 Darby Ave., Reseda, Calif. 91335. Phone (213) 705-4689.
Elmstad Enterprises
CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE CALENDAR
$3
Artist Paul Jamiol has a nice 1983 calendar featuring fine-line pencil drawings of a different classic motorcycle for each month. Makes include Harley-Davidson, BSA, Velocette, Brough Superior, Triumph, Matchless, Indian, Royal Enfield, Norton. BMW and Panther. To get one of only 2500, send $3 plus $1 postage and handling to Jamiol’sWorld,P.O.Box 281, Winchester, Mass. 01890.
Elmstad Enterprises
FACE GUARD
$6.95
Smith Goggles has a new face guard that fits Smith SMX and Turbo Fan goggles. They are available in red, yellow or white. Price is $6.95 from local dealers.
Elmstad Enterprises
PLASTIC CLEANER
ACP’s new plastic cleaner is designed to clean anything made of plastic, fiberglass, lucite or ABS plastic. It removes oil, road film, bugs and water film without scratching and leaves a protective non-glare repellent shield behind. The cleaner is available from dealers or contact ACP Products, 3633 MacArthur, Suite 410, Santa Ana, Calif. 92704. Phone (714) 549-8707.
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0022.xml
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Jack Daniel Distillery Lem Motlow, Prop., Inc.: Tennessee Whiskey
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Jack Daniel Distillery Lem Motlow, Prop., Inc.
Tennessee Whiskey
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0023.xml
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Great American Media Inc.
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Great American Media Inc.
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0024.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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NEW MODEL NEWS
THE GOOD
THE BAD
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Annual new model introductions have gotten to be something of a tradition in the motorcycle business, now that manufacturers offer 50 or 60 new models each year, a quarter of them never before seen. It takes no exaggeration to claim that more new models were introduced this year than ever before.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0025.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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FAST BURNING DESIRED
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As the pace of motorcycle engine design has accelerated during the last few years, one of the most prominent trends is toward new (or at least recycled) combustion chamber shapes and turbulence-generating intake tracts. The objectives of these designs are more power, lower emissions, and better fuel economy, and the roads used to reach these goals are quicker combustion and swirl techniques that lead to less change in combustion time over the load and speed range.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0026.xml
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KTM America, Inc.: 504-STROKE KTM
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KTM America, Inc.
504-STROKE KTM
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0027.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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MOTORCYCLE SHOWS
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Dates for the Great American Motorcycle Shows have been set for 1983. These are consumer shows, with new motorcycles, accessories and custom cycles exhibited. The dates are: Dallas-Ft. Worth Jan. 7-9, San Diego Jan. 14-16, San Francisco Jan. 21-23, New York City Feb. 46, St. Louis Feb. 18-20, Chicago Feb. 24-27, Washington D.C. March 4-6, Detroit March 18-20.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0028.xml
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ROUNDUP
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FLASHERS INVITED
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Comments on flashing headlights may be of use to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Responding to a request from Harley-Davidson to allow modulating headlights, the NHTSA has published a notice of proposed rulemaking.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0029.xml
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ROUNDUP
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LONG DISTANCE STEAMER
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George Egloff fired up his Honda CBX in a garage in Freeport, Long Island at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 and headed west. Two days later, actually 49 hours and 58 min., he pulled into the Emeryville Holiday Inn outside San Francisco, having traveled 3061 mi.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0030.xml
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HONDA: Hydraulic Valve Adjuster System
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HONDA
Hydraulic Valve Adjuster System
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0031.xml
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24,25
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NISSAN MOTOR CORPORATION
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NISSAN MOTOR CORPORATION
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0032.xml
review
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26,27,28,29
THE STARS OF '83
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Honda
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Hondas
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Hondas
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New motors aren't announced by the major motorcycle manufacturers every year, so it was something of a surprise when Honda unveiled 16 new motorcycles with as many as nine new engines, depending on who was counting. Bikes that looked essentially unchanged came with all-new motors, and bikes never before seen had engines that hadn't even been rumored a month before.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0033.xml
review
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THE STARS OF '83
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Kawasaki
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Horsepower has been Kawasaki's other name since Day One. No sooner did the paint dry on the Kawasaki nameplates than the Samurai and Avenger and other small two-strokes from Kawasaki set speed records. That trend continued through 500cc Triples and 750cc Triples, on to the Z-1 and to the entire GPz model line.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0034.xml
review
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THE STARS OF '83
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Suzuki
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One word won't do to describe the 1983 Suzukis. It takes two: Fast and light. Numerous models of dirt and street bikes have found more power and less weight for 1983. As for new engine configurations, Suzuki only has one, the GR650. But the changes that have gone into the new GS750E and GS550E models are as enveloping as the all-new design of the GR650.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0035.xml
review
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THE STARS OF '83
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Yamaha
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Virago 500
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Virago 500
XVZ1200Venture Royale
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Describing Yamaha's newest and biggest motorcycle for 1983 is like listing every feature available on wheels or in electronics. Designated the XVZ1200TK, or Venture, it's Yamaha's answer to the Honda Interstate, and there's an even more deluxe model, the Venture Royale, that matches up against the Honda Interstate Aspencade.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0036.xml
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38,39
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: 550 Nighthawk
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
550 Nighthawk
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0037.xml
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FEATURES
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BMW NEWS
A Lightweight Sports-Touring R80ST is Added to the BMW Lineup for 1983
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New model announcements at BMW are always approached with speculation, owing to the long-standing rumors of a new four-cylinder model under development. So the big news this year is that the long-awaited BMW Four is another year away, and even next year it will be introduced in Europe before it's sold in the U.S.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0038.xml
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YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0039.xml
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42,43
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANNY: Camel
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANNY
Camel
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0040.xml
review
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44,45,46,47,48,49
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA CB1100F
Better Late Than Never; Honda Sets Out To Win the Horsepower Per Dollar Struggle.
SPECIFICATIONS
ACCELERATION
PERFORMANCE
HONDA
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HONDA
CB1100F
$3698
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Launched into competition with larger superbikes from Suzuki and Kawasaki in 1981, the CB900F competed not as much with power and speed as with good looks and a bargain price. In Europe the full-cafe styled CB1100R met the competition head on, but that model wasn't imported into the United States.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0041.xml
review
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50,51,52,53,54
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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CAGIVA 200 ENDURO
Good Looks, Good Power and Needs Some Understanding. It Is, Of Course, Italian.
CAGIVA
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CAGIVA
200 ENDURO
$2295
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Cagiva isn’t one of those everyday household names like Yamaha, Honda or Coca-Cola. Instead, Cagiva is an Italian manufacturer with a strong position in the home market and with hopes of becoming strong in tne U.S. Facing competition that is established means you have to offer something the better-known people don’t, so along with motocrossers in the modern conventional line, as in single shock suspension, Cagiva has a 200cc enduro bike with water-cooling.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0042.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0043.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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YAMAHA XJ750RJ SECA
Take One Sporting 750 Yamaha, Add Lightweight Touring Accessories, and the Result is a Pleasant Sporting Touring Bike.
SPECIFICATIONS
ACCELERATION
PERFORMANCE
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
XJ750RJ SECA
$4099
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The 750 Seca is gone; Long live the 750 Seca. That's what it comes down to. A case of add-ons becoming standard. Your basic lesson in evolution: only the fittest will survive. And what has persevered here is Yamaha’s dressed version of the swoopy 750 Seca, once a factory option.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0044.xml
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HISTORY
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The Electrically Equipped HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORT MODEL
"Great Distances Can Be Covered In a Single Day by Riders of the Harley-Davidson Sport Model, Because This Machine Can be Driven Continuously Without Fatigue."
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Steve Kimball
For a motorcycle engineer, it was a fabulous opportunity. The world's biggest motorcycle company wanted an all-new motorcycle, something lighter and quicker, more comfortable and quiet and easier to ride. The state of the art in engine design had just taken a quantum leap because of the research in aviation.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0045.xml
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66,67,68,69,70,71,77
TECHNICAL
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In Search of the free Lunch
Intake and Exhaust Modifications: How They Work Together and Why Improvements Come Harder Than You Think.
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steve Anderson
Help! My bike has individual air filters in place of the stock airbox, and also has a 4-into-1 exhaust. It doesn't run worth a damn. It was faster when stock. What jets should I use to make it run right? That letter is mailed to the Service column of this magazine every day, by dozens of riders of every make and size motorcycle.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0046.xml
article
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RACEWATCH
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U.S. World Trophy Team Second In ISDE; Honda’s Youngsters Steal MX Des Nations and Trophee Des Nations Again
POLITICS STOPS U.S. BID TO WIN ISDE
U.S. TEAM WINS TROPHEE DES NATIONS
AMERICANS DOMINATE MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
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Gary van Voorhis/Cycle News East
The U.S. International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) World Trophy Team lost its best chance in history for an overall win when a crucial FIM jury vote on alleged cheating by the Czechoslovakian team went the wrong way. A Czech World Trophy Team rider was charged with two rules violations, one count of unauthorized outside communication and one count of unauthorized departure from the course to conduct more unauthorized communication concerning an ailing engine.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0047.xml
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0048.xml
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CYCLE NEWS
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CYCLE NEWS
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0049.xml
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SUPERCROSS
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0050.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
SR500 STATOR FAILURES
SUZUKI MYSTERIOUSLY STOPS
MORE BRAKE SHOPS
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We welcome your technical questions and comments, and will publish those we think are of interest to our readers. Because of the volume of mail received, we cannot return any personal replies. Please limit your “Service” letters to technical subjects only, and keep them as brief as possible.
CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0051.xml
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0052.xml
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77
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COSMOPOLITAN MOTORS: MARZOCCHI
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COSMOPOLITAN MOTORS
MARZOCCHI
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0053.xml
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77
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THE SPORT SPOT
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THE SPORT SPOT
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0054.xml
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77
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American Heart Association
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American Heart Association
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0055.xml
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78,79,80
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0056.xml
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81
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0057.xml
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0058.xml
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Advertisement: Cycle World
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Cycle World
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0059.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0060.xml
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83
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Bell Helmets, Inc.
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Bell Helmets, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0061.xml
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84
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19830101_0022_001_0062.xml