Issue: 19860101

Wednesday, January 1, 1986
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Articles
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1,7
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0001.xml
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2,3,4,5
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Advertisements
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SUZUKI
GSX-R750
SUZUKI
GSX-R1100
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0002.xml
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6
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: Salem Spirit
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Salem Spirit
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0004.xml
article
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EDITORIAL
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Power Struggle
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Paul Dean
THEY WERE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIences, one and all. My first encounter with the powerful FJ1100 Yamaha, so civilized, yet one of the fastest vehicles on the planet: the fierce GS1100/1150 Suzukis, motorcycles that could accelerate with more sheer force at low rpm than most other bikes could at any engine speed; the way a 900 Ninja delivered the feel and the sound of a big-bore roadrace machine, its Cosworth-inspired engine barely changing pitch as the tach nudged redline in all six close-ratio gears; the soul-stirring thunder of a V-Max lunging down the road at light-speed as its engine pounded out power like two banks of howitzers firing in quick-time.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0005.xml
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KERKER
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KERKER
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0006.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0007.xml
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10
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL,INC.
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL,INC.
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0008.xml
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AMA
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AMA
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0009.xml
masthead
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10
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0010.xml
article
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AT LARGE
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On Any Thursday
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Steven L. Thompson
WELL, YES, VACATIONS ARE PRETTY nice. Sometimes. But sometimes they’re worse than the work you took the vacation to escape. You know the feeling: After all the hassle of planning and scheming and saving money, when it comes time to roll out the bike and head off, it all seems a trifle .
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0011.xml
article
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LETTERS
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LETTERS
Queen of the Amazonas
The last straw
Ten Best suggestion
Knowing right from wrong
Reader Information
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As a Beemer rider, and therefore out of the motorcycling mainstream anyway, I was fascinated by your test of the Brazilian Amazonas. Far from being laughable, the big beast is a triumph of the best of Third World engineering principles: Make it out of materials at hand, make it simple, make it to last.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0012.xml
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13
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: CAMEL FILTERS
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
CAMEL FILTERS
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0013.xml
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14,15
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Advertisement: Chevy 4x4
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Chevy 4x4
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0014.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
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Hallman USA
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Hallman USA
Hallman blacks
If you’ve been searching for an un-usual color in your motocross clothing, try Hallman's new outfit—black from boots to helmet. For prices of the individual pieces or a catalog, contact Hallman USA, 315 W. Bradley, El Cajon, CA 92020-1273; (619) 442-0431.
Hallman USA
Gold Wing switch panel
$34.95
Adding electronic gadgets to an '80 through '83 Gold Wing Interstate or Aspencade is made easier with this chrome-plated panel. Four lighted rocker switches, a cigarette lighter and mounting screws are included for $34.95. The unit mounts into the lower right of Hondaline fairings with minimal hassle, and can be adapted to other fairings as well. The Drag Specialties Switch Panel is available at local dealers.
Hallman USA
Honda XL rack
$49.95
This M/C Enterprises rack fits most late model Honda XL models. Finished in an epoxy paint, the rack looks nice loaded or empty. Price is $49.95 from most dealers.
Hallman USA
Vanson race leathers
Vanson race leathers are custom-fit to the buyer’s measurements for a truly custom fit. Double patches are sewn on the inside of the the suit at the shoulders, elbows and knees for built-in protection. Additionally, each suit has a nylon stretch material lining, an elasticized expander back, a windflap and an ID card holder. Multi-color suits are made without extra cost as long as the design follows the standard seam separations; otherwise there's an extra cost. Over 120 options and color combinations are available. Get more information from Vanson Leathers, 58 Thver St., Boston, MA 02118; (617) 426-3907.
Hallman USA
Aspen rain jacket
$59.95
Atlantic Rainwear's English-made rain jacket is guaranteed 100 percent waterproof. Made of a material that boasts a metallic look, the jacket features a front storm flap, zippered sleeves, an insulated liner, an elastic waistband, two watertight exterior pockets and a corduroy-lined collar. Price is $59.95 from Atlantic Rain-wear. 5082 Bolsa Ave., No. 109, Huntington Beach, CA 92649; (714) 891-8111.
Hallman USA
Eclipse Tail Pack
$79
Carrying a spare helmet or other necessities is easy with the Tail Pack, which is designed to mount quickly and securely to a motorcycle seat or rack with adjustable straps. Plastic side liners prevent sharp objects from puncturing the bag and help it retain its shape when empty. Pockets in the sides and on the front expand to carry small items, and a handle makes the Pack easy to carry when you're not riding a motorcycle. The price is $79 in red/black, black/blue or black/gray color combinations. To order, contact Eclipse, Inc., PO. Box 3701, Ann Arbor, MI 48106; (313) 761-1170.
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0015.xml
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17,18,19,20,21
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Advertisements
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HONDA
CR250R
HONDA
CR125R
HONDA
CR500R
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0016.xml
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22,23
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Philip Morris Inc.: Merit
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Philip Morris Inc.
Merit
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0017.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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To have and to have legally
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BUSINESSES THAT TRAFFIC IN the forbidden have been around for millenia. They’re called the “black market,” and what keeps them in business is the desire of many people to possess practically anything that is illegal. But there also is a “gray market,” an element of commerce that specializes in selling exotic goods in places where those items aren’t exactly illegal, but aren't quite legal, either.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0018.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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LETTER FROM Japan
Suzuki’s other superbike
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Koichi Hirose
With the super-high-performance GSX-R1100 stealing headlines all over the world, it’s easy to forget that Suzuki has another sportbike that is only slightly less potent: the RG500 Gamma. If you haven’t seen much of this racer-replica it’s because, as a two-stroke, it won’t pass U.S.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0019.xml
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26,27
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Ford: Ford Ranger Supercab 4x4
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Ford
Ford Ranger Supercab 4x4
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0020.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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LETTER FROM Europe
Swiss sculpts Suzuki
Dual-purpose Desmos in Spain
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Normally, the Swiss are not subject to flights of design fancy, preferring to concentrate on the more sound but less flashy looking motorcycles. Every now and then there’s an exception to the rule, though, and motorcycle dealer Ernst Strahm from Hutwil, a small farm town set in the rolling pastures of central Switzerland, is just that.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0021.xml
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SUZUKI: GS1150
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SUZUKI
GS1150
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0022.xml
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30,31
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0023.xml
article
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YAMAHA
Back To The Future
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AS FAR AS YAMAHA IS CONcerned, enough is enough. Enough, in fact, may even have become too much. It’s Yamaha’s belief that although the phenomenal advances motorcycles have made in the last decade have been exciting, it’s time for a more-rational approach to the development of new models.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0024.xml
review
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PREVIEW
ON THE '86 HORIZON
FZ600
A new star born of thoroughbred stock
Yamaha
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Yamaha
FZ600
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NOWHERE IN YAMAHA'S LINEUP is the company’s new philosophy more evident than in the FZ600, the bike that will replace the FJ600 in 1986. As a sportbike. the FZ600 seems at least as deadly serious as any street machine Yamaha has ever built; but upon close inspection, it is nothing more than existing major components bolted together for the first time.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0025.xml
review
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RIDING IMPRESSIONS
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XY600S RADIAN
A Lesson In New Math
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
XY600S RADIAN
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IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THE TOTAL can not be greater than the sum of the parts, take a ride on Yamaha’s YX600S Radian; it’ll blow your theory all to hell. The new-for-’86 Radian is one of the most exciting and competent all-around bikes in its class, despite being made up of components that are remarkably, er, unremarkable.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0026.xml
review
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34,35
RIDING IMPRESSIONS
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FJ1200
Making A Good Thing Better
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
FJ1200
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IF YOU LIKE THE FJ1100, YOU'RE going to love the FJ1200; if you already loved the 1100, you’re going to be utterly bewitched by the 1200. Because for 1986, Yamaha has taken the most beloved of the FJ1100's characteristics and enhanced them.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0027.xml
review
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FXZ700S FAZER
High-tech or High-tack?
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
FXZ700S
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ON A SCALE OF ONE TO 10, THE, FXZ700S Fazer has a shock value of about 25. Everything about this new Yamaha seems designed to leave you dumbstruck. The Fazer certainly is shocking from a styling standpoint, particularly in its patch-panel paint and unusual use of chrome.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0028.xml
review
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36,37
RIDING IMPRESSION
ON THE '86 HORIZON
SUZUKI GSX-R750/1100
You’ve wanted. And you’ve waited. But are you ready?
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
GSX-R750/1100
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PATIENCE DOES HAVE ITS REwards. And for those who have been patiently awaiting Suzuki’s GSX-R750 in America after that revolutionary sportbike was introduced in other countries earlier this year, the reward is handsome—and twofold.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0029.xml
review
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38,39
FIRST LOOK
ON THE '86 HORIZON
SUZUKI'S FALCORUSTYCO
The Future Is Now
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
FALCORUSTYCO
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AT FIRST GLANCE, THIS MOTORcycle (if indeed it is a motorcycle) seems to be an abandoned artifact from the 21st century, something that tumbled from a visiting time machine. If not that, perhaps a prop stolen from the set of the next Star Wars movie, a missing papermâché product of Industrial Light and Magic.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0030.xml
review
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PREVIEW
ON THE '86 HORIZON
KAWASAKI 1000GTR
Kawasaki Builds A BMW
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
1000GTR
$7500
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FRANCE MIGHT SEEM LIKE A funny place to launch a bike that could have a profound impact on the American motorcycle scene, but that’s just what Kawasaki did when it announced the 1000GTR at the recent Paris show. Half sportbike, half tourer, the GTR may be just the ticket for those riders who like to mix a little peg-scraping with their touring, but can’t afford the $7500 admission fee for a BMW K100RT. Estimates put the new Kawasaki’s U.S.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0031.xml
review
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41,42,43,46,47,48,49
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KAWASAKI NINJA 1000R
THE LATEST NINJA, BUT IS IT THE GREATEST NINJA?
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
NINJA 1000R
$5099
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WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU were Kawasaki? The company’s catalog still contained the Ninja 900, only the best big sportbike ever to come from Japan but a model that was two years old. And while that hardly makes it a dottering artifact, the 900 was getting a trifle long of tooth, especially in view of the current bike-of-the-month mentality.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0032.xml
review
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42,43
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NINJA 1000 VS.NINJA 900
Shootout at Willow Springs
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NINJA 1000
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THERE’S NO QUESTIONING THE facts: Kawasaki’s new Ninja 1000 is faster, more powerful and downright meaner-looking than the Ninja 900. But there is some question as to whether speed, power and mean looks are ingredients for a better sportbike.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0033.xml
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0034.xml
review
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46,47
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NINJA 1000 VS.YAMAHAFJ1100
Sport-touring with the emphasis on sport
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
FJ1100
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FAR MORE OPEN-CLASS SPORTbikes wear the badges of sport-touring (a tank bag and soft saddlepacks) than the numberplates of club racing; so it’s no surprise that the 1000 Ninja was not designed to mimick its predecessor, the hard-edged 900 Ninja sport racer.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0035.xml
article
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FEATURES
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FIREAERO
Half-motorcycle, half-car, completely different
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CAMRON E. BUSSARD
WHEN HARLEY-DAVIDSON bought TriHawk Vehicles, Inc., some people interpreted that acquisition to mean that mass-produced three-wheelers were right around the corner. Why, even Honda and Yamaha were rumored to be working on three-wheeled street machines.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0036.xml
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NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES
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Steve Anderson
SCREEEEE . . .! WITH THE AWKwardness of its foot throttle and the absence of the usual weight-transfer of a motorcycle, the FireAreo squeals its way off the dragstrip starting line, painting a 50-foot-long by six-inch-wide black rectangle.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0037.xml
review
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54,55,56,57,58
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA CR500R
A LITTLE NEW, A LOT BETTER
HONDA
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HONDA
CR500R
$2698
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YOU DON'T RESORT TO BRAIN surgery when aspirin will do the job. And in 1985, Honda’s CR500R needed nothing more than a mild prescription to cure a few suspension headaches. That’s why the big news about this year’s CR500R motocrosser isn’t how much it has changed; it’s how little it has changed.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0038.xml
article
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LONG TERM TEST
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1985 HONDA CR500R
TWENTY-FIVE DAYS IN THE LIFE OF AN OPEN-CLASSER
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IN THE CAREER OF A MOTOCROSS rider, 25 races isn’t much. But for a motocross bike, it can be a lifetime. Particularly in the hands of a Pro or Intermediate, a motocross bike that has survived 25 races—the equivalent of about six months of racing—can become more worn-out than a seven-year-old streetbike.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0039.xml
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59
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0040.xml
article
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60,61,64,65
FEATURES
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THE RESURRECTION OF THE RENNSPORT
What better masterwork for a Boxermaster
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STEVEN L. THOMPSON
A MAN’S PASSION FOR A PARTICular motorcycle is never easy to understand, especially if you don’t happen to share the passion. Consider, for example, the BMW Rennsport, the famous overhead-cam racebike of the Forties and Fifties.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0041.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD EVALUATION
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VANCE & HINES VIDEO CASSETTE
AUDIO-VISUAL HOT-RODDING AID
VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
VIDEO CASSETTE
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IF ONE PICTURE IS TRULY WORTH A thousand words, then a picture that moves and talks ought to be worth at least a thousand pictures that don't. That seems to be the thinking behind a video cassette entitled “Building A High Performance Engine," which is being sold by Vance & Hines Racing (14010 Marquardt Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670; [213] 921-7461).
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0042.xml
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B&WT Co.: KOOL
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B&WT Co.
KOOL
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0043.xml
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66,67
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SUZUKI: Cavalcade LX
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SUZUKI
Cavalcade LX
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0044.xml
article
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68,69
RACE WATCH
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TWO FOR TWO
Winning one world title is tough; two nearly impossible. Freddie Spencer made it look easy.
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MICHAEL SCOTT
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FIVE WAS the year of the complete grand prix professional, both on the track and off. It was a year in which Freddie Spencer made history, and created an enigma. It was the year of the big-spending sponsor. And perhaps it was the year in which motorcycle racing began to grow up.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0045.xml
article
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RACE WATCH
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Bubba Shobert: Down-Home Champ
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SITTING ON THE TAILGATE OF A Honda factory team van, buckling up his white racing boots and surveying the pits through California-flash reflecto-shades, newly-crowned Grand National Champion Bubba Shobert looks like a hot property.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0046.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0047.xml
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71
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U.S. Postal Service
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U.S. Postal Service
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0048.xml
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71
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0049.xml
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72
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0050.xml
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72
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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION
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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0051.xml
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72
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Advertisement: CORD HATS
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CORD HATS
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0052.xml
article
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72
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SERVICE
RZ performance modifications
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I have an RZ350 and it seems to have lost its zip after 15,000 fast miles. Barring any emission regulations to stop me, what modifications can I make to bring my RZ up to, say, 75 bhp and 150 mph? If this isn't possible, how close can I come to it?
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0053.xml
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73,74,80,82
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0054.xml
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75
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0055.xml
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76
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CHAPARRAL
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CHAPARRAL
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0056.xml
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77
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0057.xml
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78,79
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0058.xml
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81
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0059.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
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We need your photos for Slipstream. We’re looking for photos that make us smile because they say something about motorcycling. Submissions should be made to Slipstream, Cycle World, 1499 Monrovia, Newport Beach, Calif. 92663. Only black and white prints, 8 by 10 in., should be sent.
CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0060.xml
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84,85
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SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0061.xml
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86
86
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19860101_0025_001_0062.xml