Issue: 19880201

Monday, February 1, 1988
FEBRUARY 1988
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Articles
cover
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1,3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0001.xml
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2
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Advertisements
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METZELER
ME33
METZELER
ME99A
METZELER
ME1
METZELER
Slicks
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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3
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CYCLE WORLD
TESTS AND PREVIEW
SPECIAL SECTION
FEATURES
PROJECTS
ROUNDUP_
RACE WATCH
DEPARTMENTS
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0003.xml
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4,5
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Kawasaki: Kawasaki Concours
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Kawasaki
Kawasaki Concours
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0004.xml
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6
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Advertisement: THE CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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THE CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0005.xml
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6
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0006.xml
masthead
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6
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0007.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
EDITORIAL
Bad raps and bad reps
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Paul Dean
MOST OF US STILL BLAME IT ALL ON Marlon Brando. Ever since his memorable performance in The Wild One back in 1953, motorcycle riders have been typecast as the Peck’s Bad Boys of motorized transportation, familiar symbols of lawlessness and disorder to be avoided by “decent” people everywhere.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0008.xml
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8,9
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Army National Guard
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Army National Guard
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0009.xml
article
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10
DEPARTMENTS
AT LARGE
Raised Standards
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Steven L. Thompson
AS THE BRITISH AIRWAYS BOEING climbed out from Munich airport headed for London, I looked down on the tidy German countryside and wondered about the trip just past. Sometimes a motorcycle ride is just a ride, not a transcendental experience, and sometimes the bike is just a machine.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0010.xml
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11
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0011.xml
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12
12,13
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BMW: R100GS
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BMW
R100GS
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0012.xml
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14
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YAMAHA: Water Vehicles
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YAMAHA
Water Vehicles
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0013.xml
article
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15
LETTERS
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LETTERS
Hail to The King
Neval say Neval again
Cave reviews
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When reading the editor's comments about his heroes (December 1987 Editorial), something struck me negatively: He includes Kenny Roberts on the list of those who don’t qualify for heroes. If the editor is looking for courage and conviction outside of actually racing a motorcycle, how can he ignore Kenny's incredibly gutsy stand against the FIM? What Kenny did was nothing less than to force the powers-that-be to make racing a more humane, dignified and professional sport, to remove from GP racing inexcusably dangerous tracks and pathetic purses.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0014.xml
article
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16,18,20,22
ROUNDUP
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New allies in the ATV wars
Reagan axes the tariff
Matchless update
Harley builds one for Uncle Sam
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CAMRON E. BUSSARD
THE OCCASION: AN ATV OUTING AT LORETTA LYNN'S DUDE Ranch in Hurricane, Tennessee. The host: U.S. Suzuki Motor Company. The participants: journalists representing magazines outside of the motorcycle/ATV industry, including Penthouse, People, Outdoor Life, Popular Mechanics, Guns & Ammo, Hunting, Georgia Farm Bureau and Farm Equipment.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0015.xml
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17
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CBS COMPACT DISC CLUB
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CBS COMPACT DISC CLUB
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0016.xml
article
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18
ROUNDUP
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LETTER FROM JAPAN
Sushi pasta: The Hagiwara/Gilera connection
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Kengo Yagawa
Gilera Saturno Bialbero—that’s a mouthful of a name. But the story behind this Italian-made Single is even longer than that title. It began in Japan, with a young enthusiast named Hagiwara. Fascinated by classical roadracing four-stroke Singles.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0017.xml
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19
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0018.xml
article
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20
ROUNDUP
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LETTER FROM EUROPE
The Norton notes
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Alan Cathcart
For the last ten years, about the only way to get a new Norton was to be on a police force in Great Britain. Now, Norton has launched the limited edition Rotary Classic, its first civilian model in more than a decade. It’s also the first Wankel-engined Norton ever offered for sale to the public.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0019.xml
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21
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Harley-Davidson, Inc.
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Harley-Davidson, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0020.xml
article
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22
ROUNUP
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DESTINATIONS
The Mahdentalrennstrecke
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Paul Van Zuyle
MOTORCYCLISTS GATHER on Sunday mornings at spots all around the world, but few places have the heritage of Germany’s Mahdentalrennstrecke, an abandoned Gran Prix circuit that has been converted into a public road. Located near Schloss Solitude, one of King Ludwig’s many castles, the Mahdental is a short ride from Stuttgart in southern Germany.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0021.xml
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23,24,25
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SUZUKI: Katana 600
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SUZUKI
Katana 600
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0022.xml
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26
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Advertisement: Newport
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Newport
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0023.xml
article
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SPECIAL SECTION
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GSX-R
CODE NAME FOR RACING
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SUZUKI’S GSX-RS HAVE RESHAPED MOTORCYCLING IN the last few years. First, they created an outer-limits definition of the term “sportbike”: According to the GSX-R dictionary, a sportbike is simply a racebike, lightweight, spartan and fast, fitted with lights.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0024.xml
review
28
28,29,30,31,32
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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SUZUKI GSX-R750
CROSSBREED: Born on the track, destined for the street
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
GSX-R750
$5199
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0025.xml
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33
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: Winston
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Winston
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0026.xml
review
34
34,35,36,37
GSX-R
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YOSHIMURA SUZUKI SUPERBIKE
A day in Kevin Schwantz's 140-horsepower business office
YOSHIMURA SUZUKI
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YOSHIMURA SUZUKI
SUPERBIKE
PAUL DEAN
I WAS A LITTLE BIT. UM-LET'S SEE, HOW CAN I SAY THIS without sounding too blasé or egotistical—I was a little disappointed. I had been hammering through Willow Springs’ nine turns faster than I ever had before, my knee-skids literally smoking from dragging so hard and long on the asphalt.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0027.xml
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38,39
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Advertisements
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Harley-Davidson
Low Rider
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0028.xml
article
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40,41,42,43
GSX-R
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THE BIG GUN
Pulling the trigger on Team Lockhart’s national championship endurance racer
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DAVID EDWARDS
GODDAMN. THIS IS HARD WORK! MY RIGHT KNEE IS skimming over the asphalt at 100 miles an hour, charged with the responsibilty of supporting Team Lockhart’s Suzuki GSX-R1100 endurance racer as it rails around Willow Spring's long, uphill Turn Two.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0029.xml
review
44
44,45
GSX-R
RIDING IMPRESSION
YOSHIMURA TORNADO 750 AND 1100
Bringing Superbike technology (and speed) to the street
YOSHIMURA
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YOSHIMURA
TORNADO 750 AND 1100
$16,000
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THERE IS NO HORIZON; INSTEAD, THE WORLD IS A WALL of asphalt, bending up and away out of sight. Centrifugal force shoves you down against the tank, and every bump hammers you and the bike. Filling your peripheral vision is an ugly white guard rail, rushing by at 80 yards a second, only feet from your leg.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0030.xml
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46,47
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Dunlop Tire Corporation: K591 Elite SP
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Dunlop Tire Corporation
K591 Elite SP
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0031.xml
review
48
48,49
GSX-R
RIDING IMPRESSION
YOSHIMURA FORMULA USA 1100
We ride Scott Gray's unlimited-class GSX-R1100 and discover why roadracing has rules
YOSHIMURA
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YOSHIMURA
FORMULA USA 1100
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IMAGINE WHAT ROADRACING WOULD BE LIKE IF IT HAD no limits. Imagine the kinds of bikes that would roll onto the starting grid if there were no rules restricting displacement, horsepower, weight or mechanical equipment. Such a class of racing would give rise to bikes that were incredibly exotic, astonishingly powerful and, most of all, outrageously fast.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0032.xml
article
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50,54,55
FEATURES
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RETURN TO THE HILL
Because it’s there—and because the first time, stock wasn’t enough
Ballistic Banshee and Killa Quadzilla take one more shot at glory
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CAMRON E. BUSSARD
FOUR MONTHS AGO, WE WENT LOOKING FOR A HILL. Actually, what we needed was more like a mountain, a serious grade that would test the power of Yamaha’s Banshee and Suzuki’s Quadracer 500, the most powerful production ATVs ever made. Ultimately, the hill we found turned out to be more than we had bargained for, and it immediately humiliated both machines (see “Banshee vs.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0033.xml
review
51
51,52,53
FEATURES
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THE BANSHEE GOES BALLISTIC
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Ballistic Banshee
David Edwards
THE SCENE IS A DRY lake bed in the Southern California desert, with heat waves rising even in the early morning, a prelude to another sun-bleached day. I nod at Camron, idling beside me on his hotted-up Quadracer 500. We both peg the throttles and the drag race is on.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0034.xml
review
51
51,52,53
FEATURES
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TURNING QUADZILLA INTO A KILLA
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Killa Quadzilla
Camron E. Bussard
A SIDE FROM BEING humiliating, our first assault on the hill taught us an important lesson: that if the Quad were to make a serious attempt to get anywhere near the top, it needed vastly improved suspension and more horsepower. On the other hand, we didn't want to end up with a hillclimb-only ATV, either.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0035.xml
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56,57
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SUZUKI: KATANA 1100
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SUZUKI
KATANA 1100
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0036.xml
review
58
58,59,60,61,62,65
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA RC30
Faster than most 1100s— and more expensive, too
HONDA
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HONDA
VFR75OR RC3O
$10,890
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THE FORD ENGINE BELLOWED DOWN THE STRAIGHTaway, the whine of its supercharger singing clear above the bass beat of its exhaust. A haze of sweet castor oil and eye-burning methanol trailed the open-wheeled race car; its driver, Soichiro Honda, was flushed with speed and the concentration of racing.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0037.xml
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SUZUKI: QUADRUNNER FAMILY
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SUZUKI
QUADRUNNER FAMILY
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0038.xml
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TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION: PREDATOR
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TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION
PREDATOR
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0039.xml
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66,67
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Advertisements
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Husqvarna
Husky XC
Husqvarna
Cagiva
Husqvarna
Ducati
Husqvarna
Husqvarna
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0040.xml
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68
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Harley-Davidson, Inc.: Thermal-Lock
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Harley-Davidson, Inc.
Thermal-Lock
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0041.xml
review
69
69,71
NEW BIKE PREVIEW
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'88 BMW
The return of the Boxer pays homage to BMW's past. And points towards the future.
BMW
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BMW
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SO, YOU THOUGHT THE OLD BOXER TWIN WAS SIX feet under and pushing up daisies, eh, replaced by some upstart of a wasser-cooled Wunderkind? Well, look again. Because if BMW's 1988 new-model catalog is any indication, there’s some life left in the old gal yet.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0042.xml
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DENNIS KIRK.
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DENNIS KIRK.
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0043.xml
review
72
72,73
PROJECT
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THE CALIFORNIA HUSKY
STARTED IN SWEDEN, FINISHED IN A GARAGE
Husqvarna
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Husqvarna
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$825
RON GRIEWE
IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. THE LIQuid-cooled 1987 Husky 510 four-stroke Cross Country was the production bike of my dreams; a powerful, lightweight, four-stroke Single wedged into a racing chassis. So, when the bike first rolled into our shop over a year ago, I immediately proclaimed it as my own personal long-range test vehicle.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0044.xml
review
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74,75
PROJECT
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PROJECT SPORTSTER 1200
SMOOTHING THE ROAD TO HAWG HEAVEN
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SPORTSTER 1200
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WHEN IT COMES TO PURITY OF PURpose, Harley’s Sportster takes no guff from any other motorcycle around. Sportsters are hard-nosed boulevard brawlers, with no apologies asked—or quarter given—for their relative lack of comfort. And to the Harley faithful, that same triple-distilled sense of purpose is what makes other cruisers seem like mere pretenders.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0045.xml
article
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76,77,78
RACE WATCH
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The Racer's Edge
It's called desire. And Bubba Shobert knows what it is, where to get it and how to keep it
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DAIN GINGERELLI
WHEN BUBBA SHOBERT FINished second at the Springfield Stroh’s Mile back in 1984, it marked perhaps the most important loss of his life. Coming into the race, Shobert trailed Honda teammate Ricky Graham by 15 points for the championship.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0046.xml
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78
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Advertisement: Cycle World
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Cycle World
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0047.xml
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78
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL,INC.
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL,INC.
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0048.xml
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78
78
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School of Motorcycle Repair
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School of Motorcycle Repair
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0049.xml
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79
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BELL HELMETS: Bell Aero Star
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BELL HELMETS
Bell Aero Star
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0050.xml
article
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80
RACE WATCH
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Clipboard
Hines Sight
The Most Valuable Point
The Land of the Incas
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Question; What do Kevin Hines and former enduro champion Jack McLane not have in common? Answer; Husqvarna. Hines just became the first nonHusqvarna rider in 17 years to win the national enduro championship. The KTM-riding Hines mathematically clinched the title with a second place behind Larry Roeseler at the Bad Mountain Enduro in California, while Dave Bertram, Husqvarna's last hope for 1987, finished fourth.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0051.xml
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MIKUNI: RS Series Carburetors
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MIKUNI
RS Series Carburetors
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0052.xml
article
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81,82,83
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
Hot starting problems
SRX Q&A
CR80 vs. TT500
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I am a bike messenger who has just switched from bicycle to motorcycle (1987 Honda XL250R) for messenger work here in New York City. My Honda is a nice bike and can take anything the streets can dish out, and it handles well. The only problem is how long it takes to start when the engine gets hot (five to 10 minutes!).
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0053.xml
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81
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WARN
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WARN
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0054.xml
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82
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Consumer Information Center
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Consumer Information Center
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0055.xml
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82
82
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Paser Instrumentation Inc.: CARB STIX
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Paser Instrumentation Inc.
CARB STIX
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0056.xml
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82
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Advertisements
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ROAD TEST LIBRARY
Cycle World
ROAD TEST LIBRARY
Cycle World
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0057.xml
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83
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Dunlop Tire Corporation
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Dunlop Tire Corporation
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0058.xml
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83
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Advertisements
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
EXCELLED LEATHER
DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
BROOKS LEATHER
DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
O.S.I. AQUACELL 100
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0059.xml
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84
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MOTO RACE
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MOTO RACE
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0060.xml
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85
85,86,87
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0061.xml
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88
88
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0062.xml
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88
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U.S. Department of Transportation
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U.S. Department of Transportation
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0063.xml
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88
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Ride Straight
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Ride Straight
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0064.xml
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89
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Advertisements
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HONDA 750 POSTER
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STOPWATCH
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MUGS
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GREASY RIDER POSTER
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HONDA CR110 MODEL
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BSA GOLDSTAR MODEL
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0065.xml
article
90
90
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, CA 92663. Only black and white prints, 8 by 10 inches, should be sent.
CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0066.xml
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91
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JEEP-EAGLE: Comanche
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JEEP-EAGLE
Comanche
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0067.xml
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92
92
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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CycleWorld_19880201_0027_002_0068.xml