Issue: 19930701

Thursday, July 1, 1993
July
7
True
32
Friday, August 15, 2014
12/10/2014 8:32:51 PM

Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0001.xml
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2,3
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0002.xml
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4
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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.: Pioneer speakers
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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Pioneer speakers
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0004.xml
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6,7
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GMC TRUCK: GMC Sierra
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GMC TRUCK
GMC Sierra
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0005.xml
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8
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SCANDINAVIAN BRAKE SYSTEMS
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SCANDINAVIAN BRAKE SYSTEMS
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0006.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0007.xml
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Advertisements
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DRAG SPECIALTIES
Light bar for '93 dressers
DRAG SPECIALTIES
Hamster Series Custom Bike Collector cards
DRAG SPECIALTIES
D.S. 1-pc. seat w/studded skirt and conchos for Softails
DRAG SPECIALTIES
Custom 73-81 master cylinder cover
DRAG SPECIALTIES
Drag/Hotop handlebar clamp for mini gauges
DRAG SPECIALTIES
D.S. teardrop tool box pouches
DRAG SPECIALTIES
“wide” chrome levers
DRAG SPECIALTIES
Drag/ Westbrook custom pushrod tube clips
DRAG SPECIALTIES
Jeweled blue dots from Custom Touch Jewelry
DRAG SPECIALTIES
Tourbox spoiler for dressers
DRAG SPECIALTIES
Crane singleor dual-fire hi-energy ignitions
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0008.xml
article
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COLUMNS
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UP FRONT
Confessions of an aging street squid
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David Edwards
CALENDARS DON’T LIE, BUT CAN IT REALly be 14 years since I bought my 1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special? Seems like just yesterday I was salivating over the magazine road tests about the bike. These were strange times for motorcycling.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0009.xml
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Philip Morris Inc.: BENSON & HEDGES
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Philip Morris Inc.
BENSON & HEDGES
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0010.xml
article
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COLUMNS
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LEANINGS
Crossover
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Peter Egan
A FEW YEARS BACK WHEN I WAS FEELing a little uneasy about buying my first BMW because I was afraid that personal neatness, orderly thinking or some other dread compulsion might rub off on me, I was reassured by my friend and longtime fellow Norton rider Bill Getty, who owns a British parts business.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0011.xml
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13
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DENNIS KIRK.
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DENNIS KIRK.
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0012.xml
article
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COLUMNS
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TDC
Hidden viscosity
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Kevin Cameron
VISCOSITY—THE INTERNAL FRICTION OF fluids—is a very convenient phenomenon. With good alignment, smooth surfaces and adequate cooling, an oil-lubricated plain bearing can carry several thousand pounds per projected square inch.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0013.xml
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Advertisements
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GOODYEAR
AQUATRED
GOODYEAR
EAGLE GS-C
GOODYEAR
WRANGLER GS-A
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0014.xml
article
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LETTERS
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LETTERS
Super Single
Max men
Finding a way
Domestic disturbance
Reader Information
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Please tell me how I can get one of the new “eight-liter” Honda NSR 125Rs as shown in May’s Roundup section. An 8000cc, 280-pound bike that costs $4400 is a bargain in my book. And I thought my CBR900RR had a great power-to-weight ratio! I figure that since the Dodge Viper also has an eight-liter engine, the NSR 125 should at least equal the Viper’s 400 horsepower.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0015.xml
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YAMAHA: Virago 535
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YAMAHA
Virago 535
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0016.xml
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18,19
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tobacco: SKOAL LONG CUT
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tobacco
SKOAL LONG CUT
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0017.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
AIR-TECH CARBON-FIBER-REINFORCED SWINGARMS
CHROME SPECIALTIES DUAL-STAGE SUPER FILTER
SHOEI X-8 AIR BEATTIE REPLICA
CYCLE ALERT MOTORCYCLE ALARM
ECLIPSE RUMBLE PACK
AVON GRIPSTER AM24
Air-Tech
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Air-Tech
CARBON-FIBER-REINFORCED SWINGARMS
$800
Though expensive, carbon fiber has many motorcycle uses. One of the latest is in reinforced swingarms from Air-Tech (3052 Industry, Suite 109, Oceanside, CA 92054; 619/757-3366). For $800, Air-Tech will wrap virtually any swingarm with aerospace-quality carbon fiber. The result is increased strength and rigidity, says Air-Tech. The process, which includes sandblasting, prepping and curing, requires four days, with a one week turnaround.
Air-Tech
DUAL-STAGE SUPER FILTER
$6.70
Chrome Specialties’ new Dual-Stage Super Filter incorporates two oil filters in one. Under normal operating conditions, a low-restriction paper element catches damaging particles that the stock fiber element can miss, claims the maker. When the first filter reaches the end of its service life, a by-pass valve diverts oil to the second filter for reliable protection until the next oil change. The Dual-Stage Super Filter fits 1953-82 Harley-Davidson Big Twins and costs $6.70 from Chrome Specialties (1218 Corporate Drive East, Arlington, TX 76006; 800/527-1635).
Air-Tech
X-8 AIR BEATTIE REPLICA
$395
Shoei’s latest helmet, the X-8 Air, is now available in the multi-color paint scheme worn by grand prix racer Daryl Beattie. The helmet features Shoei’s new Dual Liner Ventilation system-a special shock-absorbing liner that channels fresh air around the wearer’s head. The standard X-8 Air is priced from $395, with the Beattie replica retailing for $550. All models are available in XXS-XXL sizes at motorcycle dealers. For more information, contact Shoei (333 S. Hope Street, Suite 2550, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213/628-0275).
Air-Tech
CYCLE ALERT MOTORCYCLE ALARM
$80
Designed to be a simple and effective deterrence to motorcycle theft, the Cycle Alert motorcycle alarm from Brio (233 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 325, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310/917-5557) combines a sturdy U-lock and a locking 8-foot cable with a motion-sensor-equipped security alarm. Moving the unit for more than 4 seconds or cutting the steel cable activates a piercing 107-decibel siren. The Cycle Alert motorcycle alarm retails for $80 and can be purchased from Parts Unlimited (608/758-1111).
Air-Tech
RUMBLE PACK
$100
Designed to mount quickly to a motorcycle’s seat or rear rack, the Rumble Pack from Eclipse (3771 E. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; 313/971-5552) can expand to accommodate a full-size helmet. The poly-lined cordura pack features an adjustable four-point bungee mounting system, a convenient front pocket for storing gloves, sunglasses or keys, a raincover, reflective striping and a nylon carrying handle. The Eclipse Rumble Pack comes in black, with red, blue, gray or purple sidepanels. Suggested retail price is $100 from the manufacturer.
Air-Tech
GRIPSTER AM24
$79
Avon has introduced a tubeless version of its popular AM24 Gripster for BMW’s R100GS. The DOT-approved tire features a special neutral-stress casing with two nylon plys for strength, and another nylon ply for tread stabilization and cool running. A directional arrowhead tread pattern offers optimum off-road traction and a quiet pavement ride, says Avon. Available in 90/90-21 front and 130/80-17 rear sizes, the Gripsters retail for $79 and $107, respectively, from motorcycle dealers.
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0018.xml
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Budweiser
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Budweiser
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0019.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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HEATING UP THE 400 WARS
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Pat Devereux
IN WESTERN MOTORCYCLING countries, not much attention is paid to Japan-market 400s, but that could change. Both Yamaha and Suzuki are poised to release new equipment in this category, and from each could spin off bigger machines that will reach the U.S.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0020.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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HONDA RC50 REVEALED
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Jon F. Thompson
Sharp-eyed observers curious about Honda’s all-new RC50 repli-racer, conceived as a replacement for the now-out-of-date RC30, would have done well to have been on hand for the opening round of the All-Japan F1 championship in early March.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0021.xml
article
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23
ROUNDUP
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BUILDING THE BUDGET BRITTEN
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Alan Cathcart
NEW ZEALANDER JOHN Britten has good cause to be satisfied with the way his summer has gone. His avant-garde V1000 racer logged more than 2000 racing miles in the hands of rider Jason McEwan and won 20 consecutive races in New Zealand’s hotly contested F1 series.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0022.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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BAD DAY AT DAYTONA
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Cycle World’s Don Canet did not have the best of Daytonas. First, the Team Obsolete Matchless G50 he was to ride in the vintage races that kick-off Cycle Week came down with a bad case of separated flywheels. Then, riding his own Suzuki GSX-R in the 600 supersport final, he performed this textbook high-side while running in the top 10.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0023.xml
article
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23,25
ROUNDUP
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ETC.
SUPERBIKE SCHOOL CALLS IT QUITS
YAMAHA ANNOUNCES SECA II SERIES
LOOKING FOR A RACE REP
KAWASAKI BACKS WARD RACECAR
EURO-SCRIBE SCORES AGAIN
THE GAUNTLET, HARLEY-STYLE
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After 13 seasons and more than 25,000 students, the California Superbike School has closed its doors. “Basically, I went from being an instructor to a full-time businessman,” said Keith Code, the school’s founder. “I feel that we accomplished our mission, but I just don’t want to be a businessman anymore.”
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0024.xml
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Advertisements
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DUNLOP
491 Elite II
DUNLOP
D402 Touring Elite II
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0025.xml
article
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25
ROUNDUP
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BYE BYE BONNEVILLE
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Alan Cathcart
HOLDING YOUR BREATH for the release of the rumored neo-Bonneville from the reborn Triumph Motorcycles Limited? It’s time to exhale. Triumph spokesmen, once happy to entertain rumors of the bike without specifically commenting on them, now say there’ll be no such bike.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0026.xml
article
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25
ROUNDUP
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YAMAHA’S NEW DIRT DIGGER
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Yasushi Ichikawa
A MERE 10 YEARS AFTER the XT250, Yamaha is back in the lightweight four-stroke wars with the TT250R. This bike will take the load off the XT225 Serow by competing directly with Kawasaki’s new KLX250, Suzuki’s DR250S and Honda’s longstanding XR250L. The idea here was to build a bike that would not intimidate the average rider.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0027.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO JULY, 1968
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Matthew Miles
This issue was highlighted by coveragė of the annual Cycle World Motorcycle Show, held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. In his description of the event, Editor Joe Parkhurst wrote that “Ol’ P.T. (Barnum) couldn’t have predicted the 108,000 paying customers who spun the turnstiles to view the 400 private entries—from super chopper to sleek streetster—and 44 commercial entries from throughout the world, a number that makes CW's show the only truly international event of its kind in the U.S.” • Four motorcycles were tested in this issue.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0028.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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PARKER UNVEILS ANOTHER RADD IDEA
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Roland Brown
JAMES PARKER, THE NEW Mexican engineer who designed the forkless front suspension used on Yamaha’s GTS1000, is set to strike again, this time with a single-sided rear swingarm he says is superior to designs currently being marketed by Honda and Aprilia.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0029.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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SHOEI'S TROUBLES CONTINUE
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Jon F. Thompson
REVERBERATIONS OF bankruptcy proceedings filed in Tokyo last year by Shoei Kako Co. Ltd., manufacturer of Shoei helmets, have reached the United States. As a part of the corporate restructuring resulting from these proceedings, the Tokyo district court appointed the Mitsubishi Corporation and the Bank of Japan as trustees to oversee Shoei’s reorganization.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0030.xml
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0031.xml
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INTERSPORT FASHIONS WEST, INC.
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INTERSPORT FASHIONS WEST, INC.
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0032.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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QUICK RIDE
YAMAHA FZR600 Yesterday's champion, today's bargain
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Don Canet
MANY RIDERS CONSIDER 600cc sportbikes the ideal backroad performance machines. This isn’t surprising, considering 600s offer a fine balance of size, weight, power and handling while yielding, in most cases, a performance-per-dollar ratio unmatched by larger-and smaller-displacement sportbikes.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0033.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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UPS AND DOWNS
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UP: To Sports Illustrated For Kids magazine, for its feature on three-time AMA National Cross-Country Champion Scott Summers. In addition to chronicling Summers’ rise to off-road stardom, author Pohla Smith detailed the 26-year-old’s favorite hobbies and training techniques.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0034.xml
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30,31
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Chevrolet: Chevy S-10
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Chevrolet
Chevy S-10
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0035.xml
review
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32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40
CW COMPARISON
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DUCATI 888 VS. MOTO GUZZI DAYTONA 1000
TWO ITALIAN SPORTBIKES, NO APOLOGIES NEEDED
DUCATI
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DUCATI
888SPO
$13,500
DUCATI
DAYTONA 1000
$14,195
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IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN EASY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE bikes of Italy. They’re all about excitement and emotion. Unfortunately, too many times in the past enthusiasm for Italian motorcycles has needed excuses. Excuses for inadequate reliability, paltry performance, inferior build quality, crude carburation, evil electrics, shoddy suspension.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0036.xml
review
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FEATURES
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BABY BIMOTA
DOES THE WORLD REALLY NEED A 400cc DB2?
BIMOTA
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BIMOTA
DB2
Alan Cathcart
WHEN A EUROPEAN MANUFACTURER LAUNCHES A SMALL-bore version of a large-displacement model, it does so for only one reason: to increase sales in Japan, where a tiered licensing system based on engine size makes riding any bike with an engine bigger than 400cc an expensive endeavor.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0037.xml
article
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FEATURES
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NORTON'S LAST DAYS?
SAD PROOF THAT NOT ALL EUROPEAN BIKE-MAKERS ARE DOING WELL
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Alan Cathcart
IT’S HARD TO REMEMBER A TIME WHEN NORTON WASN’T suffering financial problems, but now the patient has taken a turn for the worse. Death appears nearly certain, and the financial vultures stand by, ready to pull the cash plug. It’s too bad, because one result of Norton’s financial mess is that the F2 rotary-engined prototype shown in non-running form at last December’s Birmingham Motor Cycle Show probably will never see production.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0038.xml
review
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42,43,44,45,46
CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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DUCATI M900
THE MONSTER LIVES
DUCATI
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DUCATI
M900
ALAN CATHCART
ORIGINALITY IS AT LEAST AS MUCH AN ART AS IT IS A science, especially when it comes to designing motorcycles. The problem is that until you’ve translated your ideas for the latest two-wheeled World Beater from brain waves into metal, you never really know if it’s all going to work out right.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0039.xml
review
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CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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NAKED NR
THE MAKING OF A $72,000 STANDARD
Honda
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Honda
NAKED NR
Pat Devereux
THE PURSUIT OF INDIVIDUALITY TENDS TO PUSH PEOPLE to extremes, but for some people only the unthinkable is good enough. Fujio Watanabe, president of Daishin Industry tuning company in Japan, belongs in the latter category. Having waited a decade for Honda to put the finishing touches on its $60,000, oval-piston NR750, the first thing Watanabe did when he got his hands on one was rip it to pieces.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0040.xml
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47
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The Pinkerton Tobacco Company: Red Man
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The Pinkerton Tobacco Company
Red Man
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0041.xml
review
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48,50
CW LONG-TERM TEST
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SUZUKI GSX1100G
11,000 MILES ON SUZUKI’S SUPER STANDARD
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
GSX1100G
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OF ALL THE MOTORCYCLES Cycle World has tested since 1991, Suzuki’s GSX1100G was probably the least likely candidate to become a long-term testbike. The reason? Despite its smooth, powerful engine and high level of comfort, the 1100G rolled off the assembly line with a few niggling faults in stock condition, and, with more exciting machines in the CW garage to choose from, it would be tough for the G to rack up the kind of mileage a long-term testbike must have.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0042.xml
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49
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DODGE: Dodge Dakota LE Club Cab
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DODGE
Dodge Dakota LE Club Cab
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0043.xml
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51,52,53
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.: KAWASAKI VULCAN 88
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
KAWASAKI VULCAN 88
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0044.xml
article
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54,55,56,57,58
FEATURES
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Unsung Hero
JOE PETRALI RACED TO WIN, THEN WALKED AWAY
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JON F. THOMPSON
IT'S A STORY WORTHY OF A HOLLYWOOD script, so pat and corny it could never happen in real life: Established racing hero crashes, is injured. Unknown takes over his bike, wins. A star is born, a new career is made. Sounds unlikely, doesn't it, especially against the context of today's complex, competitive racing world?
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0045.xml
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59
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Lorillard: Newport
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Lorillard
Newport
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0046.xml
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60,61
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Advertisements
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BMW of North America, Inc.
K1100LT
BMW of North America, Inc.
K1100RS
BMW of North America, Inc.
R100GS PD
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0047.xml
review
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62,63,64,65,66
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KTM 400 LC4
IN-BETWEEN BOOMER
KTM
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KTM
400 LC4
$5429
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IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, KTM HAS taken pride in building odd-sized dirtbikes. The firm’s 540 and 550 Open-class two-strokes pushed the limits of the class, while a 300 was developed to satisfy those on the other side of the spectrum. With the release of the 1993 400 LC4 four-stroke, KTM once again has taken a chance on a bike without a class.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0048.xml
review
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65
TESTS
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SUZUKI DR350
MINI-THUMPER ALTERNATIVE
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
DR350
$3599
Jimmy Lewis
INTERESTED IN A MID-DISPLACEMENT FOUR-STROKE playbike, but not in the KTM 400’s $5429 price tag? Likewise, do you find the Husqvarna 350, the Husaberg 350 and the ATK 350 beyond your budget? Suzuki has an alternative in its DR350, which retails for $3599.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0049.xml
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67
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.: Xtracab SR5 V6
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Xtracab SR5 V6
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0050.xml
review
68
68
CW EVALUATIONS
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FIELDSHEER MILANO JACKET
Comfortable, stylish, versatile
Fieldsheer
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Fieldsheer
Milano jacket
$330
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A GOOD LEATHER JACKET NOT only is one of motorcycling’s essentials, it also can be one of life’s great joys. But sometimes jackets dedicated solely to riding are limited by that dedication, and are less than suitable for casual or street wear.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0051.xml
review
68
68
CW EVALUATIONS
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SIDI INTERSTATE BOOTS
Expensive, but worth it
SIDI
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SIDI
INTERSTATE BOOTS
$210
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NO ONE SAID THAT QUALITY RIDING gear was inexpensive. Take the street-riding boots displayed here, for instance. Interstate models from Sidi, distributed by Acerbis USA (9402-A Wheatlands Ct., Santee, CA 92071; 619/562-1440), they cost a pulse-quickening $210, but, as the old adage goes, you get what you pay for.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0052.xml
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69
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Harley-Davidson, Inc.
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Harley-Davidson, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0053.xml
review
70
70,71
new for '94
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HONDA'S 1994 CBR600F2
NEW SUSPENSION MEANS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE FOR THE CBR
HONDA
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HONDA
CBR600F2
OLLY DUKE
ANY DISCUSSION OF SIGNIFICANT SPORTbikes of the last 20 years has to include Honda’s CBR600. Since its release in 1987 as the Hurricane, and the introduction of the second-generation F2 in ’91, CBRs have pretty much dominated the hotly contested 600cc sportbike class.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0054.xml
review
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72,73
more for '94
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HOT ON THE HEELS OF THE REVISED CBR600 COME SIX NEW 1994 HONDAS
PACIFIC COAST
CBR900RR
SHADOW VLX DELUXE
GOLD WING SE
XR650L
XR600R
Honda
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Honda
PACIFIC COAST
$7200
Yes, it’s true. The Pacific Coast is back after a three-year layoff. You might wonder why, considering the cool sales reception the bike received when it debuted in 1989. Interest in the PC has grown steadily since then, a trend that has Honda dealers cautiously asking for the bike’s return now that ’89 and ’90 leftover machines are gone. Honda apparently agrees, and has responded with the 1994 PC800, identical to the original except for its black paint scheme. Because of the fluctuating dollar-yen relationship, Honda had not set prices for any of its early-release ’94s as of presstime, but expect the PC to be priced quite a bit lower than the original’s $7200-perhaps as low as $6000. Release is scheduled for early July.
Honda
CBR900RR
The fast and featherweight CBR900RR-voted Cycle World’s Best Superbike last year-will return unchanged for ’94 except for a pair of all-new color schemes-white/red/black and a more-jarring black/violet/yellow combination. Release is scheduled for early June.
Honda
SHADOW VLX DELUXE
Honda’s middleweight cruiser returns for ’94 with a couple of refinements. First, the bike’s fuel tank was enlarged from 2.7 to 2.9 gallons. And the polished air-cleaner cover on the ’93 VLX Deluxe has been replaced by a chrome cover for an extra bit of aesthetic appeal. Two two-tone color combos will be available on the Deluxe-red/white and blue/white. The standard VLX, which also gets the larger fuel tank, will be offered in red or black. Both machines are expected to be released to dealers in early June.
Honda
GOLD WING SE
No mechanical changes for the top-of-the-line version of the bestselling touring machine available. Two new two-tone color schemes-a candy red and a pearl green-will be available, along with last year's solid white and two-tone metallic teal which was, according to Honda, the most popular SE color last year. Release date is mid-June for the SE, as well as for the lower-priced Aspencade and Interstate Wings.
Honda
XR650L
Honda’s big-daddy dual-purpose bike returns for ’94 with new graphics and what Honda calls a “dynamic seat-height reduction of three-quarters of an inch.” For the inseam-impaired, that should help, though it turns out the drop in height stems exclusively from a small shock springpreload reduction. Still, the XR-L is the most dirt-worthy dual-purpose bike going. Expect an early-June release.
Honda
XR600R
Folks looking for an all-new, thoroughly modern, super-lightweight XR600R might be disappointed. For years, rumors have suggested a revised machine, though with Honda selling every current XR it makes, that may not happen anytime soon. Honda’s Open-class XR for ’94 remains one of the best all-around dirt Thumpers on the market. Graphics are the only change. The XR600, along with the entire XR line, is expected in showrooms by early June.
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0055.xml
review
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74
new for '94
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YAMAHA YZF600R
Yamaha’s 600-class hope for ’94?
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
YZF600R
Mitch Boehm
STAYING ON TOP OF today’s 600cc sportbike market is tough business, and you need look no farther than Yamaha’s track record to see why. Its FJ600, FZ600 and FZR600 models each ruled this division at one time, only to be bested in the showroom and on the racetrack by newer, more competent offerings from its competitors.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0056.xml
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75
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0057.xml
article
76
76,78,85,86
FEATURES
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RD Days
IN 1973, $839 PUT YOU ASTRIDE A BRAND-NEW YAMAHA RD350. WHAT WERE YOU WAITING FOR?
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DAIN GINGERELLI
HISTORIANS ONE DAY WILL footnote 1973 as a year of anomalies and contradictions. Still reeling from the free-love Sixties, still stuck in Vietnam, still stoned, America was trying to regain its grip on semi-normality. Then came Watergate.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0058.xml
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77
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Avon Tires, Ltd.
ST22 FRONT
Avon Tires, Ltd.
ST23 REAR
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0059.xml
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79
79
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0060.xml
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80,81
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CHAPARRAL
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CHAPARRAL
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0061.xml
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82
82,83,84
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Ford: Ford Ranger
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Ford
Ford Ranger
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0062.xml
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87
87
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CAMEL SUPERCROSS SERIES
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CAMEL SUPERCROSS SERIES
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0063.xml
article
88
88
FEATURES
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RD Roadracer
YAMAHA’S LITTLE TWIN CAST A LONG SHADOW IN COMPETITION
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Dain Gingerelli
You CAN’T TALK ABOUT THE RD350 without addressing its racing successes. More than a few aspiring GP and Superbike stars cut their teeth on Yamaha’s little Twin. Wes Cooley and Mike Baldwin raced RDs, as did a bushy-haired Louisiana kid who went by the nickname “Fast Freddie.”
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0064.xml
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89
89
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MICHELIN
A89X front
MICHELIN
M89X rear
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0065.xml
article
90
90,91,92,94,98,100,104,106
RACE WATCH
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GRAND PRIX 1993
OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS FROM THE FIRST GP OF THE YEAR
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Kevin Cameron
ONE RACE DOES NOT A SEASON MAKE. BUT IF THIS year’s 500cc GP opener at Eastern Creek, Australia, is any indication, 1993 will be a year of technological drama in the quest for the world roadracing championship. Kevin Schwantz, a man many regard as the fastest 500cc rider, won the Aussie GP on a Suzuki that performed superbly.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0066.xml
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93
93
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Performance Motorcycle & Accessories
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Performance Motorcycle & Accessories
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0067.xml
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95
95
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Advertisements
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BIEFFE USA, INC.
STREET
BIEFFE USA, INC.
OFF ROAD
BIEFFE USA, INC.
DUAL PURPOSE
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0068.xml
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96
96,97
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Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse
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Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0069.xml
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98
98
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Coleman
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Coleman
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0070.xml
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98
98
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KRYPTONITE: EV Disc Lock
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KRYPTONITE
EV Disc Lock
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0071.xml
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99
99
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BELL HELMETS: X 31
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BELL HELMETS
X 31
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0072.xml
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101
101
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CUSTOM CHROME, INC.: RevTech
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CUSTOM CHROME, INC.
RevTech
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0073.xml
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102
102,103
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YAMAHA: GTS1000A
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YAMAHA
GTS1000A
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0074.xml
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104
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YUASA
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YUASA
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0075.xml
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104
104
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Super Trapp & Kerker
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Super Trapp & Kerker
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0076.xml
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105
105
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TURN ONE: MOTORCYCLE T-SHIRT
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TURN ONE
MOTORCYCLE T-SHIRT
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0077.xml
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106
106
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YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0078.xml
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106
106
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0079.xml
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107
107
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agv: Spectre R1 helmet
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agv
Spectre R1 helmet
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0080.xml
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108
108,109
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0081.xml
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110
110
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innovation specialties
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innovation specialties
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0082.xml
article
110
110,111,112
RACE WATCH
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The Second Coming of Fast Freddie
ON HIS WAY UP OR ON HIS WAY OUT?
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Kevin Cameron
FREDDIE SPENCER IS ON A YAMAHA France-backed YZR500 for 1993. He has worked hard to achieve this. After three world championships—the 500cc title in ’83 and both the 500 and 250cc titles in ’85—Spencer was obliged by a variety of problems to leave the sport.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0083.xml
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111
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PROCYCLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES
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PROCYCLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0084.xml
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112
112
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Yoshimura: Duplex
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Yoshimura
Duplex
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0085.xml
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113
113
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CLYMER
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CLYMER
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0086.xml
article
113
113,114,115,116
RACE WATCH
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Clipboard
Kocinski third in 250cc GP standings
McGrath closes in on Supercross title
Ayers, Smith take Pro-Stock openers
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Former class title-holder John Kocinski got off to a good-but not over-whelming-start in his bid to capture the 1993 250cc GP world championship title. The Team Lucky Strike Suzuki rider finished second at the Australian GP, but had to settle for a disappointing fifth in Malaysia.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0087.xml
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113
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School of Motorcycle Repair
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School of Motorcycle Repair
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0088.xml
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114
114
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TURN ONE: MOTORCYCLE T-SHIRTS
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TURN ONE
MOTORCYCLE T-SHIRTS
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0089.xml
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114
114
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0090.xml
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114
114
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TRAVELCADE
Road Sofa
TRAVELCADE
Saddle Skins
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0091.xml
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115
115
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K&N: K&N Filtercharger
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K&N
K&N Filtercharger
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0092.xml
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115
115
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CALIFORNIA Car Cover Co.
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CALIFORNIA Car Cover Co.
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0093.xml
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116
116
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RALLY ACCESSORIES, INC.: ARMORED BAR
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RALLY ACCESSORIES, INC.
ARMORED BAR
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0094.xml
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116
116
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SONY: SONY STYLE
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SONY
SONY STYLE
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0095.xml
review
117
117
CW EVALUATION
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SUPERSMART BATTERY TENDER
Safeguard against dead cells
Deltran
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Deltran
SuperSmart Battery Tender
$55
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WANT A GUARANTEED SYSTEM FOR shortening the life of your motorcycle battery? Just park your bike in the garage for a month or two. Storing it all winter is an even surer way to kill a battery that would otherwise last another season or two. Unless a battery is charged at regular intervals, it will sulfate and short-out the battery plates.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0096.xml
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117
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Bel-Ray: EXP
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Bel-Ray
EXP
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0097.xml
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118
118
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KAL-GARD Coating and Manufacturing Corp.: Chain Kote
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KAL-GARD Coating and Manufacturing Corp.
Chain Kote
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0098.xml
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118
118
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Barnett: Series K
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Barnett
Series K
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0099.xml
review
118
118,119
CW EVALUATION
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ENRGE SPORTS BACKRIDER
For the we dressed rider
ENRGE Sports
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ENRGE Sports
Backrider
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ANYONE WHO HAS TRIED TO CARRY A business suit on a motorcycle knows the problem: How do you get one of the damn things to the office? Wearing it while riding the motorcycle doesn’t work, and trying to attach a regular garment bag to a motorcycle is a great way to raise your blood pressure.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0100.xml
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119
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VANCE & HINES: SS2-R
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VANCE & HINES
SS2-R
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0101.xml
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119
119
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TURN ONE: MOTORCYCLE T-SHIRTS
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TURN ONE
MOTORCYCLE T-SHIRTS
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0102.xml
article
120
120,121,122,123
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
That synching feeling
Front-brake friction and fiction
Un-LTD spending
Bleeding hearts
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I took my ’90 Honda CBR600 in for a tune-up a few weeks ago and the dealer said he probably would have to “sink” the carbs. When I picked it up after the tune-up, the service manager said they had to “balance” the carbs. When I asked him if sinking and balancing were the same thing, he said, “Well, sort of.”
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0103.xml
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120
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Cycle City
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Cycle City
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0104.xml
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121
121
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D.I.D Racing Chain
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D.I.D Racing Chain
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0105.xml
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122
122
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0106.xml
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123
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0107.xml
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123
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CHEVROLET
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CHEVROLET
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0108.xml
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124,125,126,127,128,129
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CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0109.xml
article
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130
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 Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663.
CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0110.xml
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131
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METZELER
ME55A
METZELER
ME1R
METZELER
ME33
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0111.xml
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132
132
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B&W T Co.
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B&W T Co.
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CycleWorld_19930701_0032_007_0112.xml