Issue: 19960401

Monday, April 1, 1996
April
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0001.xml
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Dodge
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Dodge
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0002.xml
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4
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Southern Comfort Company
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Southern Comfort Company
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0004.xml
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6,7
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Advertisements
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Dunlop Tire Corp.
D364 Sport Radial
Dunlop Tire Corp.
Sportmax II D204
Dunlop Tire Corp.
D205
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0005.xml
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Hein Gericke
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Hein Gericke
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0006.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0007.xml
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UP FRONT
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Investment Biker
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David Edwards
As THE STORY GOES, F. SCOTT FITZGERALD once remarked to Ernest Hemingway, “The rich are different from you and me.” Hemingway responded, “Yes, they have more money.” Jim Rogers is different from you and me. At age 6, when most of us are thrilled with simply running a slappedtogether lemonade stand, Rogers won the concession to sell soft drinks and peanuts at Little League games.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0008.xml
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12,13
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GM Corp.
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GM Corp.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0009.xml
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LEANINGS
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Should you buy an American bike?
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Peter Egan
OKAY, YOU KNEW IT WAS COMING. IN the past few years, I’ve concocted several complex psychological tests to determine whether or not readers had the right stuff to own British, Italian and German bikes. The response has been virtually-if not literally-overwhelming.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0010.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0011.xml
article
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TDC
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Air power
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Kevin Cameron
WE ALL KNOW THE PISTON ENGINE can’t last forever. Although fabulously developed and refined-and a lot of fun-our gasoline-burners waste too much energy. Alternatives? Demand for electrics will be soggy because, once the power finally reaches the road after coming through powerplants, miles of wire, transformers, battery cycles and what-have-you, it will cost more to drive a mile in an electric than in a gasolineburner.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0012.xml
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Buell Distribution Corp.
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Buell Distribution Corp.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0013.xml
article
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LETTERS
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LETTERS
Hondas we want
Carbon-copy cruiser?
Reader Information
Yamahas we want
Nixon’s the one
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I thought I was through with motorcycling. When, after riding for 25 years, I sold my last bike in 1994, I thought I would never own a motorcycle again. Then I saw Cycle World's February cover and the accompanying “High Flyin’ Hondas” article.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0014.xml
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Memphis SHADES
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Memphis SHADES
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0015.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
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Acerbis USA
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Acerbis USA
LADY PROTON CHEST PROTECTOR
$110
The Lady Proton chest protector from Acerbis is designed specifically for women. Injection molded for comfort and protection, it features full chest and back protection, foamcovered edges and removable upperarm guards. The Lady Proton costs $110 from motorcycle dealers or direct from Acerbis USA, 9402 Wheatlands Ct., Suite A, Santee, CA 92071; 619/562-1440.
Acerbis USA
GRUNGE BRUSH
$10
The next time you need to clean your drive chain, you might try the Grunge Brush from Simple Solutions (P.O. Box 61033, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; 800/636-1919). Equipped with adjustable, oil-resistant bristles, the brush is intended for all motorcycle chains, including O-ring applications. The plastic brush costs $10 from motorcycle dealers or Simple Solutions.
Acerbis USA
CARB-SYNC GAUGES
$160
Holeshot Performance Products suggests its vacuum gauges as a relatively inexpensive way to synchronize carburetors. Damped to resist vibration, the gauges were developed for two-, threeand four-cylinder applications. Adapters, hoses and T-fittings are included. The gauges cost $160 from motorcycle dealers or direct from Holeshot Performance Products, 320 Babe Thompson Road, La Selva, CA 95076; 408/761-2808.
Acerbis USA
PROTECH LEATHER JACKETS
$299
In the market for leather riding gear, but on a tight budget? Check out the latest 101V jacket from Protech Leather Apparel (40 Christa McAuliffe Blvd., Plymouth, MA 02360; 800/633-0092). Made from genuine cowhide, it’s ventilated in the front, back and arms, and has a snap-in Thinsulate liner. Available for $299 from motorcycle dealers, the jacket is sold in sizes 36-54 for men and 6-24 for women, in black only.
Acerbis USA
SLIME SELF-HEALING TUBE
$20
Rocks, cactus needles and other sharp objects may no longer be a threat to off-road riders, thanks to the Slime Self-Healing Tube from Access Marketing (P.O. Box 3109, Shell Beach, CA 93448; 805/489-0490). The rubber tubes are pre-treated with Slime tire adhesive, which is said to seal punctures. Available for $20 from motorcycle dealers, the tubes are designed to fit 18-, 19and 21inch rims.
Acerbis USA
SYSTEM 1 OIL FILTER
$87 to $97
System 1 now offers a permanent spin-on oil filter for late-model Harley-Davidsons. Weighing approximately 7 ounces, the woven stainless-steel element makes traditional disposable filters obsolete, says the company. Ranging in price from $87 to $97, the unit’s aluminum housing comes chromed, anodized or powdercoated to match your bike. For details, contact your local motorcycle dealer or System 1 Filtration, P.O. Box 1097, Tulare, CA 93275; 209/687-1955.
Acerbis USA
WATERWETTER
$8
If your liquid-cooled engine overheats under racing conditions, you might want to consider WaterWetter from Red Line Synthetic Oil Corp. (3450 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez, CA 94553; 800/624-7958). When added to coolant systems, WaterWetter is said to improve heat transfer, reduce cylinder-head temperature, minimize corrosion, and clean and lubricate waterpump seals. Available in 12ounce bottles, WaterWetter costs $8 from motorcycle dealers or direct from Red Line.
Acerbis USA
CRUISER EXHAUST SYSTEM
$500 to $580
A veteran in the high-performance dragracing and sportbike market, Vance & Hines is now tackling the cruiser crowd. Available with fishtail, slash-cut or straight-cut tips, its cruiser exhaust system boasts fulllength heat shields said to camouflage heat-related discoloration. Billet-aluminum end caps and double-nickel plating are also standard. Suggested retail for a complete system ranges from $500 to $580 from motorcycle dealers. For specific applications, contact Vance & Hines, 14010 Marquardt, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670; 310/921-7461.
Acerbis USA
TIE-DOWN SYSTEM
$170
Lok Down’s motorcycle tie-down system is said to be the best anti-theft protection for bike hauling short of a 357 Magnum. Adjustable over a 13inch range and boasting a certified break strength of 6200 pounds, the internally damped design secures unfaired bikes to pick-up beds and trailer floors with a combination of steel rods and tubes, webbed strapping and pick-resistant locks. Suggested retail price is $170 from Lok Down, P.O. Box 88, Franklin Springs, GA 30639; 800/LOK-DOWN.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0016.xml
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PJ1
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PJ1
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0017.xml
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ROUNDUP
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FUTURE SCOOTERS
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Brian Catterson
HERE IN AMERICA, WHERE bigger is better and biggest is better yet, there isn’t much demand for scooters. Pity. Because hiding in the shadows of the recent Milan Show were some small-wheeled wonders that rivaled Bimota’s road-going, two-stroke BB500 and Yamaha YZF1000-powered YB11 for highest-tech honors.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0018.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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ROYAL STAR UPDATE
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Eric Putter
YAMAHA’S ASSAULT ON the cruiser market currently dominated by Harley-Davidson isn’t over yet. Informed sources report that the Japanese manufacturer is working overtime to bring the third and final version of its Royal Star to market.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0019.xml
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ROUNDUP
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ESTRELLA DE ORO
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What’s next, warm Kirin? The Japanese have always loved Things British, especially when it comes to motorcycles. Latest bit of evidence is Kawasaki’s home-market 250 Estrella, recently made even more Limey-like with the addition of a drum front brake, fork gaitors, BSA Gold Star-esque sidecovers and shock mounts, and a traditional “sausage-shaped” muffler.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0020.xml
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ROUNDUP
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ETC.
LAVERDAS FOR CALIFORNIA?
TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE LAUDED
MUNCH MAMMUT MASTERPIECE
NEW LIFE FOR OLD RACEBIKES
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Work is underway on Laverda’s next-generation parallel-Twin engine-a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, dohc 750 that will debut at the Cologne Show in September. The new engine, which mates a new top end with the existing air/oil-cooled 650/668 crankcases, will likely first appear in a modern update of Laverda’s famous mid’70s SFC750 cafe-racer, with traditional orange livery on modern, 668-style bodywork.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0021.xml
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ROUNDUP
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THE GREAT ZODIA DEBATE
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Brian Catterson
DOES THE HONDA ZODIA, star of the recent Tokyo Motor Show and Cycle World's February, 1996, coverbike, look familiar? Glen Laivins thinks so. His company, Next World Design, Inc., created the Apache Warrior (Roundup, August, 1993, and July, 1995), and he is convinced Honda stole his idea.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0022.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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DUCATI TO SELL TO ZELL?
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Jon F. Thompson
YES, THE CASTIGLIONI Brothers, the Italian businessmen who almost single-handedly revived the Italian motorcycle industry, are selling a controlling interest in Ducati. As reported in the March issue, the apparent purchaser is the Zell/Chilmark Fund, a $1 billion investment company controlled by Chicago financier Sam Zell.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0023.xml
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Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
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Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0024.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO APRIL, 1971
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Matthew Miles
"Exclusive Test: BSA’s All-New 500 MX,” announced this issue’s lipstick-red coverline. The road test was partly trial by fire as Chuck “Feets” Minert raced the 257-pound Victor in the Trans-AMA Motocross Series. CW's testbike was one of six such models entered in the series, only one of which failed to finish a round, victim of a defective ignition coil.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0025.xml
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ROUNDUP
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MZ LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
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Alan Cathcart
MZ's DEAL TO PRODUCE 125cc streetbikes with the BSA Bantam nameplate could have one very substantial spin-off: development of a desmo Single! The first fruits of MZ’s relationship with British engineer Al Meiling are about to be revealed.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0026.xml
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ROUNDUP
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NEW OLD JAWA
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Next time you’re feeling sorry for yourself, bemoaning the fact that you can’t afford your new dreambike, spare a thought for the poor folks in the Czech Republic. For them, the Jawa shown here is a dreambike! The top-of-the-line 350cc Tramp is powered by an air-cooled, two-stroke Single that would look familiar to anyone who has ever seen a ’70s twin-port CZ. “Modern” upgrades include a disc front brake, dual expansion chambers, enclosed drive chain and-new this year-21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0027.xml
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SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0028.xml
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ROUNDUP
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UPS AND DOWNS
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DOWN: To Cosmopolitan magazine, for reinforcing a negative stereotype. In selecting artwork to accompany an article titled “Scientists Advise: How to Tell He’s a Creep” in its December, 1995, issue, the glamour rag chose a photo of (no bonus points for guessing) a motorcyclist.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0029.xml
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ROUNDUP
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QUICK RIDE
HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD KING Fuel-injected time machine
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Steve Anderson
HARLEY-DAVIDSON’S ROAD King isn’t a motorcycle; it’s a time machine. It transports you back to the 1930s, when airplanes were first being riveted together from aluminum; to the ’40s, when this country’s scientists had just unleashed the secrets of atomic power; and to the ’50s, when old Route 66 was still intact, and the pull of the open road was never stronger.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0030.xml
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METZELER
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METZELER
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0031.xml
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Philip Morris Inc.
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Philip Morris Inc.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0032.xml
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FEATURES
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Four Aces
A winning hand for cruiser enthusiasts
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JON F. THOMPSON
HERE’S A SCENE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE NEW West, IN which players are gambling for a piece of the cruiser action. “Cobra Ken” Boyko sits examining his hand, his black, silver-conchoed hat pulled down low over narrowed eyes. He picks up his last card and with a white-hot bolt of satisfaction, finds he’s holding four aces.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0033.xml
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Advertisements
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Arai Helmets, Ltd.
Brand New Quantum/e Michael Doohan Replica
Arai Helmets, Ltd.
Classic/r Candy Spectra Red
Arai Helmets, Ltd.
Brand New NR-2 Galaxy White/Red
Arai Helmets, Ltd.
Brand New RX-7RR3 Pearl Black
Arai Helmets, Ltd.
Brand New Quantum/e Xana-2
Arai Helmets, Ltd.
Signet/s Colin Edwards Replica-2
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0034.xml
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0035.xml
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.: NINJA
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
NINJA
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0036.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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MZ SKORPION REPLICA
MANO A MONO WITH AMERICA'S SPORTIEST SINGLE
EDITORS' NOTES
MZ
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MZ
SKORPION REPLICA
$10,500
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You HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED EVERYTHING IN MOTORcycling until you’ve uncrated a brand-spanking-new bike. Lifting the cardboard container reveals the wheels first, like the curtain going up on a play. In the case of the MZ Skorpion Replica, which was drop-shipped straight to CW's offices from Germany, the cast of characters is quite impressive: Metzeler tires, Marchesini wheels, a mix of Brembo, Braking, Grimeca and Nissin brake components, WP suspension, Yamaha engine, Sebring exhausts.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0037.xml
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CW TESTS
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SKORPION SPORT
Same Thumper, different clothes
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Eric Putter
WHAT’S THIS, A REPLICA OF THE REPLICA? No way. Although the Sport is based on the same Yamaha-sourced Single and distinctive round-tube steel frame as the racy Replica, it has a stinging character all its own. It’s also $3500 less painful to your savings account, thanks to its single upswept exhaust, pedestrian Paioli fork, low-tech Bilstein shock, single Grimeca disc up front and narrower wheels.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0038.xml
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AMA
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AMA
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0039.xml
article
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FEATURES
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BOUTIQUE BUELL
A REAL-STEEL A HARLEY STREET-TRACKER
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STEVE ANDERSON
DURING THE RENAISSANCE, THE newly wealthy merchant class, competing for status and prestige, commissioned paintings of themselves and their families, and thus supported a flowering of the visual arts that now fills museums.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0040.xml
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Advertisements
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BELL HELMETS
MOTO-6 Replica
BELL HELMETS
ULTRA Tourlite
BELL HELMETS
M-3
BELL HELMETS
MOTO-6 Pro
BELL HELMETS
MAG L.T.D.
BELL HELMETS
M-1
BELL HELMETS
MOTO X
BELL HELMETS
SKIN Open Face
BELL HELMETS
PRO STAR
BELL HELMETS
Mini MOTO
BELL HELMETS
SPIRIT Open Face
BELL HELMETS
X31 Velter by Bell
BELL HELMETS
CLASSIC Off-Road
BELL HELMETS
CLASSIC Open Face
BELL HELMETS
CLASSIC Full Face
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0041.xml
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ARMY
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ARMY
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0042.xml
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FEATURES
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TURBO MONSTER
Duck of a different feather
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Don Canet
IF YOUR DUCATI MONSTER IS BEGINNING TO FEEL A bit dull of tooth, if your 900 or 750SS needs a boost, Personal Cycle Services sells a $4000 turbocharger kit that’ll truly make your Duck truck. PCS owner Tony Foster invited CW to have a taste of the Daytona Beach shop’s latest force-fed hotrod, a tastefully tweaked M-900.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0043.xml
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0044.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0045.xml
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0046.xml
article
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64,65,66,68,70
FEATURES
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Quitting School
Rex McCandless, father of the Featherbed
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KEVIN CAMERON
A MAN WHO QUIT school at age 13 designed the most influential, most-copied motorcycle chassis in history-and much else besides. Irishman Rex McCandless devised the “Featherbed” frame for Norton’s use at the 1950 Isle of Man TT races. The year before, Norton’s famous Manx was an obsolete single-cylinder machine, falling behind in the new post-war world of Twins and Multis.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0047.xml
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SPECIALTY SPORTS LIMITED: TEKNIC
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SPECIALTY SPORTS LIMITED
TEKNIC
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0048.xml
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Advertisements
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SUZUKI
INTRUDER 1400
SUZUKI
RF900R
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0049.xml
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Sears, Roebuck and Co.: DIEHARD
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Sears, Roebuck and Co.
DIEHARD
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0050.xml
review
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72,74,76
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KTM 360 E/XC
UNDERSIZED OPEN-CLASSER
KTM
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KTM
360 E/XC
$5898
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IT'S A TOUGH CALL, juggling bore and stroke figures to come up with a '90s kind of Open-class dirtbike. The optimum result would be a machine with the looks and light weight of a 250, but with tons of torque and big horsepower numbers. Easy there, not so big that the bike becomes difficult to ride...
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0051.xml
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.: 1500 CLASSIC
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
1500 CLASSIC
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0052.xml
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SHOEI SAFETY HELMET CORPORATION
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SHOEI SAFETY HELMET CORPORATION
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0053.xml
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BMW of North America Inc.
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BMW of North America Inc.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0054.xml
review
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78,80,82,84
CW PRODUCT EVALUATION
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CORDURA RIDING JACKETS
Seven alternatives to leather
Aerostich RiderWearHouse
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Aerostich RiderWearHouse
AERSOTICH DARIEN
$487
Conservatively styled, the machine-washable Darien is manufactured from seam-taped, 500-denier cordura/Gore-Tex, which makes it breathable and waterand windproof. Initially stiff as cardboard, it comes with a fully sleeved, zip-in fleece liner, which folds into a fanny pack when not in use. Impact-resistant, hard-shell foam pads are located at the shoulders and elbows (regular foam pads are available as a no-charge option), and a full-length back pad costs $60 extra. Nine easily accessible pockets offer immense storage capacity, and zippered underarm vents and a 3M Scotchlite-coated, dual-pull back vent provide first-rate ventilation without billowing. Made in the United States, the Darien is sold with a two-year warranty in black, blue, gray and red in sizes S-XXL.
Aerostich RiderWearHouse
FIELDSHEER PATRIOT
$370
Also backed by a two-year warranty against defects in materials and construction, the seam-sealed and waterproofed, 500-denier cordura Patriot is a spitting image of the more expensive Dainese Europa, right down to its expanding cargo pockets, adjustable front-clasp nylon waist belt and three-position skirt snaps, though its non-Gore-Tex design lacks the Europa’s breathability. Similar, too, are the foam-backed plastic cups that cover the shoulders and elbows. (As with the Dainese protection, some riders may find these cups uncomfortable and prone to twisting.) There are no vents, so the Patriot can be quite warm on hot days. Conversely, you’ll be toasty on colder ones, thanks to a snug-fitting, corduroy-lined collar, velcro-tabbed sleeve ends and a zip-out fleece liner. Made in Korea, the hand-wash-only Patriot comes in sizes S-XXL in three tri-color combinations.
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FIRSTGEAR HYPERTEX EXPEDITION
$395
The Expedition offers all-season comfort, versatility and protection in an attractive, two-tone design. The seam-sealed and waterproofed 500-denier cordura shell is adjustable at the cuffs, neck, skirt and waist. Mesh-covered slots in the arms and back provide ventilation in warm weather. For colder temperatures, a fully sleeved Thermolite liner zips in easily. There’s plenty of storage, too, including a built-in fanny pack. (The folded, velcroed and zipped hand-warmer pockets are a bother to use, though, especially when wearing gloves.) Removable foam pads are positioned at the shoulders and elbows, and 3M Scotchlite reflective panels are sewn to the arms and back. An optional 16-ounce drinking system ($9) is available, and recommended. Made in Korea, the hand-wash-only Expedition is available in men’s and women’s sizes XS-XXXL in red/black and gray/black.
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DAINESE EUROPA
$600
The Italian-made Europa combines all-weather 500-denier cordura/Gore-Tex construction with progressive styling. Stand-out features include a snap-down storm flap, a removable thermal liner, a zippered fanny pocket, snap wrist closures and an adjustable waist belt. Like the similarly styled Fieldsheer Patriot, the trim-looking Europa is not equipped with intake or exhaust vents, so those who reside in warmer climes might want to consider buying something else. Also, the snap-down cargo pockets are, in some cases, oddly shaped and not particularly commodious. Aside from a tear in the storm flap’s PVC lining, durability was excellent. Shoulder and elbow protection, in the form of area-specific padding capped with high-density plastic cups, is standard. The machine-washable Europa is available in blue, gray and red in European sizes 48-56.
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MOTOPORT DIFI ULTRA II
$329
Unlike other jackets in the comparison, the 1000-denier cordura Difi Ultra II doesn’t have a rainor windproof outer coating. This improves breathability, but reduces water resistance. (For added warmth and protection against rain, Motoport sells a zip-in Gore-Tex/Thermolite liner for $99.) Other negatives? The jacket’s corduroy-lined collar and zippered sleeve ends snapdown, rather than velcro, limiting adjustability; and the zippered arm vents don’t stay open. Other features, like the stretch-action back and adjustable waist, are more effective. No complaints about the pockets, either; they provide plenty of storage space. Made in the USA, the Difi also earns points for its comprehensive Tri-Armor padding and reflective tape across the shoulders. Guaranteed for two years against manufacturing defects, the machine-washable Difi is available in sizes XXS-XXXL in blue, red and black.
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TEKNIC CYCLONE
$465
The Cyclone was introduced to Canada last year, but, as we went to press, is still not available in the United States. Made in Korea, the coated 630-denier cordura shell is waterproof yet breathable. Highlights include electronically welded, double-stitched seams, a tri-level rainflap system, spandex stretch panels and velcro closures at the wrists. Kevlar Keprotec padding conforms to the shoulders and elbows, and a snap-in thermal liner encourages all-season use. Four snap-down cargo pockets and a built-in fanny pack provide lots of easily accessible storage. Also receiving high marks is the zippered, flowthough ventilation system, which consists of two chest vents, two underarm vents and a pair of back exit vents. Machine washable, the Cyclone comes with a one-year guarantee and is available in black, blue and red in chest sizes 38-56.
Aerostich RiderWearHouse
WOLFMAN TIMRER
$265
Here’s a prime example of the age-old truism, “You get what you pay for.” Manufactured in the United States from water-proofed 500-denier cordura, the classically styled Timber retails for $265, which is significantly less than any other jacket in the comparison. To meet that price point, it lacks many of the expensive features so prevalent in most of its competition, like a fully sleeved liner. It does, however, have a zip-in fleece vest, a double storm flap and four zippered storage pockets. Shoulder and elbow protection consists of thin, nylon-covered foam pads held in place with velcro tape. Both neck and cuffs are easily adjustable. Available in red, blue or black in sizes S-XXL, the machine-washable Timber comes with a lifetime warranty against faulty workmanship.
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MUCH LIKE MOTORCYCLING, RIDing gear has become increasingly niche-specific. If you ride a zoomy repli-racer, ya gotta have neon-sprinkled leathers that fit like a second skin. For bouncing around the boonies, nothing less than nuclear-striped off-road gear festooned with brand names will do.
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GEICO Indemnity Co.: Cycle-Gard
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GEICO Indemnity Co.
Cycle-Gard
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0056.xml
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CAGIVA NORTH AMERICA INC
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CAGIVA NORTH AMERICA INC
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0057.xml
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SUZUKI: SAVAGE 650
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SUZUKI
SAVAGE 650
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0058.xml
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85
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Motorcycle Accessary Warehouse
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Motorcycle Accessary Warehouse
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0059.xml
review
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88,90
Long-Term Wrap-Up
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SUZUKI RF600R
Race-replica alternative
Quotes from the logbook
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
RF600R
$6399
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WHEN SUZUKI DEBUTED THE RF600R to the U.S. market in 1994, it shunned the traditional “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” racing approach to showroom sales success, and promoted the fully faired sportbike simply as a sharp-handling all-rounder.
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AGV
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AGV
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0062.xml
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94
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Dunlopad North America/ Tony Mills International Inc.
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Dunlopad North America/ Tony Mills International Inc.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0063.xml
review
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94
CW EVALUATION
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YOSHIMURA ZRS SLIP-ONS
Peace pipes
YOSHIMURA
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YOSHIMURA
ZRS SLIP-ONS
$276 to $636
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IF THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH most aftermarket exhaust systems, it’s that they’re too loud. Your neighbor on the starting grid won’t complain, but the guy who lives next door may not be as understanding. Keeping the peace should sometimes be taken literally.
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BIEFFE
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BIEFFE
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0065.xml
review
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96
CW EVALUATION
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HELMET FRESH
Laundering your liner
Bennett Engineering
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Bennett Engineering
HELMET FRESH
$5
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IT’S A TERRIBLE START TO A WONDERFUL day: Just as you go to put on your helmet in preparation for that highly anticipated weekend ride, a dreadful odor assaults your olfactory senses. Some riders never break a sweat inside their helmets, but those who do know that an unfortunate by-product of perspiration is one of the most gutwrenching smells this side of a septic tank.
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Protech Leather Apparel, Inc.
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Protech Leather Apparel, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0067.xml
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97
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METZELER
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METZELER
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0068.xml
article
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98,100,101,102,103,104,105
RACE WATCH
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Paris Supercross
THE GREATEST SHOW ON DIRT
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DAVEY COOMBS
THE TRUE SUPER BOWL OF SUPERCROSS racing, ironically, does not take place in America, where the sport was born in the early ’70s. Yes, American riders still rule the world of indoor motocross, but the most prestigious event takes place at Bercy Stadium in Paris, France, of all places.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0069.xml
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99
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American Jawa Ltd.
Skorpion Sport
American Jawa Ltd.
Skorpion Tour
American Jawa Ltd.
Gespann
American Jawa Ltd.
Rotax Tour
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0070.xml
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100
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SCANDINAVIAN BRAKE SYSTEMS
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SCANDINAVIAN BRAKE SYSTEMS
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0071.xml
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101
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RK
O-RING CHAIN
RK
SPROCKET KITS
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0072.xml
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102
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Cobra
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Cobra
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0073.xml
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0074.xml
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innovation specialties
Nady PRC-9 DUPLEX COMMUNICATOR
innovation specialties
Nady BE 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 BATTERY ELIMINATOR
innovation specialties
Nady MA-200 ALARM WITH PAGER
innovation specialties
Nady PMC-3 INTERCOM
innovation specialties
Nady MC HEADSET
innovation specialties
Nady PRC-8 COMMUNICATOR
innovation specialties
Nady PRC-7 COMMUNICATOR
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0075.xml
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105
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INTERSPORT FASHIONS WEST, INC.: FIRSTGEAR
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INTERSPORT FASHIONS WEST, INC.
FIRSTGEAR
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0076.xml
article
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106,108,110,111,114
RACE WATCH
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Clipboard
Rainey returns to 500s
Ricky Graham, the third coming
Kocinski “settles” for World Superbike ride
NASB races into second season
Harley troubles
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Wayne Rainey is sick and tired of second place. The three-time 500cc world champion didn’t settle for it when he was racing and won’t stand for it as a team owner. For 1996, he’s got the combination of riders, machinery and sponsorship to once again compete at the highest level.
CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0077.xml
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106
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Spectro Oils of America
Golden American 4
Spectro Oils of America
Golden Spectro 4
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0078.xml
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107
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CHAMPION
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CHAMPION
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0079.xml
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108
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TARGA American Cruiser
VT1100 ACE
TARGA American Cruiser
VN800 VULCAN CLASSIC
TARGA American Cruiser
VF50 MAGNA
TARGA American Cruiser
VT1100 SHADOW
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0080.xml
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109
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PIRELLI
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PIRELLI
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0081.xml
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110
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Vance & Hines
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Vance & Hines
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0082.xml
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110
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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION
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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0083.xml
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111
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MICHELIN
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MICHELIN
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0084.xml
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111
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US Department of Transportation
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US Department of Transportation
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0085.xml
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112,113
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0086.xml
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114
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CLYMER: Motorcycle RePair Manuals
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CLYMER
Motorcycle RePair Manuals
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0087.xml
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114
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Two Brothers Racing & BROS
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Two Brothers Racing & BROS
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0088.xml
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114
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Corbin
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Corbin
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0089.xml
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115
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0090.xml
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115
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YUASA
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YUASA
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0091.xml
article
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116,117,118,121
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
Don’t toast the Coast
Mr. Mitch’s wild ride
Lead is dead
That synching feeling
Knocker stopper
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Paul Dean
I own a 1995 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast. I really like the bike and plan to keep it for many years. A friend and I are planning a trip out West this summer, and part of our route will take us across states that have higher speed limits than we are used to observing.
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116
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Internal Revenue Service
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Internal Revenue Service
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0093.xml
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117
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JARDINE
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JARDINE
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0094.xml
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117
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Forest Service, U.S.D.A
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Forest Service, U.S.D.A
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0095.xml
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117
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Travelcade
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Travelcade
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0096.xml
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118
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Competition Chemicals: SIMICHROME
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Competition Chemicals
SIMICHROME
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0097.xml
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118
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American Motorcycle Institute
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American Motorcycle Institute
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0098.xml
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118
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0099.xml
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118
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Consumer Information Center
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Consumer Information Center
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0100.xml
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121
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RIDERWearHouse
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RIDERWearHouse
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0101.xml
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121
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0102.xml
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121
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Moto America, Inc.
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Moto America, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0103.xml
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122
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Turn One
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Turn One
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0104.xml
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123
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CycleWorld_19960401_0035_004_0105.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 Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663. To be returned, the photographs must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
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