Issue: 19970701

Tuesday, July 1, 1997
July
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0001.xml
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0002.xml
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Southern Comfort Company
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Southern Comfort Company
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0004.xml
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Ford: RANGER
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Ford
RANGER
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0005.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0006.xml
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TEKNIC
SILVERSTONE
TEKNIC
SPRINT
TEKNIC
SILVERSTONE GLOVE
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0007.xml
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DRAG SPECIALTIES
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DRAG SPECIALTIES
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0008.xml
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UP FRONT
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Made in Minnesota
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David Edwards
IF YOU BELIEVE THE LICENSE PLATES, Minnesota is a land of 10,000 lakes. Probably like most of you, that little factoid plumbed the depths of my knowledge about the state. My handy copy of the Information Please Almanac informs me that Minnesota is bordered by Wisconsin to the east, the Dakotas to the west, Iowa to the south and Canada to the north; that it was the 32nd state admitted to the Union; that its name comes from a Dakota Sioux word meaning “sky-tinted water.” Apparently, the 31 states that came before snagged all the cool animal mascots: Minnesota’s nickname is the Gopher State and the state bird is none other than the common loon.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0009.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0010.xml
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Castrol Inc.
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Castrol Inc.
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0011.xml
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LEANINGS
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Swords of Damocles
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Peter Egan
LAST WEEKEND A MAN FROM CHICAGO came to buy my 1987 Reynard Formula Continental racing car. This is an open-wheeled single-seater with a Ford 2-liter ohc engine, and, although it’s a wonderful-handling car in good condition, I have decided to sell it because a) it is no longer competitive in SCCA national races and b) I want to take a summer off racing and heal the financial wounds of having one too many projects stuffed into my garage.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0012.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0013.xml
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TDC
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Out of the weeds
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Kevin Cameron
I’M READING ABOUT FRICTION AND LUbrication, because I’m interested in Rob Muzzy’s view that a “friction barrier” is keeping Superbike engines from making power at higher revs. This means 15,000 rpm and up-still small potatoes compared with F-l racing V-10 engines at their 17-18,000 rpm.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0014.xml
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Toyota Motor Sales: Tacoma 4x4
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Toyota Motor Sales
Tacoma 4x4
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0015.xml
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PIONEER ELECTRONICS
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PIONEER ELECTRONICS
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0016.xml
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LETTERS
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LETTERS
French ticklers
Classical gas
Honda 450s forever
Flex appeal
Hop along
Reader Information
Lumber-Glide
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Concerning May’s cover photo with the smoking rear tire on the French-built Ducati 916: Not since Lindbergh landed has a cover made such a statement. Who let you lunatics loose? Jim Jung Hawi, Hawaii Regarding your “French Flyers” feature, the paint scheme on the Overlight II Honda CBR900RR was nasty Thumbs up!
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0017.xml
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sbs: Off-Road brake pad
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sbs
Off-Road brake pad
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0018.xml
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Öhlins
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Öhlins
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0019.xml
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Kerker
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Kerker
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0020.xml
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America Online, Inc.
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America Online, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0021.xml
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Intersport Fashions West, Inc.
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Intersport Fashions West, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0022.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
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Erion Racing
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Erion Racing
RAM SINGLE-SIDED SWINGARM
$4995
Aftermarket single-sided swingarms are all the rage in Europe. Now, California-based Erion Racing is in on the action, distributing Italian-made RAM magnesium single-sided swingarms for 1992-97 Honda CBR900RRs. Cost for the bolt-on kit-including a five-spoke magnesium wheel, forged axle, aluminum cush-drive flange and brake-caliper mount, 43-tooth rear sprocket, stainless-steel brake line and twin-piston Brembo brake caliper-is $4995. A companion 17-inch front wheel retails for $849.
Erion Racing
GPS II
$309
You needn't be a Paris-Dakar stage winner to benefit from a Global Positioning System, which is why Garmin developed its GPS II. Designed to velero-mount to most MXstyle handlebars, the palm-sized computer weighs just 9 ounces and is powered by four AA batteries. Using the latest satellite technology, the $309 unit plots courses, retraces trails, stores favorite routes and estimates arrival times. Garmin guarantees accuracy within 100 feet-as long as you input the correct coordinates, that is.
Erion Racing
MOTORCYCLE LUBRICANTS
$3.50
Castrol ’s latest engine oils are designed for two-stroke, four-stroke and “V-Twin” applications. Sold in mineral, syntheticblend and full-synthetic forms, the lubricants come in a broad range of viscosities. Pricing starts at $3.50 per quart.
Erion Racing
ACTIVE-LINE BACKPACK
Okay, we admit it: Ninety bucks is a lot to pay for a backpack. But BMW’s Active-Line bag is worth it. Fashioned from polyester and nylon, it has a spacious main compartment secured by a drawstring and quick-release buckle, two smaller zippered pockets and a built-in rain cover. Adjustable, padded shoulder straps and a waist belt anchor the medium-size bag to the wearer, and reflective strips aid nighttime visibility. Color schemes are black/blue or black/gray.
Erion Racing
ROLL CART
$89
Has wrenching on your bike become a little tough on the tush? Have no fear, Cycra’s Roll Cart is here! Constructed from molded plastic, the 14-inch-tall cart is topped with a vinyl-covered dual-density foam seat and rolls smoothly on rubber wheels, one at each corner. Built-in side scoops accommodate tools, as does the removable underseat plastic tray. Price is $89. Your posterior will thank you.
Erion Racing
GOGGLES
$30
“Put ’em on...you’ll ride like Jeremy.” At least, that’s what Spy’s catalog says. Regardless of their alleged ability to transform mere mortals into nac-nacing supercross stars, Spy’s $30 off-road goggles feature UV-protective Lexan lenses, an adjustable strap and a choice of black, blue, white or yellow frames. One size fits all, and tear-off systems are available. Amber, Smoke and Silver Flash lenses are sold separately.
Erion Racing
SPORT TOURING TOOL POUCH
$22
Comedian Tim Allen claims that choosing tools is as important as choosing a wife. Ergo, picking the proper tool pack is equally imperative. This is where Roadgear’s Sport Touring Tool Pouch comes in. Constructed from 1000-denier cordura nylon, the roll-up pouch has 11 tool pockets, plus space for a can of tire sealant and several smaller items. Two quick-release fasteners hold everything in place. Suggested retail is $22.
Erion Racing
EXOFLEX KNEE BRACE
$120
Less expensive than a custom off-road knee brace, Fox’s Exoflex is designed to prevent hyperextension and reduce lateral twisting. Priced at $120, the vented neoprene-and-lycra sleeve comes with aircraft-quality aluminum hinges that duplicate the knee’s natural motion. Both extension and flexion are adjustable in three 10degree increments. A removable plastic patella cup is standard, and velcro straps fine-tune fit. Sizes range from S-XXL.
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0023.xml
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Corbin
F-65 Saddle
Corbin
297 Backrest
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0024.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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TRIUMPH TO BUILD A 600?
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Alan Cathcart
SHOULD TRIUMPH GO head-to-head with the Japanese in another major streetbike category, and try to match the sales success of the new T595 Daytona by building a 600cc supersport contender using technology derived from the bigger bike?
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0025.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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JAPAN GOES DUAL-PURPOSE BONKERS!
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Jimmy Lewis
EVERY SO OFTEN, THE JAPANese domestic market explodes with a specific type of motorcycle. In the past, this has been anything from mini-choppers to repli-racers, but the latest rage is 250cc (and smaller) four-stroke dual-purpose bikes.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0026.xml
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ROUNDUP
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GOOD NEWS FOR THE SINGLE-MINDED
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Two exciting new single-cylinder motorcycles from Germany’s revitalized MZ factory are scheduled to hit America this autumn. The duo will be powered by the same Yamaha XTZ660 five-valve Single engine employed in the existing MZ Skorpion range, and will be built around an all-new tubular-steel frame.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0027.xml
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ROUNDUP
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THE WILD ONES RIDE AGAIN!
WHIZZER’S BACK, SORT OF
RAY HENSLEY, 1934-1997
BIKE WEEK CENTRAL
ON THE BEAM
INNOTECH IN THE U.S.
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This Fourth of July will mark the 50th anniversary of the infamous Hollister biker riot depicted in the 1954 film, The Wild One. As portrayed by Marlon Brando and crew, the incident was a black eye on the face of motorcycling. To rectify matters, saddlemaker Mike Corbin will host a blowout at the scene of the crime on July 4-6.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0028.xml
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ROUNDUP
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LANDSHARK!
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Alan Cathcart
HAVING GONE HEAD TO head in the race for the 1996 European Super-mono Championship, Brook Henry and Kensei Sato could have developed a deep-seated hatred for one another. Instead, they developed a mutual admiration. As a result, their two companies-Vee Two Engineering of Australia and Over Racing of Japan, respectively-are teaming up to construct a sportbike that capitalizes on each firm’s strengths.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0029.xml
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ROUNDUP
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CORNER CARVER
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Got a few thou left over from your lottery winnings? Then give 30-year-old British sculptor Paul O’Neill a ring. He can rustle up a beautifully carved, foot-long wooden model of a Bimota Tesi, Cagiva V592, Honda NSR500-or just about any other motorcycle-for as little as $2500.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0030.xml
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.: Vulcan 1500L
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
Vulcan 1500L
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0031.xml
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO JULY, 1972
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Jimmy Lewis
"Is Harley-Davidson’s Super Glide for real?” That was the question Cycle World editors asked on the cover of this issue. The Shovel-head-based cruiser was defined as a “what you see is what you get” motorcycle, and what you got, apparently, was a shortcut to a chopper.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0032.xml
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ROUNDUP
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MOTORCYCLES FOR THE MILLENNIUM
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Wendy F. Black
MOST MOTORCYCLE ENthusiasts have fantasized about building their own personal dream machines. Three students from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, have done just that. After being challenged by American Honda to create a “two-wheel, on-road motorcycle to attract the next generation of motorcyclists,” Mark Micelli, Christian Dotson and Gabriel Rose designed and built the scale models pictured here.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0033.xml
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ROUNDUP
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TWO IF BY SKI
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What looks like a jet ski, works like a snowmobile and costs more than a 500cc Grand Prix roadracer? Honda’s new Moto Sled, that’s what. More than a mere snow-going motorcycle, the Moto Sled combines features of a jet ski and a snowmobile, with the former’s handlepole steering system and the latter’s track belt, and requires a riding technique that falls somewhere in between.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0034.xml
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VANCE & HINES: DRESSER SLIP-ONS
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VANCE & HINES
DRESSER SLIP-ONS
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0035.xml
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Hein Gericke
HARD RIDE
Hein Gericke
CADET
Hein Gericke
SPITFIRE
Hein Gericke
HIGHWAY 46
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0036.xml
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ROUNDUP
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Ups & Downs
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UP: To roadrace guru Keith Code, for being back in business. Following a two-year hiatus during which he campaigned a Yamaha TZ250 as research for his third book, Code has re-opened his famed riding-technique school under a slightly different name, California Superbike Cornering Schools.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0037.xml
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ROUNDUP
Quick Ride
YAMAHA FZ400
A taste of things to come?
Yamaha
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Yamaha
FZ400
Yasushi Ichikawa
IF YOU’RE OLD ENOUGH TO remember Eddie Lawson’s victory in the 1986 Daytona 200, here’s the bike for you-or more accurately, a pint-size precursor to the bike for you. Yamaha’s new Eddie Lawson Replica FZ400 currently may displace just 399cc, but like many other Japanese domestic models-Kawasaki’s Zephyr 400, Honda’s CB400 and Yamaha’s own XJR400, to name a few-it’s likely to double or even triple in size before being offered overseas.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0038.xml
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0039.xml
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CW COMPARISON
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Sweet 16
Wherein Cycle World flogs 16 Open-class sportbikes in a valiant attempt to determine the very best
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WE HEAR IT ALL THE TIME HERE AT THE Big Book, readers calling in to ask that eternal question, “What’s the best motorcycle?” There’s no easy answer. It’s like selecting your favorite Playboy centerfold; you really couldn’t go wrong with any of them.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0040.xml
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SPECIAL SECTION
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The Roadburners
Heft plus horsepower equals happiness
Yamaha
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Yamaha
YZF1000R
$9799
Yamaha
CBR1100XX
$11,499
Yamaha
ZX-11
$10,599
Yamaha
GSX-R1100
$10,399
Jon F. Thompson
EFFICIENCY IS IN, EXCESS IS OUT. YOU OUT THERE in readerland subscribe to this philosophy, don’t say you don’t. Why else would 600cc sportbikes generally be regarded as the most usable, useful all-around sporting motorcycles these days?
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0041.xml
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SPECIAL SECTION
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The Sport-Twins
The new math: half the jugs, twice the fun
Honda
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Honda
VTR1000F Super Hawk
$8999
Honda
S3 Thunderbolt
$11.999
Honda
900SS-SP
$10,495
Honda
TL1000S
$8999
Steve Anderson
BACK IN MOTORCYCLING’S FOGGY PRE-HISTORY, back when “aught” preceded a year’s single digit, the V-Twin engine was born. Then, as now, motorcyclists were greedy. If one cylinder was good, then two cylinders-and twice the displacement-were better.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0042.xml
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SPECIAL SECTION
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The Sporting 900s
3600cc of pure adrenal boost
Honda
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Honda
CBR900RR
$9899
Honda
ZX-9R
$9999
Honda
RF900R
$9099
Honda
T595 Daytona
$11,084
Don Canet
PSSST... HEY FELLA, INTERESTED IN A STRONG HIT of Open-class performance without the robust weight of a full liter-plus sports machine? Yeah? Well, check out the four Sporting 900s I’ve got stashed in the CW garage. Once you partake of their fine blend of power, handling, comfort and price, you’ll just say no to all that other dope your local dealer is pushing.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0043.xml
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Cobra Engineering Inc.
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Cobra Engineering Inc.
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0044.xml
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METZELER
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METZELER
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0045.xml
review
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SPECIAL SECTION
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Gentlemen's Express
Apples and oranges make a great fruit salad
Suzuki
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Suzuki
Bandit 1200 ABS
$8599
Suzuki
R1100RS
$14,750
Suzuki
VFR750F
$9299
Suzuki
Sprint 900
$9395
Brian Catterson
REMEMBER THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS IN Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Well, any one of the four motorcycles in this motley collection would feel right at home there. Because while each certainly is worthy of inclusion in an Open-class streetbike comparison, none fits neatly into any of the other sub-categories.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0046.xml
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ARAI HELMETS, LTD.
SIGNET/S KENNY ROBERTS, JR. REPLICA
ARAI HELMETS, LTD.
QUANTUM/E LUCA CADALORA REPLICA
ARAI HELMETS, LTD.
RX-7RR3 RACE RED
ARAI HELMETS, LTD.
QUANTUM/E HARADA REPLICA BLACK
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0047.xml
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SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0048.xml
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The Final 4
You've met the rest. Now, here's the best
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WHEW! NOW THAT THE CW STAFF’S heads have stopped spinning from the rigors of conducting four four-bike comparison tests, let’s get down to business and determine an overall winner. As if! Individually, every one of the 16 bikes in this comparison test is excellent, and could make its owner very, very happy.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0049.xml
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Dodge: Ram
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Dodge
Ram
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0050.xml
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FEATURES
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Mecca in Birmingham
The Barber Motorsports Museum
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PHIL SCHILLING
IT WAS BRITISH UNDERSTATEMENT AT ITS FINEST. BRIAN Slark is a guy who could stand at the epicenter of an 8.0-magnitude earthquake, with buildings falling and dust rising, and inquire, “Feel that tremor?” Slark, who was national service manager for the Norton Villiers Corporation back in the heady days of the Seventies, closed his fax message from the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum with this line: “Phil, you should stop by this place sometime.” Indeed.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0051.xml
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Dunlop Tire Corp.
D207 GP
Dunlop Tire Corp.
Sportmax II D204
Dunlop Tire Corp.
D205
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0052.xml
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FEATURES
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One-Man Museum
“If you’re going to make a big motorcycle,” Bob Hansen told Soichiro Honda in 1968, “it should be a Four.”
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ALLAN GIRDLER
BOLD STROKES IS WHAT DID IT FOR BOB HANSEN. NOT luck, not exactly. Hansen is a bridge, a connection between what motorcycling used to be and what it is. He played his part in history by being in the right place at the right time and not caring much if he said the right thing.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0053.xml
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AGV: R3
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AGV
R3
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0054.xml
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Bel-Ray Company, Inc.: EXS Synthetic Superbike Motor Oil
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Bel-Ray Company, Inc.
EXS Synthetic Superbike Motor Oil
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0055.xml
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Yamaha Motor Corporation: Royal Star Tour Deluxe
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Yamaha Motor Corporation
Royal Star Tour Deluxe
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0056.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA VT1100T
A TOURER EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWS
EDITORS' NOTES
HONDA
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HONDA
VT1100T
$11,499
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CRUISERS AREN’T JUST FOR CRUISING ANYMORE. No longer relegated to the boulevard, they are becoming regular fixtures on the open road. Granted, Harley-Davidson has been building touring-capable cruisers for years. And now, the Japanese manufacturers are getting in on the action.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0057.xml
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PIRELLI
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PIRELLI
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0058.xml
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Advertisements
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Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
X-9 Russell TC-2
Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
RF-700 Black
Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
RF-700 Heat TC-2
Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
RF-700 Python TC-1
Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
RF-700 Python TC-3
Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
X-9 Norick-2 TC-1
Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
X-9 DuHamel
Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
X-9 Beattie TC-2
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0059.xml
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78
78,79
[no value]
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0060.xml
review
80
80,81
CW RIDING IMPRESSION
[no value]
DUCATI ST2
THE FUTURE BEGINS HERE
DUCATI
[no value]
DUCATI
ST2
ALAN CATHCART
DUCATI IS BACK IN BUSINESS. AT A GLITZY PRESS CONFERence near the Jerez race circuit in Spain, the Italian marque’s takeover by American financial giants Texas Pacific Group was sealed with the revamped company’s first model, the ST2.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0061.xml
article
82
82
CYCLE WORLD Q&A
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Massimo Bordi talks about Ducati’s new era
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
EVEN BY THE ERRATIC STANDARDS OF ITALIAN industrial management, Cagiva’s recent monetary woes were self-inflicted wounds of mammoth proportion. The financial crisis threatened Ducati’s very existence until a deal was struck with San Francisco-based investment house Texas Pacific Group for a reported $325 million.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0062.xml
review
83
83
FEATURES
[no value]
BMW K1200RS
Absolute brick
BMW
[no value]
BMW
K1200RS
Alan Cathcart
LIKE DUCATIS, BMWS ARE NOT RENOWNED FOR THEIR ability to blend in with the crowd. In fact, just the opposite is true. Over the years, the German marque has pioneered such innovative two-wheeled technology as single-sided swingarms, anti-lock braking and Telelever front suspension.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0063.xml
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84
84,85
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Shadow American Classic Edition
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Shadow A.C.E. Tourer
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Shadow Spirit 1100
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Shadow VLX Deluxe
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Shadow A.C.E. 750 Deluxe
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0064.xml
review
86
86
CW EVALUATION
[no value]
GATOR GRIP UNIVERSAL SOCKET
Get a grip-on almost anything
Endeavor Tool Co.
[no value]
Endeavor Tool Co.
Gator Grip Universal Socket
$20
[no value]
HERE’S A GADGET THAT WOULD HAVE Tim Allen and his “Tool Time” comrades hooting and snorting with glee: a one-size-fits-all socket that works on American nuts and bolts, metric nuts and bolts, even damaged and oddly shaped nuts and bolts.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0065.xml
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86
86
[no value]
[no value]
Vance & Hines: SS2-R
[no value]
Vance & Hines
SS2-R
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0066.xml
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87
87
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: BLVD
[no value]
[no value]
BLVD
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0067.xml
review
88
88
CW BOOK REVIEW
[no value]
THE RACING MOTORCYCLE
[no value]
[no value]
The Racing Motorcycle
$70
Alan Cathcart
EVERY SO OFTEN, A MOTORCYCLE BOOK comes along that stands out from the rest as a must-have addition to the serious enthusiast’s bookcase. John Bradley’s The Racing Motorcycle: A Technical Guide for Constructors, Volume 1 is one of those.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0068.xml
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88
88
[no value]
[no value]
PJ1: FOAM FILTER OIL & CLEANER
[no value]
PJ1
FOAM FILTER OIL & CLEANER
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0069.xml
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89
89
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0070.xml
article
90
90,91,92,95,98,100
RACE WATCH
[no value]
OPENING SHOT
Doohan does it again
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[no value]
MICHAEL SCOTT
THERE WERE FEW SURPRISES IN THE WINner's circle at the season-opening Malaysian Grand Prix, held at the tight, 2.2-mile Shah Alam circuit. In both the 500cc and 250cc classes, defending champions Michael Doohan and Max Biaggi claimed resounding victories.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0071.xml
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91
91
[no value]
[no value]
MUZZYS Performance Products
[no value]
MUZZYS Performance Products
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0072.xml
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92
92
[no value]
[no value]
YOSHIMURA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICA, INC.
[no value]
YOSHIMURA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICA, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0073.xml
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93
93
[no value]
[no value]
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
[no value]
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0074.xml
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94
94
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
Michelin Cycle Dept.
Macadam 50
Michelin Cycle Dept.
Macadam 90X
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0075.xml
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95
95
[no value]
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0076.xml
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95
95
[no value]
[no value]
Nitrous Oxide Systems, Inc.
[no value]
Nitrous Oxide Systems, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0077.xml
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96
96,97
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0078.xml
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98
98
[no value]
[no value]
K&N Engineering, Inc.: Air filters
[no value]
K&N Engineering, Inc.
Air filters
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0079.xml
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99
99
[no value]
[no value]
Sturgis Rally & Races, Inc.
[no value]
Sturgis Rally & Races, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0080.xml
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100
100
[no value]
[no value]
SAMSON MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTS, INC.
[no value]
SAMSON MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTS, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0081.xml
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100
100
[no value]
[no value]
MOTUL
[no value]
MOTUL
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0082.xml
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101
101
[no value]
[no value]
Speedvision
[no value]
Speedvision
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0083.xml
article
102
102,104,106,109
RACE WATCH
[no value]
Clipboards
Supercross series down to the wire
Yamaha Thumper victorious in Italy
[no value]
[no value]
Davey Coombs
When Jeremy McGrath left all-powerful Team Honda for the long suffering Suzuki team moments before the kick-off of the 1997 AMA Supercross series, the stage was set for a new era in stadium motocross. The only question was, would it be the Suzuki chapter of four-time champ McGrath’s continued dominance, or would it finally be someone else’s turn?
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0084.xml
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102
102
[no value]
[no value]
Jardine
[no value]
Jardine
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0085.xml
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102
102
[no value]
[no value]
S100: Total Cycle Cleaner
[no value]
S100
Total Cycle Cleaner
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0086.xml
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103
103
[no value]
[no value]
BROCKTON CYCLE CENTER
[no value]
BROCKTON CYCLE CENTER
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0087.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
HYPERPRO: Steering Damper
[no value]
HYPERPRO
Steering Damper
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0088.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0089.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
TRAVELCADE
Tour Saddle
TRAVELCADE
Removable Backrest
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0090.xml
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105
105
[no value]
[no value]
Metzeler Motorcycle Tires North America
[no value]
Metzeler Motorcycle Tires North America
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0091.xml
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106
106
[no value]
[no value]
Moto America, Inc.: MOTO GUZZI CALIFORNIA 1100i
[no value]
Moto America, Inc.
MOTO GUZZI CALIFORNIA 1100i
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0092.xml
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106
106
[no value]
[no value]
GIVI U.S.A. Inc.
[no value]
GIVI U.S.A. Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0093.xml
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107
107
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: Cycle World Dodge Ram Sweepstakes
[no value]
[no value]
Cycle World Dodge Ram Sweepstakes
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0094.xml
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108
108
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0095.xml
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109
109
[no value]
[no value]
WILEYCO USA
[no value]
WILEYCO USA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0096.xml
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109
109
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0097.xml
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109
109
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0098.xml
article
110
110,112
DEPARTMENTS
[no value]
SERVICE
Cold tires, hot bike
Timing is everything
Car-carb question
[no value]
[no value]
Paul Dean
I’m the proud owner of a ’96 Honda VFR750F, the best motorcycle I have ever ridden! But are the stock tires that come with the VFR “sticky” enough for its torque output? I ask this because when I was leaving work (cold tires) the other day and accelerated out of the parking lot, the rear end slid sideways.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0099.xml
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110
110
[no value]
[no value]
CHAMPIONS CHOICE, INC.: PROTECT ALL
[no value]
CHAMPIONS CHOICE, INC.
PROTECT ALL
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0100.xml
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111
111
[no value]
[no value]
DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
[no value]
DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0101.xml
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112
112
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0102.xml
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112
112
[no value]
[no value]
American Motorcycle Institute
[no value]
American Motorcycle Institute
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0103.xml
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113
113
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0104.xml
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114
114
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0105.xml
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115
115,116,117,118,119,120,121
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0106.xml
article
122
122
DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
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.
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0107.xml
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123
123
[no value]
[no value]
B&W T Co.
[no value]
B&W T Co.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0108.xml
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124
124
[no value]
[no value]
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CycleWorld_19970701_0036_007_0109.xml