Issue: 19980501

Friday, May 1, 1998
May
5
True
37
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
12/10/2014 8:32:51 PM

Articles
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1,5
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0001.xml
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2,3
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Ford: RANGER
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Ford
RANGER
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0002.xml
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4
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DUNLOP: CruiseMax
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DUNLOP
CruiseMax
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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5
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0004.xml
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6,7
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VICTORY: V92C
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VICTORY
V92C
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0005.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0006.xml
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8
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Advertisements
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TEKNIC
Lightning Glove
TEKNIC
Magnum Sport Boot
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0007.xml
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9
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GRAG SPECIALTIES
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GRAG SPECIALTIES
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0008.xml
article
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UP FRONT
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Forgiving Floyd
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David Edwards
“He was an enthusiastic, fast-moving, ancient old swindler—an irascible pirate.” So says Cook Neilson, former Cycle magazine editor, of one Mr. J. Floyd Clymer. As you can read in freelancer Andy Saunders’ nicely done piece in this issue, Floyd Clymer’s life was an absurd, multi-pronged caper encompassing everything from pre-WWI racing to a stint as jailbird in a federal pokey to almost dragging Indian out of the grave and back into business.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0009.xml
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11
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Buell Distribution Corp.
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Buell Distribution Corp.
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0010.xml
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12,13
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GM Corp.: Chevy S-10
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GM Corp.
Chevy S-10
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0011.xml
article
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LEANINGS
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Right boots for the bike
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Peter Egan
THERE IS A FAMOUS STORY, WHICH I’M told by reliable sources is true, about an upper-class British race driver of the Fifties who came in for a pit stop during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, right at dusk. While the car was being refueled, he retired to the back of the pit garage and began changing shoes, taking off his brown loafers, carefully storing them in his gearbag, and putting on a pair of black Oxfords.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0012.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0013.xml
article
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TDC
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Electronic absolution
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Kevin Cameron
WHEN ELECTRONIC IGNITIONS FIRST Appeared on production vehicles, we all expected to be stranded on dark roads somewhere with mystery failures we couldn’t fix. We knew we could open and clean closed-up points or reconnect loose wires, but those black boxes were sealed units with devils inside.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0014.xml
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Allstate Indemnity Company
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Allstate Indemnity Company
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0015.xml
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18,19
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SUZUKI: TL1000R
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SUZUKI
TL1000R
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0016.xml
article
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LETTERS
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LETTERS
Lucky 13
Cruisin' for crabapples
Pinup Queen
Quick-n-quirky
Reader Information
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Congratulations Moto Guzzi on winning CW's March cruiser shootout. When was the last time Guzzi won anything? Probably when Dr. John’s Team Moto Guzzi beat all comers in the 1985 AMA endurance series, followed shortly after by a Number One plate for Doug Brauneck in the now-defunct Battle of the Twins.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0017.xml
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Budweiser
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Budweiser
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0018.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0019.xml
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22
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America Online, Inc.
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America Online, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0020.xml
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23
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PIRELLI: MT66 "ROUTE"
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PIRELLI
MT66 "ROUTE"
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0021.xml
review
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24,25
DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
KERKER PERFORMANCE SERIES SLIP-ON MUFFLER
EUROPEAN CYCLE SPECIALTIES KEY GUARD
YAMAHA ROYAL STAR CD-ROM
Z LEATHERS CARBON-FIBER JACKET
BIEFFE MAX BIAGGI REPLICA
MSR ENDURO PRO GLOVES
HARRISON SIX-PISTON CALIPERS
FASTWAY ALUMINUM THROTTLE PIPE
Kerker Exhaust Products
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Kerker Exhaust Products
SERIES SLIP-ON MUFFLER
$200
With its sleek profile, Kerker’s Performance Series slip-on muffler is an eye-catcher of the highest order. Designed to boost horsepower and increase torque, the bolt-on canister is significantly lighter than stock and fits most late-model sportbikes. It comes with a stainless-steel baffle and choice of brushed-aluminum or carbon-shell. Pricing starts at $200.
Kerker Exhaust Products
KEY GUARD
$55
After shelling out 15 big ones for an exotic Italian sportbike, you don’t want unsightly key scratches marring the finish. So take preemptive action with European Cycle Specialties’ Key Guard. Made from carbon-fiber, it’s molded to fit the sexy contours of late-model Ducati 916s and 748s. Installation is as simple as applying the included double-sided tape. Suggested retail price is $55.
Kerker Exhaust Products
ROYAL STAR CD-ROM
$6
No, this isn’t the latest release from Yamaha’s new band, the Royal Stars. Rather, it’s an interactive CD-ROM featuring the manufacturer’s megacruiser. Compatible with Windows-95 and Mac System 7.5 and higher software, the $6 disc allows users to fully accessorize their bikes on screen, as well as get the low-down on developmental history, model updates and owner/rider testimonials.
Kerker Exhaust Products
CARBON-FIBER JACKET
$655
It had to happen sooner or later: carbon-fiber clothing. New from Z Custom Leathers is a leather jacket with carbon-fiber and kevlar inlays. Fashioned from top-grain cowhide, the jacket features zippered vents front and back, two angled pockets and a mesh liner. Closed-cell foam padding in the back, shoulders and elbows/forearms is standard. Available in myriad custom sizes and colors, the jacket can be accented with red, yellow, blue or black kevlar. Suggested retail price is $655.
Kerker Exhaust Products
BIEFFE MAX BIAGGI REPLICA
$330
The Italian compliment que bella describes Bieffe’s Max Biaggi Replica to a “T.” Sprayed in the four-time 250cc Grand Prix champion’s latest graphics, the clear-coated BR16 has a lightweight fiberglass shell, plush interior with adjustable cheek pads and an injection-molded, six-position ratcheting shield. The helmet comes in sizes XS-XXL, and is also available in solid colors and with other graphics. The Biaggi Replica retails for $330.
Kerker Exhaust Products
ENDURO PRO GLOVES
$30
Nostalgia isn’t necessarily limited to road riders. Case in point, the Enduro Pro Gloves from Malcolm Smith Racing. Manufactured from premium-grade deerskin, the old school-style gloves benefit from external seams, kevlar thread, reinforced thumbs and padded palms. The $30 gloves are available in S-XXL sizes.
Kerker Exhaust Products
HARRISON SIX-PISTON CALIPERS
$375
Give your late-model sportbike some serious stopping power with Englishmade Harrison six-piston brake calipers. CNC-machined from T66082 billet aluminum, the compact, lightweight units use standard mounts and accommodate stock master cylinders. Available for front and rear applications, they cost $375 apiece (pads included), and can be anodized in any color.
Kerker Exhaust Products
ALUMINUM THROTTLE PIPE
$40
How to DNF-proof your motocrosser, suggestion #31 : Fit a Fastway aluminum throttle pipe. CNC-machined from billet, it’s lighter and stronger than the plastic stocker, comes with a knurled face to reduce grip slip and has a Teflon inner coating for smooth action. Pricing starts at $40.
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0022.xml
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VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0023.xml
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26,27
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0024.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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1998 ZX-6R: LESS MONEY, MORE NINJA
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Don Canet
HOW'S THIS FOR CUTTING to the chase? Kawi's new-for-'98 ZX-6R is the company's best effort yet and it costs $300 less than last year's model. More for less, a concept that's easy to get behind. Kawasaki engineers set three primary goals when drafting up the new 6R: 1) Make it more compact; 2) make it more tightly focused; and 3) make it more race-oriented.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0025.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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DUCK QUOTES
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Watch out, world! Ducati has a head of steam and is piling on the coals. Under new ownership, production is up, spare parts are available, the work force is growing, new models are in the pipeline and a Harley-esque owner homecoming is planned for this summer— heck, there’s even “Ducati Manhattan,” a retail store just off Times Square in New York City.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0026.xml
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ROUNDUP
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EVENTS AMUNDO
MO" FAT CHICKS!
TOURING, Y’ALL
RIDE THE SOUTHWEST
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Is garage fever eatin’ away at your very soul? You want to go for a ride, but OI’ Man Winter (or EI Niño, or that pesky engine rebuild) won’t let ya? Worry not, dear reader, you’ve come to the right place. What follows is Cycle World's handy-dandy, unabridged, unauthorized and eminently arbitrary guide to upcoming motorcycle events.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0027.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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LIGHT AT ANY PRICE
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Paul Seredynski
IF LIGHTNESS MAKES RIGHTness, CarboTech's latest efforts are as correct as they come. The Austrian composites specialist is offering a carbon-fiber frame for Ducati 916s that, at 15 pounds, is 11 pounds lighter than the stock chromoly trellis unit it replaces, yet is stiffer longitudinally and torsionally.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0028.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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HERR HACK
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Now, don't go gettin' your lederhosen all in a wad, but those styling stunt pilots at BMW are on the loose again, this time with an R1200C cruiser mit space-age sidecar. And what a rig! Looking like a cross between a canoe and a jet fighter, the 'car is appointed with teakwood and coddles its passenger in an orthopedically designed leather seat.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0029.xml
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Midwest Mutual Insurance Company
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Midwest Mutual Insurance Company
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0030.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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RAGING BUELL
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David Edwards
SO, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS when you let an old hotrodder loose on a Buell S1 White Lightning. Bob Dron is owner of Oakland Harley-Davidson, a forward-thinking dealership complete with its own Design Center. When he’s not overseeing operations, or tooling around in his supercharged Chevy Suburban, or noodling on his latest 1950s lead sled, Dron is the man responsible for some of the country’s most outlandish Harley customs, including his luscious “Royale,” which nabbed topbuilder honors at the 1992 Oakland Roadster Show.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0031.xml
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO MAY, 1973
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Wendy F. Black
Resting on a pale-blue background, Triumph's latest and greatest Bonneville debuted as this month's coverbike. Proclaimed the best Bonneville yet, the T140V was praised for its incremental updates. Announced editors, “Triumph should have built the 750 Bonnie five years ago.”
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0032.xml
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Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.: V-Star Custom
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Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
V-Star Custom
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0033.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Quick Ride
ATK 600 DT Ready-made circle-burner
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Don Canet
So, YOU'VE CAUGHT THE bug to go dirt-track racing—hope you know what you're getting into. Unlike other motorcycles, dirt-trackers traditionally are sold piecemeal: You purchase a frame from one specialty manufacturer, an engine from another, and then chase down all the other components you need to assemble a complete bike.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0034.xml
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ROUNDUP
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Ups & Downs
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UP: To Team Obsolete boss Rob lannucci, for giving credit where credit is due. In writing the foreword to Mark Gardiner’s new book, Classic Motorcycles, lannucci claims, “Cycle World magazine ruined my life,” then goes on to explain how an old 1962 Matchless G50 road test inspired his lifelong passion for collecting: “Classic motorcycles are different things to different people...each of us was introduced to the sport for different reasons, under different circumstances.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0035.xml
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MICHELIN: Commander
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MICHELIN
Commander
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0036.xml
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36,37
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Philip Morris Inc.
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Philip Morris Inc.
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0037.xml
review
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38,39,40,41,42
FEATURES
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NOT YOUR EVERYDAY TWIN
1998 SUZUKI TL1000R
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
TL1000R
BRIAN CATTERSON
THE LINE BETWEEN TWO- AND FOUR-CYLINDER SUPERbikes is gradually being erased. Used to be that Twins were light in weight, narrow in width and endowed with prodigious midrange torque, while Fours were heavy, fat and peaky, their power concentrated at the top of the rev range.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0038.xml
review
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42,43,44,45
CYCLE WORLD PROJECT
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SUZUKI TL1000S
STOP THE MADNESS!
SUPPLIERS
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
TL1000S
Brian Catterson
SUZUKI's TL1000S IS NOTHING IF NOT CONTROVERSIAL. As evidence, consider the fact that an international panel of magazine editors recently voted it the 1997 Bike of the Year, while simultaneously naming it Dog of the Year! How can a motorcycle that garnered Best Superbike honors in Cycle World's 1997 Ten Best Bikes competition be the subject of such ridicule?
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0039.xml
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46,47
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Dodge: Dakota 5.9 R/T
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Dodge
Dakota 5.9 R/T
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0040.xml
review
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48,49,50,51,53,54,56
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA VFR800
Return of the Interceptor
EDITORS' NOTES
HONDA
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HONDA
VFR800
$9499
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HONDA IS NEVER A COMPANY to be outdone. At a time when other manufacturers are pushing narrowly focused, track-bred repliracers, Honda has created what may be the most versatile, sport-oriented motorcycle ever sold. That bike is the all-new 1998 VFR800 Interceptor.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0041.xml
article
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FEATURES
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LBS III: The Missing Link
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Matthew Miles
Expert riders may scoff at LBS, but even early iterations had merit. During 1996’s “Panic Stop Shootout,” I watched car guy Sam Mitani stop an LBS-equipped CBR1000 from 60 mph in 127 feet—11 feet less than Don Canet or I could manage. Neither Canet nor I had applied the brake pedal, focusing instead on the front lever.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0042.xml
article
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FEATURES
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Original Interceptor
Supersport stepping stone
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Paul Dean
TO TODAY'S RIDERS, HONDA'S FIRST V-FOUR SPORTbike, the 1983 VF750F, must seem positively archaic. Its claimed horsepower was only in the mid-80s, and its narrow, bias-ply tires and conservative steering geometry practically are relics from the stone age of high performance.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0043.xml
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MOTO GUZZI: V11EV
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MOTO GUZZI
V11EV
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0044.xml
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SCANDINAVIAN BRAKE SYSTEMS
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SCANDINAVIAN BRAKE SYSTEMS
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0045.xml
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VANCE & HINES: LONGSHOTS
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VANCE & HINES
LONGSHOTS
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0046.xml
article
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FEATURES
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ULTIMATE INTERCEPTOR
Riding John Kocinski's World Superbike-winning RC45
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Alan Cathcart
MAJOR MAKEOVERS ARE NOTHING new to Honda. In fact, to win the 1997 World Superbike Championship, Honda had to re-invent the RC45: Whereas previous versions of the V-Four racer have been powered-up progenies of the prior year’s model, the ’97 RC45 had a character all its own.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0047.xml
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0048.xml
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62,63,64,66,68,69
FEATURES
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Mr. Floyd’s Wild Ride
King of the Hucksters
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ANDY SAUNDERS
FLOYD CLYMER, MECHANIC, RACER, SALESman, promoter, importer, inventor, writer, editor and publisher, was an American original. A scintillatingly fast dirt-tracker who could run on pure adrenaline, a wild and crazy guy on a motorcycle to the very end, a businessman who loved the limelight, a master at promoting the image of motorcycling.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0049.xml
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65
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Advertisements
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COBRA
Honda Ace Tourer
COBRA
Honda Magna
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0050.xml
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67
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DUCATI NORTH AMERICA, INC.: Desmodromics
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DUCATI NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Desmodromics
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0051.xml
article
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FEATURES
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Clymer's Folly
The Strange Case of the Unknown Indian
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David Edwards
MEET A MOTORCYCLE THAT NEVER had a chance. Like most of Floyd Clymer's doings, the 1970 Indian Enfield 750 was part dream, part scheme. Today, if the bike is remembered at all (and mostly it isn’t), it’s as the last full-sized motorcycle to carry the famed Indian script logo.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0052.xml
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70,71
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0053.xml
article
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72,73,74,75,76,78,80
FEATURES
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GO SHOW!
Kicked out of GPs, Aussie Anthony Gobert comes to America and wins
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KEVIN CAMERON
CALCULATING WILD MAN Anthony Gobert won the first Superbike race of the 1998 AMA season, at Phoenix, on a Vance & Hines Ducati. Fellow Australian Mat Mladin, on a Yoshimura Suzuki GSXR750, was second in a race decided by tires and traffic.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0054.xml
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77
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Advertisements
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Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
RJ-101v
Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
ST-3
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0055.xml
article
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FEATURES
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SUPERSPORT 600
Chandler rolls Sixes
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Kevin Cameron
KAWASAKI AND SUZUKI HAVE THE NEW BIKES IN THIS CLASS, WHILE HONDA and Yamaha await theirs. Last year, Miguel Duhamel toughed it out to win the class on the aging, chattering Honda. Here at Phoenix, there was no way. Jason Pridmore, Ben Bostrom and Doug Chandler got away first, and there was at least virtual pushing and shoving as Aaron Yates made his way forward to challenge, while Chandler put away the other two.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0056.xml
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YUASA
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YUASA
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0057.xml
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81
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VANCE & HINES: PRO PIPE
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VANCE & HINES
PRO PIPE
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0058.xml
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81
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ÖHLINS
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ÖHLINS
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0059.xml
article
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FEATURES
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Thunder Thumper
Plight of the Underdog
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Don Canet
"SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT racing the Husaberg at Daytona?" The voice on the other end of the phone line belongs to Chuck Sun, former 500cc national motocross champion currently working as Husaberg race team manager. “Are we talking the Daytona Supercross or the Alligator Enduro?” I query.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0060.xml
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82A,82B,82C,82F,82J,82K,82O,82Q
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0061.xml
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82D
82D,82E
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.: Ninja ZX-6R
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
Ninja ZX-6R
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0062.xml
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82G
82G,82H,82I
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Advertisements
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HONDA
CBR900RR
HONDA
CBR600F3
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0063.xml
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82L
82L
[no value]
[no value]
McGRAW INSURANCE SERVICES
[no value]
McGRAW INSURANCE SERVICES
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0064.xml
advertisement
82M
82M
[no value]
[no value]
CLASS MOTORCYCLE SCHOOLS
[no value]
CLASS MOTORCYCLE SCHOOLS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0065.xml
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82M
82M
[no value]
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0066.xml
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82M
82M
[no value]
[no value]
Cruise America
[no value]
Cruise America
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0067.xml
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82N
82N
[no value]
[no value]
WORKS PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC.
[no value]
WORKS PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0068.xml
advertisement
82N
82N
[no value]
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0069.xml
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82N
82N
[no value]
[no value]
Champions Choice, Inc.
[no value]
Champions Choice, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0070.xml
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82P
82P
[no value]
[no value]
BIG TWIN
[no value]
BIG TWIN
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0071.xml
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82R
82R
[no value]
[no value]
SONOMA
[no value]
SONOMA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0072.xml
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82R
82R
[no value]
[no value]
The Tides Wharf & Restaurant
[no value]
The Tides Wharf & Restaurant
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0073.xml
advertisement
82R
82R
[no value]
[no value]
Honda: V-twin
[no value]
Honda
V-twin
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0074.xml
advertisement
82S
82S
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0075.xml
advertisement
82T
82T
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0076.xml
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83
83
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0077.xml
advertisement
84
84,85
[no value]
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: DREAM DAYS
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
DREAM DAYS
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0078.xml
review
86
86,87,88,89,90,92,94
CW COMPARISON
[no value]
Yamaha WR400F VS. KTM 300 E/XC
Yama-Thumper takes on the 'Stroker King
KTM
[no value]
KTM
300 E/XC
$5948
KTM
WR400F
$5899
[no value]
IT WASN'T LONG AGO THAT YAMAHA MADE THE top enduro motorcycle. In 1994, the WR250 won "Best Enduro Bike" in Cycle World's Ten Best competition. But since then, KTM has had a virtual lock on the title, building the off-road bike that CW's editors have found the most appealing every year, save for an interruption by Honda’s four-stroke XR400 in 1996.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0079.xml
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91
91
[no value]
[no value]
BROCKTON CYCLE CENTER
[no value]
BROCKTON CYCLE CENTER
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0080.xml
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93
93
[no value]
[no value]
Metzeler Motorcycle Tire
[no value]
Metzeler Motorcycle Tire
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0081.xml
article
94
94
FEATURES
[no value]
California's Smoke Screen
Coming soon to your state?
[no value]
[no value]
Jimmy Lewis
CALIFORNIA IS TRYING TO CLEAN UP ITS AIR, AT THE expense of me having fun. Not that I don't appreciate clean air, you understand, but somewhere between environmentalist-wackos suing the Air Resources Board for ever-tighter standards and jetting so lean that my bike won’t start, let alone perform decently, I get a bit confused.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0082.xml
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95
95
[no value]
[no value]
Matrix Sports Group LLC: BIEFFE
[no value]
Matrix Sports Group LLC
BIEFFE
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0083.xml
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96
96,97
[no value]
[no value]
Yamaha Motor Corporation: YZF-R1
[no value]
Yamaha Motor Corporation
YZF-R1
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0084.xml
article
98
98,99,100,102
FEATURES
[no value]
Goodbye Ricky G.
National Number 3, 1958-1998
[no value]
[no value]
DON CANET
OF ALL THE BIKES I'VE RIDDEN OR WRITTEN ABOUT SINCE COMING To CYCLE World nearly eight years ago, I hold our Project Honda CR500 racebike dearest to my heart. Part of my fondness for the machine stems from the thrill of riding it, but of greater significance, it was through this bike that I got to know Ricky Graham.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0085.xml
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101
101
[no value]
[no value]
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
[no value]
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0086.xml
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103
103
[no value]
[no value]
PROGRESSIVE
[no value]
PROGRESSIVE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0087.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
DUNLOP
[no value]
DUNLOP
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0088.xml
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105
105
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
[no value]
D207 GP
[no value]
D207 ZR
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0089.xml
review
106
106
CW BOOK REVIEW
[no value]
WORLD SUPERBIKES THE FIRST TEN YEARS
[no value]
Haynes Publishing
[no value]
Haynes Publishing
World Superbikes, The First Ten Years
$23
Alan Cathcart
THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD Superbike Championship is marked by publication of the definitive history of four-stroke motorcycle roadracing’s premier series, World Superbikes, The First Ten Years. Penned by English television commentator Julian Ryder and lavishly illustrated with photographs by renowned lensman Kel Edge, this beautiful, soft-cover book covers WSB from its wobbly infancy through the action-packed 1997 season.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0090.xml
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107
107
[no value]
[no value]
LAVERDA
[no value]
LAVERDA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0091.xml
review
108
108
CW EVALUATION
[no value]
BEL RADAR DETECTOR
High-tech copper-stopper
Bel-Tronics
[no value]
Bel-Tronics
BEL RADAR DETECTOR
$250
[no value]
IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS X-BAND radar, which was thrown at us in the Sixties. (Has it really been around that long?) Then, there was the lower-powered, more difficult to detect K-band radar of the Seventies, and in 1987 came a third frequency, Ka, and then, just three years later, Wideband Ka.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0092.xml
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109
109
[no value]
[no value]
Kawasaki Motors Corp.
[no value]
Kawasaki Motors Corp.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0093.xml
review
110
110
CW EVALUATION
[no value]
TOUR MASTER SUMMER SPORT ELITE GLOVES
Getting a handle on heat
[no value]
SPORT ELITE GLOVES
$35
[no value]
IT SEEMS THAT EVERYONE’S ALWAYS nattering on about keeping your hands warm while riding in the cold. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but what about when the mercury begins to rise? How do you properly protect your hands while keeping them cool and sweat-free in higher temperatures?
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0094.xml
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110
110
[no value]
[no value]
Harley-Davidson
[no value]
Harley-Davidson
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0095.xml
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111
111
[no value]
[no value]
COLLETT ELECTRONICS LTD.
[no value]
COLLETT ELECTRONICS LTD.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0096.xml
article
112
112,113,114,116,118,120,121,122,123,124
RACE WATCH
[no value]
A PLACE CALLED PUKEKOHE
Half a world away, an enchanting speed festival embraces the humanity of vintage racing
[no value]
[no value]
JOHN L. STEIN
"LEONARD!" A SHRILL, MATRONLY VOICE SPLIT THE BOOMING THUNDER OF RACING SINGLES. "I can call him Leonard," Mrs. Perry shouted of her 86-year-old husband, New Zealand racing legend Len Perry, "because I've been married to him for 60 years!" After a few moments, Perry shuffled out the door of his trailer and stood beaming in the New Zealand summer sun.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0097.xml
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115
115
[no value]
[no value]
NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc.
[no value]
NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0098.xml
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116
116
[no value]
[no value]
Bel-Ray Company, Inc.
[no value]
Bel-Ray Company, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0099.xml
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117
117
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
Arai Helmets, Ltd.
Renegade
Arai Helmets, Ltd.
Quantum/e
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0100.xml
advertisement
118
118
[no value]
[no value]
Memphis SHADES: Vera Cruz
[no value]
Memphis SHADES
Vera Cruz
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0101.xml
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118
118
[no value]
[no value]
Motorcycle Industry Council
[no value]
Motorcycle Industry Council
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0102.xml
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118
118
[no value]
[no value]
FM HELMETS
[no value]
FM HELMETS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0103.xml
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119
119
[no value]
[no value]
YAMAHA
[no value]
YAMAHA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0104.xml
advertisement
120
120
[no value]
[no value]
WILEY: REBEL
[no value]
WILEY
REBEL
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0105.xml
advertisement
121
121
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
JARDINE
Slash-cut
JARDINE
Turnouts
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0106.xml
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122
122
[no value]
[no value]
Motul USA, Inc.
[no value]
Motul USA, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0107.xml
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123
123
[no value]
[no value]
TOUR MASTER
[no value]
TOUR MASTER
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0108.xml
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123
123
[no value]
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0109.xml
advertisement
123
123
[no value]
[no value]
EDELWEISS BIKE TRAVEL
[no value]
EDELWEISS BIKE TRAVEL
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0110.xml
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124
124
[no value]
[no value]
School of Motorcycle Repair
[no value]
School of Motorcycle Repair
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0111.xml
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125
125,126,127
[no value]
[no value]
CHAPARRAL
[no value]
CHAPARRAL
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0112.xml
article
128
128,130,132,133,134,135,138,142,146,149
RACE WATCH
[no value]
Clipboard
DOOHAN, Kocinski lead early GP tests
SuperMac heads Supercross title chase
Sound of Thunder series rolls on
World Superbike gets multi-faceted promoter
Jerry McHale, 1940-1998
Drag racers hook-up and organize
[no value]
[no value]
Michael Scott
Kevin Cameron
Mick Doohan was, as usual, fastest at the first pre-season Grand Prix test session, held in mid-January at Australia’s Phillip Island racetrack. Atypically, new Suzuki signee Nobuatsu Aoki set second-best time, displacing the remaining works Honda riders.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0113.xml
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128
128
[no value]
[no value]
VANCE & HINES: SS2-R
[no value]
VANCE & HINES
SS2-R
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0114.xml
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129
129
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
SUZUKI
SAVAGE 650
SUZUKI
INTRUDER 800
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0115.xml
advertisement
130
130
[no value]
[no value]
Progressive Suspension: Larry Rueseler Signature Series
[no value]
Progressive Suspension
Larry Rueseler Signature Series
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0116.xml
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130
130
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0117.xml
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131
131
[no value]
[no value]
DONELSON CYCLES INC.
[no value]
DONELSON CYCLES INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0118.xml
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132
132
[no value]
[no value]
Performance Machine Inc.
[no value]
Performance Machine Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0119.xml
advertisement
132
132
[no value]
[no value]
U.S. Public Health Service
[no value]
U.S. Public Health Service
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0120.xml
advertisement
132
132
[no value]
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0121.xml
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133
133
[no value]
[no value]
National Cycle, Inc.
[no value]
National Cycle, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0122.xml
advertisement
134
134
[no value]
[no value]
WILEYCO
[no value]
WILEYCO
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0123.xml
advertisement
134
134
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0124.xml
advertisement
134
134
[no value]
[no value]
Battery Tender
[no value]
Battery Tender
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0125.xml
advertisement
135
135
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0126.xml
advertisement
135
135
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0127.xml
advertisement
136
136,137
[no value]
[no value]
COMPETITION ACCESSORIES
[no value]
COMPETITION ACCESSORIES
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0128.xml
advertisement
138
138
[no value]
[no value]
GIVI U.S.A. inc.
[no value]
GIVI U.S.A. inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0129.xml
advertisement
138
138
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: Cycle World Buyer's Guide
[no value]
[no value]
Cycle World Buyer's Guide
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0130.xml
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139
139
[no value]
[no value]
Cooper-Avon Tyres, Ltd.
[no value]
Cooper-Avon Tyres, Ltd.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0131.xml
advertisement
140
140,141
[no value]
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: Valkyrie
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Valkyrie
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0132.xml
advertisement
142
142
[no value]
[no value]
Christian Motorcyclists Association
[no value]
Christian Motorcyclists Association
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0133.xml
advertisement
142
142
[no value]
[no value]
SPORTBIKE
[no value]
SPORTBIKE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0134.xml
advertisement
143
143
[no value]
[no value]
Fieldsheer
[no value]
Fieldsheer
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0135.xml
advertisement
144
144,145
[no value]
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0136.xml
advertisement
146
146
[no value]
[no value]
Corbin
[no value]
Corbin
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0137.xml
advertisement
146
146
[no value]
[no value]
GALFER
[no value]
GALFER
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0138.xml
advertisement
147
147
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0139.xml
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148
148
[no value]
[no value]
SPEEDVISION
[no value]
SPEEDVISION
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0140.xml
advertisement
149
149
[no value]
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0141.xml
advertisement
149
149
[no value]
[no value]
CRUISE AMERICA
[no value]
CRUISE AMERICA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0142.xml
article
150
150,151,152,153
DEPARTMENTS
[no value]
SERVICE
Mile-high leak
The packing principle
The plane truth
Unchained malady
[no value]
[no value]
Paul Dean
The good news is that I live in Hawaii. The bad news is that when I take my ’88 Suzuki Intruder 750 from sea level to 5000-foot elevations, the final-drive case leaks. And I mean it really leaks. I can do this change in elevation in about 30 minutes at 45 mph.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0143.xml
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150
150
[no value]
[no value]
Bel-Ray Company, Inc.
[no value]
Bel-Ray Company, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0144.xml
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151
151
[no value]
[no value]
TOPGEAR: AUTOCOM
[no value]
TOPGEAR
AUTOCOM
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0145.xml
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151
151
[no value]
[no value]
American Red Cross
[no value]
American Red Cross
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0146.xml
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151
151
[no value]
[no value]
S100
[no value]
S100
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0147.xml
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152
152
[no value]
[no value]
K&N Engineering, Inc.
[no value]
K&N Engineering, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0148.xml
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152
152
[no value]
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0149.xml
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153
153
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[no value]
Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0150.xml
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153
153
[no value]
[no value]
P.H.D. PHARMACEUTICALS
[no value]
P.H.D. PHARMACEUTICALS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0151.xml
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154
154,155,156,157,158,159,160
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0152.xml
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161
161
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0153.xml
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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.
CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0154.xml
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B&WT Co.: KOOL
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B&WT Co.
KOOL
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0155.xml
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Mazda North American Operations: B-Series Trucks
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Mazda North American Operations
B-Series Trucks
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CycleWorld_19980501_0037_005_0156.xml