Issue: 20041101

Monday, November 1, 2004
November
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0001.xml
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B&WT CO.: PALL MALL
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B&WT CO.
PALL MALL
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0002.xml
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4,5
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BMW Motorrad USA
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BMW Motorrad USA
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0003.xml
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icon: STANDARD BOOT
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STANDARD BOOT
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0005.xml
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DUNLOP
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DUNLOP
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0006.xml
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10
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0007.xml
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10
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Advertisements
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CruzTOOLS
Sliding T-Sockets PowerDrive
CruzTOOLS
Folding Tool Set OUTBACK'R
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0008.xml
masthead
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10
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0009.xml
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11
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DRAG Specialties
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DRAG Specialties
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0010.xml
article
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UP FRONT
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The Accidental Sport-Tourist
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David Edwards
IT’S NOT OFTEN THAT THE SIMPLE PURchase of a used motorcycle makes front-page news, but there I was on the cover of the Knoxville News Sentinel, “above the fold” as they say in the newspaper biz. The headline blared, “Bye-Bye to Beloved Bike,” and was slugged, “Magazine editor buys Knox man's motorcycle.”
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0011.xml
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Dickies
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Dickies
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0012.xml
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Nissan North America, Inc.: Xterra
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Nissan North America, Inc.
Xterra
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0013.xml
article
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LEANINGS
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KTM Unplugged
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Peter Egan
“WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO CHANGE canisters?” my friend Phil Caravello asked last week as he sat aboard my shiny new black KTM 950 Adventure and subtly tweaked the throttle. “These stock pipes sound pretty good. Not too loud, but nice and throaty.”
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0014.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0015.xml
article
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TDC
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Bigger Big Bangs?
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Kevin Cameron
BOOK MORE DYNO TIME! AS IF THEIR workloads weren’t intense enough already, MotoGP racing teams with traction problems or whose engines “hit” too hard in their powerbands are currently trying to find increased grip through altered firing orders.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0016.xml
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PIAGGIO: X9 EVOLUTION 500
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PIAGGIO
X9 EVOLUTION 500
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0017.xml
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20,21
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Yamaha Motor Corp.
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Yamaha Motor Corp.
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0018.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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HOTSHOTS
Challenging the ZX-10R
One little mistake...
Super 90 Chronicles
Two little mistakes...
Smoke tires, not crack
Bleepfest 2004
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In your “Great ZX-10R Challenge,” (CW, September) most of the journalists giving comments in the “Quick Picks” section say they might have been quicker on the ZX-10R, but had more fun or a better quality ride on other bikes. To me, the fun factor, along with reliability and comfort, are more important than lap times.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0019.xml
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DODGE
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DODGE
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0020.xml
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24
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PROGRESSIVE suspension
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PROGRESSIVE suspension
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0021.xml
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25
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SCORPIO: SR-i500
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SCORPIO
SR-i500
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0022.xml
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26
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Advertisements
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Motul USA, Inc.
300V
Motul USA, Inc.
RBF 600
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0023.xml
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27
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Hard-Krome: 2-into-1 Sideburner
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Hard-Krome
2-into-1 Sideburner
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0024.xml
review
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28,29
DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
Harley-Davidson Radical Paint Sets
Marsee Compression Bag
Sidi Vertigo boot
Hyperplates aluminum clutch plates
Shoei TZR helmet
Ron Wood Racing YZ/WR450 Performance Parts
ACN Machining Hand Guard Mounts
Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories
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Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories
Radical Paint Sets
$1950
Holy Mother of rattlecans, look what’s cooking in a Wisconsin kitchen: 2005 Radical Paint Sets from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. Built using direct replacement bodywork expertly hand-painted and finished with a limited-edition design, each set is numbered and marked with a miniature chrome Bar and Shield logo that identifies it as authentic. Only 50 to 200 of each set will be produced, available for a wide variety of models. Sold through H-D dealers, prices range from $1950 for the “Helix” for Sportsters, all the way to a $5245 Rally Rider for Road Glides.
Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories
Marsee Compression Bag
$17
Bulk be gone! Say goodbye to your old stuff sack, the $17 Marsee Compression Bag makes traveling easy, especially if you tend to overpack. Unzip the side opening, load up the nylon shell with your fleece, jeans, sweaters, underwear, etc. and cinch down the straps. Voila, overall length shrinks from 16 to 6 inches!
Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories
Sidi Vertigo boot
$260
Here's how to upset the apple cart in the boot biz: the $260 Sidi Vertigo (shown) and $375 Vertigo Corsa. The Italian boot-maker spent more than two years updating the Vertebra 2 and Vertebra Race, and these are the result. For improved fit, the patented back-of-boot Techno VR provides almost 2 inches of calf adjustment with the simple twist of a knob. No tools needed! (Corsa version adds a second Techno VR system across the top of the foot, plus a carbon-fiber shin plate, ceramic toe guard and a torsion-eliminating external ankle brace.) A multiple-density heel cup offers .1-inch of three-stage travel for improved impact absorption in case of a fall. The Lorica upper is lined with a Teflon-treated synthetic fabric that "pulls" moisture out of the boot to eliminate mold buildup. Also new, the sole features not one, but two compounds for better grip on and off the bike. Get `em in four colors—black, blue, red or white—in European sizes 40-48.
Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories
Hyperplates aluminum clutch plates
$78
Lighten up! Alleged to weigh 65 percent less than steel clutch plates, Hyperplates improve throttle response and acceleration, as well as dissipate heat more quickly, reducing fade. A special “dual” coating protects against premature wear. Complete kits for late-model sportbikes start at $78.
Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories
Shoei TZR helmet
$290 to $396
Comfort, protection and price are not mutually exclusive, at least not in the case of the Shoei TZR. New from the chinstrap up, the replacement for the popular TZ-1 features an aerodynamic, wind-tunnel-developed AIM+ shell, a two-piece Dual Liner Ventilation system, removable cheek pads (available in different thicknesses for a spot-on fit) and peripheral-vision-enhancing CX-1V faceshield. Offered in nine solid/metallic colors and three graphics schemes in sizes XXS-XXL, the TZR ranges in price from $290 to $396.
Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories
Ron Wood Racing YZ/WR450 Performance Parts
$1868
Do you need more “go” from your Yamaha YZ/WR450? Ron Wood Racing has developed a complete line of performance engine parts for the liquid-cooled Thumper. The $1868 Stage 2 kit includes a free-flowing air filter, an exhaust system, 13.1:1 piston, camshafts, titanium valve spring retainers, and base and head gaskets. For even more power, opt for oversize titanium valves, springs and bronze guides. All parts are also sold separately.
Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories
ACN Machining Hand Guard Mounts
$39 to $50
Handguards are great, but mounting them can be a hassle. Not anymore. ACN's clamps are precision-machined from 6061/T6 aluminum to fit standard and oversized bars. Available unfinished or anodized black, blue, red or gold they cost $39 to $50, depending on application.
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0025.xml
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Kawasaki
KX250
Kawasaki
KX250F
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0026.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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2005 BMW K1200S: TOO FAST FOR THE AUTOBAHN?
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Brian Catterson
IT WAS A TERRIFYING moment, fortunately more for him than for me. In Munich, Germany, attending the worldwide press introduction for the 2005 BMW K1200S, I was following a Swiss journalist through a sweeping righthander on the autobahn at an indicated 280 kilometers per hour (174 mph) when his brake light suddenly came on—and stayed on—his speed and trajectory bringing him perilously close to the center divider!
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0027.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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BMW GOES TO MOTOGP
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Bruno dePrato
Although the official announcement won't come until later this year, BMW will enter MotoGP, possibly as early as 2005. Rumors for years have hinted that BMW would return to toplevel roadracing, some even suggesting a BMW engine in a Kenny Roberts-built Proton, as this computer illustration implies.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0028.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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USGP RETURNS!
PURSUING A LARGER VICTORY
VARIOUS TRIUMPHS
DAYTONA’S NEW TRACK LAYOUT
AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL
CONGRESS RESPONDS TO OHV GROUPS
LEWIS LEAVES
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After an 11-year hiatus, the Grand Prix circus returns to the U.S. for 2005. MotoGP promoters DORNA and the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), the organization that runs Laguna Seca Raceway, have reached “an agreement in principle” to bring MotoGP racing to the track for a five-year period.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0029.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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YAMAHA'S YZF-R6 UPS THE ANTE
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Mark Hoyer
JUST ABOUT THE time we settle on which 600cc sportbike is best in a given year, the manufacturers start rolling out next season’s models. Yamaha beat everybody to the punch for 2005 with its heavily revised YZF-R6. The bike retains its distinct, familial look, but underneath that sharp bodywork several changes were levied to counter strides made recently by the competition, most notably Suzuki’s class-conquering GSX-R600.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0030.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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MIX-AND-MATCH DUCATIS
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Brian Catterson
By cleverly blending existing parts and concepts, Ducati continues to broaden its product line. Biggest news from the 2005 dealer meeting is a new Multistrada powered by the 618cc two-valve V-Twin from the Monster 620. The "Ministrada" will benefit from many of the upgrades made to the ’05 Multistrada 1000, including a more comfortable seat, longer sidestand, taller windscreen and wider, more rigidly mounted mirrors.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0031.xml
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Z1R: Nomad
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Z1R
Nomad
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0032.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER, 1979
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Mark Hoyer
A "Wild 1000cc Honda 750F" wheelied off our cover this month, never mind that the coverline didn’t exactly make sense. Inside, all was explained, as we tested a 1002cc, 120-horsepower CB750 built by legendary tuner Kazuo Yoshima, a former Honda Japan engine R&D employee who came to the States in the late 1960s.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0033.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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INDIAN CHRONICLES, CHAPTER 317...
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Mark Hoyer
JUST HOW MANY TIMES can Indian die and be resurrected? With every end seems to come a new beginning, the latest Indian acquisition at the hands of Stillican, a London-based private equity firm that counts among its assets the Chris-Craft boat company.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0034.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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MAELY’S RANCH IS HISTORY
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Allan Girdler
When Ken Maely, the man behind dirt-track racing's steel shoes and the operator of a practice track unique in the sport, died late in 2003, there was hope that his ranch, as he always thought of the track and shops, could carry on. It wasn’t to be.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0035.xml
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0036.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Ups & Downs
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UP: To Jeremy McGrath, for showing that even in retirement he’s still capable of raising the bar. The seven-time AMA Supercross Champion cleared 33 feet, 6 inches to win gold in the Moto X Step-Up competition at the X Games, held this past August in Los Angeles.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0037.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Quick Ride
KTM 625 SMC The new side of dual-purpose
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Jimmy Lewis
THE DUAL-PURPOSE CLASS is about as dead as it's ever been. Just survey the lack of exciting new models in the last few years. But you can always count on KTM to dig into the parts bin to spice up the segment. Witness the latest offering from the Austrians: the 625 SMC, an LC4 Thumper with a slick supermoto twist in a bike that still retains enough dirt-worthiness for off-road riding.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0038.xml
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39
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Scorpion Sports, Inc.: ScorpionExo
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Scorpion Sports, Inc.
ScorpionExo
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0039.xml
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40,41
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Yamaha Motor Corp.: TT-Rs
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Yamaha Motor Corp.
TT-Rs
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0040.xml
review
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42,43,44,45
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
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Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Roadster vs. Triumph Bonneville Thruxton 900
Clash of the not-quite-conventionals
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
SPORTSTER 1200 ROADSTER
$8495
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
BONNEVILLE THRUXTON 900
$7999
ALLAN GIRDLER
CANCEL THE CLICHÉS AND ALL THAT STUFF LEARNED IN high school for a moment and consider: Just exactly why is it we can't compare apples and oranges? No, seriously. Both are fruits, they grow on trees, they can be eaten by hand and made into jellies, jams and juice or sliced into segments.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0041.xml
review
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46,47,48
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
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Suzuki GSX-R600 vs. Suzuki SV650S
The pursuit of pleasure
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
SV650S
$6299
SUZUKI
GSX-R600
$8099
MARK HOYER
ONE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL TENETS OF MOTORCYCLING is pleasure. Ride to work or ride to nowhere, but saddle up, start combustion, smile and feel good. Starting fires always warms the heart and body. Nothing, no chemical, no music, no single activity makes people who have ever tasted the pleasure of two-wheels-with-engine feel as good, so reliably and with so few strings attached as swinging a leg over your favorite bike and taking a ride.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0042.xml
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49
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AGUSTA
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AGUSTA
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0043.xml
review
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50,51
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
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Victory Vegas 8-Ball vs. Yamaha Midnight Warrior
Same color, different execution
VICTORY
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VICTORY
VEGAS 8-BALL
$12,999
VICTORY
MIDNIGHT WARRIOR
$12,499
MATTHEW MILES
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, THE CRUISING LANDSCAPE HAS changed. Take "sport" cruisers. Just six short years ago, they didn't even exist. Back then, the closest thing fitting that description was the Moto Guzzi V11 EV, winner of “Lucky 13,” our all-encompassing boulevard-bike comparison published in March of 1998.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0044.xml
review
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52,53,54
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
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BMW R1150R Rockster Limited 80 vs. Moto Guzzi V11 Coppa Italia
Bikes of character, built for fun
BMW
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BMW
R1150R
$13,960
BMW
COPPA ITALIA
$14,990
DAVID EDWARDS
SEE IF THIS DESCRIBES YOU. IN YOUR LATE 30s, EARLY 40s. Been riding for more than two decades. Owned seven motorcycles plus. Log more than 5000 miles per year. Household income somewhere in the $80K range. Planning to buy a new bike in the next two years.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0045.xml
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TRIUMPH: Rocket III
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TRIUMPH
Rocket III
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0046.xml
review
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56,57
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
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Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs. Suzuki GS500F
Time-honored Twins together again
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
NINJA 500R
$4799
KAWASAKI
GS500F
$4999
DON CANET
PRIOR TO DELVING INTO THIS COMPARISON, I FIGURED A little background check was in order. As I dredged up past Cycle World tests pertaining to either of these entry-level 500cc Twins, I found that in nearly every case we’ve pitted the pair against one another—as we’re doing here—or included both in large-scale bargain-bike shootouts.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0047.xml
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56a,56b
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GEICO: Cycle-Gard
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GEICO
Cycle-Gard
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0048.xml
review
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58,60
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
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Derbi GPR50R vs. Honda Ruckus
The coolest 50cc bikes in the world
HONDA
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HONDA
RUCKUS
$1949
HONDA
GPR50
$4000
MARK HOYER
IS IT A STUDY IN CIRCUS CLOWNISM? A CRUEL JOKE played on me by the boss? A return to the innocence and excitement of being 15 and trying to figure out what kind of two-wheeled transpo you could convince your mom to let you buy? It was probably a little bit of all that as my 220 pounds and 6-foot-2 frame burdened the diminutive structures of what have to be the two coolest 50cc transport modes on the U.S. market: the Honda Ruckus and Derbi GPR50 Racing.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0049.xml
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59
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VANCE & HINES: LONGSHOTS HS
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VANCE & HINES
LONGSHOTS HS
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0050.xml
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61
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DUCATI: Ducati 999
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DUCATI
Ducati 999
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0051.xml
review
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62,63,64
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
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Big Dog Chopper vs. American Ironhorse Texas Chopper
When custom becomes standard
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BIG DOG CHOPPER
$29,500
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AMERICAN IRONHORSE
$30,800
CALVIN KIM
THE JAPANESE HAVE TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED HYPER-bikes, the Italians have functional rolling sculptures and us? Well, we have choppers. No niche in motorcycling evokes more responses. Some good, some bad, but none ambivalent. I was one of the detractors, a naysayer, if you will.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0052.xml
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65,68,70,71,74,75,78,79,82,83,86,87
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0053.xml
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66,67
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Nissan North America, Inc.: TITAN
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Nissan North America, Inc.
TITAN
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0054.xml
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69
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KTM
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KTM
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0055.xml
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72,73
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Advertisements
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American Suzuki Motor Corporation
RM250
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
DR-2400
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0056.xml
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76,77
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Advertisements
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CRF80F
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CRF100F
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0057.xml
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80,81
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NISSAN: Utili-track
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NISSAN
Utili-track
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0058.xml
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83
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0059.xml
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83
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K&N: High-Flow air filter
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K&N
High-Flow air filter
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0060.xml
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84,85
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Parts Unlimited
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Parts Unlimited
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CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0061.xml
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88
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Nissan North America. Inc.: V6
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Nissan North America. Inc.
V6
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0062.xml
review
89
89,90,91
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
[no value]
Husqvarna SM450R vs. KTM 450 SMR
Supermojo supermotos
HUSQVARNA
[no value]
HUSQVARNA
SM450R
$6799
HUSQVARNA
450 SMR
$7298
MARK CERNICKY
READY TO RACE SUPERMOTO? KTM AND HUSQVARNA ARE, both European companies offering thoroughly capable 450cc four-strokes that they claim are race-ready. Oh, really now? We’ll be the judges of that. Who’ll get to the checkered flag first? Read it here in black and white.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0063.xml
review
92
92,93,94
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
[no value]
Honda Rune vs. Harley Screamin' Eagle V-Rod
Style and performance in two high-roller cruisers
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
[no value]
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
CVO V-ROD
$24,495
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
RUNE
$26,999
STEVE ANDERSON
YOU CAN MAKE AN ARGUMENT THAT BOTH THE HONDA Rune and the Harley V-Rod represent the motorcycle most alien to their respective companies' traditions. The Rune is perhaps the first Honda motorcycle styled before it was engineered and one of the few where the stylists held the highest ground throughout its development.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0064.xml
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95
95
[no value]
[no value]
TUCKER ROCKY: CIRCUIT Jacket
[no value]
TUCKER ROCKY
CIRCUIT Jacket
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0065.xml
review
96
96,97,98
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
[no value]
Ducati ST3 vs. Yamaha FJR1300
Supersport-touring
DUCATI
[no value]
DUCATI
ST3
$11,995
DUCATI
FJR1300
$11,799
BRIAN CATTERSON
IF YOU READ THIS YEAR'S TEN BEST BIKES ISSUE (CW, July), you already know the winner of this comparison. Or at least think you do. After a season's hiatus in which it was eclipsed by BMW’s everything-but-the-kitchen-sink K1200GT, Yamaha’s FJR1300 returned for 2004 with a drawer full of changes to reclaim the Best Sport-Touring Bike crown it wore in 2002.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0066.xml
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99
99
[no value]
[no value]
SHOEI SAFETY HELMET CORP.: TZ-R
[no value]
SHOEI SAFETY HELMET CORP.
TZ-R
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0067.xml
review
100
100,101
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
[no value]
Ducati Supersport 1000 vs. Honda Superhawk
Sporting V-Twins from Italy and Japan
DUCATI
[no value]
DUCATI
SUPERSPORT 1000
$10,995
DUCATI
SUPERHAWK
$8999
MATTHEW MILES
JUDGING BY THE SPECIFICATIONS CHART, THERE shouldn't be any question as to which one of these machines wins this grudge match. The Honda Superhawk produces more power, accelerates quicker, posts a higher top speed and requires less frequent maintenance than its born-in-Bologna competition, the Ducati Supersport 1000.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0068.xml
review
102
102,103
SPECIAL SECTION: 2x2 GRUDGE MATCH!
[no value]
Suzuki RM250 vs. Yamaha YZ250
Two-strokes aren’t dead yet!
SUZUKI
[no value]
SUZUKI
RM250
$5999
SUZUKI
YZ250
$6099
BRIAN CATTERSON
IF FOUR-STROKES ARE THE FUTURE OF MOTOCROSS, WHY DO the manufacturers continue to develop two-strokes? For one, they're still capable of winning races—just ask Yamaha YZ250-mounted 2004 AMA Supercross Champion Chad Reed. And second, a sizable percentage of the MX bikes sold in the USA continue to burn premix, so there’s still a big chunk of change to be had.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0069.xml
article
104
104,105,106,107,108,109
FEATURES
[no value]
THE WHY OF ROADS
An Ode to Asphalt
[no value]
[no value]
JAMES R. PETERSEN
WHO BUILT THIS ROAD AND WHY?" PART GRATITUDE, PART wonder, part escalating joy, the question is one I've encountered at rest stops on the best rides of my life. Someone pulls off his helmet, catches his breath and gives vent to pure curiosity—you know, the kind captured in the phrase, “Who was that masked man, anyway?” I first encountered this respect for the unknown maker of roads at a dinner in Monterey, California.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0070.xml
article
108
108
FEATURES
[no value]
5 FAVORITE ROADS
A tour guide picks America's best
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Burt Richmond and wife Diane run Lotus Tours, a Chicago-based motorcycle touring outfit (www.lotustours.com) that specializes in custom itineraries for the world-savvy moto-traveler. Richmond is at home whether in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, Sardinia’s traction-packed twisties or a mountain pass deep in the Dolomites, but he knows America, too.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0071.xml
review
110
110
DEPARTMENTS
[no value]
THE CW LIBRARY
Lightweight Unsupported Motorcycle Travel for Terminal Cases
On the Move: Transportation and the American Story
ISDT Reunion Ride
Aero Design & Mfg. Co., Inc.
[no value]
Aero Design & Mfg. Co., Inc.
Lightweight Unsupported Motorcycle Travel for Terminal Cases
$5
Aero Design & Mfg. Co., Inc.
On the Move: Transportation and the American Story
$35
Aero Design & Mfg. Co., Inc.
Leroy Winters Memorial ISDT Reunion Ride
$25
Mark Hoyer
Mark Hoyer
Jimmy Lewis
This little book opens your mind to the wonder of living life on the back of a motorcycle. Preferably a small motorcycle with minimal luggage, no time schedule and something other than a master plan. Though uncredited, it is written by Andy Goldfine, the man behind Aerostich, whose life and living is built upon traveling by motorcycle.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0072.xml
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111
111
[no value]
[no value]
Ingersoll-Rand: KRYPTONITE
[no value]
Ingersoll-Rand
KRYPTONITE
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0073.xml
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112
112,113
[no value]
[no value]
CHAPARRAL
[no value]
CHAPARRAL
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0074.xml
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114
114
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: Cycle World
[no value]
[no value]
Cycle World
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0075.xml
review
115
115
CW EVALUATION
[no value]
J.W. Speaker HID Headlight
Turning night into day
J.W. Speaker Corp.
[no value]
J.W. Speaker Corp.
HID Headlight
$399
[no value]
ON A MOTORCYCLE, LIGHTING IS A LOT like horsepower and performance: You can’t have too much of it. Anything that helps you knife through the pitch black with better visibility definitely falls under the category of “a good thing.” Which explains why the J.W. Speaker Corp.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0076.xml
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115
115
[no value]
[no value]
THOMSON EDUCATION DIRECT
[no value]
THOMSON EDUCATION DIRECT
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0077.xml
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116
116
[no value]
[no value]
ORBA
[no value]
ORBA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0078.xml
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117
117
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0079.xml
article
118
118,120,122,124,126,127
RACE WATCH
[no value]
V-RODS IN DRAG
The Vance & Hines Harley went from 0 to dominance in 2 years...and then the NHRA stepped in
[no value]
[no value]
BRUCE FISCHER
IT ONLY LASTS ABOUT SEVEN SECONDS, but what a seven seconds it is! With motors screaming wide-open and rpm bouncing off rev-limiters, the light goes green and WHAM! a pair of motorcycles explodes down the quarter-mile in a breathtaking display of sound and fury—and, of course, acceleration.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0080.xml
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119
119
[no value]
[no value]
POWER TRIP: ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS
[no value]
POWER TRIP
ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0081.xml
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121
121
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE GEAR
[no value]
CYCLE GEAR
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0082.xml
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123
123
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0083.xml
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124
124
[no value]
[no value]
REPSOL Lubricants
[no value]
REPSOL Lubricants
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0084.xml
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125
125
[no value]
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0085.xml
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126
126
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
Motion Pro, Inc.
Throttles
Motion Pro, Inc.
Grips
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0086.xml
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127
127
[no value]
[no value]
Dynojet: Power Commander III USB
[no value]
Dynojet
Power Commander III USB
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0087.xml
article
128
128,129
RACE WATCH
[no value]
Clipboard
Geoff May: privateer with potential
[no value]
[no value]
Rick Menapace
There are six factory riders in AMA Superbike this year. All eat, live and travel well. After practice, they roll into the pits and legions of serious-looking, factory-trained mechanics appear. The riders dismount, stuff their gloves into upturned helmets and stride away, their work done.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0088.xml
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128
128
[no value]
[no value]
D.I.D Racing Chain: X²—RING
[no value]
D.I.D Racing Chain
X2—RING
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0089.xml
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129
129
[no value]
[no value]
K&N Engineering, Inc.
[no value]
K&N Engineering, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0090.xml
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129
129
[no value]
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0091.xml
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129
129
[no value]
[no value]
D&D Design, Inc.: MOTO-TOTE
[no value]
D&D Design, Inc.
MOTO-TOTE
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0092.xml
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130
130,131
[no value]
[no value]
BROCKTON CYCLE CENTER
[no value]
BROCKTON CYCLE CENTER
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0093.xml
article
132
132,134,135,136,137
DEPARTMENTS
[no value]
SERVICE
Some don’t like it hot
A crooked Bandit
’Scoping it out
FEEDBACK LOOP
Heavy breather
More power, commander
[no value]
[no value]
Paul Dean
While watching supercross and motocross races this season, I’ve noticed that a lot of the four-stroke riders struggle to restart their machines after a crash, while two-stroke riders kick the bike once and are back to racing. Why is the new breed of high-performance four-strokes so much harder to restart while hot?
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0094.xml
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133
133
[no value]
[no value]
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
[no value]
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0095.xml
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134
134
[no value]
[no value]
CHAMPION: MOTORCYCLE POWERSPORT BATTERIES
[no value]
CHAMPION
MOTORCYCLE POWERSPORT BATTERIES
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0096.xml
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135
135
[no value]
[no value]
Tour Master: CORTECH
[no value]
Tour Master
CORTECH
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0097.xml
article
136
136
[no value]
[no value]
Recall Roster
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
NHTSA Recall No.04V218 Harley-Davidson FL, XL and Dyna series Model year: 2003 Dates of manufacture: Jun.-Aug. ’03 Number of units involved: 35,855 Problem: On certain motorcycles, the taillight bulb can fall out of the socket, rendering the taillight and stoplight inoperative, which could lead to a crash due to the motorcycle being hit from the rear.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0098.xml
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136
136
[no value]
[no value]
American Motorcycle Institute
[no value]
American Motorcycle Institute
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0099.xml
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136
136
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0100.xml
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136
136
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
Battery Tender
Plus
Battery Tender
Junior
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0101.xml
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137
137
[no value]
[no value]
Tour Master: CORTECH
[no value]
Tour Master
CORTECH
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0102.xml
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138
138
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0103.xml
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139
139,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148,149
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0104.xml
article
150
150
DEPARTMENTS
[no value]
SLIPSTREAM
Reader Information
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Editorial/Production: Offices are located at 1499 Monrovia Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92663; 949/720-5300. Editorial contributions are welcomed, but must be guaranteed exclusive to Cycle World. We are not responsible for the return of unsolicited material unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0105.xml
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151
151
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Boulevard
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0106.xml
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152
152
[no value]
[no value]
RJRTC: Winston
[no value]
RJRTC
Winston
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20041101_0043_011_0107.xml