Issue: 20050401

Friday, April 1, 2005
April
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Sunday, August 24, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0001.xml
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CHEVY: colorado
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CHEVY
colorado
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0002.xml
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
VTX1800C
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
VTX1800R
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
VTX1800S
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
VTX1800N
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0003.xml
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METZELER: Z6 SPORT-TOURING TIRE
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METZELER
Z6 SPORT-TOURING TIRE
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0005.xml
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icon
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icon
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0006.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0007.xml
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AGVSPORT
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AGVSPORT
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0008.xml
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DRAG Specialties: V-Rod ROAD-ROD
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DRAG Specialties
V-Rod ROAD-ROD
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0009.xml
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UP FRONT
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Proper choppers
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David Edwards
SURELY IT IS ONE OF THE SIGNS OF THE impending Apocalypse, like goats lying down with dogs or Bob Dylan appearing in a Victoria’s Secret lingerie commercial. Right there in Cobo Hall at the big Detroit Auto Show we have America’s favorite anger-management candidates, Paul and Pauler of Orange County Choppers, rolling out their latest “theme” bike, commissioned by none other than Lincoln-freakin’-Mercury, Ford’s “prestige” division.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0010.xml
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RED WIN SHOES: SISSY BOOTS
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RED WIN SHOES
SISSY BOOTS
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0011.xml
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Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.: R6
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Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
R6
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0012.xml
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LEANINGS
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Sustainable trailer towing
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Peter Egan
“HERE’S A QUESTION YOU MIGHT CONsider in your column,” a motorcycle dealer said to me a few weeks ago. “Why am I selling so many bike trailers? I used to sell only one or two a year, but now the number is way up. Why do people suddenly need to haul bikes on trailers?” I have to admit I was momentarily stumped.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0013.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0014.xml
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TDC
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Apples & crocodiles
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Kevin Cameron
PISTONS FOUND AN EASY LIFE WHEN they first came into this world. Idling along at 350 rpm in horizontal steam engines, their peak back-and-forth acceleration was a few hundred times the acceleration of gravity, their operating temperature close to that of boiling water.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0015.xml
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AKRAPOVIĊ
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AKRAPOVIĊ
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0016.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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HOTSHOTS
Rah-rah Rossi
The Greatest?
That man Catman
Power play
Chopper Nation?
Fightin’ CBs
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I just had to thank you for Kevin Cameron’s piece on Valentino Rossi (“The Best,” February, 2005). This is one of the finest pieces of motorsport journalism I’ve ever read. Valentino is so unique, so multi-faceted, yet Kevin captured the essence of this man’s true talents.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0017.xml
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Speed Channel, Inc.
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Speed Channel, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0018.xml
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Advertisements
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American Suzuki Motor Corporation
GSX-R RF1000
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
GSX-R JACKET
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0019.xml
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VANCE & HINES: PRO PIPE HS
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VANCE & HINES
PRO PIPE HS
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0020.xml
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Harley-Davidson: FXRG
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Harley-Davidson
FXRG
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0021.xml
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PIRELLI
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PIRELLI
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0022.xml
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BMW Motorrad USA: R 1200 RT
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BMW Motorrad USA
R 1200 RT
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0023.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
Cyoma TailSwinger
Nolan X-1002
Ready Ratchet
Felt 1903
TP Engineering Pro-Series Smart Pump
LePera Sorrento
Ride Engineering Compression Adjusters
Harley-Davidson Sportster
Cyoma LLC
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Cyoma LLC
TailSwinger
$90
Tight parking confines calling for multi-point, back-and-forth garage maneuvers no longer pose a problem, thanks to the $90 TailSwinger. Positioned under the rear tire (max width 200mm) of any bike weighing less than 1000 pounds, the patent-pending, castaluminum design with its quartet of fixed-angle wheels “swings” left or right on any clean, hard, smooth surface. Cyoma LLC, 3601 N. Classen Blvd. #108, Oklahoma City, OK 73118; 800/871-2350; www.tailswinger.com
Cyoma LLC
Nolan X-1002
$399
The newest, most luxurious modular helmet from Nolan is the $399 X-1002. Designed around a hand-laid composite-fiber shell and fitted with a removable, washable liner, the innovative flip-up design uses the Italian company’s single-handed Smart Lift opening mechanism. Brow and chin vents can be opened and closed while wearing gloves, and the removable Vision Protection System eliminates the need for a smoked shield or sunglasses. An anti-fog Pinlock insert is included. Slip one on your noggin in black, platinum, titanium or white in S-XXL sizes. Cima International, 399 Wall St. #L, Glendale Heights, IL 60139; 630/671-9710; www.nolan.it
Cyoma LLC
Ready Ratchet
$20
Ready, set, ratchet! The lightweight, plastic-bodied Ready Ratchet appears to be a conventional ratchet, except the seven supplied sockets (metric or standard, your choice) are stored on a tray inside the contoured handle! Add one to your toolkit for $20. Ready Products, Inc., 5855 Olympia Fields Ct., West Chester, OH 45069; 866/942-9230; www.ready-tools.com
Cyoma LLC
Felt 1903
$419
Might this be the elusive motor-bicycle built by Bill Harley and the Davidson brothers back in the early 1900s? Not without a clip-on engine! Seriously, the $419 1903 is part of Felt’s new cruiser bicycle line. And safe to say, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time whenever you throw a leg over this single-speed, aluminum-framed machine. Don’t dig antiques? Then try the three-speed Café, which pays homage to the XR750 dirt-tracker. Felt Bicycles, LLC, 20372 Hermana Circle; Lake Forest, CA 92630; 949/452-9050; www.feltracing.com
Cyoma LLC
Pro-Series Smart Pump
$360
Talk about a bright idea! Unlike other Harley-Davidson Evolution-type oil pumps, the Pro-Series Smart Pump routes oil to the filter before it goes to the engine. What’s more, patented three-valve technology delivers just the right amount of lube to topand bottom-end components at all rpm, including idle. Also available for 1973-83 Shovelheads. Bolt one on your bike for $360. TP Engineering, Inc., 5 Francis J Clarke Circle, Bethel, CT 06801; 203/744-4960; www.tpengineering.com
Cyoma LLC
LePera Sorrento
$399
The Sorrento is yet another example of why after four decades LePera continues to impress with its fine saddles. A blend of classic and contemporary styling, the deep-dish design is nevertheless over-the-road friendly. And look at that stitching—flawless! Like other company designs, the Sorrento is available in a wide variety of exotic or traditional materials, with or without “Air Gel” or “Biker Gel” inserts. Prices start at $399. LePera Enterprises, Inc., 8207 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91605; 818/767-5110; www.lepera.com
Cyoma LLC
Compression Adjusters
$90
Tweak your suspension mid-moto without tools? That’s the concept behind Ride Engineering’s patent-pending Compression Adjusters. Designed for use on any twin-chamber KYB or Showa fork, the $90 kit comes with two low-profile, anodized-aluminum adjusters, eight set screws and an Allen wrench for installation. Ride Engineering, 8195 Eastport Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92646; 800/805-1516; www.rideengineering.com
Cyoma LLC
Harley-Davidson Sportster
$35
Our own Allan Girdler is a Sportster man through and through, with 93,000 miles on a 1986 model, 40K on his current ’01 XL883, and XR750s of the street-tracker and vintage-racing persuasions. But (to borrow a Girdlerism). That doesn’t make him Harley’s Man. AG's latest book, Harley-Davidson Sportster, $35, is by no means an Officially Licensed Product. For instance, in lamenting the passing of a favorite old H-D dealership, replaced by an emporium-like superstore, Girdler writes, “...all their money is invested in T-shirts for dogs and lingerie for ladies and they’ve sold all their pre-Evo parts...” Definitely not Milwaukee-approved. Still, Girdler’s love for the Sporty comes through loud and clear. In production for almost 50 years, it’s been everything from an enduro mount to a mean-mutha street racer to the most prolific trophy-getter in competition history to a bargain-basement loss-leader, all of it documented here in Girdler’s unique voice and photographer David Dewhurst’s excellent photos. “It’s still air-cooled, it still uses pushrods and the XL engine still gets the job done,” notes Girdler. Same could be said of the author. Motorbooks International, Galtier Plaza #200, 380 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101; 800/826-6600; www.motorbooks.com
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0024.xml
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.: TACOMA
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
TACOMA
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0025.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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RIDING THE YAMAHA MT-01
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Damon I’Anson
HERE YAMAHA GOES playing the forbiddenfruit game with America again. Years ago, it was with the YZF600 and 1000, then the FJR1300 and now the stunning new MT01, on sale now—just not in North America! Even Europeans felt sort of lucky to get a ride on the big 1670cc V-Twin at the bike’s press introduction in South Africa late last year.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0026.xml
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ROUNDUP
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DREAM ON
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Brian Catterson
I have a dream, and it is a supermoto bike trickedout with a single-sided swingarm, massive 420mm rimbrake and wide 17-inch mag wheels shod with treaded street tires. And now, thanks to TM (www.tmracing.it), you can have that dream, too. The new SMM Black Dream is just such a machine, powered by a 528cc, dohc, four-valve Single with both kickand electric-start.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0027.xml
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ROUNDUP
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DUCATI WINS WWW AWARD
NEW DIRT MAN
MANN NAMED FIRST LADY
DUCATIS ARE FOR CLOWNS
ROME ALSO RISES
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Ducati’s website, www.ducati.com, overcame stiff opposition from Ferrari, Aprilia, BMW, Alfa Romeo and Toyota to top the automotive category of the seventh annual media awards presented by renowned Italian financial newspaper II Sole 24 ORE.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0028.xml
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ROUNDUP
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FORMULA ONE MOTOCROSSER?
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Giuseppe Gori
TAKE FOUR ITALIANS with links to Formula One racing and a passion for motocross, and what you end up with is the bike shown here. The WRM 450 (www.wrm-motorcycles.it) is a prototype powered by an ohc four-stroke Single with a composite carbon-fiber/kevlar/steel/aluminum frame and swingarm that was born because its creators wanted to push the limits of dirtbike technology.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0029.xml
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ROUNDUP
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A LONG SAGA
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Mark Hoyer
Concept bikes are where designers get to flex their muscle. Practicality takes a second seat, and while the machinery matters, it's the thought behind it that is being showcased. Which is why this motorcycle, the Saga DSC-01, exists. Built by Ontario, California's Dreamcraft Studios as its calling-card show machine, the Saga is more industrial sculpture than motorcycle.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0030.xml
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0031.xml
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ROUNDUP
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THREE DAYS, TWO WHEELS, ONE RIDE OF A LIFETIME
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John Joss
EVERYONE LOVES TRACK days—schools package courses, tracks sell downtime, ex-racers market their talents and stay current, students train in a safe environment. Australia's International Motorcycle Riding and Racing Academy, however, offers something more: a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0032.xml
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO APRIL, 1980
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Don Canet
"Six Full Tests" topped this issue's cover. Inside, a broad mix of bike reviews detailed the Honda CB125 and GL1100 Gold Wing, Suzuki RM250 and GS1100, Yamaha YZ465 and Montesa Cota. • The GS1100E was proclaimed the “best superbike money can buy.”
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0033.xml
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Z1R: Z1R Strike Blade
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Z1R
Z1R Strike Blade
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0034.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Quick Ride
APRILIA MOJITO 150 CUSTOM Cool scoot
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Don Canet
IN CASE YOU HADN'T noticed, scooters have penetrated mainstream American moto-culture. With more makes and models currently available than we’ve seen in recent years, it’s not just the cash-strapped starving student or artist who is scootin’ around these days.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0035.xml
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ROUNDUP
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Ups & Downs
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DOWN: To scam artists, for preying on good people trying to buy their dreambikes. Reports CW reader Nat Pennestri of Monreal, Canada, “I bought a Ducati 998 on eBay in November and the transaction was through an escrow service that checked out at the time.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0036.xml
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Advertisement: MIDWAY JACKET
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MIDWAY JACKET
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0037.xml
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FEATURES
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REFINED DYNAMITE
Ecosse Moto Heretic X3
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MARK HOYER
AS THE NAME SUGGESTS, THIS BIKE IS AN OUTCAST, ALMOST villainous. Riding it is like carrying a weapon, trigger at the right handgrip. Interested? Even if big-inch Harley power isn’t your thing, the Ecosse Moto Heretic’s enticing-yet-peculiar blend of bare-fisted American muscle, Italian-inspired chassis, Swedish suspension and thug-bike riding position is difficult to resist.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0038.xml
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Memphis SHADES
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Memphis SHADES
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0039.xml
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SCORPIO
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SCORPIO
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0040.xml
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SUOMY: SPEC-1R
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SUOMY
SPEC-1R
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0041.xml
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FEATURES
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CAFÉ GRANDE
113 inches of American iron meets king-size
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Mark Hoyer
Confused? The cross-cultural café-racer/biker-bar vibe will do that to you. This is the Supermanx, and it forces you to ask some strange questions. Like, does it matter that the fuel tank, oil tank and tailsection are hand-hammered aluminum in the finest English tradition?
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0042.xml
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COBRA
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COBRA
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0043.xml
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HARLEY STREET ROD
Is the 2006 VRSCR the world's longest sportbike or a cruiser with rearsets?
EDITORS' NOTES
Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc.
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Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc.
VRSCR STREET ROD
$16,495
STEVE ANDERSON
WHAT EXACTLY IS A VRSCR Street Rod? When confronted with that question, Harley-Davidson spokesman Paul James starts his answer with a clear statement: “It’s not a sportbike.” And, no, the Street Rod doesn’t look like a sportbike. It shares its frame, twin-shock suspension design (if not components), speed-look headlight, airbox cover, 19/18-inch front/rear tire combination and many other components with Harley’s VRSC V-Rod powercruiser.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0044.xml
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FEATURES
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LIGHTNING ROD
Turbo Connection electrifies a V-Rod
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Brian Catterson
You've got to admire a guy who calls his website www.boostisgood.com. That’s “boost is good,” for those of you who have trouble with word games, and it’s an indication of Turbo Connection owner Brian Olson’s philosophy that what man made, man can make madder with a turbocharger.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0045.xml
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Arai HELMETS: Quantum II
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Arai HELMETS
Quantum II
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0046.xml
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Advertisements
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POWER TRIP
LADIES VINTAGE JACKET
POWER TRIP
MENS SAN JOSE JACKET
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0047.xml
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VICTORY MOTORCYCLES: Hammer
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VICTORY MOTORCYCLES
Hammer
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0048.xml
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FEATURES
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Sunday Rider
Mert Lawwill and the street-tracker Harley should have built...but won’t
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ALLAN GIRDLER
WAY BACK WHEN, WE WERE KIDS enthralled by On Any Sunday, the best motorcycle movie ever made, while Mert Lawwill was going fast, having fun and trying new ideas in his shop, so he could go faster and have more fun. That was then. Now we former kids are racing in the Geezer class or tuning for our kids and grand-kids or telling them how fast we used to be, while Mert Lawwill, one-time movie star and 1969 Grand National Champion, is still having fun and trying new ideas...doesn’t seem fair, does it?
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0049.xml
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MICHELIN: POWER RACE
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MICHELIN
POWER RACE
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0050.xml
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SCANDINAVIAN BRAKE SYSTEMS
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SCANDINAVIAN BRAKE SYSTEMS
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0051.xml
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MEMPHIS SHADES
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MEMPHIS SHADES
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0052.xml
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FEATURES
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Mert Lawwill
On Any Funday
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Allan Girdler
Henry Ford made his name building race cars and when he built faster than he wished to drive, he hired a daring bicycle rider, fellow named Barney Oldfield, and together they made history. Years later, the two elderly legends were on a podium accepting some honors, so the story goes, and Ford turned to Oldfield and said, “Barney, I made you and you made me,” to which Oldfield replied, “Yes, and I did a damn site better job.”
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0053.xml
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GEICO: Cycle-Gard
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GEICO
Cycle-Gard
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0054.xml
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FEATURES
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GOOD AS GOLD
Roger Goldammer’s homage to board-tracking wins the inaugural World Championship of Custom Bike Building
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Never mind the hype on The Chopper Channel (coming soon to a cable network near you?), not all custom bikes are made for television. It’s even possible to have a custom bike-building contest where the builders aren’t followed around by video cameras.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0055.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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STEED 300-VM APPALOOSA
Brains and brawn, together at last
EDITORS' NOTES
Steed Motorcycle Co.
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Steed Motorcycle Co.
APPALOOSA
$37,699
CALVIN KIM
CHOPPERS, CHOPPERS EVERYWHERE, YET NOT A SINGLE one that can be ridden. Not hard, not fast and not far, at least. Make ’em hot and flashy, never mind the physics of actually riding one of these things. Thankfully, this One Big Flaw of the niche is changing, and changing rapidly.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0056.xml
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ÖHLINS
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ÖHLINS
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0057.xml
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SPORTECH
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SPORTECH
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0058.xml
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VANCE & HINES: BIG SHOTS STAGGERED
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VANCE & HINES
BIG SHOTS STAGGERED
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0059.xml
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AFX
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AFX
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CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0060.xml
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77,78,79
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[no value]
Kawasaki: ZX-6R
[no value]
Kawasaki
ZX-6R
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0061.xml
article
80
80,81,82,84,86
FEATURES
[no value]
The Quiet One
In the 1970s, Steve Baker beat King Kenny, dominated Daytona and became the first-ever American roadracing world champion. Then he faded away.
[no value]
[no value]
JOE SCALZO
VERY FEW RIDERS EVER TRULY TAMED Yamaha’s humongous beast of a roadracer, the notorious and head-shaking two-stroke, four-pipe, liquid-cooled monster TZ750. Getting a grip on the TZ, first unleashed in 1974, took the likes of King Kenny Roberts, Gene “Burritto” Romero and, perhaps least likely of all, the soft-spoken and diminutive Steve Baker, who at 5-foot-6 and 120 pounds should have turned and run at the shrieking sound of Satan’s own 140-horsepower chainsaw.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0062.xml
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83
83
[no value]
[no value]
micron
[no value]
micron
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0063.xml
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83
83
[no value]
[no value]
HYPERPRO
[no value]
HYPERPRO
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0064.xml
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85
85
[no value]
[no value]
BRIDGESTONE: BATTLAX
[no value]
BRIDGESTONE
BATTLAX
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0065.xml
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87
87
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
SHOEI SAFETY HELMET CORP.
X-ELEVEN
SHOEI SAFETY HELMET CORP.
RF-1000
SHOEI SAFETY HELMET CORP.
TZ-R
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0066.xml
review
88
88,90
CW EVALUATION
[no value]
JIMS Twin Cam Race Kit
120-inch Harley-Davidson tune-up
Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc.
JIMS Twin Cam Race Kit
$8000
[no value]
IT’S AN AGE-OLD CLICHÉ BUT JUST AS true today as ever: You can’t beat cubic inches. Cams and valves, carbs and compression, pipes and ignition all add punch to a motor’s output, usually more in one rpm range than another; but when you add inches, the power program steps up everywhere.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0067.xml
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89
89
[no value]
[no value]
KÜRYAKYN
[no value]
KÜRYAKYN
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0068.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_20050401_0044_004_0069.xml
review
92
92,94,96,98
CYCLE WORLD TEST
[no value]
Honda CRF450X
Motocross-inspired enduro-ready
HONDA
[no value]
HONDA
CRF450X
$6999
RYAN DUDEK
THE WAIT IS OVER. WELL, JUST ABOUT, anyway. It’s been three years since the CRF450R was introduced, and now Honda has taken the number-one motocross bike (a Cycle World Ten Best winner three years running) and turned it into a full-fledged enduro machine.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0070.xml
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93
93
[no value]
[no value]
TRIUMPH
[no value]
TRIUMPH
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0071.xml
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95
95
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
SHARK
RSR2 LACONI
SHARK
RSF 2 RACE FUSION
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0072.xml
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97
97
[no value]
[no value]
HARD-KROME: 2-into-1 Sideburner
[no value]
HARD-KROME
2-into-1 Sideburner
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0073.xml
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99
99
[no value]
[no value]
AVON TYRES
[no value]
AVON TYRES
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0074.xml
review
100
100
CW RIDING IMPRESSION
[no value]
RM-Z450
Suzuki’s winning balance?
Suzuki
[no value]
Suzuki
RM-Z450
Ryan Dudek
"SUZUKI CLAIMS THE ULTIMATE FOUR-STROKE WEAPON." Uh, easy on the brochure-babble, guys. As the past tells us about the future, all modern motocross bikes are so close in performance, reliability and price that a statement like that could be made by every manufacturer.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0075.xml
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101
101
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
Samson Motorcycle Products, Inc.
Caliber
Samson Motorcycle Products, Inc.
SHOGUN
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0076.xml
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102
102,103
[no value]
[no value]
TOUR MASTER
[no value]
TOUR MASTER
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0077.xml
review
104
104
CW EVALUATION
[no value]
Frank Thomas Strike leathers
More for the money
Cycle Gear, Inc.
[no value]
Cycle Gear, Inc.
Frank Thomas Strike leathers
$498
[no value]
IT SAYS SO RIGHT ON THE TAG: “DEsigned in England by Frank Thomas Limited,” and then in much smaller type, “Made in Pakistan.” Which largely explains how this two-piece, zip-together leather suit can retail for under $500: $299 for the jacket, $199 for the pants.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0078.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
D.I.D Chain U.S.A.
[no value]
D.I.D Chain U.S.A.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0079.xml
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105
105
[no value]
[no value]
McGRAW INSURANCE SERVICES
[no value]
McGRAW INSURANCE SERVICES
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0080.xml
review
106
106
DEPARTMENTS
[no value]
THE CW LIBRARY
The Great History of Supercross
Hotshoe
Z1—The Movie
Whitehorse Press
[no value]
Whitehorse Press
The Great History of Supercross
$55
Whitehorse Press
Hotshoe, Jerry Smith
$15
Whitehorse Press
Z1—The Movie
$25
Matthew Miles
Brian Catterson
Kevin Cameron
There are more than 700 photographs—most of them in full color—in French moto-journalist Xavier Audouard's new, 208-page, hardcover coffee-table book, The Great History of Supercross. Better yet, these images are purported to have previously appeared in only three French publications—Moto Revue, Moto Verte and MX—so they've never been seen by American fans.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0081.xml
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107
107
[no value]
[no value]
TIRE EXPRESS
[no value]
TIRE EXPRESS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0082.xml
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107
107
[no value]
[no value]
COMPETITION ACCESSORIES
[no value]
COMPETITION ACCESSORIES
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0083.xml
article
108
108,109,110,112,114,116,118,120,122
RACE WATCH
[no value]
Back to the Banking
Digging in at Daytona
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[no value]
KEVIN CAMERON
THIS YEAR'S DAYTONA RACES WILL see the most changes since the 200 moved from the beach to the Speedway. Two high-speed tire failures in prerace testing a year ago—and fear of worse to come as Superbikes become ever faster—drove the race-format change.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0084.xml
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110
110
[no value]
[no value]
RIDERGEAR
[no value]
RIDERGEAR
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0085.xml
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111
111
[no value]
[no value]
SPECTRO: Supreme 10W50
[no value]
SPECTRO
Supreme 10W50
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0086.xml
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112
112
[no value]
[no value]
PROGRESSIVE
[no value]
PROGRESSIVE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0087.xml
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113
113
[no value]
[no value]
SENTRY INSURANCE
[no value]
SENTRY INSURANCE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0088.xml
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114
114
[no value]
[no value]
MAXIMA
[no value]
MAXIMA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0089.xml
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115
115
[no value]
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE-SUPERSTORE
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE-SUPERSTORE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0090.xml
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116
116
[no value]
[no value]
DP BRAKES
[no value]
DP BRAKES
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0091.xml
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117
117
[no value]
[no value]
SCORPION SPORTS, INC.: SCORPION EXO
[no value]
SCORPION SPORTS, INC.
SCORPION EXO
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0092.xml
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118
118
[no value]
[no value]
Dynojet: Power Commander III USB
[no value]
Dynojet
Power Commander III USB
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0093.xml
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119
119
[no value]
[no value]
BROCKTON CYCLE CENTER
[no value]
BROCKTON CYCLE CENTER
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0094.xml
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120
120
[no value]
[no value]
Motion Pro, Inc.: T-6 Hex Axle Tool
[no value]
Motion Pro, Inc.
T-6 Hex Axle Tool
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0095.xml
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121
121
[no value]
[no value]
BMW Motorrad USA
[no value]
BMW Motorrad USA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0096.xml
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122
122
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
agv
XRZ ROSSI MOTO GP
agv
XRZ TRI—COLOR
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0097.xml
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123
123
[no value]
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0098.xml
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124
124,125,126,127
[no value]
[no value]
CHAPARRAL
[no value]
CHAPARRAL
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0099.xml
article
128
128,129,130
RACE WATCH
[no value]
Clipboard
World Superbike: Bostrom's back!
Fabrizio Meoni, 1957-2005
[no value]
[no value]
Gordon Ritchie
Giuseppe Gori
Ben Bostrom wants to be world champion. Which is why the 31-year-old Californian will be racing World Superbike on a Renegade Honda CBR1000RR this season. It’s just the shot in the arm the series needs. In WSB’s formative years, grids were filled with street-based machines anyone could buy, tune and race on a global level.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0100.xml
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128
128
[no value]
[no value]
AutoZone: MOTORCYCLE & ATV BRAKE PADS
[no value]
AutoZone
MOTORCYCLE & ATV BRAKE PADS
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0101.xml
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129
129
[no value]
[no value]
S100: Quick-Application Aerosol Spray
[no value]
S100
Quick-Application Aerosol Spray
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0102.xml
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130
130
[no value]
[no value]
EDUCATION DIRECT
[no value]
EDUCATION DIRECT
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0103.xml
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131
131
[no value]
[no value]
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
[no value]
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0104.xml
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132
132,133
[no value]
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0105.xml
article
134
134,136,137,138
DEPARTMENTS
[no value]
SERVICE
Whacking off
Short-run Sportster
TidyBoz
Miles to the max
[no value]
[no value]
Paul Dean
I’m curious to know something not touched on in the January Service department concerning the art and science of performance downshifting (“Sequential or rapid-fire?”). I recently recovered from a rash of coolness, but one thing bothered me while I was in rehab: The ruffians I used to go cruising with (they made the Girl Scouts look like Hell’s Angels) all practiced a downshift method wherein the clutch is never released between shifts.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0106.xml
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135
135
[no value]
[no value]
DUNLOP: Elite 3
[no value]
DUNLOP
Elite 3
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0107.xml
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136
136
[no value]
[no value]
Performance Machine • Inc
[no value]
Performance Machine • Inc
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0108.xml
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136
136
[no value]
[no value]
BEL-RAY Company, Inc.
[no value]
BEL-RAY Company, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0109.xml
article
137
137
[no value]
[no value]
Techtips
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Paul Dean
I can't tell you how many times I've climbed aboard a privately owned motorcycle and been greeted by handlebar control levers that apparently were adjusted to suit some bizarrely shaped extraterrestrial rather than a human. Sometimes the levers aim up at the sky, sometimes they dangle down toward the ground, sometimes there’s one pointed in each direction.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0110.xml
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137
137
[no value]
[no value]
American Honda Motor Ca., Inc.
[no value]
American Honda Motor Ca., Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0111.xml
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137
137
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
GIVI
T410
GIVI
T411
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0112.xml
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138
138
[no value]
[no value]
EDELWEISS
[no value]
EDELWEISS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0113.xml
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138
138
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: cycleworld
[no value]
[no value]
cycleworld
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0114.xml
article
139
139
[no value]
[no value]
Candid Cameron
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Kevin Cameron
Paul Dean’s answer about the wisdom of mounting car tires on motorcycles (October, 2004) was right on track, especially regarding rubber compound, construction and the changing effective diameter when a bike is leaned into a corner.
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0115.xml
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139
139
[no value]
[no value]
American Motorcycle Institute
[no value]
American Motorcycle Institute
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0116.xml
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139
139
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
CruzTOOLS
Sliding T-Sockets PowerDrive
CruzTOOLS
Folding Tool Set OUTBACK'R
CruzTOOLS
Roadside Tool Kits
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0117.xml
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139
139
[no value]
[no value]
Battery Tender
[no value]
Battery Tender
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0118.xml
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140
140
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD MAGAZINE
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD MAGAZINE
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0119.xml
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141
141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153
[no value]
[no value]
CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0120.xml
article
154
154
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_20050401_0044_004_0121.xml
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155
155
[no value]
[no value]
Ford
[no value]
Ford
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0122.xml
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156
156
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
S40
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
S50
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
S83
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
C50
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
C90
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050401_0044_004_0123.xml