Issue: 20050501

Sunday, May 1, 2005
May
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0001.xml
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2,3
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SUZUKI: GSX-R 1000
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SUZUKI
GSX-R 1000
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0002.xml
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4,5
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Dunlop Tires: Elite 3 Wide Tire
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Dunlop Tires
Elite 3 Wide Tire
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0003.xml
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MEMPHIS SHADES
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MEMPHIS SHADES
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0005.xml
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0006.xml
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10
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Advertisements
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Protect All, Inc.
Cable Luber
Protect All, Inc.
Cable Life
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0007.xml
masthead
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10
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0008.xml
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DRAG Specialties
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DRAG Specialties
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0009.xml
article
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UP FRONT
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A Gonzo goodbye
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David Edwards
"THE MENACE IS LOOSE AGAIN, THE Hell’s Angels, the 100-carat headline, running fast and loud on the early morning freeway, low in the saddle, nobody smiles, jamming crazy through traffic and 90 miles an hour down the center stripe, missing by inches...like Genghis Khan on an iron horse, a monster steed with a fiery anus, flat out through the eye of a beer can and up your daughter’s leg.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0010.xml
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.: Tundra
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Tundra
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0011.xml
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Yamaha Motor Corp.: 2005 R1
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Yamaha Motor Corp.
2005 R1
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0012.xml
article
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LEANINGS
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The Leftover King
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Peter Egan
JUST AS I WAS MAKING LUNCH—A SLIMFast and banana smoothie in the blender to atone for all the food I ate over the holidays—the dogs started barking like crazy. Our two big dogs looked out the window and barked at something specific, while our ancient, half-blind dachshund, Tuffy, howled at the ceiling, just by way of canine solidarity.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0013.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0014.xml
article
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TDC
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Faster chatter
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Kevin Cameron
FRONT-END CHATTER IS SOMETHING OF which road riders fortunately have little experience. Chatter occurs under conditions of hard cornering and is a rapid, shuddering vertical vibration of tire against pavement. Chatter—especially at the front—is all in a day’s work for the hardest-riding sportbikers, track-day regulars and competition riders.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0015.xml
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SENTRY INSURANCE
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SENTRY INSURANCE
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0016.xml
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Advertisement: TEAM MERC JACKET
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TEAM MERC JACKET
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0017.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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HOTSHOTS
Mighty One
Che vs. Che
Capitalist pig
Loewy blow
Forgotten Hondas?
Girls, girls, girls...
Tracking Triumph
Cheap choppers
Lesson learned late
Ted MIA?
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I just read Peter Egan’s “On the Trail of the Mighty One” (Leanings, March) about communist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara as portrayed in the recent movie The Motorcycle Diaries. Peter, you not only need Spanish, but geography lessons!
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0018.xml
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PIAGGIO: TYPHOON
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PIAGGIO
TYPHOON
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0019.xml
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Advertisements
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DARING Küryakyn PRODUCTS
HANDLEBAR CONTROL COVERS
DARING Küryakyn PRODUCTS
STILETTO END-CAPS
DARING Küryakyn PRODUCTS
BOOMERANG FRAME COVERS
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0020.xml
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HYPERPRO: KENT STOTZ
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HYPERPRO
KENT STOTZ
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0021.xml
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Fairchild Sports: Hein Gericke
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Fairchild Sports
Hein Gericke
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0022.xml
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SHARK
RSR2 LACONI
SHARK
RSF 2 RACE FUSION
SHARK
S 500 DIABLO
SHARK
S 800 GRR
SHARK
MX 200 TRICKS
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0023.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
Service Honda CR500AF
Pure Power Lifetime Oil Filter
Two Brothers Racing Dual M2 V.A.L.E. Slip-On
Alpinestars Tech 10
DP Brakes Clutch Kits
Bridgestone Gritty
Shok-SpotR Helmet Sensor
Service Honda
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Service Honda
CR500AF
$8999
Attention superheroes: Your dirtbike has arrived! Service Honda’s two-stroke CR500AF is a real rocket ride, equally at home racing motocross and desert or roosting sand dunes and trails. The 2005 version of this custom-built machine utilizes Honda’s fourth-generation twin-spar aluminum frame, with options running the gamut from handlebars to cylinder porting. Prices start at $8999.
Service Honda
Pure Power oil filters
$199
Pure Power oil filters can be washed and reused hundreds of times, and are lab-proven to be 90 percent more effective at removing 30-micron-and-smaller particles than conventional fiber/paper elements. The American-made, spin-on design incorporates a deeply pleated, duplex-woven T304 stainless-steel filter within a removable, 6061 T-6 aluminum housing. Price is $199.
Service Honda
slip-on Dual M2 Variable Adjustment Locking Exhaust system
$800
Gain 5 horsepower and 2 foot-pounds of torque while losing 8 pounds of sprung mass on your 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R? That’s the claim behind Two Brothers Racing’s slip-on Dual M2 Variable Adjustment Locking Exhaust system. Choose from polished-aluminum, carbon-fiber, X-Metal carbon-fiber or titanium canisters with gold-anodized or polished-aluminum retaining rings. Stainless-steel cores and Teflon-coated, die-cast magnesium end caps are standard. Prices start at $800.
Service Honda
Tech 10
$460
Here’s what reigning AMA Supercross Champion Chad Reed, among others, is wearing this season: the $460 Alpinestars Tech 10. In development for three years, the all-new design brings protection even closer to the body. The Torsion Bar Bootie, for example, has dual external hinges, upping ankle support without transferring excess energy upward to the knee. Weight was addressed by slimming the closure system and using a multi-layer, multi-density, low-profile sole. Order yours in black, red, silver or white in full sizes 7-14.
Service Honda
Clutch Kits
$110
Famous for its sintered-metal, original-equipment replacement brake pads and shoes, DP Brakes now boasts a line of high-performance clutches. Off-road kits come complete with ready-to-install, no-oil-soak-required friction plates, steel drive plates and shot-peened chrome-silicon springs. Street kits use the stock drive plates, except for Ducati applications, which come with steel plates. Prices start at $110.
Service Honda
Gritty ED663
$86
Bridgestone says its new Gritty ED663 front (90/90-21) and ED668 rear (120/90-18, 140/80-18) tires were designed to meet the demands of European-style enduro racing, soft-terrain conditions in particular. Neat thing is, they’re also DOT-approved, so abandoning the single-track to run into town for food and fuel won’t get you into trouble with the law. Prices start at $86 for fronts, $94 for rears.
Service Honda
Shok-SpotR Helmet Sensor
$20
Banged your head lately? If you were wearing a helmet, you probably walked away without suffering any permanent injury, But what about your helmet? Even if the damage isn't obvious, and regardless of price or features, the helmet may be ruined. You would have a much better idea if your helmet were equipped with a $20 Shok-SpotR. This is a low-profile, adhesive-backed, impact sensor that attaches to the outer shell of any dirt or street helmet, preferably a brand-new one. Developed using current helmet test standards, including those employed by the DOT and Snell, the one-time-use-only Shok-SpotR accounts for not just the surface it covers, but all areas of the helmet above the imaginary industry-standard “test lines”—about an inch up from the bottom of the helmet. It’s easy to apply, and in our informal drop-test, at least, works as advertised. Now if only someone would make a product that eliminates crashes altogether...
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0024.xml
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harley-davidson
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harley-davidson
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0025.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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MOTOCZYSZ MOTOGP UPDATE
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Mark Hoyer
THE AMBITION IS HUGE, the goals lofty, but nobody said putting an all-new racebike on the grid at a MotoGP round would be easy. That’s because it isn’t. MotoCzysz and company founder Michael Czysz knew it was a stretch to try to get their all-new C1 prototype (“Secret Superbike,” CW, January) ready for the big show at Laguna Seca this July, and it ultimately became clear that they weren’t going to make it to the starting grid.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0026.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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BMW'S CUP RUNNETH OVER
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Brian Catterson
BMW HAS AXED THE POPULAR BoxerCup roadracing series for 2005, and is replacing it with the new PowerCup, a “spec” series that will see riders compete on identically prepared K1200R naked bikes. These will not, however, be run-of-the-mill production machines.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0027.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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FAST TIMES AT BONNEVILLE HIGH
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Allan Girdler
The motorcycle-only speed trials at Utah's mile-high Bonneville Salt Flats, inaugurated last year by exhaust-maker BUB Enterprises, will gain full international status in 2005. The FIM, world sanctioning body for motorcycle sport, has accepted BUB’s speed contest as an “International Prize Event.” World championships must be a series, not one contest per season, so IPE it is.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0028.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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NORTON’S NEW MODEL?
WALKER’S BIG TICKET
STRATEGIC MARKETING
INTERNATIONAL CONVOY
SUPERMOTO SHRINKS
HELMET FOR KIDS
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No, not the bike—that’s still a few months from production. Rather, the Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer of the all-new air-cooled parallel-Twins is searching for a new Norton Girl to help promote the brand in 2005. Are you over 21 and think you’ve got the right stuff or know someone who does?
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0029.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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DABBLING IN THUMPERS
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Brian Catterson
FOUR-STROKE trials bikes are nothing new. Honda marketed its TL125 and 250 back in the 1970s, and even won the world championship with Belgian Eddy Lejeune on a works RS360T in 1984. But truly lightweight, compact, competitive four-stroke trials bikes are only now coming into vogue again, following the similar movement in motocross.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0030.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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TRACKER TIDBIT
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Kevin Cameron
The belt final drive on the Lawwill Street Tracker (CW, April) has made people ponder why belts aren't used more commonly on sportbikes Even compared to low-mess modern 0-ring chains, a belt is lighter, quieter and needs no lubrication. The Lawwill twin-arm setup constitutes a four-bar linkage, tunable for anti-squat or anti-rise geometry.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0031.xml
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THOROUGHBRED TIMES
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THOROUGHBRED TIMES
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0032.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO MAY, 1980
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Mark Hoyer
The full-rig touring class had bloomed by the beginning of the 1980s, and the cover this month a quarter-century ago reflected the trend: “Six Ways to Go the Distance.” Inside was an elaborate comparison test featuring the BMW R100T, Honda Gold Wing GL1100, Harley-Davidson FLT-80, Kawasaki KZ1000, Suzuki GS850 and Yamaha XS1100.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0033.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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BEATING THE CHASSIS COMPROMISE
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Mark McVeigh
THE MOTOGP WORLD championship contains the most exotic and innovative motorcycles seen in history. But while engine systems have become more high-tech with traction control, pneumatic valves and variable-length intake systems evolved from car racing, dynamically adjustable chassis technology-common on four-wheel racers-has yet to appear on today’s motorcycles.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0034.xml
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AFX
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AFX
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0035.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Ups & Downs
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DOWN: To the Edmonton, Alberta, Police Department, for creating a cop bike we’ll never be able to outrun! Yes, we’re This actually should be an “UP,” because reacting to an increase in the number of sportbike deaths over the past few years, the department commissioned a specially outfitted Ducati 749 as part of its STREET LEGAL program aimed at getting speed-minded youngsters off the street and onto the racetrack.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0036.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Quick Ride
MZ 1000SF Appealing naked Eastern European
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Gary Inman
MONSTER, TNT, Speed Triple, Super Duke, Rockster, Brutale, Tuono... the list of big-bore, highspec, high-velocity naked bikes has exploded over the last few years. And that bunch just covers the Euro offerings. Into this lion’s den ventures the MZ 1000SF. Prior to the Iron Curtain getting scrapped, East German firm MZ was a Grand Prix racing pioneer and ISDT winner, as well as being known throughout Europe for producing simple, single-cylinder, two-stroke commuter bikes.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0037.xml
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0038.xml
review
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CW COMPARISON
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BORED AND STOKED
The bigger, better Middleweight Class of ’05
DUCATI 749R
HONDA CBR600RR
KAWASAKI ZX-6R
SUZUKI GSX-R600
TRIUMPH DAYTONA 650
YAMAHA YZF-R6
DUCATI
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DUCATI
749R
DUCATI
CBR600RR
$8499
DUCATI
ZX-6R
DUCATI
GSX-R600
DUCATI
DAYTONA 650
DUCATI
YZF-R6
BRIAN CATTERSON
WHAT IS A MIDDLEWEIGHT SPORTBIKE? IN 1949, WHEN Grand Prix motorcycle racing began, it was a 250. The "big" bikes were 500s, and things stayed that way in the GPs until 2002 when the 990cc MotoGP class was born. That change followed the trend in streetbikes, which grew from 500cc Singles to 650cc and 750cc Twins, and then to four-cylinder superbikes measuring 750, 900, 1000cc and more, to the point that today there are mass-produced motorcycles as big as 2.3 liters.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0039.xml
article
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POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Grand Prix tire tech on deck
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Mark Cernicky
With 24 world championships to its credit, there's no question Michelin can make a good roadracing tire. And now the French manufacturer is direct-connecting consumers with a street-legal radial that utilizes the latest dual-compound, “2CT” racing technology.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0040.xml
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HARD-KROME: K-2
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HARD-KROME
K-2
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0041.xml
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ÖHLINS
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ÖHLINS
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0042.xml
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sbs
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sbs
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0043.xml
article
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FEATURES
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INTO THE 9s
How quick will a stock 600 really go?
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Matthew Miles
Hey straight-liner, how much would you spend to shave half a second from your E.T.? Would you believe less than $200? And if you order now, we’ll toss in a set of steak knives... All joking aside, that’s the cost of a front-end tie-down strap, set of aluminum lowering links (www.diamondpowersports.com) for the shock and a one-tooth-smaller-than-stock countershaft sprocket-the only modifications we made to run a 9-second quarter-mile on an otherwise stock 600.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0044.xml
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TOUR MASTER: Advanced Sport Jacket
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TOUR MASTER
Advanced Sport Jacket
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0045.xml
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0046.xml
article
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TAKING AIM
AIM Sports lap-timers
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Calvin Kim
Lap times are an important part of any sportbike comparison, but no one wants to stand trackside with a hand-held stopwatch while someone else has all the fun. So to make compiling lap-time data for this test as simple as possible, we equipped each of our six middleweights with a MyChron Light TG lap-timer from AiM Sports (www.aimsports.com).
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0047.xml
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AVON TYRES
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AVON TYRES
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0048.xml
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DAINESE
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DAINESE
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0049.xml
article
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FEATURES
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UNDER THE PISTON
Everything counts when an engine revs to 15,000 rpm
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Kevin Cameron
Our interest in the internal-combustion engine mainly focuses on the flame and fury in the space above its pistons. But recent events have shown that significant power loss can occur below the piston. The proof of this can be seen in the latest generation of 15,000-rpm 600cc sportbikes, which have nearly as much careful porting below their pistons as above.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0050.xml
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SPORTECH
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SPORTECH
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0051.xml
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Advertisements
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agv
XR2 ROSSI
agv
XR2
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0052.xml
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58a,58b
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GEICO Indemnity Company
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GEICO Indemnity Company
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0053.xml
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61,62,63
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Kawasaki: Vulcan
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Kawasaki
Vulcan
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0054.xml
review
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64,65,66,68,70,72
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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Ducati Multistrada 1000S
Rethought, revised, ready to rail
EDITORS' NOTE
DUCATI
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DUCATI
1000S
$13,495
DON CANET
MODERN MOTORCYCLES HAVE EVOLVED into very specialized machines, often designed to perform best for a specific kind of riding at the expense of broad-range versatility. While this may be a luxury for multi-bike owners, what if your budget or garage only has room enough for one?
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0055.xml
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Samson Motorcycle Products, Inc.: Caliber
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Samson Motorcycle Products, Inc.
Caliber
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0056.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0057.xml
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Advertisement: SWITCHBACH JACKET
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SWITCHBACH JACKET
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0058.xml
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VANCE & HINES: BIG RADIUS
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VANCE & HINES
BIG RADIUS
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0059.xml
review
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Multistrada620
The entry-level alternative
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Muitistrada 620
$7795
Bruno de Prato
Within Ducati, the Muitistrada is regarded as the company's best touring bike, despite its own marketing efforts to qualify the ST models as such. Generally, it seems the public has agreed, particularly in Europe, with the common feeling about a Muitistrada being, “If you ride it, you’ll buy it.” This makes the Muitistrada a very solid platform in which to invest, and so the line has been expanded to include the new 620, aimed more toward entry-level and shorter riders.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0060.xml
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SCORPION SRORTS, INC.: EVER CLEAR
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SCORPION SRORTS, INC.
EVER CLEAR
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0061.xml
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0062.xml
article
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CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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Monsters in Monaco
Ducati S2Rs loose on the streets of Monte Carlo
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MARK HOYER
THERE ARE PLACES ON THE EARTH NOT MADE FOR us. By us I mean mere workaday mortals who are not millionaires, or I guess billionaires these days. Take, for instance, Monte Carlo hard against the Mediterranean in the postcard Principality of Monaco.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0063.xml
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79
79
[no value]
[no value]
SCORPIO
[no value]
SCORPIO
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0064.xml
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81
81
[no value]
[no value]
Z1R
[no value]
Z1R
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0065.xml
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83
83
[no value]
[no value]
AGUSTA MV: F4 1000 Tamburini
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AGUSTA MV
F4 1000 Tamburini
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0066.xml
review
84
84,85,86,88
CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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SUZUKI GSX-R1000
Composure in a clutch
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
GSX-R1000
DON CANET
RUNNING A SUZUKI GSX-R 1000 IN BEYOND THE 300-METER marker on approach to the first turn at Circuito de Catalunya during last year's MasterBike comparison required huevos grandes. Late-braking from 170 mph for the sharp second-gear chicane is serious business on any machine, but proved particularly tricky on the big Gixxer due to excessive engine braking.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0067.xml
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87
87
[no value]
[no value]
BRIDGESTONE: EXEDRA G850/G851
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BRIDGESTONE
EXEDRA G850/G851
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0068.xml
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89
89
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
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SHOEI
RF-1000
SHOEI
X-ELEVEN
SHOEI
TZ-R
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0069.xml
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90
90,91
[no value]
[no value]
HONDA: GOLD WING
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HONDA
GOLD WING
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0070.xml
review
92
92,94,96
CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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TRIUMPH SPRINT ST
Bigger engine, bolder styling, better performance
TRIUMPH
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TRIUMPH
SPRINT ST
MATTHEW MILES
"WE'D SLAP OUR money down on the Triumph Sprint ST with the optional canister and hard luggage.” So went the conclusion to “GT Experience,” our four-bike sport-touring comparison published in March of 1999. In a subsequent shootout, the format this time around being “World’s Best Streetbike,” the tone was less kind.
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0071.xml
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93
93
[no value]
[no value]
COBRA
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COBRA
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0072.xml
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95
95
[no value]
[no value]
GOLDEN SPECTRO: SPECTRO OILS
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GOLDEN SPECTRO
SPECTRO OILS
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CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0073.xml
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182
182
[no value]
[no value]
Ford
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Ford
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20050501_0044_005_0134.xml