Issue: 20070501

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
May
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0001.xml
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Advertisement: CHEVY SILVERADO
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CHEVY SILVERADO
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0002.xml
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AFX: FX-44
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AFX
FX-44
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0004.xml
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HONDA: VTX1800F
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HONDA
VTX1800F
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0005.xml
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MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
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MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0006.xml
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Performance Machine • Inc
Strut New 2007
Performance Machine • Inc
Gasser New 2007
Performance Machine • Inc
4 Piston Rear
Performance Machine • Inc
6 Piston Front
Performance Machine • Inc
4 Piston Front
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0007.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0008.xml
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DRAG Specialties
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DRAG Specialties
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0009.xml
article
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UP FRONT
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Legends
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David Edwards ANYBODY BORN WITH THE FIRST NAME of Bartlett better be tough growing up, especially in the gritty, hardscrabble town of Flint, Michigan. This man was. Amateur boxer. Stint in the U.S. Marine Corps. Line worker at the GM plant.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0010.xml
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RED WING SHOES
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RED WING SHOES
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0011.xml
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icon: ACCELERANT JACKET
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ACCELERANT JACKET
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0012.xml
article
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LEANINGS
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Just an old green book
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Peter Egan
SOME OF MY FRIENDS SEEMED WORRIED lately that I'd grown increasingly morose over the lack of riding during this long, dark winter, and maybe even suicidal. But the fact is I wasn’t really planning to drink that gallon of acrylic enamel reducer—I was just reading the contents on the can.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0013.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0014.xml
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SUZUKI: BOULEVARD
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SUZUKI
BOULEVARD
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0015.xml
article
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TDC
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When solids aren't
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Kevin Cameron
I BENT OVER TO PICK UP THE TEA TRAY and its load of goodies. The pressed-steel tray deflected noticeably as I lifted it at the edges. For an instant I had a direct sense of solids as collections of myriad atoms, all interconnected by tiny springs.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0016.xml
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GARMIN: zūmo
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GARMIN
zūmo
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0017.xml
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COBRA
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COBRA
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0018.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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HOTSHOTS
Cannonballs
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ILLUSTRATION BY HECTOR CADEMARTORI I’ve just finished reading “Euro Cannonball” (CW, March), and had to fire off one of the many letters to the editor you predicted you'd get. I've got two voices inside telling me what to write. One voice says, “How can you condone such reckless disregard for the law, for the safety and property of others and for the reputation of motorcycling?
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0019.xml
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DAINESE
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DAINESE
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0020.xml
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MAXXIS: PRESA DETOUR
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MAXXIS
PRESA DETOUR
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0021.xml
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Dynojet
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Dynojet
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0022.xml
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Advertisements
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Star MOTORCYCLES
Fuel-Injected V Star 1300
Star MOTORCYCLES
V Star 1100 Classic
Star MOTORCYCLES
V Star Custom
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0023.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
Risk Racina RR-1 Lift
Puma Boots
Vanson Leathers Vent Max3
S100 Special Surfaces Cleaner
Omar's Adjustable Café Clubman Bars
Barnett "Cryodized" Clutch Plates
Wilbers Sports Line Shock
Jardine RT-One Dual Outlet Exhaust
Works Connection Aluminum Guards
MS 100 Quick Shifter
Slime Power Sport Smart Spair
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
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Vanson Leathers, Inc.
Risk Racina RR-1 Lift
$l49
Too tired to lift your bike after a long day at the motocross track? Now you can ride off the track and onto your bike stand. Manufactured from powdercoated aluminum and steel, Risk Racing's RR-1 ($l49) is a ride on/step-off, both-wheels-off-the-ground lift. Tipping the scales at just 23 pounds, the fold-flat-for-storage stand works with all motocross-specific models, from 80cc tiddlers to rompin', stompin' Open classers. Biss Product Development, LLC, 268 Stillwater Rd., Troutman, NC 28166; 704/264-6630; www.risk-racing.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
Puma Boots
$395
Motorcyclists can be a fickle lot when it comes to footwear. Hot-shoe track-day regulars want cutting-edge protection, toe-sliders and a narrow profile, while many streetriders couldn't care less about glitzy plastic. instead favoring comfort-enhancing vented footbeds and full-grain leather uppers in muted earth tones. That's why the new boot collection from über-popular German athletic brand Puma has something for everyone. Clockwise from right: GP 1000 ($395), Bonneville Mid ($2 15), Bonneville ($225), Flat-2 ($200) and Brutale ($240). Sizes for men range from 6-12. Snug Harbor Motor-sports, 24843 Del Prado #523, Dana Point, CA 92629; 949/496-3436; motorsports. puma.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
Vanson Leathers Vent Max3
$159
Beat the heat without sacrificing safety in Vanson's Vent Max3. Offered in Flame ($159), Bone ($1 59), Stripe ($I 59) or Plain ($139) styles in XS-XXXL sizes, the zip-up riding shirt is made from tough, 1000-denier cordura nylon, lined with soft-on-skin nylon mesh and topped with energy-absorbing CE-approved armor in the back, shoulders and elbows. Vanson Leathers, Inc., 951 Broadway, Fall River, MA 02724; 508/678-2000; www.vansonleathers.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
S100 Special Surfaces Cleaner
$10
Everyone wants a clean, streak-free faceshield. Now you can have it with S100 Special Surfaces Cleaner ($10), a brand-new spray designed to quickly and easily remove insects and road grime from faceshields, instrument faces, windscreens and other delicate, easily scratched plastics. Brookside Import Specialties, 550 E. Main St., Bran ford, CT 06405; 203/488-6569; www.s100.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
Omar's Adjustable Café Clubman Bars
$98
Step back in time to the 1970s when clubman handlebars were a custom sportbike staple. As the name suggests, Omar's Adjustable Café Clubman Bars ($98) can be fine-tuned for greater comfort. They fit retro European or Japanese rides with 7/8-inch barclamp openings. Omar's Dirt Track Racing, Inc., 15612 Highway Seven, Minnetonka, MN 55345; 952/935-8833; www.omarsdtr.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
Barnett "Cryodized" Clutch Plates
$ 10
Freeze your clutch plates? Barnett's "cryodized" aluminum clutch plates ($ 10 per plate) are subjected to temperatures as low as -300 degrees Fahrenheit then hardanodized for greater durability. As a result, they won't contaminate engine oil like noncryodized aluminum plates. They are also about one-third the weight of steel drive plates, resulting in less rotating mass for marginally quicker throttle response. Barnett Tool & Engineering, 2238 Palma Dr., Ventura, CA 93003; 805/642-9435; www.barnettclutches.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
Wilbers Sports Line Shock
$999
Whether you're an aspiring world champion, a track-day regular or a road-riding enthusiast looking to optimize the handling and ride of your late-model sportbike. Wilbers USA can shock your world without blowing a hole in your budget. Engineered and manufactured in Germany, Wilbers shocks are built to order, are fully rebuildable and come with a five-year warranty. The top-rung Sports Line model ($999) is adjust able for highand low-speed compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload. Available options include remote hydraulic preload adjustment ($259) and ride height ($85). Complete the makeover with titaniumnitride-treated fork tubes, linear-wound springs and lowfriction cartridge fluid. Wilbers USA, 77 Pension Rd. #16 Manalapan, NJ 07726; 877/786-6543; www.wilbersusa.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
Jardine RT-One Dual Outlet Exhaust
$650
Want to make your 2006-07 Triumph Daytona 675 run even better? Slip on a Jardine RT-One exhaust pipe ($650). Claimed to add 5 horsepower and 3 foot-pounds of torque, the dual-outlet carbon-fiber muffler weighs 10 pounds less than stock. License-plateand turnsignal-relocation kit included. Jardine Performance Products, 1180 W. Railroad St., Corona, CA 92882; 800/347-8664; www.jardineproducts.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
Works Connection Aluminum Guards
$55
Defend your Suzuki RM-Z250's mechanical parts with bolt-on aircraftgrade-aluminum protection from Works Connection. Among the options: Engine Guard ($55), Skid Plate ($70), Radiator Braces ($60) and Rear Brake Master Cylinder Guard ($32). Works Connection, 6451 Capitol Ave., Diamond Springs, CA 95619; 5301642• 9488; www.worksconnection.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
MS 100 Quick Shifter
$455
Quicken your quarter-mile times with the MS-lOO Quick Shifter ($455). Exclusive digital closed-loop technology delivers lightning-quick, full-throttle, clutchless upshifts. There's no need to fiddle with spark-interruption intervals, as the universal application adjusts automatically to provide the appropriate cut-out time for each individual shift. Custom kits are also available. APK Developments, N78 W. 14573 Appleton Ave. #162, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051; 414/412-1913; www.apk-developments.com
Vanson Leathers, Inc.
Slime Power Sport Smart Spair
$40
Flat tire got you down? Not if you had Slime Power Sport Smart Spair, a new tire repair and inflation system. For $40, you get an 8-ounce bottle of Slime Tubeless Tire Sealant, a powerful 300-psi 12V air compressor, a 10-50-psi tire gauge, battery connectors, accessory socket plug and instructions, all of which fits neatly in the provided carrying case. Slime, 800 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach, CA 93433; 888/457-5463; www.slime.com
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0024.xml
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VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0025.xml
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VANCE & HINES: PRO PIPE
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VANCE & HINES
PRO PIPE
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0026.xml
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TOYOTA: TUNDRA
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TOYOTA
TUNDRA
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0027.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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DIESEL POWER!
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Mark Hoyer
THE DIESEL ENGINE HAS come a long way from the ones offered in rattling, smoke-belching slow cars of the Seventies and Eighties. Today, more than half the cars sold in Europe are very efficient and highly powerful turbo diesels, so it makes sense that an attempt to manufacture a two-wheel version should also come from the Continent.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0028.xml
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ROUNDUP
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CAFE9 DUCATI
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Mark Hoyer
It's not often (okay, never) that one hears "feng shui" associated with motorcycle design. But Caté9 mastermind Robert Steffano is not like most motorcycle builders. "It's got lines that are very unusual," he says. "You know feng shui that's done in houses?
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0029.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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AN AMERICAN MONSTER
VICTORY RESPONDS
CZECH, CZECH...
ROK ON
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Curt Winter wants to see you on a U.S.made naked sportbike—er, make that his U.S.-made naked sportbike. If such a machine ignites your fireworks, feast eyes on the BTR (for Big Twin Racer) War Horse, sold as a basic kit-frame, swingarm, gas and oil tanks-for $5300 or as a complete rolling chassis wearing Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes and BST carbon-fiber wheels for $16,750.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0030.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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KTM'S SUPERSPORT...CAR!
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Mark Hoyer
CURIOUS RUMORS FROM Europe last year suggested KTM was going to build a very sporty car to go up against the likes of the Lotus Elise. Just such a car now exists and was shown at the Geneva Auto Show this past March. Developed in conjunction with Formula One car specialists Dallara, the X-Bow (say "Crossbow") features a carbon-fiber mono coque chassis with an F-iinspired "crash box" and downforce-producing aerodynamics, including a rear diffuser.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0031.xml
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agv
S-4
agv
Miglia - modular
agv
Stealth
agv
Ti Tech
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0032.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO MAY, 1982
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Don Canet
A foursome of road tests paved the pages of this issue, including detailed coverage of ground-breaking liquid-cooled, four-cam V-Twin and V-Four engines found in the Yamaha 550 Vision and Honda V45 Magna. An off-road test of the revamped Kawasaki KX250 sang the virtues of "staying away from hot water" due to its lighter air-cooled setup.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0033.xml
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ROUNDUP
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ROLL MODEL
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Laurent Benchana
IN WESTERN TOKYO'S Koganei-shi area, Shinto priest Oosawa Harutaka's Japanese garden is bathed in splendid sunlight. As are several of his motorcycles, a Suzuki Hayabusa and Honda XR250 among them. “Our family has been living on this land for 1000 years,” reflects Harutaka.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0034.xml
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ROUNDUP
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HOOP DREAMS
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Mark Cernicky
S ome of us choose to occasionally ride on one wheel, but Kerry Mclean considers it his calling. The Michigan resident is monowheeling's pioneer/evangelist, and in addition to building a V-Eight-powered Bonneville salt flat version of a big, sit-in hoop, he also manufactures and sells this smaller Monowheel for $8500.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0035.xml
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HARD-KROME: VortaxxTM
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HARD-KROME
VortaxxTM
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0036.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Ups & Down
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UP: To Chris Blais, for making history. The Red Bull KTM rider finished third overall at the 2007 Dakar Rally, improving upon the fourth he recorded last year and becoming only the second American to score a top-three placing in the grueling offroad event.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0037.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Quick Ride
VICTORY KINGPIN TOUR
A better bagger
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Don Canet
EVER HEARD THE OLD adage, "There's no replacement for dis placement"? It's an expression that may be familiar to many riders of large V-Twinpowered cruisers. It's also an ideal catch phrase in describing the treatment Victory has given its Kingpin Tour for 2007.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0038.xml
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SCORPION EXO
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SCORPION EXO
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0039.xml
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Kawasaki: VULCAN 900 CUSTOM
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Kawasaki
VULCAN 900 CUSTOM
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0040.xml
article
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CW FIRST RIDE
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2007 SUZUKI 4GSX-R1000
Dial "A" for molten rubber & maximum speed
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BLAKE CONNER
L IFE IS ShORT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE the poor. abused, spinning tire mounted on the back of a 2007 GSX-R 1000 circulating Victoria's Phillip Island Circuit. What more appropriate place to sample this brand-new Suzuki's seem ingly endless horsepower than the ultra-fast racetrack south of Melbourne, Australia?
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0041.xml
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AGVSPORT: XENA
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AGVSPORT
XENA
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0042.xml
article
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FEATURES
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ALTERNATIVE APPROACH
Suzuki's AMA-beating traction control explained
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NEIL SPALDING
Suzuki has always looked at Grand Prix racing differently than everybody else. In recent years, many questioned why the Japanese bike-maker even bothers. Experiments with electronic throttles, computerized clutches and seemingly ineffective engines made good results in the first few years of MotoGP’s four-stroke formula hard to come by.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0043.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KTM SUPER DUKE
What are the odds on a dirtbike company making one of the world's great streetbikes?
Single-track mind
EDITORS' NOTES
KTM
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KTM
SUPER DUKE
KTM
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$13,998
DON CANET
Don Canet
WHOA, SOMEBODY CLUE ME IN PLEASE, what is going on here? In recent times, we've witnessed flagship BMWs powered by transverse-Fours, HarleyDavidsons with positively feathery clutch pulls, a Triumph Triple trumping the middleweight establishment and now, a KTM that can't or pound the whoops!
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0044.xml
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Advertisements
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Z1R HELMETS
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0045.xml
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MV AGUSTA: F4-1000 R
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MV AGUSTA
F4-1000 R
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0046.xml
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ARAI HELMET AMERICAS, INC.
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ARAI HELMET AMERICAS, INC.
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0047.xml
article
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FEATURES
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The Featherlastic
Building the perfect Norton
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MARK HOYER
FOR NORTON FANATICS, this may be the perfect motorcycle. The depth of mythology that envelops and elevates certain characteristics of the Norton brand runs deep and carries high the notion that Britain led the two-wheeled world for decades.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0048.xml
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tour master: COASTER II
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tour master
COASTER II
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0049.xml
article
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FEATURES
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The English Experience
Baby, won't you ride my bike?
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PETER JONES
Americans have tended to perceive British bikes as embodying the whole history and character of the United Kingdom-wonky, wanky and born of the Iron Age. Within every scoot from The Isles is a Celtic heart, hammered from the scabbard of King Arthur.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0050.xml
review
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CW EVALUATION
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Marsee Zipp Bag
Steamer trunk for bagless voyagers
DETAILS
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Marsee Zipp Bag
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$248
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TRAVEL BY MOTORCYCLE IS BIG-TIME fun, but doing it without saddlebags can practically turn you into a vagrant. There you are miles from home, carrying little more than a toothbrush and a pair of spare skivvies. God forbid if you’re called upon to wear anything even marginally dressier than the bug-spattered jeans you’ve been riding in for three days.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0051.xml
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Harley Davidson®
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Harley Davidson®
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0052.xml
review
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TESTS
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onqH6rm Wrap-Up
FASTER AND MORE FURIOUS
Quotes from the logbook
Suzuki
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Suzuki
GSX-R 000
$10,849
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MOST MOTORCYCLISTS MODIFY their bikes to some degree. Repli-racer riders are no exception, and many go to great lengths to build bikes perfectly suited to their needs and wants. We took such an approach with our 2005 Suzuki GSX-R 1000, aiming to improve the bike's track-day performance while maintaining its excellent streetability.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0053.xml
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arlennessapparel: STERLING Jacket
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arlennessapparel
STERLING Jacket
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0054.xml
article
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MV AGUSTA BRUTALE 1080
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POTENT PR OVOCATION
Want an outrageous, exclusive, over-the-top naked bike? Simple: Crack open the MV catalog, bring $60,000.
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JUERGEN GASSEBNER
HOCKENHEIM pitlane. Dirk Raudies, former 125cc world roadracing champion, starts the engine of a very special MV Agusta Brutale. He rhythmically opens the throttle, warming the oil. The “big block” 1080 responds, roaring deeply through its titanium exhaust, telling a story of massive torque and power.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0055.xml
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0056.xml
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KYMCO: xCmNG 500
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KYMCO
xCmNG 500
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0057.xml
article
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84,86
FEATURES
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CLEAR THE TRACK!
Bike vs Car, MV vs. M-B
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Jüergen Gassebner
For drinking companions of the petrol-head persuasion, it always comes down to one question: Which is faster, car or motorcycle? Today, we’ll see if we can answer that question. In this corner, our MV Agusta Brutale 1080 special, ridden by Dirk Raudies.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0058.xml
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85
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MEMPHIS SHADES
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MEMPHIS SHADES
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0059.xml
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87
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SPORTECH
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SPORTECH
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0060.xml
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87
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sbs
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sbs
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0061.xml
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88
88,89
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KTM North America, Inc.: 990 SUPER DUKE
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KTM North America, Inc.
990 SUPER DUKE
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0062.xml
article
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90,92,94,96
FEATURES
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ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
A Pro-level dirt-tracker for the world's oldest Novice
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ALLAN GIRDLER
ALLAN GIRDLER DURING A LIFETIME OF BUYING, SELLING, TRADING, finding and restoring an unbelievable number of motorcycles, cars, boats and firearms, I have made a profit on the deal exactly twice. First time, I was 16 and bought a 1932 Ford roadster one morning for $10.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0063.xml
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91
91
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[no value]
AKRAPOVIC
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AKRAPOVIC
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0064.xml
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93
93
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[no value]
HYOSUNG MOTORS: GV650
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HYOSUNG MOTORS
GV650
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0065.xml
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95
95
[no value]
[no value]
SCORPIO: SR-15oo
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SCORPIO
SR-15oo
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0066.xml
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97
97
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[no value]
Two Brothers Racing
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Two Brothers Racing
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0067.xml
article
98
98
FEATURES
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THE MILE
When flat-track was fab
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PETER JONES
PETER JONES It’s fascinating how we’re unwittingly shaped not just by when we live but by where we live. Shaped by our “sense of place.” Growing up in Syracuse, New York, made me think Italian bread was on every dinner table.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0068.xml
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99
99
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[no value]
FULMER
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FULMER
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0069.xml
review
100
100
CW EVALUATIONS
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Biq Ear Be-2 Stereo Ear Pluqs
Custom-molded for you
f~ I
[no value]
[no value]
$500
[no value]
LISTENING TO MUSIC WHILE RIDING A motorcycle is next to impossible using the cheap “earbuds” that come with many pocket-sized MP3 players. Beyond parking-lot speeds, even when wearing a quality full-face helmet, wind roar drowns out volume levels that would be deafening in a quiet off-bike environment.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0070.xml
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100
100
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[no value]
Vespa
[no value]
Vespa
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0071.xml
review
101
101
CW EVALUATIONS
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Alaska Leather Sheepskin Buttpad
Natural solution for burning behinds
DETAILS
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[no value]
$45
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS DEvotc a lot of energy and time to seat design, but considering the varied shapes and sizes of the human posterior (think Twiggy vs. JLo), perfection seems improbable. Help is on the way from as unlikely a place as our 49th state.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0072.xml
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101
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PIAGGIO®
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PIAGGIO®
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0073.xml
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102,103
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MOTOSPORT
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MOTOSPORT
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0074.xml
article
104
104,105,106,108
FEATURES
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MADNESS IN METAL
A Ducati 999R under the influence of one seriously deranged German
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GARY INMAN
FOR SIX MONTHS I LIVED ON SALTINES AND beer,” says Thorsten Durbahn. “I lost 30 pounds. It was hard, but I’ll spend a week working out how to save a half-pound from my Ducati’s overall weight, so it was necessary.” I admire, celebrate, even love the motorcycle obsessive.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0075.xml
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107
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DUCATI
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DUCATI
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[no value]
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0076.xml
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109
109
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JOE ROCKET: GOLDWING
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JOE ROCKET
GOLDWING
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0077.xml
review
110
110,112,114,116
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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YAMAHA WR25OF
Little bark with lots of bite
YAMAHA
[no value]
YAMAHA
[no value]
YAMAHA
WR250F
$6399
RYAN DUDEK
OFF-ROAD, right? Well, BIG maybe THUMPERS not. See, RULE while SUPREME, 450class four-strokes produce ungodly amounts of power and torque, they can sometimes be too much bike for the job-or the rider. That’s where 250cc four-stroke enduros come into play; in particular, the subject of this test, Yamaha’s 2007 WR250F, renewed with an aluminum frame and engine upgrades that boost usability.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0078.xml
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111
111
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BATTLAX: BT-021
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BATTLAX
BT-021
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0079.xml
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113
113
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SHOEI: MULTITEC
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SHOEI
MULTITEC
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0080.xml
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115
115
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Buell
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Buell
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0081.xml
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117
117
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MOTORCYCLE
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MOTORCYCLE
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0082.xml
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118
118,119
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YAMAHA: FZ6
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YAMAHA
FZ6
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0083.xml
article
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120,122,124,128,130,136,139,140,144,146,148,149
RACE WATCH
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VIEW FROM PIT WALL
Riders, racing and me
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KEVIN CAMERON
MY FRIEND AND FORMER RIDER, Cliff Carr, has died at age 62 of liver failure. When I took my Kawasaki H1 -R to Daytona in 1970,I happened to meet future Cycle Editor Phil Schilling and Cliff, who had come to the U.S. to pick up a bike. Months later, with crashed machines to fix and nobody but myself to blame for sending amateur riders into a Pro class, I cadged Cliff’s English address from Schilling and wrote to ask if he’d like to race in the AMA nationals in 1971.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0084.xml
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121
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DUNLOP: Elite 3
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DUNLOP
Elite 3
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0085.xml
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122
122
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DID Racing Chain: X-RING
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DID Racing Chain
X-RING
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0086.xml
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123
123
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LeoVince
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LeoVince
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0087.xml
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124
124
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PROGRESSIVE suspension: Air BAGGER
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PROGRESSIVE suspension
Air BAGGER
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0088.xml
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125
125
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[no value]
HJC HELMETS
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HJC HELMETS
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0089.xml
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126
126,127
[no value]
[no value]
Kawasaki: NINJA ZX-6R
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Kawasaki
NINJA ZX-6R
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0090.xml
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128
128
[no value]
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COBRA: Fi2000
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COBRA
Fi2000
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0091.xml
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129
129
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Markel American Insurance Company
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Markel American Insurance Company
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0092.xml
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130
130
[no value]
[no value]
Motul USA, Inc.
[no value]
Motul USA, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0093.xml
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131
131
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0094.xml
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132
132,133,134,135
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CHAPARRAL
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CHAPARRAL
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0095.xml
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136
136
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TECHMOUNT
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TECHMOUNT
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0096.xml
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137
137
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0097.xml
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138
138
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0098.xml
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139
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J&P CYCLES
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J&P CYCLES
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0099.xml
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139
139
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GI. VI USA, Inc.
[no value]
GI. VI USA, Inc.
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0100.xml
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140
140
[no value]
[no value]
VANCE & HINES: FUELPAK
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VANCE & HINES
FUELPAK
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0101.xml
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140
140
[no value]
[no value]
Saddlemen
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Saddlemen
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0102.xml
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141
141
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[no value]
cortech tour master
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cortech tour master
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0103.xml
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142
142,143
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SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0104.xml
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144
144
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SPEED
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SPEED
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0105.xml
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144
144
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[no value]
Advertisement: Cycle World Magazine
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[no value]
Cycle World Magazine
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0106.xml
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144
144
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0107.xml
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145
145
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SENTRY INSURANCE
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SENTRY INSURANCE
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0108.xml
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146
146
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tecMATE: OPTIMATE3
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tecMATE
OPTIMATE3
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0109.xml
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146
146
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Advertisement: Cycle World Magazine
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Cycle World Magazine
[no value]
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0110.xml
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146
146
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CruzTools
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CruzTools
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0111.xml
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147
147
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0112.xml
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148
148
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REPSOL
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REPSOL
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0113.xml
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149
149
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SUOMY
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SUOMY
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0114.xml
article
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150,151,152,153,154,156,157
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
Slammed or damned?
The rev ceiling
Whine connoisseur
Recall Roster
[no value]
[no value]
PAUL DEAN
Q This past spring, I purchased a new Suzuki SV650 after a hiatus of 25 years. I like the bike except for a couple of things: The throttle-or should I say on/off switch-reminds me of the first-year Suzuki TM400 (nope, this ain't my first dance), and the seat is a little high on occasion for a person with rheumatoid arthritis.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0115.xml
article
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151
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Staff Stuff
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Keith May
How many old bikes have been left to rot for nothing more offensive than rust, leaks or a stripped shaft? Sure, we live in a wasteful, consumer-driven society that demands we replace scratched toys with shiny new ones, but this is also an information age in which OEM, salvaged or aftermarket parts are only a phone call or a mouse-click away.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0116.xml
article
152
152
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Tool Time
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[no value]
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Normally, I would find it hard to get amped up over something as mundane as a tire-pressure gauge, but this Accutire digital gauge (part #TG130) from Roadgear (800/854-4327; www.roadgear.com) is an exception. At $70, it’s not a giveaway, but for riders who love good tools and take pride in their rolling stock, coughing up that much for a tire gauge is not out of the question.
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0117.xml
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152
152
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[no value]
DOWCO
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DOWCO
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0118.xml
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153
153
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ON GUARD: QUATTRO BOLT LOCKING
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ON GUARD
QUATTRO BOLT LOCKING
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0119.xml
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154
154
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[no value]
PENN FOSTER CAREER SCHOOL
[no value]
PENN FOSTER CAREER SCHOOL
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0120.xml
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154
154
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[no value]
Deltran: BatteryTenders
[no value]
Deltran
BatteryTenders
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0121.xml
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155
155
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[no value]
CompetitionAccessories
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CompetitionAccessories
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0122.xml
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155
155
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TIRE EXPRESS
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TIRE EXPRESS
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[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0123.xml
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156
156
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Kuryakyn
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Kuryakyn
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[no value]
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0124.xml
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157
157
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0125.xml
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157
157
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0126.xml
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158
158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171
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CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
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[no value]
[no value]
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0127.xml
article
172
172
DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
Reader Information
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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_20070501_0046_005_0128.xml
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173
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0129.xml
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174
174
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VICTORY
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VICTORY
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CycleWorld_20070501_0046_005_0130.xml