Issue: 20080301

Saturday, March 1, 2008
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Sunday, August 10, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0001.xml
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2,3
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R. L. Polk & Co.: FORD F-150
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R. L. Polk & Co.
FORD F-150
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0002.xml
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4,5
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.: NINJA ZX-10R
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
NINJA ZX-10R
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0003.xml
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6
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Nissan North America, Inc.: NISSAN TITAN
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Nissan North America, Inc.
NISSAN TITAN
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0005.xml
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PARTS UNLIMITED: ERION RACING
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PARTS UNLIMITED
ERION RACING
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0006.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0007.xml
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9
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DRAG Specialties
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DRAG Specialties
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0008.xml
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10,11
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cortech tour master: GX-SPORT SERIES 2
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cortech tour master
GX-SPORT SERIES 2
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0009.xml
article
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UP FRONT
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Bike of the Year
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David Edwards
GLOBAL HARMONY, SADLY, MAY BE AN impossibility, but that doesn't mean we highly evolved types who hold down the top spots at the world’s leading motorcycle magazines can’t get together for a little intellectual hand-holding. Kumbaya, my brothers.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0010.xml
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AKRAPOVIC
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AKRAPOVIC
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0011.xml
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14,15
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icon: AIRFRAME CLAYMORE SLAYER
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AIRFRAME CLAYMORE SLAYER
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0012.xml
article
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LEANINGS
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Carb Cleaner Chronicles
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peter Egan
ACCORDING TO MY ILLUMINATED CLOCK, it was 3:23 a.m. when I suddenly sat bolt upright in bed. A primal alarm bell had gone off in my head (which is nothing but a vast warehouse of primal stuff) telling me that something was wrong. “Wazzamatter?” Barb inquired, without enunciating properly.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0013.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0014.xml
article
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TDC
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Tread aggression
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Kevin Cameron
MUCH IS MADE OF TIRE TREAD PATTERNS, which in advertising language are most often described as “aggressive.” In the current era, sporting tires have as little pattern as possible in order to emulate the performance of slicks. Their pattern, what there is of it, looks to me rather like Arabic script.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0015.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_20080301_0047_003_0016.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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HOTSHOTS
Legendary
Sporty vs. Bonnie
Thumbnail 2×2
Wheelies on Meth
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In the “Legends Revisited” article (CW, January), you show the Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 having maximum horsepower of 61 hp at 10,600 rpm! Never knew a Sporty that could cross 10,000 rpm and not do an imitation of a hand grenade. Bruce Muggli Gig Harbor, Washington Boy, Harley sure slipped you a ringer!
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0017.xml
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scorpioalarms: SCORPIO
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scorpioalarms
SCORPIO
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0018.xml
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sbs
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sbs
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0019.xml
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EDELWEISS BIKE TRAVEL
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EDELWEISS BIKE TRAVEL
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0020.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
Falcon ZRF 138 Pro
Fast Company Draggin’ Liners
Triumph Adjustable Rider Backrest
Table MotoGP Game
Bohn Euro-RR back and chest protectors
Vincent History Motorcycle Poster
SPOT Satellite Messenger
Motoman Distributing
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Motoman Distributing
Falcon ZRF 138 Pro
$1799
“Made in China” has recently taken on new meaning, what with the uproar over everything from tainted meat to toys treated with lead-based paint. In what appears to be a positive move, Motoman Distributing has created a six-bike, Chinese-manufactured line of air-cooled, four-stroke minibikes ranging in displacement from 50cc to 140cc. The Falcon ZRF 138 Pro ($1799) is equipped with a manual clutch and a four-speed transmission, and rolls on 14-inch front and 12-inch rear wheels. Among the features usually reserved for higher-end machinery: an external oil-cooler, an adjustable inverted fork, a remote-reservoir shock, handlebars sized for adults and hydraulic disc brakes front and rear. Motoman Distributing, 8468 Loma Pl., Upland, CA 91786; 909/608-0082; www.falconmoto.com
Motoman Distributing
Fast Company Draggin’ Liners
$150
Your favorite Levi’s may be comfortable, but they don’t offer much protection in the event of a crash-unless you’re wearing Draggin’ Liners ($150) underneath. The snug-fitting, abrasion-resistant, 100-percent kevlar mesh-knit long johns have an elastic waistband, ankle stirrups and come in S-XL sizes. A second layer of kevlar covers the butt and knees. Fast Company, 234 10th Street Place N.W., Hickory, NC 28601; 800/459-2239; www.dragginjeans.com
Motoman Distributing
Triumph Adjustable Rider Backrest
$170
Are you a Rocket III rider? Support for long days in the saddle is available in the form of Triumph’s Adjustable Rider Backrest ($170). Compatible only with the Classic Styled Touring Seat ($360), the backrest is adjustable fore and aft, for height and pad angle, the latter via a patented click wheel. The backrest also folds forward, making mounting and dismounting easier. Triumph Motorcycles Ltd., 385 Walt Sanders Memorial Dr. #100, Newnan, G A 30265; 678/854-2010; www.triumphmotor cycles.com
Motoman Distributing
Table MotoGP Game
$69
Go analog with the Table MotoGP Game ($69). This challenging board game comes with six faithfully replicated racetracks-Assen, Catalunya, Donington Park, Le Mans, Mugello and Twin Ring Motegi-19 game pieces, four decks of game cards, three spectator stands, one pit building, four dice and two race record pads. Fun for all ages with as few as two or as many as 11 players. Aero Design and Mfg. Co., Inc, 8 S. 18th Ave. W, Duluth, MN 55806; 800/222-1994; www.aerostich.com
Motoman Distributing
Bohn Euro-RR back and chest protectors
$129
Bohn’s Euro-RR series back protector ($129) is equally suited for road and track use. A combination of CE-approved hard and ventilated soft protection provides a high degree of shock absorption with a low level of heat buildup, and adjustable shoulder straps impart a secure fit. The protector is available in Small (up to 5-foot-9) and Medium (over 5foot-9) sizes. For additional security, add a matching Euro-RR chest protector ($100) with adjustable torso strap. ActionStations, Inc., 166 Eaton Rd. #A, Chico, CA 95973; 888/922-9269; www.actionstations.com
Motoman Distributing
Vincent History Motorcycle Poster
$10
If you don’t currently have space on one of your walls for a Vincent Motorcycle Poster (27 × 39 inches; $10), then make room. Images of various H.R.D. and Vincent models, the engines that powered them and a brief history of the company are among the many features. Also available: “Happy Birthday,” a centenary celebration of Harley-Davidson. Both posters are printed in full color on glossy 100-pound stock. Add $10 for laminating. Carl Hungness Publishing, P.O. Box 225, Madison, IN 47250; 812/273-2472; www.carlhungness.com
Motoman Distributing
Satellite Messenger
$170
“Live to tell about it.” That’s the pull-no-punches slogan conveyed by the manufacturer of SPOT (Satellite PersOnal Tracker), the world’s first satellite messenger. The $170 SPOT is a handheld, 7⅜-ounce, AA-lithium-battery-powered, waterproof/shockproof receiver/transmitter that provides a vital line of communication with emergency services, friends and family. With SPOT, you can dispatch 911 or other emergency responders to your exact latitude and longitude anywhere around the world; send friends and family a request for help; check in to let contacts know where you are and that you are okay; and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps. SPOT utilizes the GPS network to determine your precise location within 20 feet, then employs the company’s own satellite system to transmit that data and your status. A $100 annual fee is required for activation, with several upgrade levels available. For anyone who escapes into the great outdoors-whether aboard a motorcycle, on foot or any other means of travel-SPOT could ensure that they escape from it. SPOT Inc., 461 S. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035; 408/933-4518; www.findmespot.com
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CW SPOT LIGHT
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0021.xml
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.: CONCOURS 14
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
CONCOURS 14
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0022.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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RIDING THE V-REX
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Mark Hoyer
NECKS WERE SNAPPING everywhere. Never before have so many people mouthed, “What the #^(& is that?!” in such rapid succession. Riding the Traverston V-Rex around does the trick, even in jaded Newport Beach, where Ferraris are as common as Chevys and I was once outnumbered on my Ducati by MV Agustas at the local coffee shop.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0023.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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MASS-CENTRALIZED `BERG
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—Ryan Dudek
Husaberg has taken a different approach to improving the handling of its 2009 FE enduro models. By using a 70-degree cylinder angle and moving the crankshaft nearly 4 inches higher and more than 6 inches farther back, rotating mass is now nearer to the bike’s cg.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0024.xml
article
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29,30
ROUNDUP
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ROEHR MOVES AHEAD
LIGHT MY LINE
TOYOTA BACK TO ITS ROOTS
DATE WITH ADVENTURE
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Illinois-based Roehr Motorcycles has apparently secured the backing to produce its V-Roehr 1250SC Superbike (Roundup, July, 2007). Production versions will feature a 180-horsepower supercharged version of the Harley-Davidson V-Rod engine.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0025.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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FROM TRAVIS TO EVEL, A THANKS
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Travis Pastrana
EVEL KNIEVEL WAS A true pioneer. What he started has evolved into one of the most popular motorsports ever. There are thousands of riders today making a living all over the world jumping motorcycles. Even though the sport of extreme riding has come a long way since Evel roared toward a ramp on his Harley, the idea remains the same: Entertainment.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0026.xml
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Advertisements
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Suzuki
SX4 Sport
Suzuki
SX4 Crossover
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0027.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO MARCH, 1983
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—Ryan Dudek
The heritage of Harley-Davidson flat-track success was expressed in the form of a production streetbike called the XR1000, said to be an “honest motorcycle” in every sense. Even so, editors couldn’t decide if it would be as fun to ride “if it didn’t vibrate, cook the left leg and make the rider work to use the turnsignals.” Production of the $6995 machine was limited to 1000 units.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0028.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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COPBIKE OLYMPICS
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Steve Spernak
USUALLY, MOTOR OFFIcers are out on their motorcycles patrolling the streets and trying to ensure the safety of citizens everywhere. But once a year, officers from across California gather to compete for "Top Gun" honors in a kind of copbike riding Olympics.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0029.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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WORLD RECORD McQUEEN MINI
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David Edwards
How much is a gas tank worth? About $47,000—at least when it’s been painted and pinstriped by Kenneth “Von Dutch” Howard and attached to a 100cc dirt-bike once owned by Steve McQueen. A 1970 Kawasaki Centurian (fair market value maybe $500) used by the late actor to bop around the Santa Paula airport was hammered down for a staggering $47,500 at the recent Bonhams & Butterfields auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0030.xml
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AFX: FX-28
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AFX
FX-28
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0031.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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UPS & Downs
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UP: To the BMW logo, for sticking around for 90 years. Make that “roundel,” the familiar circle that has adorned all Beemers since 1917. Contrary to popular myth (and more than a few book authors), the logo is not a representation of a spinning propeller borrowed from BMW’s aircraft-engine division.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0032.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Quick Ride
HONDA VTX1300 TOURER A cruiser in cross-country clothing
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Allan Girdler
REMEMBER THAT encouraging quip about how, when life hands you a lemon, you can make lemonade? That's what we have here, in the form of a ready-to-tour cruiser from Honda. The lemon, meanwhile, comes in the form of disappointing motorcycle sales through the ’07 model year.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0033.xml
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DRAG Specialties: CROSS-BACK
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DRAG Specialties
CROSS-BACK
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0034.xml
review
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36,37,38,40,42,44
SPECIAL SECTION: 2×2 COMPARISONS
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Kawasaki ZX-14 vs. Suzuki Hayabusa
Dancing with the Stars
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
HAYABUSA
$11,999
SUZUKI
ZX-14
$11.699
DON CANET
SIZE, POWER AND GRACE CAN OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE. Future NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith donned dance shoes to demonstrate that fact to prime-time television viewers. Today's heavyweight sportbikes are likewise skilled; in fact, when it's time to tango, one couldn't ask for better partners than these two ultra-performance offerings from Kawasaki and Suzuki.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0035.xml
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Buell Motorcycle Company: Neck Gaiter
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Buell Motorcycle Company
Neck Gaiter
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0036.xml
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41
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Markel American Insurance Company
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Markel American Insurance Company
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0037.xml
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43
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Advertisements
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Z1R
STANCE MAXIM HELMET
Z1R
NECTAR JACKET
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0038.xml
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45
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DUCATI: 848
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DUCATI
848
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0039.xml
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46,47
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icon: GSX-R
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icon
GSX-R
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0040.xml
review
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48,50,51,52
SPECIAL SECTION: 2×2 COMPARISONS
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Harley-Davidson Rocker vs. Star Raider S
When worlds collide
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
ROCKER
$17,295
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
STAR RAIDER S
$13,980
PAUL DEAN
THERE’S NO DENYING THAT CUSTOM MOTORcycles are impressive expressions of their creators’ unbridled imaginations. But once you stop gawking and start riding, the cool factor usually comes to a screeching halt. If their deficiency isn’t a raked-out front end that flops around like a fish out of water, it’s an ultra-wide rear tire that makes leaning an exercise in hand-to-hand combat, or a rear suspension that delivers a bone-pulverizing ride, or too little cornering clearance for reasonable turning ability-or all of the above.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0041.xml
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VANCE & HINES: FUELPAK
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VANCE & HINES
FUELPAK
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0042.xml
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53
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HYOSUNG MOTORS
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HYOSUNG MOTORS
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0043.xml
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Helmet House, Inc.: tourmaster
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Helmet House, Inc.
tourmaster
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0044.xml
review
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56,57,58,60
SPECIAL SECTION: 2×2 COMPARISONS
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Honda CBR600RR vs. Yamaha YZF-R6
Supersport standoff
HONDA
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HONDA
CBR600RR
$9599
HONDA
YZF-R6
$9599
BLAKE CONNER
NOT EXACTLY A CONTRAST AS EXTREME AS yin and yang or fire and ice, but among current middleweight sportbikes, you won’t find two more different approaches to the same goal than the Honda CBR600RR and the Yamaha YZF-R6. Let us explain. To some degree, it has always been this way.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0045.xml
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eBay Inc.
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eBay Inc.
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0046.xml
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61
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HONDA: Honda Hoot
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HONDA
Honda Hoot
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0047.xml
review
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62,63,64,68
SPECIAL SECTION: 2×2 COMPARISONS
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Harley-Davidson Road Glide vs. Victory Vision Street
Battle of the max baggers
H-D
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H-D
ROAD GLIDE
$20,185
H-D
VISION STREET
$21,669
DAVID EDWARDS
THIS TEST MIGHT HAVE been over as soon as darkness gathered in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Victory’s digital air-temp gauge registered 33 degrees. Time to turn for home. The Victory rider made sure his bike’s wind deflectors were fully deployed, raised the electro-adjustable windshield to full height, switched the heated handgrips and seat to their toastiest settings and double-checked that his MP3 player was plugged into the sound system, cued to the right tunes.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0048.xml
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twobros
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twobros
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0049.xml
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66,67
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Star MOTORCYCLES
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Star MOTORCYCLES
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0050.xml
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69
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PIRELLI: DIABLO ROSSO
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PIRELLI
DIABLO ROSSO
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0051.xml
review
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70,72,74,76
SPECIAL SECTION: 2×2 COMPARISONS
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Honda CFR450R vs. Suzuki RM-Z450
Thumperville
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
RM-Z450
$7199
SUZUKI
CRF450R
$7199
RYAN DUDEK
IT’S NO SECRET THAT HONDA’S CRF450R IS THE benchmark in the motocross class, winning a prestigious Cycle World Ten Best Bikes award the last six years running. Therefore it was the only logical opponent to pit against Suzuki’s all-new and highly touted fuel-injected RM-Z450.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0052.xml
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0053.xml
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0054.xml
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75
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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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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0055.xml
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77
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Benelli
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Benelli
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0056.xml
review
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FEATURES
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INJECTION INTRICACIES
Suzuki leads the motocross EFI revolution
Suzuki
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Suzuki
RM-Z450
Kevin Cameron
Carburetion strangely resembles politics. The center takes care of itself, but the trouble is on the fringes. Suzuki’s new fuel-injected RM-Z450 is designed to correct carburetion’s rough edges. Carburetors work great at rpm where exhaust-pipe wave action makes suction pulses crisp and strong.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0057.xml
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HARD-KROME
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HARD-KROME
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0058.xml
review
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80,81,82,84
CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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KAWASAKI ZX-10R
Get a grip-or not...
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
ZX-10R
DON CANET
LIKE YOU, I TOO READ CYCLE WORLD magazine, and right there on the cover of our December, 2007, issue, we proclaimed the all-new Kawasaki ZX-10R possessed “Brute Force with Brains... now with Traction Control!” I had no hand in the research or writing of the 10R technical preview featured within, but what I read filled me with interest and anticipation to experience this latest in racing-derived tech to trickle down to the street.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0059.xml
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KYMCO
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KYMCO
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0060.xml
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MOTOSPORT
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MOTOSPORT
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0061.xml
article
86
86
FEATURES
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The T-Word
The Year of Traction Control?
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KEVIN CAMERON
When is traction control not traction control? The answer is, when the legal climate makes it too dangerous to call it by its proper name. Just as anti-lock brakes contribute to the safety of their many users, so the new technology of traction control has a real safety contribution to make in motorcycling.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0062.xml
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87
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CARDO SYSTEMS, INC.: SCALA RIDER Q2
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CARDO SYSTEMS, INC.
SCALA RIDER Q2
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0063.xml
article
88
88,89,90,92,94
FEATURES
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DUCATIS & CIGARETTES
Some things you quit, others you don’t
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PETER EGAN
BACK WHEN I WAS A FULL-TIME TECH Editor at Cycle World during the early Eighties and lurking in the roomy but windowless office now occupied by Editor Edwards, I had a small quote from a British bike magazine taped to my door. It read, “Ducatis are like cigarettes; you may quit for a while, but you always come back to them in the long run.” This little gem of wisdom struck a chord with me because both addictions seemed related in some strange way.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0064.xml
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91
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TRIUMPH: Daytona 675
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TRIUMPH
Daytona 675
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0065.xml
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93
93
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Allstate
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Allstate
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0066.xml
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95
95
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CompetitionAccessories.com
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CompetitionAccessories.com
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0067.xml
article
96
96
FEATURES
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DUCATI 848
Downsized 1098 or 900SS reincarnate? Yes.
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Mark Cernicky
When a picture of the new Ducati 848 popped up on our web coverage of the Milan motor show, my attention became uncharacteristically focused. Racing through my mind was a highlight reel of the dominant performances of Ducati’s 888, the superbly balanced 1990s V-Twin that on racetracks and backroads announced Italy’s arrival as a maker of modern, no-excuses sportbikes.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0068.xml
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97
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MOTO GUZZI: BREVA 1200 SPORT
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MOTO GUZZI
BREVA 1200 SPORT
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0069.xml
review
98
98
CW EVALUATION
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Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Radials for road and track
Pirelli
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Pirelli
Diablo Rosso
Pirelli
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$140
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WHEN IT COMES TO TIRES, WE ALWAYS want what we can’t have: more grip and greater durability. Pirelli’s new Diablo Rosso sportbike tires claim to offer a substantial leap forward in both areas-with only a 10 percent bump in suggested retail pricing over the previous-generation Diablos.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0070.xml
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99
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0071.xml
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100
100,101
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Yamaha Motor Corp.: WR250X
[no value]
Yamaha Motor Corp.
WR250X
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0072.xml
article
102
102,103,104,106,108,109,110,111
RACE WATCH
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ENGLISH 101
The British are coming...and, boy, are they fast!
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ALLAN GIRDLER
STORIES FLY BEST with a hero for one wing and a villain for the other, the poets tell us, so it’s fair to say this story, the rise and fall of the English racing motorcycle in America, has wings. We begin with a hero, are rescued by the least likely of saviors and the end comes, well, not at the hands of evildoers but surely because the spirit of the sport fell victim to the letter of the rules.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0073.xml
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105
105
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Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
Honda Motor Co., Inc.
[no value]
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0074.xml
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107
107
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Bridgestone Corporation
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Bridgestone Corporation
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0075.xml
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109
109
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VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0076.xml
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109
109
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CRUZTOOLS: FITS BOX
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CRUZTOOLS
FITS BOX
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0077.xml
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110
110
[no value]
[no value]
Speed Channel, Inc.
[no value]
Speed Channel, Inc.
[no value]
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0078.xml
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110
110
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GI.VI USA, Inc.
[no value]
GI.VI USA, Inc.
[no value]
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0079.xml
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111
111
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MotorcycleRamps
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MotorcycleRamps
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0080.xml
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112
112,113
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CHAPARRAL MOTORSPORTS
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CHAPARRAL MOTORSPORTS
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0081.xml
article
114
114,115,116,117
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
The sound of music
To mix or not to mix?
Lonesome lobe
V vs. I
Feedback Loop
Recall Roster
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PAUL DEAN
Q I've asked a lot of people this question since I first started riding 11 years ago, but I've never gotten an answer that made sense to me. Why do engines with different cylinder numbers (Single, Twin, Four, etc.) and arrangements (vee, parallel, opposed) sound so different?
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0082.xml
article
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115
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TECH TIPS
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There’s quite a lot of distance between a motorcycle’s front and rear axles, especially if you take into account all the components that connect the two, as well as the circuitous route they take along the way. From the front axle, the fork legs head upward more than rearward on a path that leads through the triple-clamps, the angled steering head, the main frame members that eventually sweep down to the swingarm pivot, then the swingarm itself and its long legs that finally terminate at the rear axle.
CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0083.xml
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116
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Deltran: BatteryTenders
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Deltran
BatteryTenders
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0084.xml
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116
116
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Advertisement: CYCLEWORLD
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CYCLEWORLD
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0085.xml
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117
117
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H-D Michigan, Inc.
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H-D Michigan, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0086.xml
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117
117
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ArtoftheChopper
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ArtoftheChopper
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0087.xml
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118
118,119,120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,129
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CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0088.xml
article
130
130
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_20080301_0047_003_0089.xml
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131
131
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BMW: R 1200 GS
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BMW
R 1200 GS
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0090.xml
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132
132
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GM Corp.: CHEVY SILVERADO HD Z71
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GM Corp.
CHEVY SILVERADO HD Z71
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CycleWorld_20080301_0047_003_0091.xml