Issue: 20080501

Thursday, May 1, 2008
May
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
12/10/2014 8:32:51 PM

Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0001.xml
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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_20080501_0047_005_0002.xml
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Advertisements
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TEAM AIRFRAME HELMET
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TEAM MERC STAGE 3 JACKET
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0003.xml
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U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO CO.
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U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO CO.
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0005.xml
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PARTS UNLIMITED
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PARTS UNLIMITED
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0006.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0007.xml
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9
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DRAG Specialties
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DRAG Specialties
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0008.xml
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10,11
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Helmet House, Inc.: TOUR MASTER FLEX 2
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Helmet House, Inc.
TOUR MASTER FLEX 2
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0009.xml
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UP FRONT
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Mythbusters
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David Edwards
I ALWAYS GET A LITTLE NERVOUS WHEN mail arrives from anybody connected with the Vincent Owners Club. Apparently there is no statute of limitations on myth busting. See, back in 1965, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Vincent-HRD boarding up its factory doors, Cycle World road tested one of the last Vincents built, a 1955 Black Lightning.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0010.xml
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American Suzuki Motor Corporation: Suzuki XL7 Crossover
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American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Suzuki XL7 Crossover
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0011.xml
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.: VULCAN 900 CUSTOM
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
VULCAN 900 CUSTOM
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0012.xml
article
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LEANINGS
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Dungeons & Dragons
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Peter Egan
I ALMOST STARTED TO SAY MY PHONE HAS been ringing off the hook, but of course phones don’t really have hooks any more. This phrase summons up visions of “Lassie” episodes in which Timmy climbs on a stool and cranks the wall phone to tell Jenny that Porky and Jeff are trapped in the Old Cave.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0013.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0014.xml
article
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TDC
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Beating heat
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Kevin Cameron
JUST RETURNED FROM THE DUCATI 1098R press launch as you can read in this issue. There were two full-on Superbikes present as well as the fleet of testbikes. Although both these 1200cc Twins and their 1000cc four-cylinder World Superbike competition develop similar power, the radiators on the Twins manage to work even with that big window cut into their middle to make way for the front cylinder head (it nearly touches the tire in hard braking).
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0015.xml
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Bell Powersports: THE BELL STAR
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Bell Powersports
THE BELL STAR
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0016.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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HOTSHOTS
Pete’s Garage
Egan the Enabler
McQueen not included
Wheelie at will, stoppie ’til you droppie
Evel? Awful!
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Egan’s done it again (“Ducatis & Cigarettes,” CW, March). For 30 years I've been reading his stories, and all this time I thought he worked in some old barn with bare wires holding 40-watt bulbs, electrical tape unraveling at the splice.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0017.xml
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BRIDGESTONE: Battlax BT-021 Sport Touring Radial
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BRIDGESTONE
Battlax BT-021 Sport Touring Radial
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0018.xml
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Memphis SHADES: Memphis Slim
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Memphis SHADES
Memphis Slim
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0019.xml
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Dynojet Research, Inc.: POWER COMMANDER
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Dynojet Research, Inc.
POWER COMMANDER
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0020.xml
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JOE ROCKET: mens CHAMPION MESH jacket
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JOE ROCKET
mens CHAMPION MESH jacket
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0021.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
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Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc.
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Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc.
Yoshimura TRC Slip-On Muffler
$429
Prepping your 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R for the racetrack? Along with requisite safety-wiring and removal of street equipment, you might consider fitting an aftermarket muffler, such as Yoshimura’s TRC slip-on. Offered in carbon-fiber ($549), stainless-steel ($429) or titanium ($499) with a stainless-steel tailpipe and laser-cut heat shield, the kicked-up design is said to improve horsepower and torque across the rev range-no small feat on a 249cc parallel-Twin!
Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc.
Harley-Davidson Motorclothes Alternator Jacket
$425-445
Not all street riders need or want the bulk or warmth of leather on every ride. That’s why Harley-Davidson’s Motorclothes division created the armor-optional Alternator jacket ($425-445; sizes S-XXXL). Thanks to “switchback technology,” the leather torso portion can be easily and quickly removed, leaving behind only a lighter layer of free-flowing nylon mesh panels.
Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc.
HS Performance Parts Lifetime Oil Filter
$l19
Keep your American, European or Japanese streetbike running smoothly and improve its appearance with an HS Performance Parts Lifetime Oil Filter ($l19). Behind the finned, 6061-T6 machined-aluminum housing and nickel-plated rareearth magnet is washable, type-304 stainless-steel “micronic” filter cloth, said to flow seven times more oil than conventional paper elements. Blackanodized ($124) and chrome ($144) versions are also available.
Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc.
Powerlet Powerbar Plus
$60
Here’s a clean, simple and convenient way to power most electronic devices, including a cell phone, a GPS, an MP3 player or a radar detector, on any motorcycle equipped with a tubular handlebar. Basis for the weather-resistant Powerbar Plus ($130) is a black-anodized or chromed billet-aluminum mounting bracket fitted with an ISO standard socket. A supplied heavy-duty, fuse-equipped wiring harness is rated for 16 amps. Device support is available via either Techmount (shown) or RAM mounts, with prices starting at $60.
Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc.
Dubach Racing Development Mod Box
$299
Fuel-injection that comes standard on the 2008 Suzuki RM-Z450 opened the door for electronic performance enhancements for motocross bikes. Dubach Racing Development’s Mod Box ($299) is an adjustable fuel controller that alters EFI mapping once the RM-Z’s airbox, filter and exhaust have been modified or replaced with aftermarket parts. There are three modes, each designed for different conditions or riding styles.
Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc.
Shoei Hornet-DS
$457-483
Dual-sport is one of motorcycling’s fastest-growing segments. It’s also one of the most demanding on bikes and gear as riding conditions and speeds can change frequently. Shoei’s first dedicated on/off-road helmet, the new-for-2008 Hornet-DS ($457-483; sizes XXS-XXL), is designed to eliminate the street-going shortcomings associated with traditional offroad offerings, namely visor-related buffeting at highway speeds. In actual use, the helmet, with its slotted, wedgeshaped peak and flip-up, street-style faceshield, slips through the air smoothly. Bonus: Off-road goggles fit nicely behind the removable, variable-position shield, which can be closed completely and locked down even over wide straps. Adjustable vents send cooling air through the helmet’s sculpted interior, slotted at the temples to accommodate eyeglass wearers. A removable chin curtain reduces wind noise.
Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc.
The Cycle Guys FastPack
$73
Imagine a collapsible tailpack that when not in use serves as a passenger seat. That’s the idea behind the FastPack ($73). Undoing the self-sealing perimeter zipper makes available 8.8 liters of storage, space enough for your lunch, a jacket liner or a few small grocery items. Three sizes fit late-model sportbikes from Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha and Triumph.
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0022.xml
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ROUNDUP
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SPLITTING FROM THE ATOM
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Mark Hoyer
OF OLD-TIME ENGLISH motor-manufacturing revivals, count Ariel among the few that have made it as a viable commercial operation. In this case, the foundation of success was the universally lauded lightweight super car, the Atom. Open-wheeled, Honda (car)powered and trellis-framed, the Atom redefined performance and toppled giants.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0023.xml
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ROUNDUP
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GOTCHA! TRIUMPH’S NEW TWIN
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Rumors have been flying for more than a year, but this grainy photo taken in Wales is proof that Triumph has an all-new jumbo-sized parallel-Twin cruiser almost ready for production. In fact, when confronted with the evidence, a Triumph U.K.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0024.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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OH, TO BE YOUNG!
ANOTHER V-EIGHT
FEED THE NEED!
BIKES BACK. ON CATALINA
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Honda and Moriwaki Engineering of Japan have teamed up to produce a limited number of MD250H racebikes for use in the youth-oriented USGPRU roadracing series. The $11,699 machine is powered by a Moriwaki-tuned CRF250X-sourced four-stroke Single carried in a purpose-built, twin-spar aluminum frame.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0025.xml
review
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ROUNDUP
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MORINI MAXI ENDURO
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MORINI MAXI ENDURO
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MORINI MAXI ENDURO
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Bruno dePrato
REBORN MOTO MORINI has struggled to get steady footing despite the company’s still highly respected name and its undeniably impressive 1200cc V-Twin-powered machines. But Chief Project Engineer Franco Fambertini is once again optimistic about the company’s potential.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0026.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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A BED FOR YOUR SUZUKI
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Matthew Miles
Suzuki is entering the midsize truck business. Launched this past February at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2009 Equator is based on the Nissan Frontier and powered by a 2.5-liter Four (a 4.0-liter V-Six is optional). Both Crew Cab and Extended body styles will be offered.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0027.xml
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Advertisements
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Z1R
ECLIPSE HELMET
Z1R
SCRAMBLER JACKET
Z1R
BRAWLER GLOVE
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0028.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO MAY, 1983
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Don Canet
After 17 years on staff here at Cycle World magazine, I can now directly relate to an issue printed a quarter century ago. A three-bike comparison test called “The New Superbikes” pitted the machine that introduced me to motorcycling on the street—Honda’s V45 Interceptor—against a Kawasaki GPz750 and Suzuki GS750E. It seems that the editors of the day agreed with my purchase, as the then-cutting-edge Interceptor outperformed its competition with ease.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0029.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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YAMAHA'S OFFICIAL PENCIL
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Laurent Benchana
YA-1, DT-1, XS650, XT500, TY250, XT600 Tenéré, GTS1000, V-Max, YZF-R1... Pick any Yamaha, from the oldest to the most mythical, and chances are it was born from the imagination of GK Dynamics, a design firm that’s part of GK Design Group, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0030.xml
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Yamaha Motor Corp.: Custom Stratoliner
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Yamaha Motor Corp.
Custom Stratoliner
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0031.xml
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ROUNDUP
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Ups & Downs
Jay Leno's Garage
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UP: To Jay Leno, for bringing viewers into his “Big Dog” garage and on the road with him through his website, www.jaylenosgarage.com. Each week, eschewing showbiz hair and makeup, “The Tonight Show” host rolls up his shirt sleeves and details in plain wordsno cue cards needed-the history and mechanical workings of one of the cars or motorcycles from his wide-ranging collection.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0032.xml
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ROUNDUP
Quick Ride
KAWASAKI KLX140L
Muscled-up Mini
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Ryan Dudek
KAWASAKI HAS UPPED the ante in the playbike class with its new KLX140L, bringing big-bike features to a category that usually leaves the fancy stuff behind. How so? Kawasaki didn’t hold back when building the little KLX. To ensure a high-class playbike, the company put its top KX engineers on the development team and even subjected the KLX to many of the same standards as the KX motocross line.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0033.xml
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NAVY
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NAVY
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0034.xml
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FEATURES
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A Higher Calling
Already Bike of the Year, Ducati’s 1098 gets more displacement, more power, better suspension, better brakes, traction control and a ticket to World Superbike
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KEVIN CAMERON
So, WE’VE RIDDEN DUCATI’S new 1098R, the company’s hi-po homologation special for World Supers. But there are ramifications that make it a lot bigger than that. This is the real deal-the electronic motorcycle. While other makers are calling their first-level traction control coy names like “Noodle Twist Prevention System,” Ducati is calling theirs...Ducati Traction Control.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0035.xml
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KTM North America, Inc.
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KTM North America, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0036.xml
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FULMER HELMETS: The VISIGOTH
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FULMER HELMETS
The VISIGOTH
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0037.xml
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PARTS UNLIMITED: AKRAPOVIC
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PARTS UNLIMITED
AKRAPOVIC
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0038.xml
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HYOSUNG MOTORS AMERICA
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HYOSUNG MOTORS AMERICA
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0039.xml
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Helmet House, Inc.: Cortech IMPULSE SERIES 2
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Helmet House, Inc.
Cortech IMPULSE SERIES 2
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0040.xml
article
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FEATURES
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GRIP & RIP
Notes from The Edge
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Mark Cernicky
Cock-ah-doodle-do announces sunrise over Circuito de Jerez-one of the best tracks I’ve ever had the opportunity to ride-followed closely by the distant, distinct thunder of a Ducati 1098R wearing 102-dB Termignonis. Before we salivating scribes attending the R’s world press launch could sample Ducati’s $39,995 pinnacle of twin-cylinder technology, we first listened as Ingenere Andrea Forni imparted his schtick about the historic parity between road-legal and production-homologation World Superbikes.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0041.xml
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Arai Helmets
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Arai Helmets
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0042.xml
review
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50,52,54,56,58
FEATURES
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MIDDLE BEEMER
CW FIRST RIDE: 2008 BMW F800GS
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2008 BMW F800GS
BLAKE CONNER
WHEN BMW RELEASED THE F800S and ST last year, first question we asked was when would we see a GS version of the platform? After sampling those two models and their shared parallel-Twin engine, we knew the powerplant would be perfect in a mid-sized adventure-bike.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0043.xml
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DUCATI: 1098S
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DUCATI
1098S
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0044.xml
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Markel BikelinE
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Markel BikelinE
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0045.xml
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COBRA: Cobra exhaust systems
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COBRA
Cobra exhaust systems
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0046.xml
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Polaris Industries Inc.
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Polaris Industries Inc.
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0047.xml
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DAIRYLAND CYCLE INSURANCE
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DAIRYLAND CYCLE INSURANCE
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0048.xml
review
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FEATURES
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2008 BMW R1200GS
Best-seller made better?
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2008 BMW R1200GS
Bruno dePrato
BMW’s most popular motorcycle, the über-versatile R1200GS, has undergone a series of revisions for 2008 that runs deeper than a passing glance across its flanks might suggest. In fact, the latest big-bore GS is more fun to ride than ever before.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0049.xml
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Advertisement: SR-i900R
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SR-i900R
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0050.xml
review
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CW FIRST RIDE:
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SOLO Performance
KTM 690 Duke
KTM
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KTM
690 Duke
BLAKE CONNER
HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT IT’S BEEN 13 YEARS SINCE Austrian firm KTM got its street feet wet with the original Duke roadster. That exercise was the gateway through which KTM’s quest for market share beyond dirtbikes began. Now the lineup includes no fewer than 12 street-oriented or street-legal models, with the soon-to-be-released RC8 Superbike set to become the flag-ship model.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0051.xml
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American Honda Motor Co., inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., inc.
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0052.xml
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AFK: FX-43
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AFK
FX-43
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0053.xml
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American Suzuki Motor Corporation: HAYABUSA
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American Suzuki Motor Corporation
HAYABUSA
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0054.xml
review
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FEATURES
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Balanced Attack
KTM 690 Enduro
KTM
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KTM
690 Enduro
$8898
Blake Conner
Finding the right dual-sport motorcycle in KTM’s already-expansive range just got a little easier. If owning a 950 Super Enduro seems like taking a howitzer to a knife fight or you want something more street-capable than the 450 and 530 EXC-R models, the brand-new 690 Enduro is your bike.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0055.xml
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Advertisements
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VANCE & HINES
MONSTER OVALS
VANCE & HINES
FUEL MANAGEMENT
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0056.xml
article
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FEATURES
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A TALE OF TWO CROCKERS
Separated at birth, an unlikely pair of American classics somehow gets back together
THE BLACK BIKE
THE RED BIKE
APART AGAIN
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PAUL GARSON
BLACK-TIE AND TUXEDO GUY. BLACK LEATHER AND boots guy. Brothers under the skin, but motivated by different spirits. Sociologists might chalk it up to the concept of Nature vs. Nurture. Sharing the same DNA doesn’t mean that twins-whether of flesh or metal-will mature into the same final product.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0057.xml
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METZELER: SPORTEC M3
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METZELER
SPORTEC M3
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0058.xml
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Advertisements
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COBRA
FREEWAY BARS
COBRA
LIGHTSBARS
COBRA
SISSY BARS
COBRA
FLOORBOARDS
COBRA
SISSY BAR INSERTS
COBRA
LUGGAGE RACKS
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0059.xml
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PARTS UNLIMITED: BRAKE PADS
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PARTS UNLIMITED
BRAKE PADS
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0060.xml
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PARTS UNLIMITED
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PARTS UNLIMITED
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0061.xml
article
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FEATURES
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EYEWITNESS TO #107
One man’s brush with The Black Bike
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Paul Garson
You can hear the emotion in Randy Wiggins’ voice when he tells the story. And though it might have been the torrential rains blasting the El Camino Bike Show where the Red Bike and Black Bike appeared recently for the first time in public, there seemed to be tears in his eyes.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0062.xml
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Dunlop Tires: ROADSMART
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Dunlop Tires
ROADSMART
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0063.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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CHRISTINI KTM 300
Two-wheel drive vs. Texas-again
CHRISTINI
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CHRISTINI
KTM 300
$6998
RYAN DUDEK
IN A STUNNING MOVE THAT NO ONE expected, KTM equipped its two-stroke XC dirtbikes with electric starting for 2008. So much for the belief that two-strokes are dead. If that wasn’t cool enough, Christini Technologies, the Pennsylvania company that has developed an all-wheel drive for motorcycles, fitted its latest AWD system onto an ’08 KTM 300 XC-W(e).
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0064.xml
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83
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Scorpion Sports, Inc.: SCORPION EXO
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Scorpion Sports, Inc.
SCORPION EXO
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0065.xml
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85
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KYMCO: Xciting 500
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KYMCO
Xciting 500
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0066.xml
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87
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Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
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Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0067.xml
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89
89
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Benelli: Tre-K Amazonas
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Benelli
Tre-K Amazonas
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0068.xml
review
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90
TESTS
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Long-Term Update
Breathe Deep
Battle-worn, but tough
Eccentric the entertainer
Ducati
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Ducati
1098
$14,995
Ducati
450 EXC
$7999
Ducati
TNT 1130
$15,499
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WE KNOCKED OFF 5000 MILES pretty fast on our yellow 1098 and finally got it out to a track day. But not before we had to remove the stock Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa Pros, which were worn out at 3946 miles. The Pirellis were sticky and loved full lean angle, but the Dunlop Qualifiers ($490) that replaced them are nicer on the street.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0069.xml
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91
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COMPETITION ACCESSORIES
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COMPETITION ACCESSORIES
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0070.xml
review
92
92
CW EVALUATIONS
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Beringer Aerotec Radial Master Cylinder
Feel the power
DETAILS
Frog Specialties
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Frog Specialties
Beringer Aerotec Radial Master Cylinder
$500
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WANT BETTER BRAKES? JUST FIT CALIpers with more pistons or bigger discs, right? Not so fast. Fact is, most modern sporty bikes already have large, powerful brakes with excellent stopping power. What’s missing in certain cases is feel at the lever.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0071.xml
review
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92
CW EVALUATIONS
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Lee Parks Design DeerSports Gloves
Hides worth seeking
DETAILS
Lee Parks Design
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Lee Parks Design
DeerSports Gloves
$110-180
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MOTORCYCLISTS TEND TO BE THRIFTY; buck saved on a jar of mayo is another 15 miles on the road. But scrimping on gloves can cost you. How many cheap pairs do you own that are sitting unused in a drawer because of some flaw or another? That same money would likely have been better spent on one pair of long-lasting, functional gloves.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0072.xml
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93
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DG HARD-KROME DOUBLE D'S: Vortaxx Res-Tech Systems
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DG HARD-KROME DOUBLE D'S
Vortaxx Res-Tech Systems
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0073.xml
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94,95
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H-D Michigan, Inc.: The Rocker
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H-D Michigan, Inc.
The Rocker
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0074.xml
article
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96,97,98,100,102,104,105,106,107
RACE WATCH
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THE TOP-FUEL EXPERIENCE
Warp speed on a fire-breathing, nitromethane-burning land missile
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KORRY HOGAN
AT THE FLASH OF YELLOW, I SNAPPED MY RIGHT ARM TOWARD THE ground and the bike lunged forward. All four “candles” were lit and my spine was smashed against the seat, leaving my legs dangling weightlessly behind me. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of Larry “Spiderman” McBride, then seven-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel champion, in his distinctive web-covered helmet and leathers starting to pull away from me.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0075.xml
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99
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MOTOSPORT
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MOTOSPORT
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0076.xml
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101
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Garmin Ltd.: zumo
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Garmin Ltd.
zumo
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0077.xml
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103
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Dainese: Horizon jacket
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Dainese
Horizon jacket
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0078.xml
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104
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Motul USA, Inc.
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Motul USA, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0079.xml
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105
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MOTORCYCLERAMPS
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MOTORCYCLERAMPS
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0080.xml
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106
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MOTOGIRO AMERICA
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MOTOGIRO AMERICA
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0081.xml
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107
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DAIDO CORPORATION OF AMERICA: X-RING
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DAIDO CORPORATION OF AMERICA
X-RING
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0082.xml
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108,109,110,111
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0083.xml
article
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112,113,114,116,117,118,119,120,121
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
Herky-jerky Harley
Flat and happy
Feedback Loop
Performing a Service
Counter-intuitive
It takes a thief
What to wear
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PAUL DEAN
Q My 2003 Harley-Davidson XL 1200 Sportster, which currently shows 39,000 miles, has had a problem since around 15,000 miles. When I let out the clutch and roll on the throttle, the bike moves forward, then lunges ahead in a jerky fashion.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0084.xml
article
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113
DEPARTMENTS
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Staff Stuff
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Ryan Dudek
During our recent 2X2 comparison between the Honda CRF450R and Suzuki RM-Z450 (CW, March), I was surprised that some of our test riders felt that the CRF’s power was too aggressive. Honda had claimed to smooth the power delivery on the ’08 bike with a redesigned head pipe and a new works-type ignition system, but the fuel-injected Suzuki proved to have a more linear and tractable power delivery.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0085.xml
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114
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Advertisement: Fi2000
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Fi2000
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0086.xml
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115
115
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Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.: HORNET-DS
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Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
HORNET-DS
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0087.xml
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116
116
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Advertisements
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ColorRite Distributing Inc.
Pen
ColorRite Distributing Inc.
Jar
ColorRite Distributing Inc.
Aerosol
ColorRite Distributing Inc.
Pro size
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0088.xml
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116
116
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AMA
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AMA
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0089.xml
article
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116
DEPARTMENTS
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Tool Time
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Most of you likely are familiar with a ritual that motorcycle riders and mechanics have been performing for decades when installing a front wheel, usually after fixing a flat or mounting a new tire. The procedure varies slightly depending upon the design of the axle and fork legs, but the concept is the same: Before tightening the pinch bolts that clamp one leg or the other to the axle, you sit on the bike, butt the front wheel against something immovable, grab the handgrips and vigorously pump the front end up-and-down.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0090.xml
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117
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VANCE & HINES: BIG SHOTS
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VANCE & HINES
BIG SHOTS
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0091.xml
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117
117
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CRUZTOOLS: MiniSet
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CRUZTOOLS
MiniSet
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0092.xml
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118
118
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tecMATE: OPTIMATE3 desulfater-charger
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tecMATE
OPTIMATE3 desulfater-charger
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0093.xml
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118
118
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0094.xml
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118
118
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Zero Gravity
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Zero Gravity
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0095.xml
article
119
119
DEPARTMENTS
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Recall Roster
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NHTSA Recall No. 08V047000 Kawasaki Concours 14 Model year: 2008 Number of units involved: 4645 Problem: The pivot pin for the latches that secure the saddlebags to the vehicle can break if force is applied to either saddlebag, such as in the event the vehicle falls over while parked or if the saddlebag is improperly attached.
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0096.xml
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119
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SPEED
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SPEED
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0097.xml
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119
119
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Advertisements
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GI.VI USA, Inc.
hard cases
GI.VI USA, Inc.
hard cases
GI.VI USA, Inc.
carriers
GI.VI USA, Inc.
soft bags
GI.VI USA, Inc.
airstars
GI.VI USA, Inc.
spoilers
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[no value]
CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0098.xml
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120
120
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MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
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MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS INSTITUTE
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[no value]
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0099.xml
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120
120
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DelTran Battery Tender: Battery Tender Plus
[no value]
DelTran Battery Tender
Battery Tender Plus
[no value]
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0100.xml
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121
121
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Ventura Associates, Inc.
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Ventura Associates, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0101.xml
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121
121
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Art OF THE chopper
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Art OF THE chopper
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0102.xml
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122
122,123,124,125,126,127,128,129,130,131,132,133
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CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0103.xml
article
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134
SLIPSTREAM
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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_20080501_0047_005_0104.xml
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135
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TriumphMotorcycles
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TriumphMotorcycles
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0105.xml
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136
136
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Allstate Insurace Company
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Allstate Insurace Company
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CycleWorld_20080501_0047_005_0106.xml