Issue: 20120801

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
AUGUST 2012
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0001.xml
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Honda
TripPlanner
Honda
GoldWing
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0002.xml
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Helmet House, Inc.: cortech
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Helmet House, Inc.
cortech
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0003.xml
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cobra
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cobra
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
ROUNDUP
COMPARISON
FEATURES
TEST
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
EVALUATION
RACE WATCH
COLUMNS
DEPARTMENTS
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0005.xml
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cycleworld
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cycleworld
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0006.xml
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TRIUMPH: Castrol
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TRIUMPH
Castrol
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0007.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0008.xml
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PARTS UNLIMITED: BRAKE PADS
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PARTS UNLIMITED
BRAKE PADS
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0009.xml
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avonmoto: AVON TYRES
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avonmoto
AVON TYRES
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0010.xml
article
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COLUMNS
UP FRONT
The Power of Dreams
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MARK HOYER
VF750F. NR750. RC30. RC45. These are the modern-era sporting road motorcycles that have helped build Honda’s reputation for incredible engineering and technical prowess, the racing-inspired exotics that blew our performance-loving minds.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0011.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0012.xml
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ROUNDUP
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Spied! 2014 Suzuki MotoGP Prototype!
Will a GSX-R-style inline-Four replace the V-Four GSV-R?
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KEVIN CAMERON
INSIDERS TELL US THIS IS A PROTOTYPE for Suzuki’s return to MotoGP in 2014. The project was, we are told, “hot for a while” and then cooled off. Now, with these and other photos from a recent test at Sugo Circuit in Japan, it clearly has momentum again.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0013.xml
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ROUNDUP
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Casey Stoner Retires
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Kevin Cameron
REPSOL HONDA RIDER CASEY STONER, MOTOGP CHAMPION IN 2007 AND 2011, announced at the Le Mans pre-race press conference that he will retire from the series at the end of this season. Stoner outlined three basic points leading to his decision.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0014.xml
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ROUNDUP
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2013 KAWASAKI KX450F AND KX250F
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Blake Conner
AFTER RYAN VILLOPOTO WON BACK-to-back Supercross championships and last year’s outdoor motocross title, Kawasaki could be excused if it sat on its hands and left the KX450F unchanged. Unfortunately for the competition, Kawi couldn’t leave well enough alone.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0015.xml
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Yamaha Motor Corporation: 2012 R1
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Yamaha Motor Corporation
2012 R1
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0016.xml
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ROUNDUP
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INDIA: PIAGGIO‘S NEXT FRONTIER
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Bruno dePrato
PIAGGIO IS PLACING A HEAVY BET ON INDIA. IT HAS JUST COMPLETED a new manufacturing plant in Baramati specifically dedicated to producing its new Vespa LX 125 scooter. Covering an area of more than 1.6 million square feet, the factory is capable of producing 300,000 units annually.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0017.xml
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AUDI E-BIKE
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Bruno dePrato
DUCATIS AREN‘T THE ONLY TWO-WHEELERS under the Audi corporate umbrella these days. The German company recently unveiled its concept Worthersee e-bike, to which Audi applied its vast experience with high-tech composites, electronics and lithium-ion batteries.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0018.xml
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1987
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John Burns
After Honda begged CW Eurospondent Sir Alan Cathcart to ride the ovalpiston prototype NR750 endurance racer instead of him doing the begging, we speculated something was definitely up. Sir AI was suitably impressed by “the most scintillating performance you’ve ever experienced from a four-stroke motorcycle,” which would seem about right from a 32-valve, 150-horsepower Honda V-Four.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0019.xml
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Michelin North America, Inc.: COMMANDER
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Michelin North America, Inc.
COMMANDER
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0020.xml
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ROUNDUP
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ON THE Record: JOHN HOPKINS
Crescent FIXI Suzuki World Superbike racer
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MATTHEW MILES
Five out of six doctors, all very highly respected surgeons, deemed my wrist unfixable, that it would have to be fused. Basically, I was left to retire at 26 years old. That’s when I found Dr. James Chao in San Diego. He said he could fix it, that it was going to be a massive surgery—a complete reconstruction using a lot of modern technology—but I would have movement in my wrist.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0021.xml
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KTM 690 DUKE TRACK
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Bruno dePrato
KTM HAS DEVELOPED A SPECIAL RACING EDITION OF its powerful Duke 690 and given life to the KTM European Junior Cup, which is open to younger riders and runs in conjunction with eight rounds of the Superbike World Championship. Stripped of lighting equipment and fitted with an Akrapovic-developed titanium exhaust system, the Duke Track tips the scales at a claimed 308 pounds dry.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0022.xml
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Superbike Birthday Bash in Milan!
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Matthew Miles
THE SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP celebrated 25 years of racing this past May with a black-tie dinner at the Palazzo Del Ghiaccio, a museum that was once Europe’s largest covered ice rink. Music boomed. Champagne flowed. Video of racing Fours and Twins and the occasional Triple played on massive screens suspended from the ceiling.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0023.xml
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CLASS ON THE GRASS
How to improve a golf club: Add hundreds of vintage bikes and a few of motorcycling’s stars
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MARK HOYER
NOTHING AGAINST GOLF, BUT LUSH green lawns look significantly better decorated with fantastic machinery than by a bunch of white plastic balls. The fourth annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, matured this year, with a larger crowd, a broader, bigger selection of machinery and a better-than-ever overall feel.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0024.xml
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Harley-Davidson Insurance Services, Inc.
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Harley-Davidson Insurance Services, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0025.xml
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ROUNDUP
QUICKRIDE
Honda Silver Wing
“Maxi” enough to stand up to the competition?
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John Burns
RECUMBENT BICYCLISTS. Dudes who wear socks with sandals. Drivers of French cars. Model railroaders. Sexy seniors. Will the introduction of BMW’s new “maxi-scooters” make them all cool? We know not. Yet the beauty of all these rugged individuals is that they just don’t care what the rest of the world thinks: Without peers, there is no pressure.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0026.xml
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VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
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DEPARTMENTS
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HOTSHOTS
Calamari World
Smelly d’Elegance
Fair and unbalanced
The H-D love-hate thing
More Vincent, less parking
Lindemann codbag
Can-Am vs. Zoom-Zoom
Blame the brain cells
Jonesina for more sensitivity
Slideways in Georgia
I coulda had a V8
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PASSIONATE, I say, Passionate Italian Ducati, easy power wheelies! OMG, the other motorcycle companies better start calling emergency meetings. STUNNING Aprilia Tuono, lose your license! QUICKEST EVER Kawasaki ZX-14R! Who is going to say “to hell with it” and turn loose the horses to blast through the 186-mph gentleman’s top-speed agreement?
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0028.xml
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BMW Motorrad USA
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW Motorrad USA
R 1200 GS
BMW Motorrad USA
R 1200 RT
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0029.xml
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Saddlemen: PARTS UNLIMITED
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Saddlemen
PARTS UNLIMITED
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0030.xml
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rizoma: CIRCUIT 959 mirror
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rizoma
CIRCUIT 959 mirror
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0031.xml
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COLUMNS
LEANINGS
The Two-Buck-A-CC BSA
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PETER EGAN
SO, THERE I WAS, MINDING MY OWN business this week with life going pretty well, when the phone rang. It was my old friend, Scott Dell, a Vincent buff who lives in New Jersey. I met Scott at the Mid-Ohio Vintage Festival about 12 years ago when he kindly let me take a ride on his beautiful Series A Vincent Rapide.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0032.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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COLUMNS
TDC
“Eraser Stick” Management
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KEVIN CAMERON
AS I HAVE PREVIOUSLY RELATED IN THESE pages, I once watched the motions of a motorcycle on a “two-post shaker” at MTS Corp. near Minneapolis. MTS makes hydraulic-powered testing machines that can simulate various road conditions in a completely repeatable way—something that has been of great value to motorvehicle industries.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0034.xml
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BRIDGESTONE: BATTLAX BT-003
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BRIDGESTONE
BATTLAX BT-003
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
CRF250L
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COMPARISON
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Superbikes 2012
Nine bikes, two tracks, Workhorses and Exotics, we search for the ultimate road-legal track weapon in two price ranges
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Steve Anderson
400POUNDS. 185 HORSEPOWER. 9-SECOND QUARTER-MILES. 180-mph-plus top speeds. Piloted by some of the best riders in the world in AMA and World Superbike races. These facts demand attention. With prices starting under $14,000, the liter-class superbike is typically 50 to 100 times less expensive than any of the few exotic automobiles that can begin to rival its performance.
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Superbikes 2012
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Workhorses
The most affordable high-performance machines in the world face off
BMW’s approach was simple: Forget traditions like flat-Twins, shaft drive and unique front suspensions and instead give superbike customers exactly what the competition was offering.
With 1000cc Superbikes, fast lap times don’t necessarily come from the most explosive engine; they come from high corner speeds and a powerplant that allows the earliest possible throttle roll-on when exiting corners.
Yamaha
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Yamaha
YZF-R1
Yamaha
ZX-10R
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GSX-R1000
Yamaha
S1000RR_
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CBR1000RR
STEVE ANDERSON
BUDGETS ARE TIGHT THESE DAYS, RIGHT? BUT THAT doesn’t mean you have to give up any of life’s necessities like big horsepower, awesome handling or incredible brakes. These machines prove this point. Our group of five Workhorses in this less-costly class range from the $13,799 Suzuki GSX-R1000 to the $16,490 BMW S1000RR. Three have traction control, two do not.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0038.xml
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Superbikes 2012
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Exotics
Seeking ultimate performance regardless of the price
MV Agusta
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MV Agusta
F4 RR
MV Agusta
EBR 1190RS
MV Agusta
Panigale S
MV Agusta
RSV4 Factory APRC
MARC COOK
NOT PART OF THE PROLETARIATE? OR JUST SO ADDICTED TO the upper echelon of performance motorcycles that you’ll spend whatever it takes to have the finest in moto exotica? Then you’ve come to the right place. The group we gathered for our all-out track attack on Miller Motorsports Park’s West Course covers a range of entry points from the almost-reasonable $22,499 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC to the exclusive and exquisite $43,995 Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Carbon Edition we tested.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0039.xml
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The Pirelli Question
Why the Ducati Panigale did not wear test-spec Dunlops
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Steve Anderson
"We're a little bit sorry for being a pain in the ass,” said Claudio Domenicali, Ducati’s General Manager—but not sorry enough to change his mind. When we invited Ducati to participate in this superbike comparison test, we specified that the machines in each of our two price classes would all be fitted with the same model Dunlop tires to remove tires as a variable.
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VP Racing T4: It’s a gas
And not just for superbikes...
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Kevin Cameron
What’s a body to put in the gas tank of the treasured collector bike, racebike or track-day special? Time was, we wouldn’t have thought twice about pump gas. But the world turns. Today, we hear about problems with stale gas, gum blamed on ethanol in pump gas and even sluggish throttle response.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0041.xml
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DUCATI
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DUCATI
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MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK
WEST COURSE EXOTICS
EAST COURSE WORKHORSES
WORKHORSES
EXOTICS
BMW
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BMW
S1000RR
$16,490
BMW
CBR1000RR
$13,800
BMW
ZX-10R
$13,999
BMW
GSX-R1000
$13,799
BMW
YZF-R1
$14,190
BMW
FACTORY APRC
$22,499
BMW
PANIGALE S
$23,995
BMW
1190RS
$43,999
BMW
F4 RR
$24,998
Don Canet
Located near the southern shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, Miller Motorsports Park is one of America’s premier roadrace venues. MMP offers multiple course configurations ranging from a lengthy, 4.5-mile Full Course to a 3.08-mile Perimeter Course or, when spit in half, comprises two distinctly different 2.2-mile circuits, aptly named the East Course and West Course.
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Rubber Wonders
Workhorses and Exotics go to battle on Dunlops
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Marc Cook
There is no sweeter sight, we can tell you, than that of a moving van filled to the roof with the latest in track-ready rubber pulling up to your trackday (especially when the two guys making the delivery plan to stay and change tires for you). As you can imagine, we started the slugfest at Miller with broad smiles.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0044.xml
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The State of the Superbike
The ins and outs of class warfare
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MARC COOK
WE HAVE TWO UPSETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE this month. Aprilia vanquishes the bleeding-edge Ducati for top honors among the Exotics while the apparent overdog Workhorse, the BMW S1000RR, returns to Munich to lick its wounds inflicted by, of all things, a Honda!
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0045.xml
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Street Smarts
Superbikes all, but home is really on the road
Aprilia
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Aprilia
RSV4 Factory APRC
Noale’s latest V-Four superbike is perhaps the most versatile of the Exotics. It offers great street manners to complement its track prowess. Engine has power everywhere, and what a sound! Easy-to-use electronics interface Fueling can be abrupt at low rpm Only ergonomic drawbacks are poor mirrors and a hard seat
Aprilia
S1000RR_
Despite its holy-s*&%(!) power and track-ready chassis, the RR is an excellent streetbike. Electronics provide everything from tame to terror. Light steering makes it feel lithe around town Excellent fueling, especially in Sport and Track modes Excellent clutch feel aids crisp launches
Aprilia
1199 Panigale S
In some ways, the 1199 is the most hardcore Ducati sportbike ever, but features such as the electronic suspension make it street-friendly, too. Very compact and narrow feel Fueling good but not great around town Glare on high-tech dash keeps it from being legible in bright light Power not as accessible as the 1198’s
Aprilia
1190RS
There is very little doubt what the EBR is: a track-ready racer. As a result, it takes dedication to use this exotic on the daily commute. Strong surging from 4500 to 6000 rpm, right where you need smooth running on the street Race-type seat pad will keep casual trips short and sweet Limited lock can catch you out in the parking lot Excessive engine heat in traffic
Aprilia
CBR1000RR
Amazing refinement and build quality are traits Honda just won’t skimp on. The CBR is absolutely awesome on the street, the best of the bunch. Superb transmission and clutch help get it out of the hole, street or track Excellent fueling across rev range Smooth engine with nice power delivery and meaty torque curve Great handling manners at any street speed
Aprilia
ZX-10R
The latest 10R is the lightest and most powerful of the Japanese bikes, feeling more like a 600 in size and yet delivering quite a punch. Light and neutral steering Tall gearing and soft midrange require more revs to launch Really good ergonomics, plus great mirrors Excellent TC system allows you be very aggressive with throttle
Aprilia
F4 RR
Anyone who buys an MV will care little about creature comforts. It's all about raw beauty and a beastly engine that is the second-most-powerful of the Fours. Pew-like seat makes you want to get on knees and confess speeding sins Heat off exhaust system cooks legs and shock reservoir Quick-revving, powerful engine, but buzzy at cruise speed
Aprilia
GSX-R1000
Suzuki has redefined what a repliracer is on multiple occasions, yet never forgets to make them great streetbikes, as well. This Gixxer is no exception. Very useable spread of torque combined with good gearing Exceptional transmission Comfortable ergonomics make it one of the most versatile machines Excellent fueling across rev range
Aprilia
YZF-R1
The R1 is proof that what makes a good streetbike doesn’t necessarily produce great lap times at the track. If overall feel is important to you, you’ll love the R1. One of the smoothest sportbike engines we’ve ever sampled Very comfortable seat, and a great riding position Feels noticeably heavier, especially making quick direction changes Crossplane crank makes for a great exhaust note
Blake Conner
On the street, these nine superbikes are like caged animals, which is exactly why we took them to Miller Motorsports Park to feed. At a world-class racing venue, you can unlock their pens and let their predatory instincts take over. The reality, however, is that most people who purchase one of these potent machines will likely spend significantly more time (if not all) on the street than on a track.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0046.xml
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A Shout Out to the Shootout
How did we wind up on this crazy starting grid, anyway?
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JOHN BURNS
October, 1972: The first time the word “superbike” appears in the modern era is in editor Ivan J. Wagar’s first-ride report on the new Kawasaki Z1. With all that power, the conjecture was that the 903cc beast’s drive chain (even with an oiler dribbling lube) wouldn’t last more than about 3500 miles: “But chains and tires seem to be the price that has to be paid for the luxury of owning the new super bikes.” May, 1973: The Z1 is here in the flesh, literally, displayed on the cover alongside a Munch Mammoth and a thick woman whose massive endowments resemble a Cadillac package shelf.
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OLYMPIA Moto Sports
Airglide 3 Jacket
OLYMPIA Moto Sports
Airglide 3 Pants
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0048.xml
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Honda Motor Co., Inc.: NC700X
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Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NC700X
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agv
AVRO P. LEATHER SUIT
agv
GP-TECH HELMET
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0050.xml
tableOfContents
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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
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MOTO INTRO
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0051.xml
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BikeBandit: Podium
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BikeBandit
Podium
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DUCATI: Monster 696
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DUCATI
Monster 696
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ZERO MOTORCYCLES
ZERO S
ZERO MOTORCYCLES
ZERO DS
ZERO MOTORCYCLES
ZERO XU
ZERO MOTORCYCLES
ZERO X
ZERO MOTORCYCLES
ZERO MX
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Advertisement: Mileage Matters
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Mileage Matters
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0063.xml
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BELL: BELLSTARCARBON
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BELL
BELLSTARCARBON
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0064.xml
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0066.xml
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75,76,77,78
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BikeBandit
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BikeBandit
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0067.xml
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CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0068.xml
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80,81
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CHAPARRAL MOTORSPORTS
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CHAPARRAL MOTORSPORTS
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0069.xml
review
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TEST
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LONG-TERM UPDATE
Kawasaki ZX-10R ABS
Victory Cross Country
Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
ZX-10R ABS
$14,799
Kawasaki
Cross Country
$20,499
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Seeking track optimization WE SENT OUR GREEN MACHINE TO THE north for some serious track time in the hands of Ken Hill, an instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School as well as a private riding coach. He’s already put 600 track miles (at Thunderhill Park and Infineon Raceway) on the CW ZX-10R. “This turned out to be a great way to see all the personalities of the bike,” wrote Hill in the logbook.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0070.xml
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GARMIN: zūmo 350LM
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GARMIN
zūmo 350LM
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0071.xml
review
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84,85
DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
Schuberth S2 Helmet
Cycle Case Rider GPS Tank Bag
Airwave Jacket and Pants
LeoVince SBK Carbon Fiber
Tissot Nicky Hayden T-Race Watch
Motorsport Products The Stand Wedge
Eagle One EnviroShine Car Wash
Alpinestars Oxygen Air Overpants
Schuberth
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Schuberth
S2 Helmet
$699
What you see is what you get doesn’t apply to the Schuberth S2. While you may think the brand-new S2 is simply another extraordinarily light, bag-molded fiberglass helmet with a drop-down sunshade, patented Anti Roll Off System (A.R.O.S.) and noise-reducing, full-circumference “trim spoiler,” it’s actually a lot more than “just” that. In fact, Schuberth says the S2 ($699, XS-XXXL) is the world’s first motorcycle helmet equipped with an internal dual-band antenna. This feature more than doubles communication distance—up to half a mile—between riders and also greatly improves FM radio reception compared to the modular C3 helmet when using the optional, snap-in Bluetooth Schuberth Rider Communication System ($499). The S2 is currently available in gloss black, white, silver or matte black. Graphics options are expected this fall.
Schuberth
Rider GPS Tank Bag
$55.99
Load it up! Your motorcycle, that is. Easy to do with Cycle Case's new line of soft luggage. The Rider GPS Tank Bag is constructed of ballistic Maxtura fabric with Reflect-A-Light side logos and measures 13½ x 8½ x 8. A transparent top pocket is sized for a GPS, other small mobile devices or a paper map. Additional selling points: a rubberized base, zippered back pocket, clip-on key holder, carrying handle and five-year warranty. Select from either magnetic (shown, $55.99) or strap-mount ($49.99) styles. Add a rain cover for $10.99. Cycle Case claims to be the first soft-luggage maker to offer a complete line in a Hi-Vis color option. Black is also available for $6 less.
Schuberth
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Schuberth
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$199.99
Summer’s here, and REV’IT! is ready for the heat with the Airwave jacket ($199.99) and pants ($189.99). This lightweight combination is made of free-flowing, abrasion-resistant materials and fitted with CE-approved Knox Flexiform padding to keep you cool, comfortable and safe when the mercury trends skyward. Cut for an upright “touring” riding position, the jacket is adjustable at the arms and waist, while the matching pants have long entry zippers and height-adjustable knee-armor pockets. Both garments are available for men and women in a range of colors and of sizes.
Schuberth
SBK Carbon Fiber
$89
LeoVince has taken the raw beauty of carbon fiber and combined it with the functionality of heavy-duty aluminum engine guards. Combining knockdown protection with knockout aesthetics, these AMA Pro Road Racing-homologated SBK case protectors are produced using single pieces of autoclaved, pre-impregnated dry carbon fiber inlaid with Kevlar. Simple to install, the pre-drilled protectors fit over the original-equipment covers on select late-model Japanese sportbikes and are secured using stock hardware. MSRP starts at $89.
Schuberth
Nicky Hayden T-Race Watch
$925
What time is it? Time for 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden to update his limited-edition signature Tissot T-Race watch ($925). Latest version of The Kentucky Kid's quartz chronograph has a date display and stylized red star on a black face surrounded by a brake-disc-inspired bezel. Hayden's racing number 69 is engraved on the back of the steel case. The Ducati rider also kicked in ideas for the look of the silicone strap, which draws from the red-and-white graphics on his factory Desmosedici racebike. Tissot manufactures a similarly styled, yellow/black MotoGP T-Race chronograph with an automatic movement ($1150).
Schuberth
The Stand Wedge
$16.95
Does your dirtbike look like a tightrope walker with a case of the wobbles? Balance it with The Stand Wedge ($16.95). This beveled, 9¼ × 2¼ × ¾-inch block of polyurethane bolts to any service stand using the supplied drill-guide template and hardware, stabilizing any twoor four-stroke and keeping its wheels at an even height for easier maintenance.
Schuberth
EnviroShine Car Wash
$5.99
"Rich, lasting suds lift dirt and bugs!" Okay, we've come to expect great cleaning power from Eagle One, but EnviroShine Car Wash ($5.99, 64 oz.) uses a non-toxic, biodegradable, polymer-free formula, so it won't harm the environment. That's important when you've got a garage-full of two-wheelers to wash, especially if the city sewer drains directly to the ocean.
Schuberth
Oxygen Air Overpants
$199.95
Let's see a show of hands: Who regularly rides on the street in a fully armored leather jacket, hard-knuckled gloves, boots with steel shanks and.. their favorite jeans? Alpinestars offers a more-durable and protective alternative to classic cotton: the Oxygen Air Over-pants ($199.95; S-XXXL). Water-repellent 600-denier polyester is the dominant material here, with mesh inserts atop the thighs. Long, over-the-knee zippers make for easy on, easy off, even when wearing chunky-soled boots. What else? Two zippered pockets, CE-approved Bioarmor at the knees, plus expansion panels across the lower back and above the knees. Removable hip foam is standard. Ditto reflective piping. A full-circumference waist-connection zipper mates to most Alpinestars jackets.
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What you see is what you get doesn’t apply to the Schuberth S2. While you may think the brand-new S2 is simply another extraordinarily light, bag-molded fiberglass helmet with a drop-down sunshade, patented Anti Roll Off System (A.R.O.S.) and noise-reducing, full-circumference “trim spoiler,” it’s actually a lot more than “just” that.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0072.xml
review
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86
CW EVALUATION
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Hogslayer: The Unapproachable Legend
T.C., John G. and a twin-engined Norton take on the world
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T.C. CHRISTENSON FIRST MADE Kenosha, Wisconsin (and international), headlines by setting off a chemistry-set bomb in front of the Kenosha P.D. that made a bit more of an impact than he’d intended. Later, T.C. turned his considerable talent for manufacturing excitement to racing motorcycles around town, where he met John Gregory, a laid-off-and-on-again American Motors employee and aspiring engineer who’d finally had enough of the assembly line and opened Sunset Motors in 1959.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0073.xml
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Progressive Casualty Inc.
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Progressive Casualty Inc.
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0074.xml
review
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88
CW EVALUATION
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Cobra Fi2000 PowrPro
Fuel-injection tuning made brainless
Cobra
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Cobra
Fi2000 PowrPro
$599.95
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CARBURETORS ARE PURELY MECHANICAL; they can’t think. Fuel-injection systems are computerized; they can. So, why can’t an injection system tune itself rather than having to be “mapped”? The folks at Cobra Engineering not only asked that question, they came up with an answer: the Fi2000 PowrPro, an innovative, plug-and-play module that automatically and continuously adjusts the fuel mixture while the bike is being ridden.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0075.xml
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agv: K-4 EVO HELMET
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agv
K-4 EVO HELMET
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0076.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
Bike in a basket
The great grate concern
Want to get displaced?
Help! What gear am I in?
An a-pawl-ing problem
The transition condition
Taking a dive
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PAUL DEAN
Q I recently purchased a 1998 Triumph T595 as a basket-case project. The previous owner told me that all the pieces were there, and it seems pretty complete, but I’m concerned about the condition of the engine. To assure me that the motor was okay, the guy showed me parts of the rear tire where the tread had been ripped off during a burnout he had done!
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0077.xml
article
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ToolTime
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It’s a diabolical plot, a deliberate, coldblooded strategy designed to frustrate and thwart. I’m not talking about presidential campaign tactics or the IRS’ tax-collection policies; nope, I’m referring to the location of many important little nuts, bolts and other fasteners, the adjusting screws on some carburetors in particular.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0078.xml
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92
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HelmetsSettlement
AF-50
HelmetsSettlement
Trooper
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0079.xml
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93
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CYCLE GEAR: HEAT-OUT
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CYCLE GEAR
HEAT-OUT
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0080.xml
article
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94
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Recall Roster
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NHTSA Recall No. 12V188000 Manufacturer: Ducati North America Model: 2012 Multistrada 1200 ABS, Monster 1100 EVO, Streetfighter 848, 848 EVO, Hypermotard 796, Monster 796 Number of units involved: 283 Problem: On certain of these 2012 models, the friction material may detach from the backing plate of the rear brake pads.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0081.xml
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94
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ColorRite Distributing Inc.
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ColorRite Distributing Inc.
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0082.xml
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0083.xml
article
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96
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CandidCameron
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Kevin Cameron
When reading sparkplugs, particularly on a racing engine, you can look at the end of the center wire as a means of determining how close you are on ignition timing. Normally, the wire’s edges are as-sheared; but when you get really close, those sharp edges soften, just as the broken end of small glass tubing does in a bunsen flame.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0084.xml
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BAZZAZ
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BAZZAZ
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0085.xml
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DISCOUNTRAMPS
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DISCOUNTRAMPS
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0086.xml
article
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FeedbackLoop
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Q In your response to Chuck Lauritsen in the June Service column, you try to convince him (and yourself, it seems) that countersteering is necessary to get a motorcycle to turn. Please stop spreading this nonsense. For a motorcycle to turn, it has to be leaned in the direction of the turn; it is how motorcycles work, period, end of report.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0087.xml
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98
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Memphis SHADES: Bullet Fairing
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Memphis SHADES
Bullet Fairing
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0088.xml
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99
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WeatherTech: Toyota FloorLiner
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WeatherTech
Toyota FloorLiner
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0089.xml
review
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100
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Best UsedBikes
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Honda
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Honda
XR650L
$4349
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Best Dual-Purpose Bike, 1992 & 1993 Ten Best Awards Years sold: 1992-2009, 2012 MSRP new: $4349 (1992-93), $6690 (2012) Blue Book retail value: $1550 (1992-93), $5646 (2012) Basic specs: A dual-purpose bike that weighs 345 lb. with its 2.5-gallon gas tank filled to the brim.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0090.xml
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HARD-KROME
Yamaha V-Star 650
HARD-KROME
Yamaha V-Star 1300
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0091.xml
article
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102,103,104,105,106,107,108
RACE WATCH
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Spanish Flyer
Marc Márquez is the teenage heir to Spain’s Grand Prix racing throne
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DENNIS NOYES
MARC MÁRQUEZ IS THE MOST POPULAR MOTORCYCLE RACER IN Spain. He won the 2010 125cc world title after a season-long, four-way battle with fellow Spaniards Nico Terol and Pol Espargaró and Britain’s Bradley Smith, but it was his brilliant and controversial rookie year in Moto2 that brought him fame in his homeland.
CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0092.xml
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105
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YUASA: Yuasa Batteries
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YUASA
Yuasa Batteries
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0093.xml
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105
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SPECTRO Performance Oils
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SPECTRO Performance Oils
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0094.xml
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106
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Advertisement: S100
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S100
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0095.xml
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107
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D.I.D Racing Chain: X-RING
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D.I.D Racing Chain
X-RING
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0096.xml
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POWER COMMANDER: Dynojet
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POWER COMMANDER
Dynojet
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0097.xml
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109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,117
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CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0098.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
Reader Information
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Editorial/Production: Offices are located at 15255 Alton Parkway, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92618; 760/707-0100. 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_20120801_0051_008_0099.xml
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119
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.: Ninja ZX-14R
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Kawasaki Motors Corp.
Ninja ZX-14R
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0100.xml
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120
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Allstate MOTORCYCLE
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Allstate MOTORCYCLE
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CycleWorld_20120801_0051_008_0101.xml