Issue: 20121101

Thursday, November 1, 2012
NOVEMBER '12
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0001.xml
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2,3
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Kawasaki: Ninja 300
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Kawasaki
Ninja 300
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0002.xml
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4,5
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Advertisements
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HJC HELMETS
AERODYNAMIC REFINEMENT
HJC HELMETS
LIGHTNESS REDEFINED
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0003.xml
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Klim: CORDURA
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Klim
CORDURA
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0005.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0006.xml
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Harley-Davidson Insurance
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Harley-Davidson Insurance
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0007.xml
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ColorRite Distributing Inc.
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ColorRite Distributing Inc.
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0008.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0009.xml
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HARD-KROME: Honda VTX 1800RS
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HARD-KROME
Honda VTX 1800RS
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0010.xml
article
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COLUMNS
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UP FRONT
The Burning Question
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MARK HOYER
WHAT'S THE FUTURE HOLD? THAT would be one of the top burning questions. As it relates to our interests, motorcycle manufacturers spend large portions of their profits trying to predict the future. And sometimes they even get it right. Prognostication is an unenviable position to be in, particularly because manufacturers are often trying to predict what we want before we even know we want it.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0011.xml
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BRIDGESTONE: BT-023
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BRIDGESTONE
BT-023
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0012.xml
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.: 2013 CRF 450R
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
2013 CRF 450R
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0013.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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NO QUARTER GIVEN
Rise of the modern 250: Japan aims low and hits the competition where they least expect it
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250/300
2013/14 Yamaha YZF-R250
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BLAKE CONNER
EXTRAVAGANCE HAS ITS PLACE. . .IF you're a one-percenter. But for the rest of the population, $28,000-a-pop Panigale Tricolores, $10,000 European enduros and just-shy-of-$40K factory-custom H-D CVOs just don't jibe with economic realities.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0014.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 1987
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Blake Conner
On our penultimate cover of Cycle World's 25th Anniversary, we celebrated "Harley Power" with a road test of the brand-new '88 Sportster 1200 and a feature on Erik Buell's first, the RR1000. A quarter-century later, our theme is "middleweights," so it's interesting that we now classify the Sportster 1200 Custom in this cate gory when back in '87, the Sporty was considered a big, hairychested man's bike.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0015.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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WILL THE MOTORCYCLE OF THE FUTURE COME FROM PASADENA?
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Kevin Cameron
PIAGGIO IS THE ITALIAN AIRCRAFT manufacturer that brought 16 million Vespa scooters into the world starting in 1946. Scooters were inexpensive, easy to use and seen as cute and chic. Today, Piaggio also owns Aprilia and Moto Guzzi, and in 2011, it delivered 100,000 two-wheelers of all kinds.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0016.xml
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VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0017.xml
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BikeBandit
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BikeBandit
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0018.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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2013 Harley-Davidsons
Making America's most beloved motorcycles for 110 years
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Paul Dean
ANNIVERSARIES ARE A BIG DEAL AT Harley-Davidson. As they should be for a company that has survived for more than a century in a business as mercurial as motorcycling. But not only has Harley survived, it has flourished from time to time, and 2013 will mark the 110th year of operation for the bike that made Milwaukee famous.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0019.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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ON THE Record:
CASEY STONER
Repsol Honda MotoGP racer
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MATTHEW MILES
I'm happy to have grown up and come through the different categories with Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. It's a great rivalry that started many years ago, and I don't see any reason why it won't continue for the rest of the season. I'm going to look back and be quite proud that I was at least part of it.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0020.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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HUSABERG THUMPERS RETURN
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Blake Conner
ONE YEAR AFTER WINNING CYCLE WORLD'S Best Enduro Bike honors in 2011 with its FE570S, Husaberg did not import any four-stroke models in 2012. But there is better news for '13, as three new fourstroke 'Bergs are in the U.S. lineup: the FE 250, FE 350 and FE 501.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0021.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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2013 H-D CVO BREAKOUT
...and three more new CVOs
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John Burns
OF H-D'S FOUR NEW CUSTOM VEHICLE Operations models for 2013, the new Breakout is the most likely to cause palpitations. For one thing, its Twin Cam 110B engine, rated at 112 foot-pounds of torque at 3500 rpm, gives it the best power-to-weight ratio of any CVO model.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0022.xml
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Husqvarna: TR650 TERRA
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Husqvarna
TR650 TERRA
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0023.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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VINCENT ROTARY
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Kevin Cameron
A cylindrical Triple from the father of the frameless British V-Twin WE ALL KNOW THAT PHIL VINCENT and his lead engineer, Phil Irving, designed one of the most influential motorcycles of all time: the 61-cubic-inch Vincent V-Twin. This machine was made light, compact and unusually powerful by a variety of techniques that continue to be employed today.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0024.xml
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GARMIN: zūmo
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GARMIN
zūmo
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0025.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Can I Test Drive Your Personality?
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PETER JONES
When someone asks the unthinkable THERE'S A GUY IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD who wants to ride my motorcycle. My brand-new motorcycle. Of course, we all want other enthusiasts to look at a bike of ours with aching envy, shuddering with jealousy, gazing at our machine with the begging eyes of a starving dog.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0026.xml
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GEICO Motorcycle
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GEICO Motorcycle
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0027.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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QUICKRIDE 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 675
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Bruno dePrato
Triple threat DURING HIS PRESENTATION about the new Brutale 675 middleweight naked bike, MV Agusta CEO Massimo Bordi laid down a sequence of charts in an attempt to prove that these tough economic times offer a great opportunity for a competitively priced, three-cylinder roadster to be successful.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0028.xml
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BMW
C 600 SPORT
BMW
C 650 GT
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0029.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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HOTSHOTS
Too-tall tales
Too heavy, too
Liking the NC700X
Peccarious situation
Everybody's a consultant
One small blow for freedom
Just doing our job, sir
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In "When the Going Gets Tough" (September), Peter Egan asks, "Why are adventure bikes so tall?" He need only look at the TR650 Terra six pages later for the answer in "Remaking Husqvarna": "... at the insistence of the American Husqvarna distributor, 21-inch front and 18-in.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0030.xml
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SHORAI: Powersports battery
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SHORAI
Powersports battery
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0031.xml
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SBS
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0032.xml
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SENA
SMH5
SENA
SMH10
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0033.xml
article
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COLUMNS
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LEANINGS
Curse of the Druids
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PETER EGAN
IT WAS WITH A DEEP SENSE OF SHAME and trepidation that I awoke early last Saturday and rode out into the warm summer morning on my Buell Ulysses. Nice day to ride, but I was headed for a rally of the BBC (British Biker Cooperative) at a place called Eagle Cave Natural Campground along the Wisconsin River.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0034.xml
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Ducati
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Ducati
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0035.xml
article
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COLUMNS
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TDC
Problem Solving
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KEVIN CAMERON
WHEN WE LOOK BACK, WE CALL technological change "progress," but it was desperation that forced us to conceive the ideas that would solve specific problems. Engineering does not "progress." It simply moves its problems to higher levels of performance.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0036.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0037.xml
article
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WHAT IS A MIDDLEWEIGHT?
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Welcome to the Great Middle Class
The bourgeoisie may be shrinking, but middleweights just keep expanding
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JOHN BURNS
IN BOXING, A MIDDLEWEIGHT IS A TOUGH guy who weighs less than 160 pounds, which is realistically interpreted to be between 154 and 160. In motorcycles, where displacement creep has been a fact of life for quite a few decades now, we must define middleweight in a much less precise way.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0038.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA NC700X
That's right, 73 mpg and room for junk in the trunk
EDITORS' NOTES
SPECIFICATIONS
HONDA
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NC700X
$6999
BLAKE CONNER
WELCOME TO THE BRAVE NEW WORLD. "New" because the motorcycle you see here, Honda's innovative NC700X, is a distinct, almost 180-degree change in direction from where motorcycles have been heading for many years. And "brave" because Honda has rolled the dice with this all-new-from-the-ground-up machine, gambling that there are legions of current, past and would-be riders out there who want practicality, efficiency and affordability much more than they crave 190 horsepower, 9-second quarter-miles and five-digit price tags.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0039.xml
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HONDA: CRF110F
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HONDA
CRF110F
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0040.xml
article
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SPECIAL SECTION: MIDDLEWEIGHTS
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HONDA NC700XD
Automatic for motorcycle people
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Blake Conner
If THERE IS A MECHANICAL MATCH MADE IN heaven, it has to be the marriage of new 670cc parallel-Twin and its second-generation Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission. A quick refresher course: Although Honda's DCT does shift itself in Drive mode, it is not an automatic transmission in the traditional hydraulic torque-converter sense, and it isn't a continuously variable transmission (CVT), either.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0041.xml
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CompetitionAccessories
New 2013 Shadow Zurich Waterproof Jacket & Pants
CompetitionAccessories
Heated Gear
CompetitionAccessories
Motorcycle Riding Jeans
CompetitionAccessories
Shoei RF-1100 Helmets
CompetitionAccessories
Tourmaster Transition 3 Jackets
CompetitionAccessories
Riding Pants & Cargos
CompetitionAccessories
Nolan N104 Helmets
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0042.xml
article
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SPECIAL SECTION: MIDDLEWEIGHTS
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NC700X: FUEL-EFFICIENCY GAME-CHANGER
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Kevin Cameron
THE NC700X ISN'T JUST ANOTHER TWO-cylinder motorcycle. It represents a paradigm shift from the horsepower-centered design of sportbikes to the utility-and economy-centered design of a new class of machines that, in the current economic climate, may have broader appeal.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0043.xml
review
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SPECIAL SECTION: MIDDLEWEIGHTS
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BMW F800GS Trophy
Big enough on the road, small enough off of it
BMW
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BMW
F800GS Trophy
Paul Dean
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WE AREN'T TRYING to confuse you. Really. But we can understand why you might think we are. In this special section, we're calling 700-pound, 1304cc Star Stryker cruisers and 550-lb., 1200cc Harley Sportsters "middleweights" in a category previously dominated by 600cc motorcycles, some of which weighed less than 400 lb. And now we're singling out an 800cc BMW adventure bike as a middleweight, even though that same company makes a range of R1200GS adventurers that are smaller in displacement (1171cc) and lighter in weight (starting at 511 lb.) than the Strykers or Sportsters.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0044.xml
review
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WHAT IS A MIDDLEWEIGHT?
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Kawasaki Versys
Never mind what it looks like; admire what it does
Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
Versys
Blake Conner
You CAN'T BLAME PEOPLE FOR ASKING what the Versys is all about. At first glance—or even the second or third— it doesn't announce its identity in the same way plastic-clad sportbikes or chrome-adorned cruisers do. To get to the root of this 650 Twin's true being, you have to ride it, and then its purpose hits you like some sort of revelation.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0045.xml
review
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50,51
WHAT IS A MIDDLEWEIGHT?
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Ducati Streetifighter 848
Fighter? Really, it's more of a Streetlover
Ducati
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Ducati
Streetifighter 848
John Burns
NEED TO INSPECT YOUR FRONT TIRE? Just lean forward half an inch and look down over the Streetfighter's little instrument panel. Thar she blows. Looks fine. The Triumph Street Triple R may be 2.4 inches shorter of wheelbase and 23 pounds lighter, but I think I feel even more forward, perched atop and in control of the Streetfighter.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0046.xml
review
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SPECIAL SECTION: MIDDLEWEIGHTS
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Harley-Davidson XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom
Displacement ain't everything
Harley-Davidson
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Harley-Davidson
1200 Custom
Thomas Kinzer
So, WHAT SIZE IS IT?" THIS RANKS AS one of the more annoying and unimaginative questions you can get from the guy in the parking lot attempting to make small talk. Sometimes, I just feel like pointing and saying, "It's that big. You're looking right at it..."
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0047.xml
review
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SPECIAL SECTION: MIDDLEWEIGHTS
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Kawasaki ZX-6R
The prototypical middleweight
Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
ZX-6R
Don Canet
OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS, 600CC, LIQUID-cooled, inline-Four supersport bikes have dominated the mid-displacement street category in Cycle World's Annual Ten Best Bikes awards. Prior to our selecting the Ducati 848 Streetfighter this year, the only other departures from the norm have been a V-Twin Honda Hawk GT taking the honors in 1988 and the three-cylinder Triumph Daytona 675 bucking the trend in 2006.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0048.xml
review
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53
WHAT IS A MIDDLEWEIGHT?
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KTM 350 EXC-F
Balanced attack
KTM
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KTM
350 EXC-F
Blake Conner
EVEN AMID THE ECLECTIC MIX OF MOTORCYCLES IN this middleweight section, the KTM seems out of place. But for off-road riders who want the convenience of a street-legal dual-sport, KTMs have to be at the top of the shopping list. And falling neatly between the lightweight 250s and monster 450/500s of the dirtbike spectrum, this 350cc, Austrian-built Single definitely fits the definition of "middleweight."
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0049.xml
review
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SPECIAL SECTION: MIDDLEWEIGHTS
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Suzuki GSX-R750\
70 x 48.7mm was a very good year
Suzuki
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Suzuki
GSX-R750\
John Burns
IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS THE HONDA VF750F Interceptor, and it was good. Then came the original GSX-R750 of 1986, and suddenly it was off to the races. Flyin' Fred Merkel won the first World Superbike championship on a 750cc Honda RC30 in 1988.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0050.xml
review
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WHAT IS A MIDDLEWEIGHT?
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Triumph Street Triple R
The Universal British Motorcycle
Triumph
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Triumph
Street Triple R
Mark Hoyer
WHAT'S A MIDDLEWEIGHT? YOU'RE looking at the poster child, right here. The Triumph Street Triple R exemplifies the well-rounded qualities that a middleweight should possess. Lightness. A narrow, easy-to-handle chassis. Tractable, linear power.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0051.xml
review
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WHAT IS A MIDDLEWEIGHT?
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Star Stryker
A chopper that doesn't act like one
SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
BMW
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BMW
F800GS TROPHY
$13,350
BMW
848 STREETFIGHTER
$12,995
BMW
1200 CUSTOM
$10,809
BMW
VERSYS
$7899
BMW
ZX-6R
$10,299
BMW
GSX-R750
$12,199
BMW
STREET TRIPLE R
$9599
BMW
STAR STRYKER
$11,340
BMW
350 EXC-F
$9699
John Burns
AFTER SHOOTING AFEW COOL DETAILS of the Sportster 1200 that appears on page 50, photographer Fran turned the camera on the Stryker. We looked all over for cool details—really, we did—but it was tough to find any. There are a few uncool details, like the gothic STRYKER on the speedo face, the chromed plastic engine covers and that you can inspect your sidestand safety switch just by looking down.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0052.xml
article
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SPECIAL SECTION: MIDDLEWEIGHTS
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Middleweight Motorcycles
Winning friends and influencing people for more than 100 years
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PETER EGAN
IN CONSULTING ONE OF MY ANCIENT Cycle World Buyer's Guides from the last century—yes, these sacred texts have survived five moves and two trips across the U.S. in Mayflower trucks—I can't help but notice that there are almost no bikes depicted that would now be considered "large."
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0053.xml
review
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TEST
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LONG-TERM UPDATE
Honda CBR250R ABS
Town, highway, track day
Yamaha Super Ténéré
Rackin' up easy miles
HONDA
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HONDA
CBR250R ABS
$4499
HONDA
SUPER TÉNÉRÉ
$14,500
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WE'VE HAD SO MUCH FUN EVERY TIME we've ridden Honda's quarter-liter machine that we decided to add one to our long-term fleet. Over the first three months of "ownership," we've piled on a lot of fuel-sipping commuter miles, and staffers always return from a ride grinning.
CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0054.xml
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DID Racing Chain: X-Ring
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DID Racing Chain
X-Ring
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0055.xml
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CHAPARAL MOTORSPORTS
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CHAPARAL MOTORSPORTS
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CycleWorld_20121101_0051_011_0056.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
Ducati Corse World Superbikes
Airhead Cool Spray
SylvanSport GO
HELMETLOK
Justin Original Workboots
Dymag Carbon Race CA5 Wheels
Saddlemen Pet Voyager
Dion Device Pro
Gianatsis Design
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Gianatsis Design
Ducati Corse World Superbikes
$69.95
Ducati's four-valve V-Twins have enjoyed phenomenal racetrack success, and veteran motojournalist Alan Cathcart has ridden every one of them, from the early 851 cc Daytona prototype to the current 1199 Panigale. Ducati Corse World Superbikes ($69.95) chronicles a quarter-century of history, technical reviews and track tests, and is illustrated with coauthor Jim Gianatsis' pin-up photographs. Foreword by Massimo Bordi, designer of the first Desmoquattro in 1974. Gianatsis Design, 4801 Reforma Rd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364; 818/223-8554; www.fastdates.com
Gianatsis Design
Airhead Cool Spray
$14.79
Menthol is the active ingredient in Airhead Cool Spray. Spritz a small amount on your scalp or helmet liner before a ride, and the local analgesic effect is supposed to cool and soothe while eliminating irritation caused by perspiration. Menthol is also said to be a natural deodorizer, so the inside of the helmet will have a clean, fresh scent. A 30-milliliter spray bottle retails for $14.79. Ahead Solutions (UK) Ltd., Carr Farm Close, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 6HB U.K.; 44 (0) 1706 219253; www. aheadsolutions.co.uk
Gianatsis Design
SylvanSport GO
$7995
Think of the SylvanSport GO as a mobile-adventure trailer. Or the world's coolest pop-up camper. Or, well, both. Weighing a claimed 840 pounds, the aluminum-framed GO ($7995) is rated to carry up to 800 lb. of gear—two dirtbikes, an ATV, a dozen bicycles, kayaks, surfboards or nearly any other combination that you might want for your next great outdoor adventure. After you unload your stuff using the Control-Tilt Deck, the Go quickly transforms into a surprisingly roomy tent compete with an awning, four air mattresses, bed/table panels, a large cooler, spare-tire kit and more. SylvanSport, LLC, 235 Commerce St., Brevard, NC 28712; 828/883-4292; www.sylvansport.com
Gianatsis Design
Helmet locks
$20
Helmet locks are no longer standard equipment on many new motorcycles, but that doesn't mean you have to lug your lid around with you. HELMETLOK ($20; add $5 for a rubberized coating) is an outward-opening, carabiner-style combination lock for securing a fullor open-face helmet to a frame tube, handlebar, footpeg bracket or some other part of the bike. When you're riding, clip the HELMETLOK to your belt loop or zip it into a jacket pocket. HELMETLOK; www.helmetlok.com
Gianatsis Design
Justin Original Workboots
$150
Kick your motorcycle into gear with Justin Original Workboots. The pull-on Stampede Black Oiled Steel Toe ($150; men's half sizes 6-12, plus 13 and 14) and Gypsy Black Pebble Grain ($120; women's half sizes 5-11) are waterproof and fitted with slip-resistant, footpeg-friendly rubber soles. Both models incorporate Justin's patented J-Flex Flexible Comfort System, a leather-covered insole with three shock-absorbing density levels. Justin Brands, Inc., 610 W. Daggett Ave., Fort Worth, TX; 800/548-1021; www.justinboots.com
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Dymag Carbon Race CA5 Wheels
$2995
If your American, European or Japanese sportbike was manufactured within the past three or even four decades, Dymag probably makes a set of high-performance wheels that will fit it. Top of the line is the five-spoke Carbon Race CA5 ($2995), which is said to offer the lowest weight within the range and greatest handling improvement. Other options: forged aluminum Ultra Pro UP7 ($1998.52), magnesium Classic CH3 ($3256.31), Street Race TT3 ($3395.43) and Superbike SB5 ($3395.43). The latter is available in up to a 6.25-inch width for drag-racing applications. All Dymag wheels are tested to JWL, DOT and BS AU50 standards and certified for street and track use in the U.S., U.K. and Japan. Orient Express, 28 Grand Blvd. N., Brentwood, NY 11717; 800/645-6521; www.orientexpress.com
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Pet Voyager
$174.95
Leave your favorite four-legged friend all alone at home? Never again! The Pet Voyager ($174.95) was designed to safely transport small pets on American or Japanese cruisers and touring bikes. Multiple vents, a sliding leash mount, a padded interior, as well as food and water trays will get your pet to any destination in comfort. A walking leash is supplied for pit stops. Saddlemen's Versa-mount seat harness and adjustable sissybar-strap system are said to provide near-universal fitment. Saddlemen, 17801 S. Susana Rd., Rancho Domínguez, CA 90221; 800/397-7709; www.saddlemen.com
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Dion Device Pro
$299
In 2005, Max Mercier, the son of three-time Canadian Superbike Champion Michel Mercier, was killed when another roadracer accidentally clipped his brake lever, sending the teenager over the handlebars. Designed by Stephane Dion, a friend of Mercier's, the Dion Device Pro is intended to eliminate those types of accidents by preventing direct contact with any part of the lever by another vehicle. Manufactured of 7075-T5 aluminum and fitted with Heli-Coil inserts in the lower mounting clamps and an adjustable carbon-fiber deflector, the Pro bolts to the right handlebar left of the throttle housing and above the brake lever. To prevent your hand from becoming trapped in a crash, the spring-loaded guard will swing forward before returning to its original position. The Dion Device Pro ($299; black, blue, gold or red) weighs 6.3 ounces and is said to fit the majority of late-model sportbikes equipped with most aftermarket clip-on-style handlebars. LeoVince USA, 1445B S. 50th St., Richmond, CA 94804; 510/232-4040; www.leovinceusa.com
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CW EVALUATION
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Chicken Hawk Racing Pro-Line Tire Warmers
Not just for pro racers
Chicken Hawk Racing
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Pro-Line Tire Warmers
$649.00
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TIRE WARMERS, ONCE REGARDED AS AN exotic piece of track kit primarily intended for professional roadracers, have gained widespread acceptance among amateur club racers and even track-day enthusiasts. While racers are looking to maximize grip from the very start of a race, the benefits of pre-heating your tires to their recommended operating temperature prior to heading onto the track goes beyond simply reducing the risk of a cold-tire incident.
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Discount Ramps .COM
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Ventura Bike-Pack Mistral I
Put it all behind you
Ventura Motorcycle Accessories
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Ventura Motorcycle Accessories
Ventura Bike-Pack Mistral I
$479
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HAULING A DECENT LOAD ON A SPORTY bike has always been a challenge. Modern supersports are often saddlebag-and tailbag-unfriendly; they've been so for some time, in fact. That's why the Ventura Bike-Pack system has been popular over the years: Its mounting system is independent of the bike's bodywork and universal within the Ventura line so that a series of packs can be made to fit a wide range of motorcycles.
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U.S. Money Reserve
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SERVICE
Hell hath no fury...
Unsticking your gears
Cornering XL-ence
Getting engaged
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PAUL DEAN
QMy 2006 Harley Heritage Softail Classic has developed a strange noise. It's a brief chirping sound that I often hear when I decelerate or sometimes when I downshift. What's weird is that I hear it more often with my wife on the back. Do you have any idea what might be causing this noise or will I have to stop taking my wife along when I go for a ride?
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At first, the announcement of yet another thread-locking compound seems about as groundbreaking as a new way to boil water. When it comes to thread lockers, Loctite, Permatex, 3M and an assortment of other companies already have the bases covered.
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Candid Cameron
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Kevin Cameron
I have been following MotoGP more closely since the final step to all four-stroke bikes in all classes, and I have a question. It appears that some Moto3 bikes and possibly some bikes in other Moto classes are sprouting reverse-cone megaphones.
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Best Used Bikes
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BMW
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BMW
K1200GT
$17,540
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S100
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S100
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FeedbackLoop
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In regard to your response to a question about the TRAC anti-dive on a 1984 Honda VF1000F Interceptor ("Taking a dive," August issue), the systems on the VF1000F and VF1000R were not actuated by brake-line pressure as you stated but rather by the caliper rotating slightly on its mount.
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RACE WATCH
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Waiting for Change
Is MotoGP inching toward something different?
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KEVIN CAMERON
AMID THE CONFUSION OF PURPOSE THAT IS TODAY'S MOTOGP, HONDA'S Casey Stoner won his bet on a soft tire this past July at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Current points-leader Jorge Lorenzo, who had put his factory Yamaha at the top of practice and qualifying, pulled away by intense concentration.
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SPECTRO
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CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
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Reader Information
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Allstate MOTORCYCLE
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Allstate MOTORCYCLE
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