Issue: 20121201

Saturday, December 1, 2012
December
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Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0001.xml
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Ford: F-150
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Ford
F-150
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0002.xml
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Klim
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Klim
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0004.xml
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Advertisement: cycleworld
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cycleworld
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0005.xml
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Harley-Davidson Insurance Services, Inc.
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Harley-Davidson Insurance Services, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0006.xml
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ColorRite Distributing Inc.: Motorcycle Paint
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ColorRite Distributing Inc.
Motorcycle Paint
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0007.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0008.xml
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HARD-KROME
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HARD-KROME
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0009.xml
article
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UP FRONT
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WWJD?
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Mark Hoyer
EVERYBODY NEEDS A BIT OF GUIDANCE now and again, don’t they? One of the things that I’ve tried to do during my time at Cycle World is be cognizant of the publication’s history and let that inform our future progress. It is in this effort that I’ve always asked myself, “What would Joe do?” in hoping to capture the spirit of CW's founding publisher, Joe Parkhurst.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0010.xml
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: CRF110F
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CRF110F
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0011.xml
review
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12,13
ROUNDUP
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HIGH VOLTAGE
Brammo Empulse R
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Brammo Empulse R
STEVE ANDERSON
SWITCH ON THE BRAMMO EMPULSE R and push what appears to be a start button, and no starter grinds an engine to life, no ignition ignites a volatile mixture and no exhaust barks as it purges burnt gases. Instead, the dashboard blinks ever so silently as the Empulse boots up.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0012.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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25 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 1987
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Mark Hoyer
Just when much of the country was gripped by winter doldrums, the motorcycle industry saved enthusiasts everywhere with a pile of fresh hardware for the coming year. “New Bike Preview ’88” was headlined by the 13,000-rpm Suzuki GSX-R750 and supported by the Katana 600 and 1100 (the latter with cool, electrically adjustable windscreen), as well as the Yamaha FZR400 and Honda’s radical RC30 Superbike homologation special.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0013.xml
article
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14
ROUNDUP
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RARE BMW STARS AT PEBBLE BEACH
The prototype that barely survived
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Bob Stokstad
CARS WEREN’T THE ONLY STARS AT the 62nd Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, as a collection of 13 pre-1968 German motorcycles made up Class X. Best of Class went to the prototype 1934 BMW R7 belonging to the Munich-based company.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0014.xml
review
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14
ROUNDUP
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Return of the 636!
2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R
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2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R
Don Canet
BETWEEN 2003 AND 2006, KAWASAKI PRODUCED a 636cc ZX-6R that, while not legal for AMA 600 Supersport roadracing competition, proved very popular among street riders due to its robust low-end and midrange power. Now, that same concept is back with a vengeance in the form of the 2013 ZX-6R ($11,699).
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0015.xml
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VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0016.xml
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BikeBandit
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BikeBandit
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0017.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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ROUNDUP
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UP To a new year, for giving us the excuse to replace our old calendar with this fantastic 2013 "Milestones: An Isle of Man Road Races Calendar." We, like many of you, would be perfectly happy flipping through 12 months of motorcycle action from the IOM TT, but isn't an artsy, conceptual interpretation of famous and not-so-famous TT events that are cleverly and humorously reenacted by semi-nude and nude model (and calendar creator) Rachael Clegg better?
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0018.xml
review
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17
ROUNDUP
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CW Rolling Concours
Winners ride, riders win
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Honda CB400F
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Kawasaki S2 350cc Triple
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Kawasaki H2 750
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Suzuki X6 Hustler
Mark Hoyer
THERE IS NO GREATER PLACE TO ENJOY a motorcycle than from the saddle, which is why the Cycle World Rolling Concours is such a great classic bike show: Everybody rides if they want to win! Some 80 bikes showed up for this year’s event, held for the second time in conjunction with August’s Indy MotoGP round.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0019.xml
review
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ROUNDUP
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TRIUMPH TIGER EXPLORER XC
More adventurous adventurer?
TRIUMPH
TIGER EXPLORER XC
John Burns
TRIUMPH’S BIG EXPLORER, all-new in 2012, already gave the visual impression it was ready for serious off-road adventuring. Now, the XC version takes it one step closer to reality: Wire-spoke wheels with aluminum rims (19-inch front, 17 rear) generally hold up better to off-road bashing than cast ones, and the wheels on the new XC also mount tubeless tires—often easier to repair trailside than your tubed jobs—giving the bike the best of both worlds wheelwise.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0020.xml
review
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ROUNDUP
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FORK TECH 411
Inside KYB’s Pneumatic Spring Fork
KYB
Pneumatic Spring Fork
Ryan Dudek
MOTOCROSS IS GOING THROUGH A DYNAMIC SHIFT IN SUSPENSION technology. Concepts that were way ahead of their time—like the Fox Air Shox and Factory Forx from the mid-1970s—are now viable options due to progress in technology and manufacturing.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0021.xml
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Advertisements
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BMW Motorrad USA
F 700 GS
BMW Motorrad USA
F 800 GS
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0022.xml
review
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ROUNDUP
QUICKRIDE
Husqvarna TR650
Thrifty riding pleasures on the “Terra” and “Strada”
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Husqvarna TR650
Eric Bostrom
THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO experience a vast amount of countryside in a short period of time than on a motorcycle. In fact, the same can also be said for a big city. This is the aim for the 2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra and Strada: exhilarating, go-anywhere rides that are also affordable and fuel-efficient.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0023.xml
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LUMINOX
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LUMINOX
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0024.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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HOTSHOTS
Café posers
Adventure posers?
The stench of performance
Meet you at the Ace
Ready for a stroker
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Just finished the October issue and was excited about seeing the articles on Café Racers—nice job, indeed. Neither the 39-horsepower Guzzi V7 Racer nor the 61-hp Triumph Thruxton will send adolescent readers' hearts a-flutter.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0025.xml
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GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc.
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GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0026.xml
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0027.xml
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BATTERY EXTENDER
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BATTERY EXTENDER
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0028.xml
article
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LEANINGS
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Zen and the Art of the Oil Change
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PETER EGAN
THESE DAYS, A LOT OF YOUNGER, LESS experienced riders come up to me and say, “Mr. Egan, you have an almost legendary reputation for being able to change the oil and filter on your motorcycles without spilling more than about 30 percent of the oil onto the garage floor or your own clothing.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0029.xml
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Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC: TR650 TERRA
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Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC
TR650 TERRA
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0030.xml
article
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TDC
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Click-a, Click-a
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KEVIN CAMERON
ONCE DECADES OF HARD WORK HAVE dealt with large effects, smaller details shine through. A case in point is motorcycle suspension. As to large effects, what these units do is convert unwanted chassis motion into fluid kinetic energy inside a glorified piston pump.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0031.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0032.xml
review
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CW COMPARISON
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Italian Odd Couple
Ducati 848 EVO Corse SE vs. MV Agusta F3 675
DUCATI
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848 EVO CORSE SE
$14,995
DUCATI
F3 675
$13,498
BLAKE CONNER
WE HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR THE "CHARACTERS" OF THE motorcycle world. That's why we were excited to throw a leg over the new 675cc, inline-Triple-powered MV Agusta F3. Like the Triumph Daytona 675 before it, this Italian-made middleweight flips the bird at the conventional 600cc-supersport-displacement norm by packing a supersized engine into its lightweight chassis.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0033.xml
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DUCATI: Diavel
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DUCATI
Diavel
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0034.xml
review
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CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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Raising the BARR
Semi-active suspension helps bump the ride-by-wire S1000RR to the next level
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S1000RR
ERIC BOSTROM
YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT, TOO. That's what I was thinking as I stood in pit lane at the Jerez Circuit watching the gentle morning light illuminate this holy land of motorcycle roadracing and the beautiful new paint and bodywork on BMW's S1000RR-based HP4.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0035.xml
review
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CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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HP4 Tech Bulletin
BMW hot-rods the S1000RR
Dynamic Damping Control
BMW
S1000RR
KEVIN CAMERON
IN RELEASING THE HP4 VERSION OF ITS S1000RR SPORTBIKE, BMW IS double-underlining its continuing leadership in bringing the electronic aids of world-championship racing to the street. European makers were the first to put traction control and engine-mode control on production models, while Japanese makers adopted them much more slowly and often under confusing names.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0036.xml
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Sena Technologies, Inc.
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Sena Technologies, Inc.
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0037.xml
review
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CW FIRST RIDE
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2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
More performance headroom with Team Green’s entry-level sportbike
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Ninja 300 ABS
DON CANET
CONTRARY TO OUR SOCIETY'S SUPERSIZE-ME MENTALITY, Kawasaki’s Ninja 250R has sold like Happy Meals since it first hit the scene back in 1986. Even Cycle World expressed doubts in our first road test of the bike (June, 1986), concluding that “This country hasn’t shown much fondness for small streetbikes in recent years, and only time will tell if the 250 Ninja will fade into obscurity.” Guess we blew that one!
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0038.xml
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Garmin Ltd.: zūmo 350LM
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Garmin Ltd.
zūmo 350LM
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0039.xml
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Chrysler Group LLC: RAM 1500
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Chrysler Group LLC
RAM 1500
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0040.xml
review
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CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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XLent Evolution
Honda’s sweet new CRF250L dual-sport bike takes us back
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CRF250L dual-sport bike
JOHN BURNS
ALL OF YOU WHO PUT CRAYON TO PAPER over the last few years to tell Honda to go back to building simple, inexpensive little bikes like the ones that helped make the company what it is today have gotten your wish. Powered by a slightly modded version of last year’s all-new CBR250R liquid-cooled, fuel-injected Single in a new chassis, this sweet little $4499 CRF250L sells for $600 less than the (carbureted) Kawasaki KLX250S, $700 less than the (air-cooled) Yamaha XT250, and a whopping $2191 less than the very trick WR250R.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0041.xml
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BikeBandit
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BikeBandit
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0042.xml
article
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CW RIDING IMPRESSION
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2013 Triumph Trophy SE
A corner-carving sport-tourer with all the big-rig bells and whistles
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PAUL DEAN
IT’S NOT EXACTLY A CASE OF DAVID CHALLENGING GOLIATH, BUT IT’S close—real close. With the new 1200 Trophy SE luxury-tourer, Triumph, a comparatively small bike manufacturer, is challenging one of the industry’s giants when it comes to producing frontline over-the-road motorcycles: BMW.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0043.xml
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0044.xml
review
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SPECIAL SECTION
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Song of the Sausage Creature
Dr. Thompson puts the Ducati 900SP to the ultimate test—the Test of Naked Truth—on the strange and dangerous blacktop of the Real World
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Ducati 900SP
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
THERE ARE SOME THINGS NOBODY NEEDS IN THIS WORLD, AND a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe-racer is one of them—but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one. That is why they are dangerous. Everybody has fast motorcycles these days.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0045.xml
article
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SPECIAL SECTION
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Going Gonzo Revisited
The most unlikely day at Owl Farm
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BRENDA BUTTNER
Yes, I admit it. As Feature Editor of Cycle World, I displayed either the idiocy or insight to give Hunter S. Thompson a high-end, high-speed, high-priced Ducati and did so with no guarantee that the Guru of Gonzo would return either the motorcycle or an article.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0046.xml
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BikeBandit
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BikeBandit
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0047.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
Unit Garage R120 G/S Kit
Alpinestars GP Pro Gloves
Bel-Ray Blue Tac Chain Lube
Harley-Davidson Shrink Sacks
Wipe 'N Ride Instant Detail Cloths
Icon Elsinore Boot
Kriega Overlander 60
Contour +2 and ROAM2
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Return to yesteryear and BMW's mid-Eighties Paris-Dakar-Rally-winning glory with the R120 G/S body kit from Unit Garage in Italy. Designed to fit 2004-12 R1200GSs, the $5000 kit comes painted, is said to install in about four hours with no permanent modifications to the motorcycle and weighs 14 pounds less than the parts it replaces.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0048.xml
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CruzTOOLS: Outback'r M14
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CruzTOOLS
Outback'r M14
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0049.xml
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saeng: Quick-Scan
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saeng
Quick-Scan
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0050.xml
review
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CW EVALUATION
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Schumacher SP2 Battery Extender
Keeping your bike's electrons "current"
DETAILS
Schumacher Electric Corp.
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Schumacher Electric Corp.
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$39.99
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MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, MOTORCYCLE batteries fail due to neglect. Bikes often sit unused for long periods, especially during the winter in cold climates, and that can kill a battery faster than you can say, "Hey, my bike won't start!" That's why battery chargers like Schumacher's SP2 Battery Extender were invented.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0051.xml
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Discount Ramps
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Discount Ramps
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0052.xml
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CHAPARRAL MOTORSPORTS
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CHAPARRAL MOTORSPORTS
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0053.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
Over There ain't Over Here
FZ1 lawn grooming
Voltless Vulcan
How to remain neutral
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PAUL DEAN
Q I usually have a chance to go through some European and Japanese motorcycle magazines every month, and I've read about a lot of cool bikes that aren't sold here in the U.S. I've always wondered why the companies don't bring more of those models over here.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0054.xml
review
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Tool Time
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Bead Pro
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Repairing a flat tire on a dirtbike when you’re out on the trail is one of the more primitive things you’ll ever do with a motorcycle, especially when breaking the tire’s bead. You have to lay the wheel on its side, continually jump up and down on the sidewalls with the edges of your boots until that bead finally comes loose, then turn the wheel over and repeat on the other side.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0055.xml
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CYCLE GEAR
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CYCLE GEAR
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0056.xml
review
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Recall Roster
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Ducati North America
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Ducati North America
1199 Panigale
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Problem: Ducati is recalling 1199 Panigales manufactured between March 16 and July 12, 2012, for five different safety-related issues. (1) The exhaust butterfly-valve bowden cable could melt or burn due to excess heat of the catalytic convertor, which could lead to smoke and/or a fire.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0057.xml
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71
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D.I.D Racing Chain: PRO-STREET X-RING VX
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D.I.D Racing Chain
PRO-STREET X-RING VX
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0058.xml
review
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72
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Best Used Bikes
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Harley-Davidson
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Harley-Davidson
VRSCR Street Rod
$15,495
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Basic specs: An 1130cc, dohc, 60-degree, fuel-injected V-Twin making 120 horsepower and 80-foot pounds of torque in a standard-style chassis with upright ergonomics, sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes and sticky tires. Why it won: The Street Rod never won a Ten Best award and was only in the H-D lineup for two years.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0059.xml
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WeatherTech
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WeatherTech
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0060.xml
article
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74,75,76,77,78,79,80
RACE WATCH
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HALL OF MIRRORS
The ever-changing face of Grand Prix racing
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KEVIN CAMERON
WILL MOTOGP SURVIVE? INSIDERS SAY ONLY RADICAL COST-cutting and production-based Claiming Rules Teams (CRT) bikes can restore full grids and save teams from a shoestring existence in which lesser riders may be shaken down to cover parts costs.
CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0061.xml
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rizoma: GEOMETRIC ALUMINIUM
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rizoma
GEOMETRIC ALUMINIUM
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0062.xml
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YUASA
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YUASA
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0063.xml
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COBRA
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COBRA
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0064.xml
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SPECTRO
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SPECTRO
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0065.xml
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80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89
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CYCLE WORLD SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0066.xml
article
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SLIPSTREAM
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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_20121201_0051_012_0067.xml
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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CycleWorld_20121201_0051_012_0068.xml
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Allstate Insurance Company: Allstate
[no value]
Allstate Insurance Company
Allstate
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[no value]
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