Issue: 20150701

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
July
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Sunday, June 14, 2015
6/14/2015 6:55:14 PM

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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0001.xml
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DUCATI: Multistrada 1200 S
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DUCATI
Multistrada 1200 S
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0002.xml
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SEDICI
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SEDICI
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0004.xml
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State Farm
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State Farm
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0005.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0006.xml
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0007.xml
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SPIDI
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SPIDI
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0008.xml
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UP FRONT
EDITOR’S LETTER
RIP, EBR?
ERIK BUELL RACING SHUTS DOWN BUT LOOKS AHEAD
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MARK HOYER
Unfathomably, Erik Buell had to gather his 120-plus workers this past April and tell them to go home. “It was the second time I was at an all-company meeting that ended in tears,” a former employee said. And so closed the doors at Erik Buell Racing’s East Troy, Wisconsin, factory.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0009.xml
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Harley-Davidson
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Harley-Davidson
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0010.xml
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Intake
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Intake
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It’s impossible to cover the life’s work of someone like Kenji Ekuan in a brief article, but Kevin Cameron did a fine job in the space available (May). Mr. Ekuan happened to be in New York during the Guggenheim’s “The Art of the Motorcycle,” and his staff asked me to give him a tour.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0011.xml
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0012.xml
review
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Ignition
CW FIRST RIDE
2016 APRILIA RSV4 RF
The little brand with a huge résumé builds its next contender
APRILIA
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APRILIA
RSV4 RF
$21,999
Thomas Montano
Since Aprilia introduced its RSV4 in 2009, the little company from Noale, Italy, has won four manufacturer and three rider titles in World Superbike competition. The RSV4 has been a great platform, and the 2016 RF top-of-the-line version represents another crucial step in ongoing development.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0013.xml
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cortech
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cortech
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0014.xml
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HONDA: 2015 GOLD WING VALKYRIE
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HONDA
2015 GOLD WING VALKYRIE
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0015.xml
review
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
2016 APRILIA TUONO V4 1100 RR
More V-4 is a good thing
APRILIA
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APRILIA
TUONO V4 1100 RR
$14,599
Thomas Montano
I found myself wondering why I felt the need to pass several cars at once while enjoying a nice motorcycle outing in the countryside. I should have been perfectly happy sitting back and taking in the sights, but, no, I was stricken with the need to explore the massive amounts of power available at the twist of the right grip.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0016.xml
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Advertisement: DIRT RIDER
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DIRT RIDER
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0017.xml
review
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
2016 VICTORY MAGNUM X-1
Big bagger sound from Victory's rolling jukebox
VICTORY
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VICTORY
MAGNUM X-1
$24,499
Peter Jones
"Loud what saves lives? What? I can’t hear you. I’ve got 10 speakers blasting 200 watts of sound at me from each end of the Victory Magnum X-1 sound machine. I’m the meat center in a music sandwich. Huh?” We tested the magnum X-1 during Daytona Bike Week, which isn’t a quiet place to begin with.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0018.xml
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Progressive Casualty Ins. Co.
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Progressive Casualty Ins. Co.
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0019.xml
review
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
BENELLI BN302
New Chinese-built twin is heavy but remarkably refined
BENELLI
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BENELLI
BN302
$4300
Bruno dePrato
In Italy, the new Benelli BN302 costs less than a Vespa Sprint 125 3V. That’s because Benelli is part of QianJiang, a huge Chinese motorcycle group that wants this new bike to sell well in the Far East, where low price and excellent durability are hugely important.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0020.xml
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VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0021.xml
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BMW Motorrad USA
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BMW Motorrad USA
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0022.xml
article
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IGNITION
NEWS
YAMAHA’S THREE-WHEELED CONCEPTS
Personal people movers
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Bruno dePrato
Yamaha continues to probe the unique possibilities that the “Leaning Multi Wheel” front suspension of the Tricity scooter might offer. Under the code name “GEN,” Yamaha has created a generation of concept vehicles that explore new solutions for individual mobility, all created in a way that reflects the company’s “Refined Dynamism” design philosophy.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0023.xml
article
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IGNITION
NEWS
CW 25 YEARS AGO JULY 1990
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Mark Hoyer
Proof that standard bikes never go out of style but do get renamed (nakeds, anyone?), our main story touted at cover center featured a list of 10 great fairingless bikes. A couple of high points (in price and cool factor) were the $4,298 Honda CB-1 399cc inline-four and $4,198 Hawk 650 GT V-twin.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0024.xml
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0025.xml
review
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IGNITION
GEAR
NEW IDEAS OFF-ROAD AIDS
Five items to improve your dirt experience
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Plug & Travel ESA Upgrade
$1,695
Many bikes can benefit from better suspension, even the 2013 and newer BMW F800GS with ESA, Touratech has created the Plug & Travel ESA Upgrade ($1,695) GS shock. Touratech says this high-performance damper integrates with the stock computer. Besides superior damping, it is completely serviceable and fully compatible with ESA. (800) 491-2926 touratech-usa.com
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Shark Kage's
$299
If you’ve ever had your ramp slip off the tailgate while loading a bike, you know how damaging it can be to you and your vehicles. Shark Kage's 24 x 92-inch ramp ($299) attaches to your tailgate via a mounted plate, creating a stable loading platform. The aluminum ramp, with a 750-pound capacity, can also function as a bed extender or workbench. (702) 982-1400 sharkkage.com
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Kali Shiva
$500
Looking for an ultra-lightweight helmet for off-road riding? The brand-new Kali Shiva ($500) fits the bill. The company, better known in bicycle circles, has developed a DOT-approved, 1,050-gram (2.3-pound) helmet that uses a carbon-fiber shell into which the EPS liner is injected. Kali says the Shiva is 30 percent smaller than a typical MX lid. (888) 776-5254 kaliprotectives.com
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Cycle Saver Pad
$15
Do you ever get that sinking feeling when you park your motorcycle on a soft surface such as sand, dirt, or grass? End it for good with the Cycle Saver Pad ($15), a flat plastic puck to tuck under your kickstand when you park on any soft surface. Stow it in your pack or in your back pocket; the standard safety lanyard is designed to attach to your belt. cyclesaverpad.com
Blake Conner
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0026.xml
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0027.xml
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IGNITION
EVALUTION
SENA 20S
Cracking the code on Sena’s new flagship
SENA
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SENA
20S
$299
Mark Hoyer
There’s a lot going on with the Sena 20S Bluetooth headset, but somehow The Knob, which I got to know well on the previous-flagship SMH10, makes it all easier to interact with. Still, this Bluetooth 4.0, eight-way-intercom-capable, two-device-connecting communicator takes a fair bit of use to master.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0028.xml
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agv
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0029.xml
article
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IGNITION
RIDE SMART
TWO-UP TRAINING DON’T ROCK THE BOAT
How to help your BFF be a better passenger
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John L. Stein
Anyone who’s ever ridden with an “untrained” passenger knows that their weaving and bobbing on the back of your bike isn’t just annoying—it can be dangerous. That’s because the 100to 200-pound hunk o’ burning love you’ve got riding pillion is what engineers call a “live load”—mass that can move about at random, upsetting the balance of your bike while trying to peer around you or, worse, naively leaning outward during a turn.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0030.xml
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Indian Motorcycle International, LLC.: Scout
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Scout
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0031.xml
article
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IGNITION
WANDERING EYE
THE RECENTLY UNDEAD
ZOMBIE CYCLES-THEY’RE FOR REAL
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PAUL D’ORLEANS
Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” But in business, an established brand with emotional resonance is pure gold. It takes time to build a good reputation, so instead, would-be manufacturers have gone name-shopping in the graveyard. They’re busting up the crypts of old motorcycle companies, ones we buried decades ago with cries of lamentation and tales of better days.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0032.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0033.xml
article
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IGNITION
TDC
SOLUTIONS
SOMETIMES IT'S BETTER TO BE PRACTICAL THAN PERFECT
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KEVIN CAMERON
It’s fascinating to see the common technologies that run through all machines. Yet quite often, specific solutions have more to do with how much time or money can be spent on them. Harley, in the original Evolution engine, chose to retain the heads and barrels with long studs rather than to provide the cylinder with a base flange, bolt that to the crankcase, and then bolt the head to the top of the barrel.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0034.xml
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GARMIN: zūmo 590LM
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GARMIN
zūmo 590LM
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0035.xml
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Rizoma USA Inc.
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Rizoma USA Inc.
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0036.xml
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Klim
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Klim
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0037.xml
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CW TEST
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2015 YAMAHA YZF-R1
WE PUT YAMAHA'S LATEST LITER-CLASS MISSILE THROUGH THE TESTING WRINGER
YAMAHA
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YZF-R1
Blake Conner
Yamaha is back. After riding the latest R1 at Sydney Motorsports Park in Australia last February (CW May), we walked away amazed, but we also left with a huge list of unanswered questions. Racetrack press introductions allow a motorcycle to be tested near its limits, exploring aspects of performance that are virtually impossible to sample on public roads.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0038.xml
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Victory: 2015 VICTORY GUNNER
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Victory
2015 VICTORY GUNNER
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0039.xml
article
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CW TEST
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HOLD THAT SPEC
The new YZF-R1 wears a beautiful crown
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Kevin Cameron
SUPERBIKE REGULATIONS worldwide have adopted stock piston rules, and the new US series, MotoAmerica, has such a rule. Its purpose is to eliminate the advantage top teams had in being able to custom-machine pistons to optimize engine combustion chambers.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0040.xml
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tour master
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tour master
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0041.xml
review
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CW TEST
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YZF-R1 BY THE NUMBERS
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YAMAHA
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YZF-R1
YAMAHA
RSV4 R APRC
YAMAHA
S1000RR
YAMAHA
PANIGALE
Don Canet
Being the first new-for-2015 liter-class sport bike to undergo Cycle World performance testing, we were curious to learn how the latest YZF-R1 stacks up against not only its peers but the previous-generation R1 as well. It will be another month before we can assemble all class-of-’15 contenders together for a heads-up comparison.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0042.xml
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YUASA
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YUASA
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0043.xml
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CW TEST
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EDITORS’ NOTES
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Bikes like Yamaha’s R1 are becoming so technical that thoroughly testing them is challenging. With so many electronic variables, the possible settings are virtually endless. Thankfully, the R1 is so good out of the box that there is no question it is class leading.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0044.xml
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ALPINESTARS PROTECTS: NUCLEON KR-R
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ALPINESTARS PROTECTS
NUCLEON KR-R
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0045.xml
review
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CW VINTAGE MX COLLECTION
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Motocross Memories
TEN OF OUR FAVORITE VINTAGE BIKES FROM TOM WHITE’S EARLY YEARS OF MOTOCROSS MUSEUM
HODAKA
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HODAKA
SUPER RAT
HODAKA
250 FALTA REPLICA
HODAKA
HL500
HODAKA
TM250
Andrew Bornhop
As luck would have it, the Cycle World office is only 20 minutes from one of the best collections of vintage motocross machines in the country. Tucked up in the hills of Villa Park, Tom White’s Early Years of Motocross Museum celebrates the formative years of the sport in the US, which took off in 1966 when San Diego Husqvarna dealer M. Edison Dye invited the likes of Roger DeCoster, Joel Robert, and Torsten Hallman to race against Americans in the inaugural nine-race Inter-Am series.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0046.xml
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0047.xml
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DAINESE
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DAINESE
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0048.xml
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Kabuto: avand II
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Kabuto
avand II
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0049.xml
review
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CW FEATURE
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2015 ARCH KRGT-1
CRAZY, NOT STUPID
ARCH
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ARCH
KRGT-1
$78,000
Brian Catterson
Keanu Reeves doesn’t live in the same world as the rest of us. And no, I’m not talking about The Matrix—though the 50-year-old actor’s reality is arguably no less surreal. Guys like him, when they want a custom bike built, end up owning the company.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0050.xml
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OLYMPIA
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OLYMPIA
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0051.xml
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KTM
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KTM
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0052.xml
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ON THE RECORD
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KEANU REEVES
The actor talks about his life on two wheels
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Brian Catterson
I LEARNED TO RIDE WHEN I WAS 22. I was doing a picture in Munich, and this young girl had an enduro at the sound stages. I asked her if I could ride it, and she showed me where everything was. When I got back to Los Angeles, I bought a Kawasaki KLR600.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0053.xml
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WeatherTech
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WeatherTech
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0054.xml
review
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LONG-TERM
WRAP-UP
2014 YAMAHA FZ-09
TRIPLE BLASTER
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
FZ-09
$7990
Mark Hoyer
If you have one spec of enthusiasm for motorcycling, the howling heart of the FZ-09 gets down in your soul immediately and never lets go. Mere moments into our first ride on the bike at the San Francisco press introduction I was screaming out of my helmet to one of the Yamaha executives riding next to me: “LONG-TERM TEST MANDATORY!”
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0055.xml
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CompetitionAccessories
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CompetitionAccessories
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0056.xml
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0058.xml
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sbs
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0059.xml
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0060.xml
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Service
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Service
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RAY NIERLICH
Q: What do you think about my using DOT 5 brake fluid in a completely cleaned and rebuilt brake system in a 1979 Yamaha? I used new caliper kits, NOS Yamaha master cylinder kits, and Goodridge hoses. Everything was washed in brake cleaner. I will rarely ride the bike.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0061.xml
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SERVICE
BEST USED BIKES
HONDA CBR1000RR
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Honda
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Honda
CBR1000RR
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BASIC SPECS: Introduced in 2004, the CBR1000RR was the all-new successor to Honda’s CBR954RR. Its 998cc inline-four features ECU-controlled ram air and dual-stage fuel injection and an undertail exhaust. This model’s cassette-style stacked six-speed gearbox and shallower 28-degree cylinder slant made for a compact engine design that allowed a longer swingarm and shifted the weight bias forward.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0062.xml
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AVON TYRES
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AVON TYRES
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0063.xml
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Race Watch
HRC
POWERED BY HRC
Honda Racing Corporation was created to win races. And it does.
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Kevin Cameron
Honda Racing Corporation was created in September 1982, its highly focused purpose to win races and to work with Honda R&D to develop new technologies for Honda products. Its highest expression is constructing the tools a genius rider like Marc Marquez needs to express himself to the fullest.
CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0064.xml
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0065.xml
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Dynojet
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Dynojet
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0066.xml
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MOTOAMERICA
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MOTOAMERICA
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0067.xml
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0070.xml
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0071.xml
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HARBOR FREIGHT
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HARBOR FREIGHT
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CycleWorld_20150701_0054_007_0072.xml
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TAKING FLIGHT
The beauty of balance in motion is at the core of why we ride.
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