Issue: 20151101

Sunday, November 1, 2015
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
9/29/2015 10:41:02 AM

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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0001.xml
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Harley-Davidson: Forty-Eight
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Harley-Davidson
Forty-Eight
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0002.xml
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0003.xml
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0004.xml
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BIRDGESTONE: BATTLAX HUPERSPORT S20
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BIRDGESTONE
BATTLAX HUPERSPORT S20
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0005.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0006.xml
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0007.xml
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VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0008.xml
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UP FRONT
EDITOR'S LETTER
AN OILY, FRACTURED JOURNEY
A NEW CHAPTER IN THE SAGA OF A BRITISH SINGLE?
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MARK HOYER
How many pistons per service interval should a motorcycle require? Does anybody but me and a Facebook friend poking fun at me for having the head of my 1954 Velocette MSS off again even know what a “de-coke” service is? These are rhetorical questions.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0009.xml
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Motonation
PRO
Motonation
SUPER LITE
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0010.xml
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Intake
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Intake
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Enjoyed the “Turn & Burn II” comparo article. Einstein theorized that time actually slows down as a body approaches the speed of light. Assuming he was correct, if I ride my H2 at very high speeds, will I live forever? MARK FINKLER CYCLEWORLD.COM
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0011.xml
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KTM
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KTM
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0012.xml
review
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Ignition
FIRST RIDE
2016 SUZUKI GSX-S1000
A naked, friendly, and affordable GSX-R
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
GSX-S1000
$9999
Don Canet
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Suzuki's GSX-R supersports have fulfilled the sporting ambitions of multiple generations of enthusiasts. As a guy who owned and raced the original GSX-R750 when it was introduced to the States in 1986, I now fit the target demographic of the all-new GSX-S models with their upright ergonomics.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0013.xml
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ICON: GHOST CARBON
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ICON
GHOST CARBON
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0014.xml
review
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
2016 VICTORY EMPULSE TT
A Brammo by any other name
VICTORY EMPULSE TT
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VICTORY EMPULSE TT
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$19,995
Mark Hoyer
The story of this 2016 electric motorcycle isn’t really about 2016, and it’s really not that much about the actual motorcycle. It’s about long-term positioning for 2020 and beyond—and Victory’s parent company Polaris being prepared to place strong bets on transportation segments it believes will pay off.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0015.xml
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Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
GSX-S1000
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
GSX-S1000 ABS
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0016.xml
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
VICTORY ISLE OF MAN TT ELECTRIC SUPERBIKE
A few laps in the USA on Victory's ex-Brammo electric superbike
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Mark Hoyer
Three laps on a track you just met isn't much time to explore the performance of an Isle of Man TT electric superbike, but I have to say Lee Johnston’s third-place machinerun by Victory and the Brammo crew at the Island this past June— made it exceptionally easy to go as fast as I could, so to speak.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0017.xml
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STAND UP TO CANCER
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STAND UP TO CANCER
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0018.xml
article
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IGNITION
NEWS
AIR TALK
Dainese's D-air racing airbag suit is finally available in US
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Blake Conner
It’s impossible to talk about Dainese without recognizing its impact on the market. The list of “market firsts” for the Italian motorcycle apparel company is impressive. It includes colored leathers, the back protector, knee sliders, the aerodynamic hump, carbon-/titanium-protected gloves, biaxial boots, and now the wireless airbag racing suit.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0019.xml
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IGNITION
NEWS
CW 25 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 1990
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Mark Hoyer
A hot issue! Hot pink, that is. But the bikes were also hot: “Built for Speed II” lined up five hopped-up musclebikes in a big performance shootout. Jay Gleason, all 135 pounds of him, ripped the bikes through the quarter mile, while legend Don Vesco ran them for ultimate top speed.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0020.xml
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Dynojet: POWER COMMANDER V
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Dynojet
POWER COMMANDER V
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0021.xml
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IGNITION
INTERVIEW
ON THE RECORD ESTEVE “TITO” RABAT 2014 MOTO2 WORLD CHAMPION
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VD5 rider has future aspirations in MotoGP
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Matthew Miles
MOTO2 IS VERY COMPETITIVE. Everyone has the same engine, same tires, same weight. The difference is the way the rider works with the team. You must have a good team that prepares the bike well. You have to know the team, and they have to know you.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0022.xml
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AIMEXPO
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AIMEXPO
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0023.xml
review
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IGNITION
GEAR
NEW IDEAS ADV GEAR BAG
Five new products for getting off the beaten path
EVS Sports
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Web Pro
$425
If you’ve ever had knee issues, or surgery to repair a knee, you don't ever want to go through that again. Knee braces such as EVS Sports’ Web Pro ($425) could provide peace of mind when riding off-road, MX, and ADV bikes. The braces feature twin-wall c-f frames, Tru-motion 3.0 anatomically correct hinges, and adjustable hyperextension lockouts. (310) 637-5000 evs-sports.com
EVS Sports
Ariete Riding Crows Pro Top goggles
$68.36-$72.86
Adventure-touring riders who hit the dirt depend on goggles in the dust. The Italian-made Ariete Riding Crows Pro Top goggles ($68.36-$72.86) feature antiscratch, UV-protection lenses in multiple tints; roll-off and tear-off lenses are also available. The double-buckle adjustment strap has a silicone bead to prevent slippage on helmet. (888) 691-9378 mx1west.com
EVS Sports
Badlands jacket
$949.99-$999.99
Ever been caught in torrential rain with vented gear? Ever been caught in blistering heat wearing leather? Both make a strong argument for a suit like Klim’s Badlands jacket ($949.99-$999.99) and pants ($649.99-$669.99). The Gore-Tex three-layer Pro shell is guaranteed to keep you dry, while new vents flow more air for hot-weather riding. (208) 552-7433 klim.com
EVS Sports
Hero4 Session
$399.99
Prove how gnarly your ride was by documenting it on a POV camera. GoPro’s Hero4 Session ($399.99) is the lightest/ smallest camera it has ever made. Highlights; single-button recording, waterproof to 33 feet (without a housing), two-hour recording time, up to 1440p 30fps capture, 8mp photo capture, and a variety of low-profile mounts. (888) 600-4659 gopro.com
Blake Conner
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0024.xml
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IGNITION
EVALUATION
ALTRIDER HEMISPHERE SOFT PANNIERS
An alternative to expensive (and destructible) OEM hard saddlebags
ALTRIDER
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HEMISPHERE SOFT PANNIERS
$569.97
Blake Conner
If you're an adventure-touring rider, you almost certainly have saddlebags on your machine. Bags come in a few flavors: OEM hard cases, aftermarket hard cases, and aftermarket soft bags. If there is one thing we’ve learned over the past couple of years piling up miles on our long-term ADV bikes, it’s that Mother Earth likes to eat OEM hard bags for lunch.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0025.xml
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IGNITION
RIDE SMART
RIDING TIPS ADVENTURE ROAD
Techniques to improve your off-road ADV experience
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John L. Stein
Adventure bikes are to touring as SuperSTOLs or floatplanes are to aviation—they open up a whole new world, letting you explore where Gold Wings and Road Kings cannot. But riding big ADV bikes safely off the beaten track is a voodoo science, marrying the terrain reading of an off-road rider with the balance of a tightrope walker.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0026.xml
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Triumph: Tiger 800 XCA
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Triumph
Tiger 800 XCA
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0027.xml
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IGNITION
WANDERING EYE
STEALING FROM THE BEST
FACTORIES ARE PEEKING OVER CUSTOM BUILDERS' SHOULDERS
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PAUL D’ORLEANS
Among the curious anomalies of the moment we live in, bike-wise, is the outreach of OEM factories to small "alternative custom” shops for inspiration. Observers with a negative bent call it poaching. Factories call it market research. Let’s call it externalized R&D.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0028.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0029.xml
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IGNITION
TDC
SHAPE AND STRESS
THE SCIENCE OF STIFFNESS AND STRENGTH
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KEVIN CAMERON
A material basic to much manufacturing is rolled sheet or plate. We can crudely model it with paper and scissors. Cutting a narrow strip and pulling on its ends reveals good tensile (pulling) strength. But when you push the ends together, the material buckles immediately.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0030.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0031.xml
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CW COMPARISON
ADVENTURE BIKES
THE NEW SUPER BIKES
UNREAL RIDES FOR THE REAL WORLD
BMW
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S1000XR
$18,850
BMW
MULTISTRADA 1200S
$21,294
BMW
VERSYS 1000LT
$12,799
BMW
1290 SUPER ADVENTURE
$20,924
Brian Catterson
When the BMW R1200GS was introduced in 2004, a key designer observed that as motorcycles were getting better and faster, roads were getting worse. It's no secret that race-bred superbikes have outpaced their usefulness on public roads, not just because of their otherworldly performance but because the pavement beneath them is literally crumbling.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0032.xml
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CW COMPARISON
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SCIENCE FRICTION
Exploring the limits of electronic rider aids
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Electronic rider aids have come a long way. Back in 1988, I attended the press introduction for the very first motorcycle equipped with antilock brakes, the BMW K100RS-ABS. Attendees flew all the way to Berlin, Germany, to ride the bikes down airport taxiways that were alternately dry, wet, and covered in gravel.
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FEATURES
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IT’S NOT AN ADVENTURE UNTIL...
TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE YOUR ADV RIDE SAFER AND MORE FUN
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MARK LINDEMANN
WHAT DOES ADVENTURE MEAN TO YOU? As soon as the gas gauge wanders below the halfway point, some guys start wringing their hands and thinking about drinking their own urine. Others don’t think it’s a real injury unless you can see an exposed bone end.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0034.xml
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Klim
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Klim
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0035.xml
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CW TEST
TRIUMPH TIGER 800 XCX
THE MIDDLE ROAD
TRIUMPH'S TIGER 800 XCX FILLS THE GAP BETWEEN DUAL-SPORTS AND OPEN-CLASS ADVS
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690 ENDURO
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F800 GS/A
KTM
800 ADVENTURE
Blake Conner
Turning the front wheel of the new-for-2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx toward the black sand and volcanic rocks of our favorite cinder mines near old Route 66 in the California desert was both thrilling and scary. As a lighter-than-liter-class ADV bike with a manageable middleweight-size engine, off-road-oriented wire-spoked wheels, and a suite of rider aids, the Tiger XCx had a lot of new tools to carry those big pannier boxes into this challenging territory.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0036.xml
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FEATURES
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COLORADO DREAMING
THE CYCLE WORLD ADVENTURE RALLY-ROCKIES EDITION
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Mark Lindemann
The BMW F800GS was on its side and sliding in one direction, its rider in another, and I was hard on the brakes, sliding in a third, trying to remember what I’d learned in trigonometry class about converging angles and rates of speed before I too ended up in the ditch.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0037.xml
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CW PROJECT BIKE
YAMAHA WR250R
ADV LITE
CONQUERING THE WORLD (OR PORTIONS OF IT) 250CC AT A TIME
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Mark Hoyer
A 250 is not everyone's idea of an adventure bike, but the simplicity, lightness, and agility of a small bike will get you to more places with less work than any of the big guns. You must commit to the 60-to 65-mph cruise and "lack" of luxury. What you get back is going places no BMW R1200GS dares to tread and ability to right your fallen motorcycle with much lower hernia risk.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0038.xml
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WHERE WE'VE GONE
Putting ADV Lite to the test
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MH
Dreams of yearlong adventure rides from Alaska to the southern tip of South America have gone unrealized, but I have had some pretty amazing adventures on ADV Lite. My favorite so far was a 500-mile couple of days in December last year exploring Panamint Valley and Death Valley with my friend Bill Getty, a very knowledgeable guide.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0039.xml
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Service
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Service
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RAY NIERLICH
Q: Are LED headlight bulbs a worthwhile upgrade? Which ones are best? Are they compatible with headlight modulators? I want more light for desert riding at night and would greatly appreciate some advice about the current crop of LED bulbs!
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0040.xml
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SERVICE
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BEST USED BIKES KAWASAKI KLR650
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BASIC SPECS: Introduced as the KLR600 in 1984 with a displacement bump to 651cc three years later, Kawasaki’s KLR has enjoyed amazing longevity. The simplicity of this dual-counterbalancer-equipped, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, four-stroke single has made this bike appeal to adventurers the world over.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0041.xml
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WeatherTech
Motorcycle Billet License Plate Frame
WeatherTech
BumpStep
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0042.xml
article
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RACE WATCH
MOTOGP
FEELING THE EDGE
MotoGP has become a game of precise chassis flex and a battle of technical style. Yamaha and Honda are doing it best and doing it differently.
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Kevin Cameron
Yamaha's YZF-M1 MotoGP bike, on which Jorge Lorenzo gets such fabulous starts and is now leading the Championship, has come far from the original design of 2001. Yamaha engineers began the new four-stroke MotoGP era by adapting the chassis of its 500CC two-stroke YZR500.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0043.xml
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D.I.D.
X-RING
D.I.D.
VX PRO-STREET
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0044.xml
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0045.xml
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Editorial/Production: Offices are located at 15215 Alton Pkwy., Ste. 100, Irvine, CA 92018; (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, stumped envelope.
CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0046.xml
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Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.: SPYDER F3
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Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
SPYDER F3
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CycleWorld_20151101_0054_011_0047.xml
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Allstate MOTORCYCLE
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Allstate MOTORCYCLE
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