Issue: 20160101

Friday, January 1, 2016
JAN./FEB. 2016
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0001.xml
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DAINESE
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DAINESE
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0002.xml
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0003.xml
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Harley-Davidson
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Harley-Davidson
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0004.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0005.xml
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Color Rite
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Color Rite
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0006.xml
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Advertisement: AMSOIL
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AMSOIL
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0007.xml
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UP FRONT
EDITOR'S LETTER
THE ’STICH
DRESSING FOR LIFE ON A MOTORCYCLE
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MARK HOYER
How many times have I shuffled in to a store or restaurant sounding like a Cordura choo-choo as the nylon surfaces of my sun-faded Aerostich Roadcrafter made that familiar sound and I faced puzzled looks from non-motorcyclists? That moment is really the best time to transform yourself with a couple of quick zips and step out of the suit in mere seconds to the amazement (or disinterest) of those same onlookers.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0008.xml
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BRIDGESTONE: BATTLAX ADVENTURE A40
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BRIDGESTONE
BATTLAX ADVENTURE A40
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0009.xml
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Intake
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Intake
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Adventure bikes? I’m thinking about being miles from nowhere buying gas out of cans that smell of diesel and kerosene. In the 70s we had dressed-up econoboxes that looked like “sports” cars. Now, we have these sissified “adventure” bikes that won’t run without premium gas.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0010.xml
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0011.xml
review
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Ignition
CW FIRST RIDE
2016 DUCATI MONSTER 1200R
Exclusivity is spelled with an R
DUCATI
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MONSTER 1200R
$18,695
Brian Catterson
The letter R has a glorious history with Ducati. Denoting "Racing," it has stood atop a pedestal high above the base and S (for "Sport") models in the superbike, sport-touring, and even naked families. R models traditionally come with a raft of upgrades and a higher price.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0012.xml
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agv: K-5
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0013.xml
review
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
2016 KAWASAKI Z800 ABS
Z wait is over for Kawasaki’s affordable middleweight streetbike
KAWASAKI
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Z800 ABS
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Don Canet
There's little doubt that the sales success of the Yamaha FZ-09 sport naked has prompted Kawasaki USA to go after a chunk of a growing segment with its own strategically priced middleweight streetfighter. The new-for-the-US 2016 Kawasaki Z800 is a ready-made player, having become Kawasaki’s number-one-selling street model in Europe since its 2013 debut abroad.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0014.xml
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IGNITION
FIRST LOOK
2016 KAWASAKI ZX-10R
Soichiro Honda may be credited with saying, “Racing improves the breed,” but Kawasaki took those words to heart with the development of its latest open-class Ninja
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Matthew Miles
Since its introduction five years ago, the fourth-generation Kawasaki ZX-10R earned two World Superbike titles, 40 race wins, and 33 pole positions. Tom Sykes is credited with the lion's share of those achievements, but it was the arrival of Dutch crew chief Marcel Duinker at the end of 2011 that marked the beginning of a three-year run in which the bearded Brit finished either first or second overall in the championship points.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0015.xml
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IGNITION
NEWS
DAN GURNEY’S NEW BIG TWIN
Patented new "moment-cancelling" twin is being developed by the American auto-racing legend
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Kevin Cameron
From time to time, we’ve reported on the unique Alligator series of feet-first motorcycles designed and built by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers organization in Santa Ana, California. Early examples were powered by modified production engines, but inevitably, because of Gurney’s grand past of auto racing and a life spent at the center of high-performance design, he wanted to do an engine of his own.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0016.xml
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GEAR
IGNITION
NEW IDEAS MOTO MISCELLANEA
Ponder these choice bits over winter
BMW BIBLE
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BMW BIBLE
Warp watch
$600
There are so many ways to track the speed of a bike at a racetrack, but few are as stylish as Reactor's Warp watch ($600). The case is made of 316L stainless steel. Water resistant to 200 meters, the Warp is available in multiple finishes and bezel color options. With its tachymeter and chronograph, keeping track of time and speed is simple. (800) 291-6600 reactorwatch.com
BMW BIBLE
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If you're a huge fan of BMW motorcycles, you should check out The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles: Every Model Since 1923 by Ian Falloon ($50). Available through amazon.com, this 288-page, 9.75 x 12.0-inch, year-by-year guide includes every production motorcycle ever built by BMW: Airheads, Oilheads, Twins, Fours, Sixes, They are all here amzn.to/1NYmkn8
BMW BIBLE
Pro Circuit Racing
$109.95
The most important moment of an MX race is the start. Get to the first turn first for a better chance of a good finish. Pro Circuit Racing has just released a version of its Launch Control ($109.95) for the 2016 Kawasaki KX450F. The CNC-machined aluminum device has a springless design and start trigger to simplify setting it before the start. (951)738-8050 procircuit.com
BMW BIBLE
The Shoei X-Fourteen
$682-$840
The Shoei X-Fourteen ($682-$840) race lid arrives i the spring. Shaped for reduced drag and added stability, it has a hand-laid shell-made of interwoven layers of fiberglass with organic fiber-that comes in four sizes. Trickest feature: An adjustable liner provides four extra degrees of upper vision to help the view when rider is tucked. (714)730-0941 shoei-helmets.com
Blake Conner
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0017.xml
review
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IGNITION
STYLISH GEAR
LOOKING GOOD RETRO INSPIRATION
Classic style, modern protection
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Elliott jacket
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Cassidy II jeans
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Taran gloves
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Strada boots
$209
Don Canet
Riding gear offering contemporary technology in materials, construction, and crash protection doesn’t need to look like something Robo Cop would wear. Some of the coolest-looking gear today melds classic vintage style and comfort with modern safety features.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0018.xml
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Weather Tech
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Weather Tech
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0019.xml
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IGNITION
RIDE SMART
RIDING SKILLS ALL ABOUT BONES
Some strategies for safeguarding your bones
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John L. Stein
Like Las Vegas and lost wages or Harvey Wallbangers and hangovers, bikes and broken bones unfortunately sometimes go together. Unappealing, true, but there’s good news. “Bones are among the only tissues in the body that heal without scarring, returning to normal after a fracture,” says Dr. Chris Proctor, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon based in Santa Barbara, California.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0020.xml
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WANDERING EYE
IGNITION
THE ARTS OF THE MOTORCYCLE
BIKES INSPIRE A FLOWERING OF ALL ARTISTIC DISCIPLINES
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PAUL D’ORLEANS
The third annual Motorcycle Film Festival is a wrap—another victory over a six-decade legacy of malign bike films. Not that all the films were bad, mind you, but filmmakers from Jean Cocteau to Roger Corman have exploited the dark side of bikes, tarring us all in the process.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0021.xml
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IGNITION
TDC
RICHES
IT MIGHT BE GOOD TO LIVE TWICE
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KEVIN CAMERON
In the summers of 1966 and 1967, my idea of riches was the bikes and spares we took to the races. There is wonderful satisfaction in hefting completed, race-ready bikes into a van and securing them. The spares boxes contained everything else.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0022.xml
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POWER COMMANDER V: Dynojet
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POWER COMMANDER V
Dynojet
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0023.xml
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CW FIRST RIDE
1290 SUPER DUKE GT
THE 5th ELEMENT
IF KTM KEEPS PRODUCING BIKES LIKE THIS 2016 SUPER DUKE GT, THE BIG FOUR WILL SOON BE THE BIG FIVE
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Brian Catterson
KTM is on a roll and has been for some time. In the past decade it has gone from a company whose only street offerings were relatively simple singles to one producing world-class V-twins bristling with the latest technology. It seems like eons since 1991, when CEO Stefan Pierer (see interview, page 36) intervened to rescue the Austrian dirt bike manufacturer from bankruptcy.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0024.xml
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ON THE RECORD
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Stefan Pierer
KTM’s CEO is methodically painting the motorcycle world orange
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Brian Catterson
THAT’S THE MOTIVATION, TO COMPETE AGAINST THE JAPANESE. That’s the only thing that’s driving us. It’s coming close. It’s like in motocross: Every lap you look to see how far ahead your competitors are. We can see already the yellow one (Suzuki) and the green one (Kawasaki) are not too far away.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0025.xml
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CW FEATURE
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CLASSIC REMATCH
TRAVELS WITH A PAIR OF MID-’70s SUPERBIKES, JUST 40 YEARS AFTER THEY SEDUCED A GENERATION. OR AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF A GENERATION...
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Peter Egan
A few weeks ago, with summer truly here and the locust trees in full bloom, I flipped open my ancient cell phone and gave Editor Mark Hoyer a call at the CW office in California. “What I have sitting in my workshop at this moment,” I said, pausing for dramatic effect, “are two rival superbikes from the mid-’70s—a 1974 Norton Commando and a 1976 BMW R90S—and they’re both in pretty nice shape.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0026.xml
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CW FIRST LOOK
2016 TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE
A THUG'S GAME
TRIUMPH MAKES A SUBTLE PLAY WITH THE SPEED TRIPLE, ITS ORIGINAL STREET FIGHTER. WILL IT BE ENOUGH?
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Steve Anderson
TRIUMPH’S SPEED TRIPLE is perhaps the brand’s biggest image builder, the machine that most brought the modern Triumph back to enthusiasts’ attention. Arguably the first streetfighter when it was introduced in 1992, it went on to become the rockingest, meanest one that money could buy later in that decade and in the first years of the 21st century.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0027.xml
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Kendon Industries: Folding STAND UP
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Kendon Industries
Folding STAND UP
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0028.xml
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0029.xml
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CW FEATURE
MONSTER BANDIT
MILD-MANNERED GODZILLA
THE HOLESHOT PERFORMANCE SUZUKI BANDIT 1250: 52 POUNDS LIGHTER, 40 HP STRONGER, “IGOR” WILL BLOW YOU AWAY
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Don Canet
Some sportbikes get all the love. Poke around any bike night or grudge match at the local strip and you'll find enough tricked-out supersports, liter-class superbikes, 'Busas, and Ninja ZX-14s to keep a thriving performance aftermarket from looking too far outside the bleach box for hop-up candidates.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0030.xml
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Service
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RAY NIERLICH
HONDA MAKES A TRACTOR? Q: Okay, I went really retro and purchased a 2015 Honda XR650L. know all about the de-smog, uncorking, and re-jetting mods, but is it true that leaving it in the factory stock super-lean mode could be damaging to the engine?
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0031.xml
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SERVICE
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BEST USED BIKES DUCATI 749S
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BASIC SPECS: Introduced alongside the 999 superbike, the 749S is essentially a 999 with downsized bore and stroke dimensions that yield 748cc of displacement. The 90-degree V-twin, a belt-drive DOHC design with four valves per cylinder, has Ducati’s signature desmodromic valve actuation.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0032.xml
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SERVICE
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ASK KEVIN
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Kevin Cameron
PARALLEL TWIN VS. V-TWIN Q: I see the new Honda Africa Twin is powered by a parallel twin, not a V-twin as in the previous bike. What advantages does this arrangement offer? And what potential disadvantages? BEN SEMBER CYCLEWORLD.COM A: My first interest here is the 500-pound weights of the bikes in this ADV class.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0033.xml
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0034.xml
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PETERSEN
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PETERSEN
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0035.xml
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Race Watch
MXGP
A YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY
The 2015 MXGP season concludes at Glen Helen
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Brian Catterson
Racing can be sooo predictable. Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart have perfect seasons. Antonio Cairoli earns six consecutive world championships. Jeffrey Herlings wins 18 GPs in a row. And then, all of a sudden, it's not. And seldom has racing been less predictable than during the 2015 MXGP World Championship.
CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0036.xml
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CycleWorld_20160101_0055_001_0040.xml
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TRIUMPH
THRUXTON R
TRIUMPH
STREET TWIN
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