Issue: 20170101

Sunday, January 1, 2017
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0001.xml
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ICON: AIRFRAME PRO
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ICON
AIRFRAME PRO
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0003.xml
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ColorRite
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0004.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0005.xml
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UP FRONT
EDITOR'S LETTER
TO MILL OR NOT TO MILL
WHEN DOING THE WORK IS FREEDOM. AND WHEN IT ISN'T.
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MARK HOYER
For most of my life I have been hands-on, to the point that I have collected a vertical machine mill, a lathe, a TIG welder, English wheel, and a rollaway box full of tools with wrenches in every possible language. Last count, I had about 20 hammers.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0006.xml
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Intake
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Intake
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The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 looks like an incredible bike: computerized, sophisticated, intelligent, and yet the monstrosity of an exhaust hangs on the side of the bike begging to have an aftermarket take its place. Is this a conspiracy between the bike and aftermarket companies?
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0007.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0008.xml
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Ignition
CW FIRST RIDE
2017 BMW R nineT SCRAMBLER
Getting to the dirt on BMW’s entry in the scrambler arena
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Joseph Gustafson
What is a scrambler? That's the question I contemplate as I roll shin deep through country muck on BMW's new R nineT Scrambler. In a field of “just having fun,” the newest entry from BMW is a very serious option. Compared to its competitors, it has the most power, one of the highest seats, and most weight.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0009.xml
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0010.xml
review
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
CW FIRST RIDE 2017 HONDA CRF450R
Major updates lead to a more capable CRF
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Brendan Lutes
Honda has always been known for its quality and durability. But for the past few years, its CRF450R's shortcomings have outweighed its strengths. For 2017, Big Red is looking to change that with a 450 that, outside of the color red, shares very little with its predecessor.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0011.xml
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IGNITION
EXPERIENCE
DUCATI RIDING EXPERIENCE PROGRAM STUDYING ABROAD
New skills and lifelong memories courtesy of DRE
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Bradley Adams
I lived in a bubble for most of my adolescent life. Never traveled. Never saw the world. Never considered it, really. Study abroad programs? I’ll pass, professor. Give me the comfort of my own bed and the 20-year-old version of me is happy as a clam.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0012.xml
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IGNITION
TWO-WHEEL CHATTER
ALPINESTARS’ ALL-NEW SUPERTECH GLOVE
From MotoGP to your fingertips
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Bradley Adams
Alpinestars has introduced an all-new race glove, developed in conjunction with its MotoGP riders. Dubbed the Supertech, this is not a replacement for the company’s current GP Tech but rather an addition to its lineup— one with new technologies for added comfort, feel, and safety.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0013.xml
review
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IGNITION
GEAR
NEW IDEAS PLUG 'N' PLAY
Juice your ride with these electronics
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Don Canet
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0014.xml
review
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IGNITION
EVALUATION
CW EVALUATION OSCAR BY ALPINESTARS MONTY RIDING SHOE
Form, function, and comfort
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Bradley Adams
Like many of our favorite motorcycles on the market right now, our favorite riding apparel is the stuff that pairs classic styling with modern materials. This is the case with the Monty Riding Shoe, part of the Oscar by Alpinestars lineup.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0015.xml
review
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IGNITION
EVALUATION
CW EVALUATION YOSHIMURA SIGNATURE SERIES ALPHA SLIP-ON
Sweet look and sound
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Don Canet
Looking to upgrade the appearance and voice of our long-term 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 couldn't have been more straightforward since we were already satisfied with stock engine performance. As a result we saw no need to incur the added cost or complexity often associated with installing an after-market full exhaust system.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0016.xml
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IGNITION
RIDE CRAFT
SITUATION AWARENESS IN A HIGH-THREAT ENVIRONMENT LOOK NOW. DON'T LOOK NOW.
Padlocking your focus
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Nick Ienatsch
Years ago I read an interview with a veteran Air Force fighter pilot who said that veteran fighter pilots beat rookie pilots in mock air battles because the rookies “look away at the wrong time.” This comment stuck with me as I observed motorcyclists’ eye usage.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0017.xml
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IGNITION
WANDERING EYE
CANNONBALLS DEEP
CROSSING AMERICA ON A SUPER-ANTIQUE
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PAUL D’ORLÉANS
If you were a motorcyclist in 1916, you’d know the globe had already been circled on two wheels. The press was in frenzy over “endurance racing”—a cross-country adventure on an overgrown bicycle, over thousands of miles of mud and sand trails from either the Pacific to the Atlantic or Canada to Mexico.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0018.xml
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IGNITION
TDC
TOAST
GETTING IT DONE WITHOUT BURNING OUT
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KEVIN CAMERON
I lie on the bed at 4 a.m., my heart beating rapidly. Through my head rushed all the pre-Daytona tasks yet to be completed. I had not slept for a long time, I had got a lot done, but I could not sleep. I knew I had to get out of this loop because this was not fun or productive, and it had no future.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0019.xml
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0020.xml
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CW FIRST RIDE
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2017 DUCATI SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED
THE MORE DIRT-ORIENTED SCRAMBLER IS HERE
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Bradley Adams
"When you say this is the only bike you have, does that mean the only bike you have here or the only bike you have...period?” I ask. “The only bike, as in it’s the only one like it that exists in the world right now, and it’s got to be in one piece for all the marketing assets we need to shoot,” confirms Ducati North America Public Relations Manager Nathon Verdugo.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0021.xml
review
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CW TEST
2017 YAMAHA FZ-10
THE FIFTH VOICE
THE 2017 YAMAHA FZ-10 SINGS AN IRRESISTIBLE SONG
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Mark Hoyer
Starting with the harmonious psychedelic pop stars Mamas and the Papas isn’t normally what I’d do here, but the 2017 Yamaha FZ-10 isn’t a normal motorcycle. So. I saw an interview with the band long ago, and basically they said when they were in the studio they knew they were on to something when the “fifth voice” came in the room.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0022.xml
review
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CW COMPARISON
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HIGHWAY TO HELL
HEAVENLY RIDES TO A TOWN CALLED HELL PROVE YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU
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Brian Catterson
There’s been a lot of talk about “bug-out bikes” lately—as in which is the perfect motorcycle to escape a natural (or unnatural) disaster. Earthquake? Tsunami? Political upheaval? Get on your go-anywhere adventure-tourer and leave it all behind.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0023.xml
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WeatherTech
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0024.xml
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ALL-NEW BROUGH SUPERIOR SS100
THE FIRST NEW BROUGH TEST RIDE IN MORE THAN 70 YEARS
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Paul d’Orléans
WANT TO GET BIKERS UP IN ARMS? Revive a hallowed brand. Established manufacturers often get a pass when producing even ugly or ill-considered motorcycles, and nobody questions their right to exist, but a new manufacturer using an old name fights steep resistance, no matter how committed it is.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0025.xml
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THE BASICS OF CUSTOM BIKE BUILDING
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LEARNING FROM A MASTER
DEUS EX MACHINA'S WOOLIE GIVES US SOME INSIGHTS ON HIS METHODS AND A CLOSER LOOK AT HIS HIGH-PERFORMANCE KTM RC8
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Sean MacDonald
I seems like just about anybody with an angle grinder and a dimly lit shop can start a "brand" building custom motorcycles. But the gap between the typical customizer and a true master builder like Deus Ex Machina’s US Motorcycle Design Director Michael “Woolie” Woolaway is massive.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0026.xml
review
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LONG-TERM
UPDATE
2016 SUZUKI GSX-S1000
A REAL SPORT ON THE DAILY GRIND
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Don Canet
Arguably the GSX-S1000’s greatest appeal is its degree of everyday comfort and convenience while still possessing trackday-worthy performance. We headed to Chuckwalla Valley Raceway with a fresh set of Metzeler Racetec RR K3 tires—120/70-17 ($248.95) and 190/55-17 ($392.21)mounted and suspension spring preload and damping dialed to suit.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0027.xml
review
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LONG-TERM
UPDATE
2016 TRIUMPH TIGER 800 XCx
HOT, HOT, HOT!
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Brian Catterson
When we first received our long-term Tiger, it was lavishly outfitted with all sorts of parts from Triumph’s accessories catalog. One glaring omission was heated handgrips ($250), which we longed for exactly once, while riding home from the Anaheim Supercross one chilly night in January.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0028.xml
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Service
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Service
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RAY NIERLICH
Q: “Ticked Off at gov.org” whined about ethanol damaging his vintage vehicles in his letter “Fuelish” to Service (July). I'd like to add my advice to what Ray Nierlich had to say. After my 22-year-old snowblower suddenly dumped a big puddle of gas on my garage floor, the small engine tech I took it to blamed it on ethanol destroying the fuel line.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0029.xml
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BEST USED BIKES
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HONDA CB1000R
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BASIC SPECS: At the heart beats a fuel-injected 999cc inline-four based on the '07 CBR1000RR that’s been tuned for greater torque production in the midrange and bottom rpm range. A gravity die-cast mono-backbone aluminum frame links the 25-degree steering head and swingarm pivot without visible frame spars, and the stylish single-sided swingarm is supported by a shock with spring preload and rebound damping adjustment.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0030.xml
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HARBOR FREIGHT
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0031.xml
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Race Watch
RACE FANS
ON BEING A FAN
Unlock your ability to see behind the drama
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Kevin Cameron
Yer actual Aristotle told us that we enjoy drama because it brings us “catharsis.” In plain English, drama takes our emotions out for a gallop (of a kind they don’t get from waiting at the light, riding crowded elevators, or cleaning up the kitchen after dinner).
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0032.xml
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0033.xml
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0034.xml
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0035.xml
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The International Six Days Enduro, arguably the most prestigious off-road race in the world, has been running for 91 years, and until 2016 the premier division had never been won by the United States. That all changed in October in Navarra, Spain, when the US Trophy Team of Taylor Robert, Kailub Russell, Thad DuVall, and Layne Michael took the overall win.
CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0039.xml
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0040.xml
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CycleWorld_20170101_0056_001_0041.xml