Issue: 20170301

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0001.xml
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H-D U.S.A., LLC.
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H-D U.S.A., LLC.
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0003.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0004.xml
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MAGURA
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MAGURA
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0005.xml
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UP FRONT
EDITOR'S LETTER
DEATH OF THE NEO-CUSTOM
REMEMBER THE “CHOPPER” CRAZE?
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MARK HOYER
Of all the custom-bike trends I’ve witnessed in my motorcycling years, I’d have to say the neo-custom, or as columnist Paul d’Orléans likes to call the “alt.custom,” has been my favorite. Because while any custom trend has its unrideable versions of work, what makes the neo-custom scene so nice—so cool—is that it’s mostly focused on cheap base bikes and has a sort of practical ethic.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0007.xml
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Yamaha Motor Corporation: YZF-R6
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Yamaha Motor Corporation
YZF-R6
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0008.xml
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Intake
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I don’t think I’ll ever do any riding in a desert, or off road for that matter, but the extra travel in the suspension of the 2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled makes it a perfect ride for the potholeridden streets in the urban New York area! It’s also a greatlooking bike!
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0009.xml
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Progressive Casualty Ins. Co.
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Progressive Casualty Ins. Co.
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0010.xml
review
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Ignition
CW FIRST RIDE
2017 DUCATI MONSTER 1200 S
Ducati returns to its Monster-ous roots
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Sean MacDonald
Massive power and comprehensive rideraid electronics have sharpened bikes that fill the super-naked category, creating a class of potent track weapons that require some serious skill to pilot to their full potential. Ducati’s own Monster is just one example in a class gone a little mad, with recent models straying far from the pure, light, and simple sport-nakedclass-founding 1993 Ducati Monster M900.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0011.xml
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
2017 DUCATI MULTISTRADA 950
With Ducati's downsized adventure road bike, less turns out to be a little more (satisfying)
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Ned Suesse
The connection between right wrist and forward motion is the most powerful ingredient in motorcycling. A good bike is one that responds to our desire to move through time and space, and the key is our connection with the engine and the power it produces.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0012.xml
review
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IGNITION
TWO-WHEEL CHATTER
LUGGAGE OPTIONS PICKING THE RIGHT PACK
Four backpacks from non-motorcycle brands that are still perfect for motorcyclists
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Sean MacDonald
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0013.xml
review
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IGNITION
GEAR
NEW IDEAS CHARACTER ADJUSTMENT
Ride in style
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Don Canet
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0014.xml
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0015.xml
review
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IGNITION
EVALUATION
FASTRAX BACKROADS LUGGAGE
Packing for the fast haul
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Don Canet
Adding soft luggage to a sportbike for an extended weekend jaunt or daily convenience need not tie you in knots. I recently took a four-day road trip on our Suzuki GSX-S1000 long-term testbike and put the Dowco Fastrax Backroads Series tank bag and matching tail bag to the test.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0016.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0017.xml
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IGNITION
RIDE SMART
OH, THE NERVE... THAT TWIST OF YOUR WRIST
Throttle, meet your love child: carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis
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John L. Stein
The twistgrip. It is both a giving and cruel genie, launching us into flight and, sometimes, into peril. But there is more to clutching the handlebars than enabling our beloved rides. Years of exposure to vibration and suspension shock, combined with wrist extension from turning the throttle, can cause numbness and chronic pain in the wrists and hands.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0018.xml
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EBC BRAKES
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EBC BRAKES
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0019.xml
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IGNITION
BIKE LIFE
HURRICANES, POOP, AND FLAT-TRACKS
OVAL RACING AND THE CORIOLIS EFFECT
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PETER JONES
Most normal humans prefer left-hand turns. Well, at least most normal American humans share this preference, including me. Maybe especially me. This dislike of turning right is sort of like the loathing of snakes, spiders, and the word “moist,” which statistically is the most-hated word in the English language.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0020.xml
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WeatherTech
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WeatherTech
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0021.xml
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IGNITION
TDC
SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT-FORWARD
WHEN WAS THE GOLDEN AGE OF MOTORCYCLING? IT WAS WHEN YOU WERE 20.
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KEVIN CAMERON
Okay, it’s 1966 and we’re about to set ignition timing on a Yamaha TD1-B 250 roadracer. These are the good old days, right? No confusing suspension adjustments, no 10 levels of traction-control intervention—just the most basic stuff. To set timing, we need a dial gauge to tell us when the piston is 2mm before top center, and to mount that gauge, we screw a cadmium-plated (Eek! Cadmium is a heavy metal, man! What’re you doing—tryin’ ta poison yerself?)
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0022.xml
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DYNOJET RESEARCH
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DYNOJET RESEARCH
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0023.xml
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CHARACTERS
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DT-07 STREET TRACKER
YAMAHA’S FZ-07-BASED FLAT-TRACK CONCEPT GETS LIGHTS AND A LICENSE PLATE AND THE DT-07 STREET TRACKER IS BORN
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Bradley Adams
LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION? Something to hang on your wall (bedroom, garage, FB) that will allow your mind to wander to better things, better places, better times? The modern equivalent to that poster of the Bimota Tesi, Ducati 916, Ferrari F50, or Lamborghini Countach?
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0024.xml
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CHARACTERS
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ZAETA 530 SE
THE BIKE YOU WANT, JUST NOT THE BIKE YOU NEED
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Bradley Adams
LET’S GET SOMETHING OUT OF THE WAY: If you’re looking for a fun, lightweight, street-legal flat-tracker, the Zaeta 530 SE is not the bike for you. It’s two of those things and, to the right person, may be all three. But you’re probably not that person.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0025.xml
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CHARACTERS
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93 OCTANE
AARON COLTON’S CUSTOM STUNT BIKE IS THE VICTORY WE WANT
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Sean MacDonald
IS IT POSSIBLE OR EVEN APPROPRIATE TO FEEL SORRY FOR A MOTORCYCLE? Take the Victory Octane. It’s a highly functional, easy-to-ride cruiser at a great price. Its problem is that the brass at Victory never watched Star Trek, or at least didn’t take to heart Scotty’s strategy of selling low and delivering high.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0026.xml
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0027.xml
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CHARACTERS
CW COMPARISON
PERPENDICULAR TWINS
TWO OPPOSING ANGLES TO THE COMMON BAGGER THEME
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Don Canet
What we have here is a pair of character-rich factory custom V-twin cruisers vying for a slice of the lucrative bagger market. Introduced this past year, the Victory Magnum X-1 infuses its sibling model with a hard-rocking 16-speaker (!) 200-watt (!!) sound system, and louder... styling.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0028.xml
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0029.xml
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CHARACTERS
CW FIRST RIDE
2018 BMW G310R
SINGULARLY SENSATIONAL
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Don Canet
BMW HAS BEEN ON THE GAS IN RECENT years, producing exciting new product across several categories. One area yet to be addressed—in fact, historically never addressed—has been that of a truly affordable entry-level platform. With a scheduled summer arrival in stateside dealers, the early-release 2018 G310R looks set to fit the budget and fuel the aspirations of a broad worldwide audience.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0030.xml
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CW FIRST RIDE
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2018 BMW G310GS Beemer's mini ADV
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Don Canet
Hot on the heels of the new G310R roadster comes a G310GS adventure variant expected to arrive on showroom floors six months after the R. Sharing the same basic engine and frame, the GS model offers features aimed to provide modest off-road capability and will be priced slightly higher.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0031.xml
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0032.xml
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CHARACTERS
CW FIRST RIDE
THE BEAST 2.0
KTM'S 1290 SUPER DUKE R WANTS YOUR BRAIN
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Bradley Adams
SCIENCE SUGGESTS THAT THE HUMAN BRAIN IS ONE OF THE MOST complex structures in the universe. Engrossed with receptors and neurons, it’s wired in a way that, when presented with an object that appears useful or satisfying, it’ll force you to feel drawn to that thing.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0033.xml
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CHARACTERS
CW FIRST RIDE
2017 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE BOBBER
CUSTOM LOOKS WITHOUT THE CUSTOM HEADACHE
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Sean MacDonald
WHEN TRIUMPH FIRST UNVEILED the new Bonneville Bobber, it was met with strong reactions from people around the globe. Some enthusiasts took huge issue with an OEM creating a production bike that imitated the style and used the name of a bike that could only be created by customizing, while others, including non-riders, were drawn to the aesthetics like mosquitoes to a light.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0034.xml
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Service
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RAY NIERLICH
Q: From information I have gleaned during reading an article written by Sean MacDonald, the Husqvarna 701 does not have a tachometer. Sean wrote that the “bike pulls hard until just before the rev limiter kicks in.” Is it safe to run the motor up to the rev limiter repeatedly?
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0035.xml
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BEST USED BIKES HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXR SUPER GLIDE II
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BASIC SPECS: The 80ci Shovelhead engine was utilized in the inaugural years of FXR production with the modernized 1,340cc Evolution V-twin powering the platform from '84 forward. All model years share a five-speed transmission and vibration-isolating rubberized tri-mount system adopted from the FL touring family.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0036.xml
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ColorRite
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ColorRite
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Race Watch
FLAT-TRACK
AMERICAN FLAT-TRACK REVIVAL
Is the racing sport of turning left finally making the right turn?
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Andrea Wilson
Flat-track racing has pretty much been awesome since, well, two motorcycles met some neatly arranged left turns on dirt. Over the decades, the success of the Grand National Championship has gone up and down, but there has never been any question that the sport has offered some of the best motor racing of any kind on the planet.
CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0040.xml
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SLIPSTREAM
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Editorial/Production: Offices are located at 15215 Alton Pkwy., Ste. 100, 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.
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MOTO GUZZI: V9 BOBBER
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MOTO GUZZI
V9 BOBBER
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CycleWorld_20170301_0056_002_0045.xml