Issue: 20170401

Saturday, April 1, 2017
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CYCLE WORLD
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HARLEY DAVIDSON
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HARLEY DAVIDSON
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0003.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0004.xml
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MAGURA
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MAGURA
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UP FRONT
EDITOR'S LETTER
PASSION AND BUSINESS
VICTORY MOTORCYCLES RIDES INTO ITS SUNSET
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MARK HOYER
Mixing passion and business can be tough. Or rather, it is important in motorcycling to have passion, but it can’t inform every business decision. Unfortunately. Particularly in the case of Victory, which Polaris Industries announced it would be “winding down” over the next 18 months.
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Intake
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ON DIRT TRACK AND STREET TRACKERS In spite of Michael Lock’s efforts to introduce “English,” (“American Flat-Track Revival,” March) this is America and flat-track has a “pit area” not a “paddock.” As Theodore Roosevelt said: Immigrants need to learn our language.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0007.xml
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Allstate Insurance Co.
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Allstate Insurance Co.
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CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0008.xml
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BOX YELLOW
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Ignition
FIRST RIDE
2017 HONDA CBR1000RR/SP
Total Control 25 years refined
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Don Canet
It’s been a long couple of years since two of the Japanese Big Four dived headlong into the electronic rider aid pool. Kawasaki and Yamaha followed in the wake of the Euro manufacturers’ early use of advanced systems featuring traction control, wheelie control, race-calibrated ABS, and more.
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
2017 KAWASAKI NINJA 650
Sharper than ever
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Tom Montano
Kawasaki's Ninja 650 has always been a great lightweight sporting twin, and now it’s a lighter-weight sporting twin thanks to the 2017 model’s significant revisions. Kawasaki has not only updated the Ninja 650 with a sportier, ZX-10R-inspired look but also a managed an anti-massive 42-pound weight savings.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0011.xml
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SCORPION EXO
HALF SHELL
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CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0012.xml
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
2017 INDIAN ROADMASTER CLASSIC
All leathered up
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Don Canet
Minutes after deplaning the 1943 vintage Douglas DC-3 chartered by Indian Motorcycle for transporting several journalists to Lake Havasu, Arizona, its on-site press relations corps dropped the bomb! Wraps were pulled unveiling the new 2017 Roadmaster Classic.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0013.xml
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triumphmotorcycles
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triumphmotorcycles
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IGNITION
TWO-WHEEL CHATTER
BASELINE TEST TALK HEAD TRAUMA HITS HOME
Josh Day opens neurocognitive-baseline-testing conversation in roadracing
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Bradley Adams
MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 race winner Josh Day announced this past January that he’d be stepping away from racing due to a head injury suffered last season. The highside crash which caused the injury was the third accident Day experienced in three race weekends, the first coming in the season opener at Circuit of The Americas and the next a week later at Road Atlanta.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0015.xml
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EBC BRAKES
Vee-Rotors
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CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0016.xml
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IGNITION
GEAR
NEW IDEAS BATTLE LA BREEZE
Wind management made easy
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Don Canet
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CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0017.xml
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SPIDI
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SPIDI
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CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0018.xml
review
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IGNITION
EVALUATION
BELL PRO STAR HELMET
Bell's most advanced helmet ever
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Bradley Adams
Bell isn’t shy. In its description of the Pro Star, it defines the all-new helmet as, “The lightest, most advanced race helmet on the market, packed with cutting-edge technology to earn the top spot on the podium.” Can the helmet back that claim up?
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0019.xml
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IGNITION
RIDE CRAFT
WHAT LEAN MEANS BODY POSITION, AN OVERVIEW
The reasons why you should evaluate your body position
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Nick Ienatsch
This body position overview was sparked by my recent participation in AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) racing. On track and from the fence, I witnessed some riders taking more risk while sacrificing speed. They were going slower and riding less safely, all due to poor or nonexistent body position techniques.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0021.xml
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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IGNITION
WANDERING EYE
IN IT FOR THE MONEY
LAS VEGAS: WHERE HISTORY COLLIDES WITH CASH ON A HIDEOUS CARPET
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PAUL D’ORLEANS
According to economics theory, a motorcycle has an initial value based on production costs, but after its theoretical utility is spent, that value diminishes rapidly, with rock bottom being the price of scrap metal. This was the case for most of the 20th century, when, say, a shiny new 1918 Harley-Davidson “J” was hopelessly outdated by 1929 and typically junked.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0023.xml
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tourmaster: TRANSITION SERIES 4
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TRANSITION SERIES 4
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TDC
NOT SO FAST
COMPLICATING THE RUSH TO ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION
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KEVIN CAMERON
Reader comments on Cycle World web stories show that a fair segment of readers now expect simple, rational electric vehicles to quickly take over the nation’s highways. This is an attractive proposition. Abe Askenazi, an engineer 15 years with Buell, moving to Zero in 2010, put it well, asking us to compare electric drive, with its one moving part—the motor’s armature—with the detailed complexity of any form of internal combustion drive.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0025.xml
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CW FIRST RIDES
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THE TALE OF TWO TESTS SCRAMBLER PARADOX
DUCATI SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED TRIUMPH STREET SCRAMBLER
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With the introduction of the 2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled and Triumph Street Scrambler, two of the most popular scrambler options have turned their focus toward performance. By some act of fate or fortune, associate editors Bradley Adams and Sean MacDonald were invited to test these two new scramblers.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0027.xml
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CW FIRST RIDE
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2017 TRIUMPH STREET SCRAMBLER
THE SAME BEAUTIFUL AESTHETICS, NOW WITH PERFORMANCE TO MATCH
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Sean MacDonald
While it’s true that scramblers began as standard motorcycles made dirt ready, I’d argue the term can evolve to now describe a certain aesthetic instead of a type of performance. It’s been 60 or so years since those first scramblers hit the scene, and since then the industry has blessed us with bikes called dual-sports, which are great at doing double duty.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0028.xml
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CW FIRST RIDE
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2017 DUCATI SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED
AN HONEST TRIBUTE TO THE SCRAMBLERS OF YESTERYEAR
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Bradley Adams
MotMotorcycle manufacturers are getting smarter. In the past they’d reinvent the wheel for every new model introduced, but they’ve since learned to adapt new pieces to existing platforms and then push the models in different directions.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0029.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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THE LITTLE ADVENTURE
FINDING MOMENTS OF MOTORCYCLING BLISS ON A PAIR OF HONDA GROMS
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Bradley Adams
Life as a motorcyclist is shaped by small, fleeting moments of accomplishment. The moments where you finally learn to work a clutch. Grasp balance. Or muster the courage to ride that little bit farther down a trail and, at long last, experience true, two-wheeled freedom.
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Weather Tech
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GONE RACING
BE BACK IN 24 HOURS
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BRADLEY ADAMS
You have to be a special kind of crazy to sign up for a 24-hour motorcycle race-one of those irrational types who only thinks in the present and disregards the long-term consequences of his actions. Unfortunately (fortunately?), I’m one of those people.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0033.xml
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didchain
vx PRO-STREET
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POWER COMMANDER V
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CW FIRST RIDE
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UNPLUG + PLAY
ALTA MOTORS’ REDSHIFT MX MAKES A STRONG CASE FOR THE ELECTRIC DIRT BIKE
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Steve Anderson
All you have to do is look at the Alta Motors Redshift MX to know: New tech electric device or not, the Redshift was designed by people who deeply know motorcycles. It may have no exhaust system, no gas tank, no kickstarter, no traditional subframe, no engine (!), but this bike looks like a badass MXer—just one that happens to be from the future.
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BATTERY INCLUDED
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Steve Anderson
The heart-and most expensive component-of any electric vehicle is its battery. The 5.8-kWh pack of the Alta Redshift MX sets records for energy density and uses technology more like that of a Tesla than that of other e-bikes. The first prototype of the Redshift carried a near featureless red-orange, soap-bar-shaped battery pack.
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CW FIRST RIDE
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AT PLAY
Taking the Alta Redshift MX trail riding
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Mark Hoyer
Right off the bat I left my always-present earplugs in my pocket. This electric motocrosser has chain and tire noise, a bit of gear noise, and a mild whine from its electric motor. So I thought I’d enjoy riding with the sounds of nature rather than obliterating them with the wondrous thump from our companion testbike, Yamaha’s fantastic YZ250FX.
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LONG-TERM
WRAP-UP
2016 TRIUMPH TIGER 800 XCx
BREXIT STAGE LEFT
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Brian Catterson
Time flies when you’re having fun. Seems like just the other day we got our Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, and already Triumph North America is wanting the British-built adventure-tourer back. By the time I got my hands on “my” long-term testbike, it had 5,575 miles on the clock and a fairly fresh set of Avon TrailRider tires courtesy of the British firm sponsoring the Cycle World Adventure Rally.
CycleWorld_20170401_0056_003_0039.xml
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RAY NIERLICH
BLEEDIN’ ABS Q: The Brembo brakes on my 2016 Triumph Thruxton R have good power and modulation, but I can’t get a consistent front brake lever feel. The first squeeze is soft, with the lever pulling about halfway to the bar. Release, give it a quick second squeeze, and the lever feels fine.
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BEST USED BIKES KTM 520/525 EXC
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BASIC SPECS: Powered by the RFS (Racing Four Stroke) SOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder competition-derived engine (displacing an actual 510cc), the 520 was renamed 525 in ’03 due to evolutionary updates in overall specification.
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Race Watch
WORLD SUPERBIKE
FASTEST ON THE FLIPSIDE
Ducati and Chaz Davies find their stride in World Superbike
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Gordon Ritchie
It may have taken too long for comfort, but Chaz Davies and Ducati Corse have turned the official Aruba.it Racing 1199R Panigale into the hottest current World Superbike property there is. It’s been a long road back for Ducati. Historically the Italians have owned more executive World Superbike real estate than anybody.
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THE PENINSULA
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THE PENINSULA
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READER INFORMATION Editorial/Production: Offices are located at 15215 Alton Pkwy., Ste. 100, Irvine, CA 92018; (760) 707-0100. Editorial contribations are welcomed bat must be guaranteed exciasive 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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