Issue: 20170501

Monday, May 1, 2017
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0001.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0003.xml
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MAGURA
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0004.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0005.xml
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UP FRONT
EDITOR'S LETTER
MAN, VAN, CHAMPIONSHIP PLAN
WE ARE BACK IN MOTOAMERICA SUPERSTOCK 1000
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MARK HOYER
Last year, I said we believed in racing—and specifically in American racing—when we first launched Man in a Van With a Plan, sending our own Hayden Gillim into a season of MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 racing with a few flat-track races thrown in.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0007.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0008.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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Intake
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Yamaha must build this bike (“DT-07 Street Tracker,” March). This is the bike I’ve been waiting for. This is the bike that Polaris should have built, which would have kept Victory alive with the Octane. The Indian Scout should be a standard like this Tracker—upright ergos and the ability to hooligan around town.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0009.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0010.xml
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Ignition
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CW FIRST RIDE 2017 TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE RS
Third gen is a trackday charm
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Don Canet
Tucked tight hugging the 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS matte silver fuel tank, throttle pinned the entire length of Circuito Catalunya’s long pit straight, I click a seamless gear change into fifth followed shortly with another oncue snick into top gear—aided by a quickshifter and the high-resolution TFT dash display’s blue bar graph tachometer that cleverly changes color over the final 1,000 rpm of the rev range, first turning orange, then red, and ultimately flashing as the engine approaches its 12,500-rpm limit.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0011.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0012.xml
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can-am: SPYDER
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SPYDER
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0013.xml
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IGNITION
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CW FIRST RIDE 2017 DUCATI SUPERSPORT AND SUPERSPORT S
The sportbike for the daily rider
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Sean MacDonald
When we talk about sportbikes, we’re almost always talking about motorcycles built with one goal in mind: excellence on a racetrack. Most of the sportbikes purchased, however, never see the billiardssmooth pavement or corner coping they were designed to slay.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0014.xml
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IGNITION
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CW FIRST RIDE 2017 YAMAHA FZ-09 Affordable aspiration
Brian Catterson
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Garth Milan
Parked on a Latigo Canyon overlook during the Yamaha FZ-09 press ride, looking down at the Malibu mansions high above the Pacific, I couldn’t help but remember the first time I came here. I was a wide-eyed 22-year-old astride my trusty 1979 Yamaha SR500 single, and I vividly recall thinking, “Someday I’m going to live here.”
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0015.xml
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IGNITION
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CW FIRST RIDE 2017 INDIAN CHIEFTAIN LIMITED/ELITE
Pair of premium Chieftains
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Don Canet
Indian Motorcycles is on the proverbial warpath of late, rolling out a handful of new models in the aftermath of Polaris Industries' plans to "wind down" its Victory Motorcycles products. First came the Roadmaster Classic, followed with the Chieftain platform getting a pair of upscale additions.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0016.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0017.xml
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IGNITION
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CW FIRST RIDE 2017 KAWASAKI Z900
Z naked redress
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Don Canet
Kawasaki recognizes the standard bike category as one of the fastest-growing segments, with sport nakeds leading the charge. Enter the new Z900, a much lighter, clean-sheet design that not only replaces the Z800 but has taken over the flagship role from the arguably redundant Z1000.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0018.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0019.xml
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IGNITION
TWO-WHEEL CHATTER
SUPERBIKE TIME! HONDA PUTS ONE FOOT IN THE MOTOAMERICA DOOR
Big Red announces plans to support US Superbike racing
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Bradley Adams
American Honda has announced its return to the American roadracing scene. The news comes nearly eight years after Big Red stepped away from the paddock and follows an agreement with the Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda team, which will enter former MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 champion Jake Gagne in the Motul Superbike class on a 2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP2.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0020.xml
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www.ebcbrakes.com
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www.ebcbrakes.com
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0021.xml
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IGNITION
GEAR
NEW IDEAS RIDING GLOVES
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0022.xml
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Weather Tech
FloorLiner
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0023.xml
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IGNITION
EVALUATION
CW EVALUATION ALPINESTARS TRACK VEST 2
An evolution in convenient protection
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Bradley Adams
Motorcycles and protective apparel have a unique relationship. As the first gets better, so too must the second. Any disparity in growth and suddenly the sport becomes more dangerous than it needs to be. Riders can’t afford that. The sport can’t afford that.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0024.xml
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POWER COMMANDER V: Dyno jet
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POWER COMMANDER V
Dyno jet
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0025.xml
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MOTOREX
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MOTOREX
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0026.xml
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IGNITION
RIDE SMART
MOTORCYCLING AS CHESS 1-PERCENT FASTER
For maximum safety on the street, take control of your spatial relationships with traffic
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John L. Stein
Street rides are like a chess game, wherein different threats can come from any quarter, at anytime. Let's say you’re a king, perched up high and mighty on your new ADV. Powerful as you are, there’s still risk—risk in the form of the suddenly swerving lane-change guy heading for a freeway exit; like a bishop, he can angle across the entire chess board in one shot.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0027.xml
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ENERGICAMOTORUSA
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ENERGICAMOTORUSA
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IGNITION
BIKE LIFE
THE RISE AND FALL OF SPORTBIKES
THE WAG IS ALL TAIL, NO DOG
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PETER JONES
Like any performance-motor-cycle fanatics, my riding buddies and I were nuts with excitement when the (motor-cycle) magazine reviews came out, announcing that yet another manufacturer had released a new sportbike that was essentially a “racebike for the street.”
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0029.xml
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D. I. D. Racing Chain
520ERV3
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0030.xml
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IGNITION
TDC
TWO-STROKES LIVE ON
BUT MOSTLY NOT IN MOTORCYCLING
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KEVIN CAMERON
During the 1970s some motor-cyclists wanted to make a moral issue of how many piston strokes an engine needed to complete its power-producing cycle—four strokes good, two strokes evil. And many a racing fan has referred to the long period of two-stroke dominance as the “forgotten era.”
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0032.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0033.xml
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FIRST RIDE
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2017 SUZUKI GSX-R 1000R
SUZUKI CLIMBS OUT OF THE DARKNESS WITH THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED AND CAPABLE GSX-R TO DATE
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Bradley Adams
Clouds arrive quickly then settle in above Phillip Island. Ominous and unsympathetic, they have the power to bring this day to an end, to dampen every inch of tarmac and force us back into the garage—test over. All I can do at this point is cross my fingers and pray that the worst of the storm is behind us.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0034.xml
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CW COMPARISON
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THERE OF A KIND
A TRIO OF TWINS GO HEAD TO HEAD FOR MIDDLEWEIGHT-TWIN CLASS SUPREMACY
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Bradley Adams
Have a little mercy on the design teams responsible for the Kawasaki Z650, Suzuki SV650, and Yamaha FZ-07. To leave a mark on the middle-weight-twins category, a bike has to be everything from new-rider friendly to sporty enough for riders with a few years under the belt.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0035.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0036.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0037.xml
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FEATURE
LOWBROW CUSTOMS
LOW AND SLOW THROUGH FLYOVER COUNTRY
LOWSIDES AND LATTES ON LOWBROW CUSTOMS’ S&S CYCLE-POWERED FLH
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Joseph Gustafson
That about sums up the Midwest for the millions of Americans who don’t call it home and don’t understand why some do. These ideas aren’t wrong, but they are perhaps too simple, too easily digested, and accepted as fact. So I traveled to Ohio on purpose, as a destination, with low expectations and an open mind.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0038.xml
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CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0040.xml
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CW RACE TEST
2017 HONDA CRF450RX
TORTURE TEST
RACE TESTING THE ALL-NEW HONDA CRF450RX AT THE ADELANTO GRAND PRIX
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Brendan Lutes
It’s now two days later and I’m still sore. The infamous Adelanto Grand Prix sucked me in and spit me out. Never mind the fact that my battered, 34-yearold body can’t handle the abuse of an hour-long grand prix like it used to, but also haven’t held a dirt bike wide open across any stretch of land—smooth or rough—for quite some time.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0041.xml
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RAY NIERLICH
Q: After looking over schematics and part numbers, it appears that the only difference between engines on the Ducati Monster 1200 versus 1200 S is the ECU, which gives it an additional 10 hp (albeit some of this power may come from the Termignoni exhaust as well).
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BEST USED BIKES
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DUCATI MONSTER 796
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BASIC SPECS: Housed within its iconic red painted steel-tube trellis frame is an equally recognizable 803cc, 90-degree, air-cooled V-twin featuring fuel injection, six-speed gearbox, light action hydraulically actuated wet slipper clutch, and Ducati’s ubiquitous desmodromic valve train.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0043.xml
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Race Watch
SNOW QUAKE
FROZEN
A small tribe of weirdos gather in the Italian Alps to prove that some people will "spike" anything to have a good time
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Gary Inman
Once upon a time, not so long ago, lived a handsome prince. One bright and early morning Prince Gary drew back his heavy, brocade curtains, looked out from his bedroom, high on a mountainside, and surveyed the rugged, snow-covered land. Below, under a sky the color of a duck’s egg, his subjects were busying themselves for the day’s activities.
CycleWorld_20170501_0056_004_0045.xml
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BOHNRlDERPANTS
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SHOEI: RF-SR
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SHOEI
RF-SR
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MOTO GUZZI
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