Issue: 20171101

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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NOVEMBER 2017
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0001.xml
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SUZUKI: RM-Z 450
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SUZUKI
RM-Z 450
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0002.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0004.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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OLYMPIA
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OLYMPIA
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UP FRONT
EDITOR'S LETTER
THE TEN REST
OTHER NOTABLES
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MARK HOYER
Not every bike has a Ten Best category, but, as ever, there are bikes that just need to be recognized for other outstanding reasons. So here’s the Ten Rest of 2017. BEST FASTEST BIGGEST: SUZUKI GSX-1300R HAYABUSA The 20th anniversary of big 'Busa is coming.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0008.xml
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SUZUKI: GSX-S750
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SUZUKI
GSX-S750
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0009.xml
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Intake
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Intake
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TT TRACKSIDE OPINION You caught the essence and character of what is the most challenging roadrace in the world better than anything I have previously read (Race Watch, Sept.). I experienced the TT as the race mechanic for English rider Rod Gould in the 1968,1969, and 1970 races.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0010.xml
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0011.xml
review
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Ignition
CW FIRST RIDE
2018 BMW K1600B
The Bavarians have gone baggers
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Peter Jones
BMW has officially entered the bagger market with its new K1600B. BMW said it prefers the B to be considered on its own merits as a new model, rather than as a reworked K1600GT/GTL. In my estimation this B is exactly like those H models from the seat forward, including everything.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0012.xml
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0013.xml
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IGNIITON
CW FIRST RIDE
2018 SUZUKI GSX-S750
Middleweight naked charged with decent exposure
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Don Canet
Suzuki introduced its GSX-S750 to the US market in 2015 and although new to our shores the middleweight sport naked had seen no significant change since its 2011 European debut. And while the GSX-S possesses a degree of GSX-R DNA, it is not by any means (or intent) a high-bar GSX-R stripped of plastic.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0014.xml
review
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IGNITION
GEAR
NEW IDEAS PEAK PERFORMANCE
Top picks for Pikes Peak or anywhere that leaves you breathless
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Don Canet
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0015.xml
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0016.xml
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IGNITION
RIDE CRAFT
DON'T BE ABRUPT SCHOOL SMOOTH
Building pressure between initial and final throttle
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Nick Ienatsch
Be smooth. That advice soaks into our heads the moment we think about riding a motorcycle. We sense the inherent stability issues that are magnified by the addition of an engine to the bicycle we are familiar with. Be smooth; got it. At Yamaha Champions Riding School, we refer to smoothness at the contact patch, loading and unloading the tire and suspension in a linear, repeatable way.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0017.xml
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BIKE LIFE
IGNITION
NOT BY THE HAIR ON MY CHINNY, CHIN, CHIN
BECAUSE EVERY MOTORCYCLE DESERVES A PLACE TO STAY
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PETER JONES
Is there a sadder view than a motorcycle without a warm, dry place to spend the night? It’s so sad to see a bike that’s wet, and getting wetter, or a bike that’s a snow-covered, water-stained, rusting orphan alone in the street. Such thoughts bring disgust to the heart and a tear to the eye.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0018.xml
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IGNITION
TDC
DADDY, WHAT’S A CARBURETOR?
WHY THE SUTER 500 GP REPLICA HAS THROTTLE BODY INJECTION
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KEVIN CAMERON
Thinking about Suter Racing’s MMX500 offering—its $130,000 replica 500 GP two-stroke V-4—I realize why they gave this bike four-stroke-style throttle body fuel injection. They did it because selling the bike with carburetors would have left its buyers helpless in the face of how it used to be done—confronted by main jets, slides, needle jets, pilot jets, needles, air correction jets, and the various heights of jet shrouds.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0019.xml
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SUZUKI: ECSTAR
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SUZUKI
ECSTAR
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0020.xml
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NORTH RIM ADVENTURE
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THE NORTH RIM
SEARCHING FOR THE EARTH’S LONELY, RAGGED EDGE ON THE HONDA AFRICA TWIN AND KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R
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Zach Bowman
The road ran us out of Sedona, the sky kettle black and upturned. Rain poured onto that red desert, flooding usually dry washes with a thick slurry of sand and water. We saw it coming, a wall of weather punctuated by jabs of lightning. The temperature tumbled to the low 50s in a blink.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0021.xml
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WHY WIRES?
WHY DON’T ADV BIKES AND MOTOCROSSERS USE CAST WHEELS?
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Mark Lindemann
WE ARE A NATION DIVIDED. Forget about that red-state/blue-state thing, or which bathroom to use, or burgers or burritos, boxers or briefs. We’re talking about the state of the motorcycling union. Wheels, specifically. Wire or cast? Incendiary rhetoric aside, here’s the real question.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0022.xml
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s100
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0023.xml
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0024.xml
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CYCLE WORLD 10 Best Bikes 2017
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Almost any motorcycle will make the angels sing when you go for a ride. Because two-wheelers are of course perfect transportation and entertainment. And therapy. And exercise. And sport. And a lot more. But the Ten Best Bikess of 2017 bring even more to the road-and to us-than all of that.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0025.xml
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CYCLE WORLD 10 Best Bikes 2017
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HONORABLE MENTIONS
Five more that very nearly mode it
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If only! True, you can buy this one for about $50K, and it is a killer middleweight, but it’s not a Best Middle-weight Streetbike. Best Standard? Super-bike? Pretty super, but not quite appropriate. Still, this is one of the best-performing, compact, lightweight motorcycles ever made.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0026.xml
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EBC BRAKES
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EBC BRAKES
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0027.xml
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CW COMPARISON
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ANSWERING THE R QUESTION
CAN THE R-SPEC GIXXER TOPPLE THE R1?
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Don Canet
When conducting our 2017 superbike comparison (“The Waiting Game,” August) a great deal of consideration went into the selection of bikes to be included. Foremost, only the most recently updated superbikes were pitted against the previous year’s winner.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0028.xml
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Race Watch
MUNRO INDIAN
HONORING BURT MUNRO, CELEBRATING SPEED
Indian returns to Bonneville 50 years later
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Kevin Cameron
In the Bonneville Salt Flats you stand on a mirror of pure white that will burn your skin from below while the arc-welder sun burns from above. Dark, jagged mountains surround it. But it’s flat. And big. A place to run for top speed. In August of 1967, one-man R&D team Burt Munro, then 68 years old, streaked across that salt to set a 1,000cc record of 183.586 mph in his homebuilt streamliner.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0030.xml
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Weather Tech
FloorLiner
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0031.xml
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CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0032.xml
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HARBOR FREIGHT
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Service
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RAY NIERLICH
HEADER DRESS Q: I am wondering if you could help me out with a mind-boggling thingy regarding my exhaust pipes. I have a Moto Guzzi V7 special and I just changed to a set of matte black Mistral mufflers. I was wondering if you suggest that I wrap the pipes since they are in stainless steel, to help match them with the mufflers, or if I should powder enamel coat them in black instead?
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0036.xml
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BEST USED BIKES KTM 990 SM T
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YEARS SOLD: 2010-2013 MSRP NEW: $13,998 ('10) to $13,999 ('13) BLUE BOOK RETAIL VALUE: $7985 ('10) to $10,260 ('13) BASIC SPECS: Based on KTM’s 990 SM platform, the SM T (T designation for “traveler”) expands on the liter-class supermoto concept with a few tweaks aimed at improved comfort and convenience.
CycleWorld_20171101_0056_010_0037.xml
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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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BELL: RS-2
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RS-2
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SPYDER: can-am
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can-am
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