Issue: 20171201

Friday, December 1, 2017
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DECEMBER 2017
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CYCLE WORLD
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SUZUKI: GSX-R 1000
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GSX-R 1000
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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Color Rite
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UP FRONT
EDITOR'S LETTER
TREKKING
SILENCE THE REASONS YOU SHOULD NOT GO ON AN ADVENTURE
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MARK HOYER
It’s important to watch exactly how your world will not end if you decide to get up from your desk to ride motorcycles for a few days. I was so glad to spend some time dualsporting on my 2013 Yamaha WR250R “ADV LITE” recently that it’s hard to express.
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I don’t have a lot of passion either way for Harley-Davidson, but I do find it interesting how some people get so mad at them when they change anything from the old ways, and others fillet them because they don’t think the bikes changed enough.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0008.xml
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ALPINESTARS
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ALPINESTARS
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review
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Ignition
CW FIRST RIDE
2018 BMW G310GS
An Economical And Easy-To-Ride Entrée Into The BMW GS Family
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Adam Child
The BMW R1200GS adventure bike flagship is just that: a flagship. It’s large, comfortable, capable, and expensive. For these reasons it can also be a bit intimidating, and it certainly isn’t entry level. But people love the GS, and it’s become the bike BMW is known for.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0010.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0011.xml
review
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IGNITION
GEAR
NEW IDEAS TREAT A TWIN RIGHT
Two heads are better than one
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Don Canet
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CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0012.xml
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IGNITION
EVAL UATION
CW EVALUATION SHOEI RF-SR
Economy and luxury in a very cool street helmet
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Mark Hoyer
The helmet as the motorcyclist’s “hat” perhaps hasn’t ever been as important as it is now. No doubt, a full-face helmet is your best defense against head injury, but as a style-conscious generation steps into riding, many are choosing a helmet as much for how it looks as for the protection it may provide.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0014.xml
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IGNITION
RIDE SMART
GET MOVING PUMP IT UP
Your bike is nicely in tune. How about that body sitting on top?
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John L. Stein
Bikes are not cars, thankfully. Instead of sitting in them, naturally we sit on them. In lieu of smooth power steering, we manually operate a vibrating handlebar connected to the front wheel. Rather than swigging a caramel macchiato at the stoplight, we spend our idle time balancing a top-heavy machine weighing 300 to 900 pounds.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0015.xml
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IGNITION
WANDERING EYE
THERE GOES MY HERO
THE RISE OF INDIA
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PAUL D’ORLÉANS
It’s time we admit it: We don’t ride much. At least, not in the numbers (or hours) of other countries. If you travel abroad, you’ve already clocked it; in Paris or Barcelona or Rome, two-wheelers crowd their sidewalks, and the Stoplight Grand Prix is a way of life.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0016.xml
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IGNITION
TDC
THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF FASTENERS
WHY SHORT FASTENERS COME LOOSE MORE EASILY
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KEVIN CAMERON
When Harley-Davidson brought out the new design known as the “Evolution” engine, a major goal was to eliminate oil leaks and gasket failures that had made the previous model the butt of light remarks. Earlier engines employed cylinders bolted to the crankcase by short bolts through a base flange.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0017.xml
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CYCLE WORLD
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OLD IRON/ YOUNG BLOOD
MOTORCYCLES & THE NEXT GEN
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Michael Lichter
“YOU’RE CRAZY!” That’s what I was told in August of 2016 when I first presented the idea of devoting the Motorcycles as Art exhibition of 2017 to today’s up-and-coming generation. “It can’t happen,” “They’ll never show up,” and a barrage of epithets were quickly hurled in my direction. At the same time, younger builders and artists I’d discussed it with were excited at the prospect.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0019.xml
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HONDA CUSTOM CB550 FOUR
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CAL'S CALI CAFÉ
BUILT FOR TRACKDAYS AND INSPIRED BY THE LCR HONDA MOTOGP TEAM, PAUL CROZIER'S CB550 FOUR IS EQUAL PARTS NEW AND OLD, ART AND SOUL.
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John L. Stein
For most people, reality TV is little more than vicarious entertainment. But for transplanted Irishman Paul Crozier, the Cafe Racer program on Velocity five years ago became pure inspiration. After seeing one particular episode, Crozier decided to craft a vintage custom of his own—and then impressively followed through.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0020.xml
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OLYMPIA
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OLYMPIA
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CW TEST
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2018 HARLEY-DAVIDSON HERITAGE CLASSIC
AN ALL-NEW SOFTAIL HITS HOME
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Don Canet
The Motor Company announced its newly designed family of 2018 Milwaukee-Eight-powered Softail models. Technical Editor Kevin Cameron whetted our appetite with an in-depth analysis of what has been touted as “the largest product development project in company history.”
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STREET BOB
CALL ME BOB, BUT DON’T CALL ME DYNA
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Mark Hoyer
A mong the letters that came in following the October 2017 “Softail Supreme” issue, there were those essentially saying, “Yay, Harley!” and, “Boo! Harley,” in roughly equal measure. Some folks were comparing the new Softail frame with single shock to that of the first Yamaha Virago and saying, “Welcome to 1982.”
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0023.xml
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Weather Tech
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Weather Tech
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CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0024.xml
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THE NORTON COMMANDOO AT FIFTY
HALF A CENTURY OF GLORY, TINGED WITH THE THRILL OF UNCERTAINTY
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Peter Egan
It's funny how your tastes can change with time. For instance, when I first tried a sip of homemade corn liquor as a youth I thought it tasted like paint remover. But I tried some again recently and decided just the opposite is true. Also, when the first Norton Commando was introduced in September of 1967 at the Earl’s Court show in London, I examined the photos of the new Fastback and immediately decided it was not for me.
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NORTON COMMANDO
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TAKING THE RIDE
DAILY LIFE ON A NORTON COMMANDO
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Is it weird that the vintage-bike owner’s proudest moments come when impressing others who own the same kind of bike? Well, call me a weirdo for being so satisfied that a Norton guy at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California, this past May said, “Damn, that thing sounds great.”
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0027.xml
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NORTON COMMANDO
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Dennis Poore
NORTON’S SAVIOR OR SCOURGE?
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Gaz Boulanger
British entrepreneur Roger Dennistoun Poore (1916-1987) was a risk-taker from the cradle to the grave, best remembered for diversifying the Manganese Bronze Holdings family business of marine propeller manufacturing to fund the takeover of failing Associated Motor Cycles (AMC) to form Norton-Villiers in August 1966.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0028.xml
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Race Watch
MAN IN A VAN WITH A PLAN
RACER LIFE
Our Man in a Van with a Plan attacks his second MotoAmerica season on a GSX-R1000 and manages to win a few American Flat Track TT races along the way.
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Mark Hoyer
Larry Lawrence
You know, 100 percent doesn’t make the grid.” It’s a saying offered by Technical Editor Kevin Cameron, who’s spent his share of time as a tuner and crew chief riding in a van with a motorcycle, tools, and all needed possessions going from race to race in search of victory on the national roadracing circuit.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0030.xml
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HARBOR FREIGHT
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Service
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RAY NIERLICH
ADV LITE PROJECT Q: I recently purchased a 2017 CRF250L Rally. I’m truly in love with this bike. However, the 250 engine isn’t quite enough. I was wondering if you could recommend a custom shop that could bore out the engine to a 350, add some much-needed suspension performance, and turn this bike into the lightweight adventure bike it’s pretending to be.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0033.xml
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BEST USED BIKES MOTO GUZZI V11 (SPORT, LE MANS, SCURA, CAFE, ETC.)
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BASIC SPECS: Sporting the iconic longitudingally mounted air-cooled 90-degree, pushrod 1,064cc V-twin, the V11 was Moto Cuzzi’s shot at a factory cafe racer-styled sportbike. This was evident in the equipment that the bikes had over the many years it was made.
CycleWorld_20171201_0056_011_0034.xml
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READER INFORMATION 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. Letters: All letters cannot be answered, and neither can all Service inquiries be answered.
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