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May
1968
Departments - Kick Stand (gripes and praise from our readers.), The Tool Box (Mike Capalite's pearls of wisdom.), Inside Dope (latest from the industry.), Over The Handlebars (recollections by Don Gately.), What's New (products for the rider and enthusiast.), Q & A (your questions and our answers.), Index To Advertisers (wherre to find 'em.) Features - 1968 Cycle Preview (a look at the new models.), Occupation: Motorcycle Mechanic (yep!), Lunchmeat (from the Cycle Delicatessen.), Aloha Digger (from the 50th state.) Technical - Tune For Torque (and have more fun...), Three Wheeler (part three of our struggle.) Road Tests - Ole! (the '68 Bultaco Matador.) Competition - Racing Under The Bubble (AMA's season opener.), AHRA Championship Drags (sticksville in Scottsdale.)
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January
1974
Road Tests - Can-Am 175 T'NT (Strong, true innovative and from North America.), Project Suzuki 400 M-X (Good Grief. It's better than we thought it would be.) Technical - How A Two-Stroke Works (Mac Merchant and Paul Dean show and tell you more than you wanted to know.), Honda CB175 Tune-Up (Power to spare - there isn't - so get it right the first time.) Competition - Motocross Grand Prix 1973 (Mean cows, lousy food, red guards and hang loose mitocrossers in search of fame and money.) Feature - Yoshimura Kawasaki (Fastest mother on the block and that's a hell of a word.) Touring - Riding The Big Bend Country (Frank Conner goes to Texas in search of Truth and Beauty.) Travel - The Gringos Are Coming, The Gringos Are Coming - Part II (Can durable Baja survive the invasion?) Fiction - Night Of The Dimp (John Hurley rides down the street in search of Beauty and finds Truth.) Departments - Watch This Space (How about one that goes "h-m-m-m" instead of "ring-ding-ding".), About This Issue (World's fastest cello.), Q&A (Too many questions on torque/hp and not enough answers.), Toolbox (Mike Capalite lifts the anvil one more time.), Performance: Theory & Practice (Answers to questions you didn't ask.), Kickstand (Wonderful love-hate relationship continues.), Book Review (There It Is: Baja by Mike McMahan.), Advertiser's Index (Buy something.), The Bitter End (Begins today with "Purk".)
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April
1974
Road Tests - Yamaha TX500 (Curious handling and ambiguous acceleration.), Honda TL 125 (A dirt bike even a eco-freak could love.) Technical - Tracking Down The Wobbles (A technical trick that really works.), Making It Easy: Honda 450 Valve Adjustment (Another technical trick that really works.) Competition - A Goofy Debut For America (Ever tried to go trail riding on a moving mudslide?), Three For Texas (The biggest two-wheel triple-header the Astrodome ever saw.) Special Fiction - How The Woblings Won The Mountains (If you can't dig it yourself, go ahead and read it to your kids.) Features - How To Ride Trials (Steering, stopping and coming back down to earth.), Grabbing, Bunting and Pirouetting Your Way Through School (But baseball cleats and a ballarina's-to-to are not exactly the proper trials attire.), Norton John Player Replica Cafe Racer (Beautiful, modern, almost revolutionary...but you still have to kick start it.), Driftin' (Frank's beginning becomes his farewell.), Memories On The Boards (Kill-button throttles, skinny tires and leather helmets. And you thought Art Baumann was brave.) Departments - Watch This Space (New people.), This Issue (Changes.), Q & A (Swollen seals, says his friend.), Book Review (Observed Trials by Carl Shipman.), Kickstand (Which gets more, a two or a four.), Toolbox (Caution with the Triumph twins.), Performance: Theory & Practice (Shooting torpedos out of megaphones.), Advertisers' Index (Where to buy what from whom.)
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April
1984
Vee-Four Bullet Train - Honda VF500F Interceptor (the best things come in small packages.), Honda VF750F Interceptor (is last year's Silver Bullet a repeater - or just a single-shot.) Duel In The Dirt - The 125 Motocrossers (Honda CR125R, Kawasaki KX125, Suzuki RM125 and Yamaha YZ125 meet in a dirt showdown - and three of them blinked.) Something Old, Something New - History In A Hangar (a short stroll through this Garden Park is a long look backward.), Harley-Davidson HD500R (Milwaukee's latest comes via the Austrian-Wood connection.) Product Evaluations - Sierrawest Litehouse (ripstop hotel.), Malcolm Smith Classic Tour Suit (from the 1984 Barbour shop.), Bandanas (but if your on the side of law and order, how come you wear a mask.) Guide Lines - Coming Soon (the Morini menagerie.), Tokyo Show Report (shapes of things to come.), Rumors (oh, those shiftless Gold Wings.) Sport Lines - Honda Roadracing (it's lonely at the top.), Pit Bits (retirement report.), Winners and Losers (racing to the bank.) Columns and Depts - Cycle Guide's Cycle Guide (the holeshot truth.), Setting It Right (not prone to argument.), West's Side (hat trick.), Behind The Lines (true confessions.), Motomart (deals on wheels.), Letters (reader's revenge.)
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June
1984
From The Fast File - Speed Wars II: The Sequel (the magnificient seven dash to glory.) Tests - Yamaha FJ1100 (patience pays.), Honda CR500R (the bigger they are, the harder they maul.), Comparison: Yamaha YZ490 vs. Honda CR500R MX (arms race.) Timberland Tales - The Thrill Of Defeat (the moving apex speaks.) Product Evaluation - Brooks T-81 Thinsulate Jacket (hide that's sleek.) Guide Lines - Coming Soon (Milwaukee glitter, Italian hitter and Japan goes backward.), Rumors (two-strokes on four-wheels.), Two-Wheel Heritage (motorcycles history book goes to press.) Sport Lines - Tire Wars (battle on the beach.), Pit Bits (lose 10 pounds per year on new carbon-fiber diet.), Winners & Losers (everyone loves a parade.) Columns & Depts - Cycle Guide's Cycle Guides (the fast of the past.), Setting It Right (the great American motorcycle.), Thompson At Large (for love - or money.), Motomart (lwt your fingers do the racing.), Wishbook (filling out the order form.), Letters (write-in votes.), Behind The Lines (casualities of the speed war.)
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July
1984
Half-Liter Street Fight - The Main Event (the middle of the roadsters that cover both ends of the street.), Honda VP500F (educated by relatives in positions of power.), Kawasaki GPz550 (new standards for the old standard.), Suzuki GS550ES (is '83's best good enough?), Yamaha FJ600 (the four that does the work of three.), Yamaha RZ350 (underdog from over there.), The Decision (who stands at the top of the middle?), Tricks From The Track (riding where the double nickle isn't woprth a dime.) Test - Husqvarna 400WR (tradition goes new wave.) Features - Yamaha TZ250 (over the counter and across the finish.), One Lap Of America (Maine makes one hell of an apex.) Product Evaluation (Yamaha Sport Cowl (RZ350 cover up scheme.), Qwik Products Pump (is this any way to run an air line.) Guide Lines - Coming Soon (patience patience.), Rumors (Suzuki gets square.), Book Review (Motorcycle dictionary/terminology.) Sports Lines - Quarter-Liter Grand Prix Racing (bigger races, smaller bikes.), Pit Bits (this Bud's for you.), Winners (all you need to do is ask.) Columns & Depts - Cycle Guide's Cycle Guide (the rest of the tests.), Contact Points (the could'a chronicles.), Motomart (six soft sells for summer.), Wishbook (the people's choices.), Letters (if the stamp is ticking, don't bother licking.)
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August
1984
Chromefinger - The Silver Bullet Award (What it takes to outshine the rest), Bike Of The Year Candidates (11 bikes with a shot at the bullet) Tests - Kawasaki KZ700 (Life in the fast lane), Enduro Shootout (The Cagiva WRX 250, Honda XR200R, Kawasaki KDX200 and Yamaha IT200 grow into the 200 class) Lights, Camera & Kickstand - Camera Bikes Ltd. (lean it 'till the shutter scrapes) Product Evaluations - Wheelsport Air Phones (tubular talk), Bell Moto-4 (A Bell moves on ahead) Guide Lines - Coming Soon (Sleek previews), Rumors (it must be true or they wouldn't print it), Apart From The Crowd (and you've read it all) Sport Lines - Never Say Retire (Mamola strikes the matches), Hockeycross (Supercross hits the small time), Winners & Losers (the resurrection) Columns & Depts - Cycle Guide's Cycle Guide (A matter of fast), Thompson At Large (an instrumental question), Motormart (pay and play), Wishbook (fantasy on display), Behind The Lines (on reflection), Letters (bombs from the box)
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September
1984
For Euro Eyes Only - Riding Impressions: Yamaha RZ500 (all you add is Kenny Roberts.), The Untouchables (eight bites of forbidden fruit.), Riding Impression: Suzuki RG250 (What big teeth you have Gamma.), Riding Impressions: Honda CBX750 (a tool for the eurosurgeon.) Tests - Riding Impressions: Beta TR32 (withstanding the tribulations of trials.), Riding Impressions: Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans (alternative definition for high performance.), Motos Como (the Mechanical Mule's still kicking.), Riding Impressions: Bimota SB4 (for a fistful of lira.), The Bimotor (put something expensive between your knees.), Kawasaki KLR600 (science tricktion goes dual-purpose.) Product Evaluations - Rat Air Filter Elements (disposing of maintenance mess.), Pulse Stop (nothing catches your eye like a flasher.) Guide Lines - Coming Soon (there's a signpost ahead...your next stop, 1985.), Rumors (what has four cylinders, 16 valves and smells like sauerkraut?) Sport Lines - Blackwater 100 (are we having fun yet?), Pit Bits (Broc rails.) Columns & Depts - Cycle Guide's Cycle Guide (figures don't lie.), Editorial (they're still at it.), Motomart (turning up the business cycle.), Letters (ready, aim, write
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October
1984
Tests - Harley-Davidson FXRT (a long stroke in the mainstream.), Suzuki GS1150ES (excessive speed can cause tunnel vision.), Can-Am 320T (a cleaning utensil.), BMW K100RS (the German Special K.), Riding Impressions: BMW K100RT (American Autobahner.), Comparison: BMW R100RS vs K100RS (brudder against brudder.), Honda VF700F Interceptor (life and times of the IFC sportbike.), Suzuki 250 Quadrunner (we live with Bigfoot.) Feature - Survival Kit (the Prepping Handbook.) Product Evaluations - All-American Sport Frames (better glasses for better passes.), Chase Harper Hide Away Gear Bag (the perfect weekend hideaway.), Yamaha Windscreen Cleaner (you can see clearly now.) Guidelines - Coming Soon ('85 Harleys - all of them.), H-D And The Trihawk (son of Servicar.), K100 Contender (Barcelona Beemer.), Born To Run (the real Moto-Olympics.), End Of An Era FLH (glides to hog heaven.), Rumors (nice FJ700; is it new?) Sport Lines - Let It Slide (dirt toad to the roadrace track.), Not Quite Box Stock (hot laps on OMT's all-day racer.), Pit Bits (a few jabs at the St. Louis Shorttrack.), Winners & Losers (light at Laguna.) Columns & Depts - Cycle Guides Cycle Guide (spectacular.), Editorial (a pressing issue.), Setting It Right (fork in the road.), Contact Points (blowin' in the wind.), Wishbook (tell us what you want.), Motomark (DOHC shopping cart.), Letters (starlet letters.)
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December
1984
Visions Of The Future - Preview '85 (Next years best and brightest) Tests - Suzuki GV700GL Madura (Life in the flash lane), Moto Guzzi 850-T5 (The latest from Mandello del Lario), M-Star 250 Supercross (A Maico by any other name), Yamaha XT250 (City slicker in country clothing) Features - Better Than Stock (RZ350 five ways faster), The Perfect Garage (Minds over metal) Product Evaluations - Nada PMC-3 Motorcycle Intercom (Hang it in your ear), Dainesecofi Leathers (Off the rack and onto the track), Eclipse Sportpack Tankbag (High-rise luggage) Guide Lines - Coming Soon (Dirty pictures), Ride Report: Saab Triple (Swedish surprise), Rumors (View from the far horizon) Sport Lines - King Kenny's Farewell (Roberts wins going away), Dinosaur TT (Four-stroke fossils), Pit Bits (There's always room at the top), Winners And Losers (Bubba battles back) Columns & Depts - Cycle Guide's Cycle Guide (For the spec-tator), Thompson At Large (Slicks and saddlebags), Setting It Right (Where the rubber meets the road), Motomart (Reach for your wallet), Wishbook (Cross your fingers), Letters (Readin' and writin')
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February
1985
Tests - Vee-Four Comparison: Honda V65 Magna vs. Suzuki GV1200GL Madura (cruise missile confrontation.), Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster (the original bare-knuckles brawler turns 28,) Feature - Profile: Jay Gleason (fire on the line.) Product Evaluations - Survivor III (everything but room service.), Bates Road Racing Gloves (fast fingers.), National Cycle Audio Cannon (salvos of sound.) Guide Lines - Ride/Report (Kawasaki 600R Ninja.), Coming Soon (Kawasaki Eliminator, BMW R80.), Moto History (Rule, Britainnia.), Rumors (so you think the V-Max is quick, huh.), Domokos Signs (wheelies go big time.) Off-Road - Track Test: Honda CR500R (more power - and more than power.), Jet Ski Fever (knee riders don't make it.), Jet Skis: Up Close And Personal (see how she runs.), Product Evaluation: Belstaff Trialmaster 500 (bumbershoot with cuffs.) Sport Lines - Springfield Mile (down to the wire for The Plate.), Pit Bits (streamlined race budgets, streamliners Down Under.), Winners & Losers (Bubba battles back.) Columns & Depts - (Cycle Guide's Cycle Guide (well-turned figures.), Thompson At Large (welcome to the modern age.), Contact Points (sounds like trouble.), Motomart (all the new that's fit to print.), Letters (big tanks for a Perfect Garage sale
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March
1985
Tests - Honda GL1200L Gold Wing Limited Edition (tens years after.), Kawasaki Ninja 600R (welterweight warrior.), Comparison Test: Kawasaki GPz550 vs Kawasaki Ninja 600R (shootout at the Big K corral.) Product Evaluations: Weapons For The Cold War - Eclipse Electric Vest (current fashion.), Bates Nylon Touring Suit (two easy pieces for the road.), Hondaline Elite Touring Gloves (digital dreams.) Guide Lines - Coming Soon (Kawasaki's big-bore brutebike.), Kawasaki Eliminator (you have designs on this motorcycle.), Las Vegas Legacy (the selling of Steve McQueen.), Speciality File (Brooklands Britbike is back.), Rumors (Vulcan variants and Vance & Hines replicas.) Off-Road - Ride/Report: BMW Paris to Dakar Replica (which way to the oasis.), Product Evaluation: Axo Superbelt (waist watcher.), Product Evaluation: Castre Warrior Gloves (hands-down protection.), Test: Husqvarna 510TE (thumpthing for the woods.) Sport Lines - 1985 Roadracing Preview (Superbikes vs. Formula 1.), Buell RW750 )a new F1 contender.), Pit Bits (notes from our toolbox tape recorder.), Winners and Losers (both sides now.) Columns & Depts - Cycle Guide's Cycle Guide (position paper.), Thompson At Large (think snow.), Setting It Right (can you get there from here?), Motomart (two-wheel buy lines for March.), Letters (of the write mind.)
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June
1985
Tests - Yamaha FZ750 (the ultimate sportbike by design.), Suzuki GS1150E (return of the versatile veteran.), Honda VT1100C Shadow (a Japanese vee with an American silhouette.) Features - Riding Impressions: Yamaha FZ750 Superbike (from zero to Superbike in 60 days.), Better Than Stock: Harley-Davidson XLH (you better sit down, this might be a shock.) Product Evaluations - Derby Cruise Tankbag (look, Muffy, a bag for my Madura.) Guide Lines - Coming Soon (smaller Gammas and Egli Ducklings.), Book Review (Motorcycle Roadracing In The Fifties.), Rumors (Interceptors get their pistons in line.), Ride/Report: The Fireaero (Cheap thrills on three wheels.) Off-Road - Inside Lines (silent storm.), Product Evaluation: Oakley Factory Pilot Goggle Kit (eyewear for the airborne berm-buster.), Test: Yamaha YZ250 (designed so well it's works.), Riding Impressions: Rick Johnson's Yamaha YZ250 (just a Wrench Report away.) Sportlines - Daytona Hat Trick (Spencer's Speedway sweep.), Pit Bits (Honda blows and Eddie goes West.), Winners And Losers (privateers have more fun.) Columns & Depts - Cycle Guide's Cycle Guide (speed in numbers.), Contact Points (a new way to look at nothing.), Motomart (12 deals for your two-wheels.), Letters (hitting the nail on the head.)
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