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December
1974

Road Tests - Norton 850 John Player Special (On selling slightly more than the sizzle.), Yamaha RD350B (A great big bike that happens to be short.) Features - The Next Hurrah (And the limit that never comes.), The Bolt-Up Racers (You can build a replica of a replica.), The Great Snake River Serenade (His heart lept up - and that was all.), Ten Best Test Bikes 1974 (And hardly a surprise among them.), Basics: Two-Strokes (Here's why they go ring-ding, squeak.), The Half-Day Boot Break-In (It's worth four days of agony, at least.), Christmas Cornucopia (Some stuff you can buy, and some you can't.) Competition - The World's Richest Motocross (You guessed it - it was Evel's.), The Great Yamaha Thrash (Winning sometimes comes hard.), Bonneville: The Twelve-Second Mile (..equals 281 mph, and a new motorcycle LSR.) Departments - Editorial (Ups and Downs, 1974.), Letters (Stop the Thrills.), Downhill Straight (Here we went again.), Pipeline (Warning.), Newsline (Treats for the eye, tricks for the wallet.), Classified Ads (Goods and services, new and used.), Readers Service (How to find what you saw and liked.)
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October
1976

Test - Yamaha IT400C (Aspirations alone aren't enough for the ISDT.) The Dirt - What To Wear (Dress right and save your skin. Dress wrong and be scabbed.), What To Ride (Define your kind of riding, then pick your motorcycle.), What To Bring (You novices will need a lot more than smiles and band-aids.) Features - Northwest Passage (The Dirt Donks abuse Oregon, and vice versa.), Notes From a Non-Donk (An expert goes trailriding on a 250 Hodaka Thunderdog.), Honda Six-Day CR-125 )An ISDT-bike from a motocrosser? Well, why not? Well. How?) Competition - United States Motocross Grand Prix (Gerrit Wolsink, who could borrow against the purse, wins his third USGP.), Psych-Off at The Superbowl (The real story was Jimmy Weinart and his pyramid.), Summer Lightning Hits Albuquerque (Show those Harleys some dirt, and they'll show you their roostertails.), The Mid-Ohio Hammerlock (Did the Europeans think Smith and Hannah found a short cut>) Departments - Editorial (Such a Deal.), Newsline (It's only Monday.), Letters (Big Smarty?), Tips (Winterize yourself.), Pipeline (Works Suzukis, Private Suzukis.), Bits (Winners, New and Old.), Book Review (Motorcycle Year No. 1.), Road Test Index, Classified Ads (Goods and Services New and Used.), Reader Section (How to find what you saw and liked.)
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June
1982

Road Tests - Kawasaki GPz750R-1 (Just when you thought the UJM super sport might be passe...), Honda FT500 Ascot (Electric-start single-cylinder street bike. Electric thump?), Enduro-Bike Comparison: Can-Am 175 Qualifier, Kawasaki KDX 175A-3, Yamaha IT 175J, Honda XR 200R, Suzuki PE 175Z (Some we liked, some we didn't, and we tell all.) Special Features - Daytona '82: The 200-Mile Techno-Battle (When factories want to win, the word is spend.), The Honda Blast (Here's the Superbike Race: count the Hondas.), Formula Two: The 100-Mile Dash (You can change the rules, but TZ250s still rule, baby.), Battle Of The Twins: The Past As Present, And Vice Versa (Think of it as modern vintage privateer racing.) Technical - Superbikes: One-Liter High Tide (How Superbikes became Factory Racing Super.) Competition - Daytona Supercross: Shultz Encore (He did it easier than you can say Honda.) Departments - Editorial (Let Us Pump.), Letters (Captain Arrowhead.), Pipeline (The Hesketh Owner.), Bits (Motorcycle Gunships.), Checkers (& ets.), TDC (Wheel Sense.), The Duct Tapes (Where Am I>), Road Test Index, Newsline (Deals.)
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August
1983

Road Tests - Kawasaki GPz750 (A Japanese bike that speaks Italian and other romance languages.), Honda XL600R (For dual-purpose fun, it's just great.) Shorts - Kawasaki GPz305 (Surprises come in small packages.), Yamaha YZ250 (New enough to get you to the winner's circle.), Honda CR250R (Why the checkered flags this year are red and white.), Kawasaki KZ1000R2 (How to make your friends turn blue-green with envy.) Special Feature - Full-Tilt Kawasaki GPz750 (Rob Muzzy wanted to build a street bike, and we wanted to ride it.) Features - Product Evaluation: Pacifico Aero XP Fairing (Aerodynamically, good news for rider and passenger alike.), Barry Sheene: What Path To Fame (A motorcycle racer who is a household word. Why? How?), Paris To Dakar (Photocraft: Travels of the fast and rugged sort.) Technical - Can-Am RR250: The '83 Update (Days of dyno-ing, followed by Daytona dog days.) Departments - Editorial (High Life, and Low.), Letters (Venturing Up and Down.), The Duct Tapes (The Academy Award.), TDC (Go With The Flow.), Pipeline (Sure Bet That Lost.), Bits (Off-Road College Bowl
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September
1983

Road Tests - Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans III (The red stinger is back, doing it the Italian way.), Yamaha XJ900RK Seca (This could be 1983's best-kept secret.), Yamaha TT600K (Finest four-stroke off-road single you can find.) Shorts - Suzuki RM500D (Competitive enough to get to the winner's circle.), Kawasaki KDX200 (The best off-road bike Kawasaki builds.), Husqvarna 430 WR (Okay, Eastern woods riders, here's one you'll love.), Honda CB 1000C (A nice big cruiser that's no stranger to wide-open roads.) Features - Way Out West (A chapter from the Upside-down Book of History.), 16-Inch Wheels: Postscript (From the editor's notebooks: personal observations.), All Aboard: The Honda Superbike Interceptor (One ride will tell you why it's wond six straight.), Product Evaluation: The Absorber (Not a shock, but a soaker.) Departments - Editorial (Dear Sir.), The Duct Tapes (Trailside Medical Advisor.), Pipeline (Endurance.), TDC (Tools of the Trade.), Letters (Peeved Too.), Newsline (Buying Time.), Bits (Wind Cheating.), Checkers (Tight Wranglers.), Road Test Index
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November
1983

Road Tests - Harley-Davidson FXRT Sport Glide (Sport-touring Harley-style never looked so good.), Kawasaki ZN1300A1 Voyager (The Giantest of luxury cruisers. Wow.), Kawasaki ZX750E1 Turbo (At last - a T-bike that delivers on the promise of full-liter performance.) Shorts - Suzuki GS650G (Like Classical music to New Wave.) Features - Preview '84: Honda CR125, 250, 500 (Attack! Okay, make that..."ATAC".), Preview '84: BMW K100 (Hello vierzylinder. But don't say bye to the boxer just yet.), Of Computers And Hardware (A rundown on the Kawasaki Voyager's spectacular autio equipment and on-board computer.), How I Lost My Vehicular Virginity (Tales of awesome Nortons! Happy Homaro! Rapid Dogs!), Product Evolution: Bates Cold-Weather Suit (Don't look now - December's sneaking up on us.), Evolution On Trial (Putting more than faith in Harley's best effort.) Competition - Interlude At Laguna Seca: Champion Spark Plug 200 (Mid-season break from the GP hot-bed for Roberts, Mamola and Lawson.) Technical - Evolution: Technical Analysis (An in-depth look at the new-generation Harley engine.) Departments - Letters (Snob express.), Editorial (Ladders.), Pipeline (Canned Motocross.), TDC (Horsepower and Torque.), The Duct Tapes (The Affordables.), Bits (Celebrate.), Checkers (Motocross Wrap-Up.)
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February
1984

Road Tests - Honda GL 1200A Aspencade (The best way to go somewhere and take your living room with you, and your stereo system, and your...), Suzuki RM125E (A bike like this has made champions. As for you, buster, get ready to ride hard.), Honda XR250R (Radial valve technology comes to a 250 thumper that's been trimmed down and fortified.) Special Feature - Inside Line To The Alps (Geo-gorgeous places. Lemme at my camera. Where are we exactly? Wherever it is, we're not lost, just exploring, dear.) Features - 1983 Story Index (A handy little guide to help end arguments about which magazine published what story when.), Alpine Connection (Edelweiss Tours. You take this map and follow the markings. Europeans have fun hiding road signs. Werner, where are you?), The World's Fastest Dirt Bike: BMW R80 G/S Baja Bike (A merry band of Germans. and others, invade Mexico with the fastest thing ever seen inside a swirling dust cloud.), Suzuki RG250 Gamma: The Portable Race Game (Here's a great game for the few, the proud, and the crazy. And, by the way, we're going a little bonkers ourselves.) Departments - Editorial (Don't Quote Me.), Letters (Catalytic Sandwich.), The Duct Tapes (Bad Samaritan.), Pipeline (ISDE Reflections.), Bits (Go Granny Go.), Checkers (Grand National Champ.)
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March
1984

Road Tests - Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S )This bike could be the 750 Interceptor's toughest competition.), Kawasaki GPz900R Ninja (Super-K's first 16-val;ve, water-cooled, eleven-flat, high-speed street racer.), Yamaha YZ250L (It's good enough for Brock but what about for you?) Features - Fiscal Planning: 1984 Bike Prices (A game card for you and your banker.), Super Twin Tale (How the Germans put Super into Super Twins.), The Blue Sky, Yellow Brick Road Directory (For those looking for a little slice of heaven.), Product Evaluation: Kerker ATC Engine Kits (Up the golden stairs of three-wheeled horsepower.), Passing: How Fast, How Far (And we might add, how long are you hanging out there.), Bored Of Education (Motorcycles can be mobile classrooms - with unannnounced quizzes.), Australian Odyssey: Another Time, Another Hemisphere (A hell of a ride.), A Glossary For Mites Traveling in Australia (Mighty fine when you know the language.), The Day The Earth Turned (And the ground jumped up to meet me.), Fogged Up In West Virginia (Tay, Way Out West in Virginia.), High Compression (Metaphysical musings from the shop bench.) Technical - Tires, Part 1: The Basic Vocabulary (The whatchamacallits bond to the whatevers.) Departments - Editorial (Huckleberry Hawthorne.), Letters, The Duct Tapes (Overdrawn check.), Checkers (Motocross Divided.), TDC (An even brake.), Pipeline (Hard times.)
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April
1984

Road Tests - Honda VF1000F Interceptor (Tariff-smariff! Who cares what it costs? It's worth it, every penny.), Honda VF700C Magna (High-tech engine, high-profile styling, old-tech chassis.) Shorts - Suzuki PE175E (A nice plonker that needs some serious updating.) Features - Red-Star China: Mission Improbable (You've heard of Malcolm Forbes; wait till you hear about motorcycle diplomacy.), Jack In The box: Honda Superbike Engine (The $9000 fix for the hopeless hardware junkie.), The Beginner's Guide To Dirt-Track Racing (Pardon my dust, buster, here's dirt in your eye.), Flat-Track Crucible (The connection between San Jose and Imola.), ELF: One Wheel In Tomorrow (We've seen the future and there are still two wheels.), Aldana On ELF (Pro rider meets the future head-on.) Technical - Tires - Part 2: The Basic Vocabulary (Get those tire-vocabulary flash cards out!) Departments - Editorial (Classifieds.), Letters (Lump, Lump.), The Duct Tapes (Root 66.), Pipeline (Milan, Milan.), TDC (The Break-In Mystery.)
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June
1984

Road Tests - Yamaha FJ1100L (The Grand Prix company builds a Superbike. Whatta bike.), Kawasaki KX125 (Losers should refer4 to the Catalog of Cheap Excuses.), Yamaha RZ350L (Welcome back, two-stroke street bikes.) Shorts - Honda VT500 Shadow (Did you see your Mother, Baby, lurking with the Shadow.), Suzuki GS550ESE (A nice bike surrounded by dazzling company.), Honda VT500 Ascot (Think of it as a vertical twin turned around.) Features - CARB: Victory In Spite Of Ourselves (We have seen the enemy, and it could be us.), Travel By Wit (You'd walk a mile for a good paint-can lid.), Road Rocket Streamliner (One man's dream, dreamt long ago.), RD/RZ: Ten Years Of Progress (On the blue cloud of two-stroke mix.) Competition - Daytona 1984: The Watershed (The times they are a-changing.) Technical - Tires: Part 3 (How it was done, in the beginning.), RZ350 Tech (Power Valves and catcon biz.) Departments - Editorials (Natural Selection.), The Duct Tape (Hall of Shame.), Letters (Seeing Red.), Checkers (Openers.)
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July
1984

Road Tests - Honda 500 V-Fours: Interceptor & Magna (The V30 Magna gets on our dance ticket, but we're in love with the VF500F.), Honda V65 Sabre (A velvet blunderbuss if there ever was one.), Yamaha IT200L (When better is better, and to heck with size.) Shorts - Harley-Davidson FXRDG Disc Glide (Paint and chrome technology with full pedigrees.), Husqvarna 250 CR (In Sweden, how do they say "It's the water"?), Kawasaki GPz550 (Surviving it in a world ripping with change.) Features - Product Evolution: Qwik Pocket Pumps (Pumping and bleeding your way to the right psi.), Diary Of The Grape Runner (In search of the Italian difference on a Laverda RGA.), TD1: A Personal Rememberance (How we were on our way to being who we are.), Rugged Individualist (XR750 Harley: When dirt track thunder hits the streets.) Technical - NSR500: Spy Shots (Amazing what a good eye sees in a clear photograph.) Departments - Editorial (Swearing Off.), The Duct Tapes (A Date To Live.), Letters (Toasters.), TDC (Springtime.), Pipeline (Motocross Downside.), Bits (Mr. Ed Makes Good.)
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September
1984

Road Tests - BMW K100RS (German passport for rapid travel.), Harley-Davidson Low Glide FXRS (It's the Low Glide that's the Tall Glide that's the Great Glide.), Suzuki RM250E (All there except for the monogrammed cylinders.) Shorts - Honda VF700F Interceptor (Fifty cubic centimeters shorter, $800 lighter.), Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic (Full-boat touring.) Features - 500 Interceptor: The Second Sequel (More answers, but then more questions.), Great American Race: Crocks Loose On The Land (Return with us to the days of priming caps.), Journey To The Red Zone: Ninja GPz900R (What's 300 degrees Fahrenheit between friends.), Adolfo (Two bikes, same guy - what's the difference.), Tale of Two Survivors (A B33 BSA and its lifetime friend.), Fame And The $25 Manuscript (How cheap fame was.), Product Evaluation: Posa Tiedown Mates (Kinky name, bright new product.) Technical - Inside the RZV500R Yamaha (Like an excursion inside a DNA helix.), Pipe Schemes (No anorexic pipes, please.) Departments - Editorial (East or Reno, West of Indy.), Letters (Sagged out.), Pipeline (The way ahead?), The Duct Tapes (Two-Liners.), Road Test Index
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October
1984

Road Tests - Yamaha Venture Royale (The tourer with the total home entertainment center.), KTM 495 MX (European weaponry for the guy who's as serious as a heart attack.) Shorts - Moto Guzzi V65C and V65SP (When being different is the point.) Features - Yamaha RZV500R: Rhapsody In Red And White (Aluminim-framed, 90-horsepower, four-cylinder, road-going two-stroke 500 Chariot of the Gods.), Eddie And The RZV (He rides so beautifully we'd pay admission just to watch.), Bologna's Newest, Biggest Twin (Re-engineering Ducati's big twin into a full-liter plain-bearing future.), Never Say Die, Never Say Never: Ducati 750 Pantah TT1 (The 600TT2 grows up on factory steroids.), I See By Your Toolbox (A lot about the quality of your work.) Competition - Off To War Ain't So Easy (Here's how it's done.), The Giant Slayer: Wood-Rotax 500 (Winning the Sacramento Mile on brainpower.), That Championship Weekend: The Race (Stars and tunnel gropers at the Champion Spark Plug 200.), The Laguna Seca Scene (Daytona Downtown was never like this.), Running On Empty (The Vetter Economy Show comes to Monterrey.) Departments - Editorial (Awards in Passing.), The Duct Tapes (Old Guy.), Letters (Verification.), TDC (Old World Craftsmanship.), Pipeline (Shifting Fortunes.)
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November
1984

Special Features - The Bikes That Uncle Sam Built: '85 Suzuki GS700ES, '85 Honda VF700S, '84 Yamaha XV700L, '84 Kawasaki KZ700A1 (Erect a tariff and watch the Japanese build these 700's.) Road Test - Kawasaki KLR600 (Can you believe a water-cooled dual-purpose thumber.) Shorts - Suzuki GV700 Madura (The V-4 Madura in an economy size.), Honda XR200R (It's all about growing up.) Features -Eye On '85: Honda CR125, 250, 500 (Starting early to get to the starting line.), Three's Good Company (Who are these people and why aren't they tipping over?), A Matter Of Measurement (How you measure gets important.), A Matter Of Inches (All drag strips aren't created equal.), Among The Believers (On the Seventh Morning God created Nortons.), Eddie! The new 500cc World Champion, and you'd better believe it.) Competition - View From The Winner's Gunsight (Quotes from Chairman Ricky.) Departments - Letters (Bear Claws and Butcher Knives.), Pipeline (Silverstone musings.), TDC (Rods.), Road Test Index, The Duct Tapes (Pretend.), Bits (Miniceptor.)
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January
1985

Road Test - Suzuki GS1150E (Welcome back the standard Superbike.) Shorts - Yamaha BW200 (Don't lauch; it's a donut-wheeled gas.), Yamaha YZ250 (New Tech '85: braking and suspension joined.) Features - Standards of Measurement (The motorcycle yardsticks by which others are measured.), Yamaha FJ1100 (In America the definitive Superbike.), The Challenger: Honda VF1000R (On the gas with full-toot fairing and gear-driven cams.), Honda V65 Magna (Meanest mutha on the block for years.), The Challenger: Yamaha V-Max (It is to normal cruisers what shainsaws are to switchblades.), Honda Gold Wing Interstate (You could call it America's Land Yacht.), The Challenger: Yamaha Venture Royale (Yamaha's Battlewagon for the Interstate Armada.), Death of Standards (Good ideas never go away for long.), When The New Wears Off (Will you still be in love when your warranty is just a memory?), Don's Look Back (Because racetracks come at you from the front.), Indian Summer All The Time (One man's journey through life, through motorcycling.) Technical - Reeds: One-Way Valves (A simple idea elevated to new heights.) Departments - Editorial (Winter Irony.), TDC (What's in the box?), Letters (There will always be a Norton.), Pipeline (Two of a Kind.), Bits (Number One.), The Duct Tapes (End of the Roll.), Review (Lucky Chuck.)
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February
1985

Road Test - Honda Gold Wing Limited Edition (For an America that loves billowy chairs, buttons and monograms.) Shorts - Kawasaki GPz900R Ninja (From London with love, to the American hotshoe.), Honda VF500F Interceptor (If you fit it, how can you resist it.), Harley-Davidson FXST Softail (From Milwaukee, a statement on style.) Special Features - Made In America (What it means, where it's done, by whom and how.), American Memorial (A list of American motorcycle makers, long history, short of survivers.) Features - Product Evaluation: Yoshimura Buddy Bag (Freeway tested in more ways than one.), 250 Rotax Cookbook (The Truth for less than $10,000 is still expensive.), Gattlilng Off In The Fast Lane (Pardon my Smoking Leathers.), The McQueen Affair (Big names, big money, big time.), Cycle Screen Test (What do an attractive nun, an army of Zombies and Joe Namath have in common?), Product Evaluation: F1 Mufflers (What you see is what you get.), Victory In The Heartland (Honda gets organized and wins the National Championship.) Technical - Tech Analysis: Honda's 750 Dirt-Track Engine (New Japanese tool for American dirt tracks.) Departments - Editorial (Missing.), Letters (Three's a Crowd.), TDC (What's in the box - Part 2.)
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March
1985

Road Tests - Kawasaki ZL900 Eliminator (It's so long and low, we've seen snakes with higher profiles.), Kawasaki ZX600R Ninja (This laser gun bakes the toughest road cookies around.) Special Feature - Memo To The White House - Status Restricted (Off to Egypt to do some basket case diplomacy.) Features - Tires: In Search Of The Sporting Best (Question is, where are you at your sporting best?), Kawasaki's Power Progeny (Power makes it's own logic.), Down On Serious Street (Bad place to get caught without the right hardware.), A Day In The Canyons (Hey, Let Mikey try it: FJ600 vs. ZX600R.), Growing Up Squidly (A noble in King Squidly's Court.), Money Box Racing (Making cheap racing pay, sort of.), A Yamaha Fun Day (Riding the V-Max, FX750 and Maximum Maxim.), Riding Bimota's Test (Please, it's a wonderful idea but can't I go home now.) Technical - FZ750: Technical Analysis (Brilliant motorcycles begin with ideas of the same light.) Departments - Editorial (Showroom Roulette.), TDC (Make Your Luck.), Letters (Lucky Chucky.), Pipeline (Definitions.), Head On (Snell '85 Standard.)
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April
1985

Road Tests - Kawasaki VN700 Vulcan (When you're late it's hard to be different.), Yamaha XJ700X Maxim (The motorcycle that reinvented cruisers.) Shorts - Kawasaki KX250 (Once again, numbers can be deceiving.) Special Features - Classic Configuration (Why V-twins are an idea whose time comes time and again.), Backroad Rumble Tour (Honda Shadow, Yamaha Virago, Harley-Davidson Sportster, Cagiva Alazzurra and Moto Guzzi T5 reveal themselves east and west of the Milwaukee meridan on American roads.) Features - 1985's Most Vital Statistics (The 1985 new-model prices: The official bore sizes into your wallet!), Requiem For A Vision (We liked it then, we like it now, so why didn't anyone else like it.), Aboard Sunday's Child: Ducati TT750F1 (Sell on Monday what you race on Sunday.), Desmo-Ships On A Time Belt: Ducati 750SS and TT750F1 (One old, one new; one rretired, one ready for battle.), First Peek: Suzuki VS700GL Intruder (The late(st) arrival for the V-twin Style-Cruiser Party.), Cycle Screen Test II: The Sequel (In Hollywood, there's always a sequel.), Touchstone Travelog (V-twins through the ages, by someone who was there (joke).), European Dream: Honda XLV750 (Paris to Dakar imagery, but Euro-Cruiser reality.) Departments - Editorial (For The Want Of A Part.), Letters (Humans 4, Cows 0.), Pipeline (The Great Sponsorship Hunt.), Review (Easyriders Cookbook.), Bits (Nothing's Really New.)
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June
1985

Road Tests - Honda VT1100C Shadow (Honda wants to know: How's your lifestyle these days), Yamaha FZ750 (It's so good you may not be able to stand yourself) Features - Two-Fifty Fantasy In Two Parts (Honda 250 Rebel and Honda NS250R: Both far out), Programing The Megabyte Machines (Computers are the most powerful tools yet devised. That's tools, not brains), VT Vs. Wide Glide: Polka Comparison (I'll see your coat of arms and raise you one metal eagle), FZ Vs. VF: Firm And Function (What they are depends on who you are), Product Evaluation: Tour Master Light Weight Suit (Keeping your temperature up the light way), Kawasaki's Ticket To Test Ride (Test rides still given! At a racetrack?), TKV Report: Conti's New Go-Fast Tires (Have leathers and manners, will travel and ride), Pardon My Floorboard: Honda CH250 Elite (A water-cooled four-stroke 75-mph 250 scooter. Yikes!), Daytona People: The Human Landscape (Motorcycling as found by Philadelphia's leading fine arts photographer) Competition - Daytona '85 (Superbike 200 / Spencer; F1 100 / Spencer; F2 100 / Spencer), Why Things Are Changing (Because Daytona couldn't stay the same), Overheard & Remembered (Loose words: some prophetic, others suitable for eating), The Busy Mr. Spencer (His only time alone at Daytona was on the track) Departments - Editorial (How come), Letters (Parts is parts), TDC (Toolbox sundries), Road Test Index, Pipeline (Honeycomb update)
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September
1985

Road Tests - Honda CB700S Nighthawk S (The Universal Japanese motorcycle in 1985, the world standard.), Harley-Davidson 883 Evolution Sportster (Evaluating Sportster technology while lowering the price.) Special Features - The Honda Classics (Honda's here, there, everywhere.), C100 Super Cub (The nifty Honda 50 spelled fun, fun, fun at dawn in America.), CB92 Benly (Small package, high performance, proud tradition.), CB72 Hawk & CB77 Super Hawk (On a clear day you can hear a Super Hawk forever.), CB450 (The Japanese would never build a proper motorcycle, would they?), CL350 (Street Scramblers: as fashionable in 1968 as college riots.), CB750K0 (Simply put, the most significant bike in American motorcycling.), Elsinores: CR125 & CR250 (When two-strokes must be built, Honda will build them.), GL1000 Gold Wing (Stamped in Japan: "Made for the USA".), CBX (Shimmering icon ending an era.) Features - Cycle And The Honda Dream: Road Test #99 (The first of many encounters.), Did We Say That? (A brief excursion through old road tests, not gone and not forgotten.), Soichiro's Ladder (Twenty-five years of technical progress.), Riding Pirelli's MP7: What's The Deal? (In a word, mileage.) Technical - NR500: Brave New Oval World (The world is round. Honda is busy and the NR pistons are oval.) Separtments - Editorial (Summerbusy and the CB92.), Pipeline (Scottish six days trials.), Letters (RSVPtttt.), TDC (Getting there.)
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October
1985

Road Tests - Yamaha XV1000 Virago (Mirror, mirror on the motor.), Harley-Davidson FLTC Tour Glide Classic (Full boat, as she is spoken in Milwaukee.) Special Features - High-Roller Toys (Uncle Ronnie, we expect the poor to at least act rich.), Honda NS400R (The gilded 90-day pass before the Golden Crusher.), Suzuki RG500 (Six thousand bucks, or about one-sixth the fines applicable in California, buys a bootleg RG.), Ducati F-1 Replica (Red is for Courage, Green for Money and White for the color of your knuckles.), The Full Italian Trip (Wherein the journey includes road and track.), Bologna By Way of Britain (Make mine a kit to go, please.), Egli GS1100: Have It Your Way (A Special for those who pick up the phone and send money.), Mad Mel: Beyond Thunderchrome (We ask you: What's money next to madness.), Harley-Davidson 1939 Steam Flyer (Some say Harley should have built this motorcycle.), Yamaha OW81 On The Day After (Exactly 500cc, about 250 pounds, for $1000 a pound.) Features - Accessories After The Fact (They glitter like a million bucks.), Clouds On Wheels (Aboard the golden puffs from Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki.), Eawy Rider: Survivors Of The Motorcycle "Message" Picture (Just in case you missed the message in 1969.), Laguna Seca: The Elegant War (Laguna: It's the nickname for the Champion Spark Plug 200.) Deparetments - Editorial (Arbitary and uneven.), Letters (Junk mail.), TDC (Farewell to Dirt.), Head On (Incident #1203.), Road Test Index
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November
1985

Road Tests - Kawasaki ZX1000R Ninja (This thing is real! But how much reality can you stand.), BMW R80 (Something for the gentleman who travels well.) Shorts - Yamaha XT350 (Honk when the road turns to dust.) Features - Full-Rip And Flat-Out (FJ1100, Ninja 1000R and Ninja 900 add up to 454 mph.), Coastdown Papers (How the Kawasaki 1000R Ninja gets fast by getting slippery.), Honda Preview '86 (The Streamlined Profile for the new year.), My Summer Loose On The Land (I came, I saw and I don't know what happened.), Wottle She Do? (I think I'll ignore that question.) Competition - AMA Road Racing: In Search Of Salvation (Still in the wilderness after all these years.), Freddie Spencer: 250 And 500 World Champion (When you miss one last year, you get two this year.) Departments - Editorial (Travels.), TDC (Music.), Letters (Silver Puke.), Pipeline (Britain's Daytona.)
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February
1986

Road Test - Harley-Davidson Super Glide FXR (Glide right in with $7350, glide out on an FXR.) Shorts - Kawasaki KX125 (Lean, mean, green for the not-so-clean teen.) Special Features - A Clash Of Cuttings Edges: Yamaha FZ750 vs. Suzuki GSX-R750 (The FZ makes more power, the Suzuki has less mass. Does paper really cover rock?) Features - The Tokyo Motor Show (The open door to the future, or is that future shock?), Three Dimensions (Three seats to glory, and only one of them has two wheels.), Eddie And The Cruisers (E. Lawson and the Video Groupies go for all the tokens.), Tip Of The Hook (First bikes, or, gosh, you looked so young then.) Departments 0 Editorial (39,000 Feet.), Letters (Ivy-Boob Jealousy.), Pipeline (Money.), Road Test Index, TDC (Having Breakfast.)
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September
1987

Road Test - Yamaha XV1100 Virago (Still the Rock of Cruisers, now with 100cc more displacement and about 40 acres of chrome.) Shorts - Yamaha YX600 Radian (More "stuff" than you can buy or steal for $2799 anywhere outside a flophouse fire sale.), Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII (The "stripper" tour bike finally gets a frill.) Special Features - Starship: Ducati 850 Superbike (Aboard Italy's tomorrow.), Ducati 850: Tech Tour (Soes the world need a twin as fast and sophiscated as a four?), Engines: How Hot? (Five engine configerations - from in-line fours to giant vees - go under the infared scope.) Features - Product Evaluation: Lockhart Kwik Lift (Savior to the latest crew of centerstand-less wonders.), Famous Last Words (Can you guess the bike from the last paragraph of its road test?), Product Evaluation: Dainese Lucky and Monza Leathers (Two sides of off-t5he-rack hides.), Sporting Tires: The Street (Final chapter to The Great Cling Off.), Engine Performance: Beyond The Dyno (What the dyno can't tell you about the power of spinning parts.), Indian: On The Road Again (Outbreak of "new" Indians in Elsinore, California.), The Road Not Taken (A collection of discarded ideas - combined in a bike that works.) Departments - Editorial (Testing...Sure is fun.), Letters (Buffalo Slurs.), Bits (The Gripper in Hogville.), TDC (Waterskiing.), Newsline (September Throng.), Road Test Index
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July
1988

Road Tests - Honda NT650 Hawk GT (The Universal Japanese Motorcycle returns - in triumph.), BMW R100RS (From Germany, with love, to the Fiat Twins Society.) Shorts - Suzuki VS750 Intruder (The trend-setter gets more displacement for a more competitive world.) Special Feature - The United States Grand Prix (Motorcycling's highest tech machines come at last to Laguna Seca, where fans see what racing looks like today - and where technology is going tomorrow.) Features - Long Road To Nowhere (The two-year, 50,000-mile journey into the jaws of L.A.), Famous Parting Words ("Hey, I'm only going down to the drug store."), The Competitive Dog (Man's best friend becomes an enduro star in the "buddy class".) Technical - Anti-Lock Update (Progress: "Don't send a man to do a computer's job!".) Departments - Letters (Elementary Math.), TDC (Pooling knowledge.), Head On (Traveling man.), Pipeline (Superbike arrival.), Bits (Beat it.)
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August
1988

Road Tests - Yamaha VMX12 V-Max (For the man who shifts gears with the aid of a blood pressure bar.), Honda NX650 & Kawasaki KLR650 (Two tons of fun on any surface you'd care to try.) Special Feature - Egli Turbo Kawasaki (Riding the shock wave of an ongoing explosion.) Features - The Wild Ones (There are dreamers, and then there are dreamers and doers.), The Hickman Haul-Ass Club (Down home at Kenny Roberts' School of Abuse.) Technical - TZ250U Technical Analysis ("Hoe R U?" "Well, this year PDQ, thanks"), Step By Step To Better Power (With an infrequent trip up here and there.) Departments - Editorial (Why not try..), Letters (Bold.), Head On (Black Leather Jackets.), Pipeline (Winners'Losers.), Bits (Insatiable.), Road Test Index
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February
1990

Special Section - Sport Twins (Magic Vees.), Suzuki VX800 (Left-brain bike born in the USA.), Test: Ducati 750 Sport (Initiation into the church of the sacred desmodromie.), Test: Honda Hawk GT (Three years old, Honda's Universal Backroad Sleeper still files.), Bird of Prey (Two Brothers Racing and the Hawk that bites: factory or fiction?), Buell RS1200 (America's best sport bike.), Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 (Dr. John and Umberto Todero build Guzzi's future.), Date With A Daytona (First ride on the Dr. John replica.) Evaluations - Bag It (In search of the perfect tankbag.) Departments - Editorial, TDC, Letters, New Products, Bits
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