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July
1984

Tests - Yamaha RZ350 (It's fast, it's nimble and, best of all, it's thrilling to ride); Yamaha YZ490 (Maybe the fastest production motocross bike ever built); Honda VF1000F (A hot new liter-size sport bike that has a tough act to follow); Honda CR250R (New and improved but exactly the same in a very important way) Features - Tiger By The Tail (Riding Kenny Roberts' 200-mph Daytona winner); A Tale Of Two Champions (The names change but the stories don't) Technical - Anatomy Of A Hybrid (What makes King Kenny's OW69 roadracer tick - and win the Daytona 200) Evaluation - BagMan Hard / Soft Luggage (If you just can't make up your mind) Departments - Letters (Of Tempters and Knuckleheads); New Ideas (Window shopping); Roundup (Buy now, 'cause you might not save later); Summary (Issues and answers); Things To Do (And where to do them); Race Watch (Honda finds the power - and the glory that goes with it); Service (A Nighthawk with a current deficit); Slipstream (Ted's trials and tribulations)
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September
1984

Tests - Suzuki GV700GL Madura (Suzuki's first V-Four fights fire with fire); Husqvarna 400WR (Better than it's big brother, the 430WR, but not out of the woods yet); Kawasaki KL600R (A boatload of high-tech features; but do they work?); BMW K100RS (The gentleman'sport tourer - fast and agreeable, meeting the competition head-on) Features - The Widow (The Superbowl for upwardly mobile motorcyclists); Harley-Davidson FXRS Long-Term Report (10,000 miles of abuse and neglect, and it's still almost as good as new) Evaluation - F1 Mufflers (Adding a little more flash to the flashbikes) Departments - Editorial (The new American Standard); Letters (A tale of two champions retold); New Ideas (Tires, boots and silencers); Summary (Tests and results); Roundup (Previewing what 1985 might bring); Race Watch (Yanks in the Manx TT); Things To Do (Sidecar festivals and charity runs); Service (Honda 750 mid-range power); Follow Up (VF500F go boom); Slipstream (Ted gets down)
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October
1984

Special Feature - The Ten Best Bikes Of 1984 (In search of the perfect 10); Honorable Mentions (The winners that didn't quite win) Tests - Yamaha XV1000 Virago (The bike that made Milwaukee grimace); Laverda RGS Corsa (A Corsa's a Corsa, of course, of course) Features - Honda XR500R Lite (Fewer calories than our regular bike); Hod-Rodding The XR500R Engine (Grasping for power) Technical - How Motorcycles Work, Part 5 (The final chapter, but not the last) Evaluation - Bell Moto-4 (A helmet that does more than protect) Departments - Editorial (When you gonna get a real job?); Letters (When you're right, you write); Roundup (Future fact and fantasy); New Ideas (That's where my money goes); Things To Do (That's where my time goes); Race Watch (The King abdicates); Summary (Ghosts of tests past); Service (Fix tricks); Slipstream (Ted hits the sack)
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November
1984

Special Section - The Bikes Of Japan (Learning seven secrets of the Orient); Kawasaki KR250 (Teenie Green Meanie); Honda NS250R (A street-legal roadracer in every way); Suzuki GSX-R (Low-flying ultra-light); Yamaha FZ400R (The new king of handling); Honda CBR400F (No pain, lots of gain); Suzuki GSX250FW (Four little pistons, all in a row); Yamaha RZV500 (Who says it's a beastie?); Beyond Pit Road (A glimpse beyond closed doors at Honda Racing Corporation); Gallery (As seen on the streets of Japan); Tokyo Grand Prix (It's not a race, it's a way of life) Tests - Harley-Davidson FXST (A Softail for the hardcore); Honda VF700F Interceptor (It's smaller, it's slower and it's better) Feature - Yamaha Comparison: YZ250 vs, YZ250 vs. YZ250 (Riding Yamaha's unfactory racebikes) Departments - Editorial (The Milwaukee mystique); Letters (Generalization retaliation); New Ideas (Now playing at a dealership near you); Roundup (The future according to Harley and Honda); Race Watch (Races won, champions crowned); Service (Ask and thou shalt learn); Things To Do (And places to go); Summary (What went what and where); Slipstream (Ted makes good on his promise)
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December
1984

Preview '85 - The Machines Of 1985 (News of what's new); Honda (A different approach); Kawasaki (Beyond the Ninja); Suzuki (The best is yet to come); Yamaha (The word is fast); Husqvarna (Treats from the Swedes); KTM (Austria goes upside down); Can-Am (New weapons for the woods wars); Cagiva (When you're numer five, you try harder) Tests - 1985 Honda CR500R (Kills berms on contact); 1985 Honda VF700S Sabre (The case of the radical Standard) Riding Impressions - Kawasaki Dirt Bikes For '85 (We ride the new KX's just for KIPS); Yamaha Dirt Bikes For '85 (The time is white) Departments - Editorial (Guilt trips that can be detoured); Letters (The right to write); New Ideas (Do not fold or mutilate, just spend); Roundup (The Eurobikes of Cologne); Race Watch (Us 2, them 0); Summary (Test scoreboard); Service (All it takes is a stamp); Slipstream (The trials of Ted)
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March
1985

Tests - Cagiva 650 Alazzurra vs. Kawasaki 600 Ninja (The Japanese and Italian sportbike philsophies have never been farther apart - or closer together); Kawasaki KX500 (Kawasaki comes off the line with its first truly Open-class motocrosser); Suzuki GS700ES (A machine running on all four despite its bad timing); Yamaha BW200 (Yamaha plays to a new audience, and it's a sellout) Features - The Duke Lives On (A tracing of Cagiva's three family trees); One Lap Of Earth (50,000-mile honeymoon); Wrong Is Right (There's a wrong way and a right way. BMW does it both ways); Beemers Over Baja (Tackling, surviving and beating Baja from the seat of a of a boxer Twin); Berserk On The Beach (The British do things differently. And the Enduro du Super Mare is different even by British standards) Technical - Changing The Rules (Suzuki and the GSX-R set out to bring motorcycling into the light) Evaluations - Answer Series III Grips (A hands-on test); Epoxy Steel Magic (Five-minute fix-anything kit) Departments - Editorial (Give a damn. Make a difference); Letters (Does a Vulcan really clingon the road?); Summary (Performance index); New Ideas (And old ideas with a new twist); Roundup (Scooterwars); Race Watch (Supercross - the battle for custody); Service (Answers while you wait); Slipstream (Ted makes it big in the newspaper business)
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July
1985

Tests - Suzuki VS700 Intruder (Finally, a custom that really is); Honda VF1000R (A leading cause of the smuggler's blues); Honda XR600R (An off-roader for rides that are measured in days, not miles) Features - Loose On The Dunes (War of the wheels: two vs. three vs. four); Boxer 1000 Vecteur (The French answer to Italian design); In The Beginning (Motorcycling celebrates it's centennial) Technical - How Motorcycles Work, Part 8 (Rear suspensions illustrated) Roundup - Motorcycle Ergonomics: Trouble In The Fitting Room (The case of the shrinking inseam); Letter From Japan (The Oriental connection); Letter From Europe (Transatlantic hotline) Departments - Editorial (Soul-searching); At Large (Finding the right bag for the right reason); Letters (Words from the dirt-riders); Race Watch (The life and times of Barry Sheene); Things To Do (Runs, rallies and riding for charity); Service (Questions for the service manager); Summary (Specs and speeds); Slipstream (They're here!)
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July
1994

Features - Lee Marvin (The Wild One, on acreen and off); Glory Days (Back when Sleds skimmed the desert); Cycle Cinema (Attention couch-potato bikers); The Elephant Ride (Ultomate cure for cabin fever) Race Watch - Grand Prix Crossroads (Desperate questions) CW Tests - Ducati 916 (Italy ups the ante); Fast By Ferracci 944SS (FBF SS A-OK); Long-Term Wrap-Up (Yamaha GTS1000, one year later) CW Comparison - Singles Party (Six ways to have a thumping good time) Evaluation - Mikuni HSR42 Carburetor Kit (Help for Hogs) Columns - Up front (Sweet 16); Leanings (Years of gear); TDC (Paint by numbers) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Book Review; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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May
1995

Features - Jousting With The Gladiator 999 (Haute-couture Triumph); Aftermarket ACE (Shadow 1100 to-do list); Forbidden Fruit (Honda's fabulous 400s); The Natural (Through a lens, darkly); The Land Of The Long, White Cloud (New Zealand: The perfect motorcycle country?); The Wreck Of The Mystery Ship (The Ultimate Windjammer?); CW Inteview (Craig Vetter) CW Tests - Triumph Thunderbird (A triumph of style over substance?); Kawasaki Vulcan 800 (Half-price Big Twin or cut-rate copy?); Long-Term Update (Buell Thunderbolt S-2, KTM 400 R/XC, Kawasaki Concours) CW Comparisons - Open Warfare (Suzuki GSX-R1100 vs Yamaha FZR 1000); MX Showdown (Honda CR250 vs KTM 250SX vs Kawasaki KX250 vs Suzuki RM250 vs Yamaha YZ250) Evaluations - Moose Blue Tube (Laugh at flats); Sargent Seat (A bargain for your buns); Teknic Tornado (High-speed umbrella) Race Watch - Foggy (Parting the clouds of mystery around the World Superbike Classic) Columns - Up Front (Love at first ride); Leanings (Glowing inspirational restoration messages); TDC (The MPG papers) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; Showcase; Slipstream
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March
1996

Features - Preview '97: Honda Valkyrie 1500 (Not your father's Gold Wing); Confessions Of A Reformed Bike Thief (Lock it or lose it); The Miller Mystery (America's first motorcycle?); Triumph Trophy 1200 (Triumph, the next generation) CW Tests - Suzuki GSX-R750 (The revolution renews itself); Kawasaki ZX-7R (Team Green's new machine); Long-Term Update (Triumph Sprint 900, Buell Thunderbolt, KTM 400 R/XC) CW Comparison - 250 Motocross Shootout (Honda CR250R vs Kawasaki KX250 vs KTM 250 SX vs Suzuki RM250 vs Yamaha YZ250) Evaluations - Tapeworks Helmet Graphics Kit (Stick 'em up); Firstgear Everest Jacket (Riding gear from the mountain top) Race Watch - Lonely At The Top (Doohan all right) Columns - Up Front (Fifty-buck Beezer); Leanings (Our brother's keeper); TDC (Torque shows) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; Showcase; Slipstream
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September
1996

Features - YZF World View (What the Euros are saying); Super Duke (Motard to the maximum); 1996 KTM Duke (Simply electric); Of Man And Machine (Entering the Neutral Zone); Ode To Mr. Max (Making the 1997 V-Max); Mod Max (V-Four dream machine); Thundercross! (A tale of factory Thumpers); Matchless MXer (Motocross' missing link) CW Tests - Yamaha YZF600R (The T-Cat gets its traveling papers); Long-Term Wrap-Up (Triumph Sprint 900) Evaluations - Blue Job Chrome Polish (Cure for blue tubes); Map Mate (Route rangefinder); JFF First Aid Kit (Onboard ouch kit) Race Watch - Bones' Last Ride (The skeleton's back in the closet) Columns - Up Front (Million Mile Man); Leanings (Minibike flashback); TDC (Rising duty) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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October
1996

Features - Super Blackbird (Honda CBR 1100XX tech preview); Trademark Troubles (Harley strikes back, round two); 1914 Thor Twin (Great Twin from before the Great War); The First Production Motorcycle (For sale, 102 years ago) Special Section - Ten Best Bikes Of 1996 (And the winners are...); Honorable Mentions (A quintet of "purdy-nears"); Ten Best Bikes Worldwide (The rest of the world rings in) CW Tests - Harley-Davidson Springer Heritage Softail (Suddenly, its 1948 all over again); Long-Term Update (BMW R850R, Honda XR400R and Suzuki GSX-R750) CW Project - Killer KX (Works replica roost machine) Race Watch - Mad Max! (What makes Max Biaggi run?) Columns - Up Front (The Ten Rest); Leanings (Observations on raingear); TDC (Nurburgring notebook) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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November
1996

Features - Speed Merchant (RRR stands for "Real Race Replica"); Hyperpro TRX850 (Forking brilliant); MIA TRX (Where's our Trixie?); Forgotten But Not Gone (When old crocks become collectible); Yamaha Dragster (Compact cruiser); Vietnam Experience (Good riding, Vietnam!); Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro (Monster beater); Guzzi's Progress (Italians with attitudes); Cafe-Racer Comeback (Making a good throwback) CW Tests Long-Term Wrap-Up (Buell Thunderbolt S-2); Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD (Ninja warrior in sumo territory) Evaluations - Wingjammer Commander Fairing (Craig Vetter's better idea?); U.S. Chrome Cylinder Repair (Cure for wasted walls); Vanson SRX PROperf Jacket (The hole story); Race Watch - War Stories (Johnny K and the WSB gang at Laguna Seca) Columns - Up Front (Nice Hooters); Leanings (The right map for the bike); TDC (Racing disbanded) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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December
1996

Features - Superbike Vs. Supercar (Thunder Ace in the hole); Why We Lost (Dodging the bullet); Making The Switch (Five racers who went from bikes to cars); Honda VTR 1000 (Japan discovers the sport Twin); News Flash: Suzuki TL 1000S (Even more competition for Ducati); King Of Speed (The Blackbird flies in Europe); 1997 Honda CR250R (Supercrosser supreme); Top Triple (British bike, American hot-rod); New-For-'97: Speed Triple (Triumph builds a streetfighter); 1000 Mile Ride (Cheap thrills, no frills) Evaluations - Belstaff Trailmaster Jacket And Pants (Further proof the Brits know rain); Fast Company Draggin' Jeans (How to cover your ass) Race Watch - Homecoming (Hines & Hines: Like father, like son) Columns - Up Front (Crossing over); Leanings (The Road to Sturgis); TDC (Liquid assets) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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February
1997

Features - Supersport Evolution (Survival of the fittest); Guest Test (Back in the GP saddle again); Schwantz Song (Revvin' Kevin one more time); Once Warriors (When racers retire); Trackmaster (Fast time hall of fame); The Final Triumph (Britain goes down swinging); Scooterpalooza! (Tiny machines good for the soul); Super Salsbury (Post-war panache); The Muscle Mile (Mr. Turbo's wild ride) Tests - Long-Term Update (BMW R850R, Honda XR400R, Suzuki GSX-R750); 1997 Suzuki Marauder 800 (Bargain boulevard bomber) CW Comparison - Ultimate 600 Challenge (Honda CBR600F3 vs Kawasaki ZX-6R vs Suzuki CSX-R600 vs Yamaha YZF600R) Evaluation - Vance & Hines SS2-R Slip-On Muffler (Buell boom-box) Race Watch - Whoop Dreams (Motocross imitates life) Columns - Up Front (Ups and Downs, 1996); Leanings (Of Dogs and Deer); TDC (Reasons to romp) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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March
1997

Features - The Triple Threat (Duck for dinner, anyone?); Euro Enduros (Continental cruisers); Weekend At Del Mar (The Mile with style); Concours Crunch (Del Maar detailing secrets); Czar Of Del Mar (Team CW wins parking lot roadrace); The Miracle Mile (Dean goes to Del Mar); Stairway To Hell (Devil's Staircase Hillclimb); Slant Artists (Kings of the Hill); Full Race (Supersport 600s, a prelude to war) Tests - Suzuki TL1000S (Japan's winning Twin); BMW F650ST (Single-minded streetbike) Evaluations - Cycle Stowage Systems Tailocker (Sportbike lockbox); Alpinestars Tech Road Boots (Fabulous footwear); Art Express Sport Tourer Tankbag (Shutterbug's sidekick); Blue Coral Moto Black (Powdercoat renewal) Race Watch - Arenacross! (Supercross in a shoebox) Columns - Up Front (The Hopwood Chronicles); Leanings (How many bikes do you really need?); TDC (Practical men) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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April
1997

Features - EFI At Last (Fuel injection for the masses); Guilt By Association (Is Ducati's 748 too damn good?); American Racers (Of Squirrel, Van Looney, Brat Mackrel and a man named Mann); Baja Cannonball (Mexico via dual-purpose bike); Stars Of Baja (Hall-of-fame test crew); CW's Birthday Bash & Bike Blow-Out (The best or reader's rides); Motard Mania (Invented in America, perfected in France) CW Comparison - The Great 916 Challenge (Ducati 916 vs Honda VTR1000F Super Hawk vs Suzuki TL 1000S vs Triumph Daytona T595) CW Project - Superbiker Revival (Honda CB500 Supermotard) Evaluations - Kushitani KE-69 Gore-Tex Rainsuit (Typhoon-proof accoutrements); Acerbis ARS Knee Braces (Weak-knee remedy); Motoport Body Guard Jacket (Armoured underwear); Marmot Alpinist Power Stretch Suit (Cozy Comfort) Race Watch - Declaration Of Independence (The Nac-Nac King double-jumps ship) Columns - Up Front (The Oakland Rodders); Leanings (Cheesy circumstances); TDC (Developmental power) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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June
1997

Features - King Maximum (Just your basic, run-of-the-mill 1680cc Yamaha V-Max); X4 (Honda's new musclebike); Triple X (Boosted Blackbird); Rock & Roll (Custom cruisers, center stage); The Billy Bike (Easy Rider revival); Choppers (The outlaw bike as folk art); Money Machines (Betting on bikes, Japanese-style); Hail To The Chief (Indian's 1948 Model 348); Indian Undone (Springfield's final curtain) CW Comparison - Ultimate Enduros (Nine for the trail) Evaluations - Fox Ora Jacket (Off-road evolution); Roadgear Gloves (Hands-down value); Ron Wood Hop-Up Kit (Rotax redux) Race Watch - Four-Bagger! (Russell rips another one) Columns - Up Front (A life at speed); Leanings (Tank archaeology); TDC (Clatter chatter) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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July
1997

Features - Mecca In Birmingham (A trip to the Barber shop); One-Man Museum (A racer in retirement); Ducati ST2 (Sport-touring, Bologna-style); CW Q & A (Ducati's Massimi Bordo); BMW K1200RS (Riding the biggest Beemer) Special Section - Sweet 16 (All the Open-classers that will fit); Roadburners: How To Toast Tarmac (Honda CBR1100XX vs Kawasaki ZX-11 vs Suzuki GSX-R1100 vs Yamaha YZF 1000); V-Twins: Four Slices Od Two-Cylinder Heaven (Buell S3 Thunderbolt vs Ducati 900SS vs Honda VTR1000 vs Suzuki TL1000); The Sporting 900s: .9-liter Of Adrenalin, Stat! (Honda CBR900RR vs Kawasaki ZX-9R vs Suzuki RF900R vs Triumph T595 Daytona); Gentlemen's Express: Radical Refinement (BMW R1100RS vs Honda VFR750F vs Suzuki Bandit 1200 ABS vs Triumph Sprint 900) Test - Honda VT1100T (Casting a long Shadow) Evaluation - Gator Grip Universal Socket (A widget that works) Race Watch - Opening Shot (End of the road for the Big Bang) Columns - UP Front (Made in Minnesota); Leanings (Swords of Damocles); TDC (Out of the weeds) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Book Review; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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January
1998

Special Section: Sportbikes '98 - Kawasaki ZX-9R (Streak of green); Suzuki GSX-R750 (The "Injixxer" has landed); Laverda 750S (Coming to America - fast); Triumph T595 Daytona (Exorcising the fuel-injected deomons) Features - Return Of A Warhorse (The "bathing-suit" bike comes full-circle); "He Was My Hero" (Rollie Free in retrospect); Sunday Morning Ride (What I did on my weekend vacation); The Mite (Doin' the Springfield shuffle) Tests - Harley-Davidson Road King Classic (Elvis would be proud); Long-Term Wrap-Up (Suzuki GSX-R750) Evaluation - Kisan Tirealert (Help for the pneumatically impaired); Uneek Chain Scrubber And Sludge Away (Gone with the grime) Race Week - Max To The Front (Biaggi, Italian for "bad boy") Columns - Up Front (Crystal-ball classics); Leanings (Slimey Crud Cafe Racer Run); TDC (Rolling spaghetti) Departments - Letters; New Ideas; Roundup; Service; CW Showcase; Slipstream
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