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Old 03-30-2009, 06:59 AM   #21
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If Cycle World is hitting the bricks, maybe it's because they were just a cheerleader for Honda for the last 10 years or so. At least I'm old enough to remember when they did real reviews.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:12 AM   #22
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If Cycle World is hitting the bricks, maybe it's because they were just a cheerleader for Honda for the last 10 years or so. At least I'm old enough to remember when they did real reviews.
Good point, LR. Remember the old "Cycle" days, when Kevin Cameron would compleyely disassemble the bike for the article?
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:16 AM   #23
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Good point, LR. Remember the old "Cycle" days, when Kevin Cameron would compleyely disassemble the bike for the article?

Back in the day,Cycle was the best, period, end of story. That era is gone, I'm afraid.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:55 AM   #24
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I read a number of motorcycle websites, but still am very happy to get my issues of Cycle Canada and Sport Rider every month. Sport Rider could use someone to check their grammar now and again, but otherwise it is a good magazine. Generally better technical info than you find on the web.

But the Italian bike magazines blow everything else away. Motociclismo is really outstanding. I assume the mags in Spain are even better, since that country is motocycle crazy, but I don't read Spanish at all.

Someday we will get a true gearhead oriented bike site on the web, but it hasn't happened yet. MO comes the closest so far, maybe. MCUSA is pretty good too. For example, I don't know of any site that publishes graphs of rear-wheel torque vs rpm for all gears, as you get in the Italian magazines and sometimes in SR.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:17 AM   #25
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I like some of the Harley oriented sites, they're still fighting the synthetic vs. dino oil wars. great stuff, they have some newbies convinced they should drain the factory HD oil out and refill it with Amsoil or Mobil 1 before the bike even leaves the dealership then change it every 1k miles afterwards.

That or the "who sells the loudest pipe" tech sections and the "I threw a bunch of aftermarket stuff on my bike, now it don't run right and HD won't fix it under warranty" rants. it's just priceless Interweb Expertise.......you almost feel sorry for the poor schmucks.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:59 AM   #26
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I like some of the Harley oriented sites, they're still fighting the synthetic vs. dino oil wars. great stuff, they have some newbies convinced they should drain the factory HD oil out and refill it with Amsoil or Mobil 1 before the bike even leaves the dealership then change it every 1k miles afterwards.

That or the "who sells the loudest pipe" tech sections and the "I threw a bunch of aftermarket stuff on my bike, now it don't run right and HD won't fix it under warranty" rants. it's just priceless Interweb Expertise.......you almost feel sorry for the poor schmucks.
I should check those out. Though the sportbike sites with the "damm US model CBR1000RRs get 3 hp less than the Euro models" threads are good entertainment as well. Runner-up are the guys who spend $thousands on suspension upgrades who never go track riding.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:00 PM   #27
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Honda should buy Cycle World because.... hey wait, it already reads like they DO own it.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:39 PM   #28
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I also see a shake out of major motorcycle websites as well because of the economic downturn. The major survivors will be:
1. Motorcycle.com
2. MCN of the UK
3. Motorcycle Daily
4. Motorcycle USA
5. webBikeWorld
6. MCNEWS.COM.AU -
7. And a combined site of Motorcyclist, Cruiser, and Sportsrider.

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Old 03-30-2009, 01:30 PM   #29
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I also see a shake out of major motorcycle websites as well because of the economic downturn. The major survivors will be:
1. Motorcycle.com
2. MCN of the UK
3. Motorcycle Daily
4. Motorcycle USA
5. webBikeWorld
6. MCNEWS.COM.AU -
7. And a combined site of Motorcyclist, Cruiser, and Sportsrider.
Is that all you could come up with in your Google search?
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:35 PM   #30
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I check out MD and this site, thats about it anymore.
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