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DISPLACEMENT TRANSMISSION WHEEL SIZE (F R) SUSP. TRAVEL (F R) WEIGHT FUEL CAPACITY 8,499-59,499 Liquid-cooled four-stroke 249 449 cc Five-speed 21 19 21 18 in. 310 318 315 315 mm 103-122 kg 5.7 7.2 I Husaberg's enduro models are available In 390, 450 and 565 cc versions.These counterbalanced, high-compression singles share a 100 mm bore and are equipped with electric start and six-speed transmissions. Last year the triple clamps, forks, and gearboxes received upgrades. The FX450 Is a...

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The great thing about foretelling the distant future is that everyone will probably have forgotten your prediction by the time destiny becomes reality. Fork over the requisite 20 bucks to your local gypsy fortune-teller for a prediction of what the next 10 minutes will bring and all you'll likely get in return will be a blank stare. Ask her to prophesize about your love life six months hence and you'll receive an ironclad guarantee of romantic success. It is with just this confidence that you...

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Ducati Monster 1200

Michael Uhlarik savours a rare dry moment during his time in California. Liquid-cooled single (below) has two cams, four valves and fuel-injection low price doesn't have to mean low spec- be beginners or those upgrading from 125 cc machines. What I remember from when I was a beginner were the contradicting emotions of excitement mixed with apprehension. My first street bike, fully fuelled, weighed twice as much as my old mo-tocrosser the only other machine I'd ridden. I also remember my woeful...

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. , Eighteen-year-old Molly Lang is a lovely young woman (and a motorcyclist) but she'll never find a vUVCi SQjtable mate. At 19-feet tall, the statuesque Ms. Molly is an imposing challenge. Who could measure up Photograph by Bill Petro. Publications Mail Agreement No PM 0040671005 RO 437 - Registration No 07437 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to Cycle Canada, 3755 Place de lava, Suite 190 Brassard, OC J4Y 0E4 For any inquiries regarding your subscription, please contact Danielle...

Lost Lake

We have covered eight kilometres in five hours. We're riding to B.C.'s Fish Lake, or Teztan Biny, as it's known to the Chilcotin Tsilhqot'in First Nation. Thousands of pine trees, most in the last stages of death by mountain pine beetle, have fallen. Torn from their moorings, their prehensile roots cling to clots of earth like lifeless hands. Others didn't sway. They just Creek-Poison Mountain Road. We break a few of the bone-dry limbs off the tree, ride over its corpse, and...

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NA 55 kg 31 Suzuki's DR-Z125 playbikes are available in two versions.The base model uses a 17-inch front and 14-inch rear wheel and has drum brakes, while the larger L model has a 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheel, disc front brake and shorter wheelbase. Each has a five-speed transmission, RM-Z inspired bodywork, graphics and number plates. Suzuki is currently listing the DR-Z70, DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L as 2010 models still available In 2011.

Lem

Italian manufacturer LEM makes a variety of mini motocrossers, and Barker Bros. Cycles in B.C. imports two of the carburetted, liquid-cooled, two-stroke models.The 3,500 RX3 is a 50 cc mini with automatic transmission, 12-inch front and 10-inch rear wheels, and makes a claimed 13 hp.The 3,850 RX65 has a 65 cc engine and a six-speed gearbox, Marzocchi fork, 14-and 12-inch rims, and 17.4 hp. Both have disc brakes and single rear shocks.

Editorial

The cover story in the December 6 edition of MacLean's magazine was on baby boomers. The title of th e story, which referred to the generation of young people now in their 20s, was Generation Screwed. In it, writer Jonathon Gatehouse laid out his thesis the first of the post-Second World War generation is reaching 65 and is leaving fewer jobs, lower pay, and higher taxes in its wake. He refers to the demographic asoutsized, over-entitled, and seif-obsessed. The article quotes Frank Graves,...

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Duke Motorbikes Position

HT he biggest single challenge for to I day's motorcycle manufacturers, said KTM president Stefan Pierer, is how to direct future products toward a younger customer. One way is electrically-powered competition bikes, but the most important thing for us is the 125 cc class. Working in conjunction with its Indian partner Bajaj the fourth largest maker of two-wheelers in the world and a significant KTM shareholder , KTM hopes that the 125 Duke will be the catalyst for a youth movement. When...