IRVINE, CA – Cycle World Issue 4 is on newsstands now


Featuring tales from the dirt roads of Utah’s Dixie National Forest, where we tested three adventure motorcycles built with similar intent but using different engine configuration, suspension specification, and transmission type. “This was a close battle between two, with a third struggling to perform at the same level and speed,” says Cycle World Senior Editor, Justin Dawes. 

Wayne Rainey’s Quadrophenia 

What are racing legend Wayne Rainey’s favorite race bikes? From a 1983 Kawasaki GPz750 to a Harley-Davidson XR-750, hear about the machines that helped make Rainey a world-class racer and gave him the greatest moments of his career. While he can’t help but marvel at the difference between MotoGP in 2018 and 500cc two-stroke Grand Prix motorcycle racing of the early 1990s, there’s no denying that these bikes—and the man who rode them—were some of the best of their time.

What’s Shakin’ 

In his latest column, Technical Editor Kevin Cameron explores the many forms of engine vibration and how we stop it—or don’t. From BMW’s flat twin to Honda’s CBR1100XX Blackbird and Kawasaki’s 903cc Z1 to Harley’s Big Twins, Kevin walks readers through the evolution of engine vibration.

Don’t miss Flexible Genius: The Magic of Ducati’s Trellis Frame, also by Kevin Cameron.

PLUS: Dick Mann’s Unlikely Daytona Winner; The Last Road North; The Origin of Honda’s Interceptor; Finding Beauty in the Pieces of Racetracks and Riders—A Photo Essay; Profiles of Kel Carruthers and John Ryland; and more.

 CONTACT: Cathy Hebert, 410.458.2823, [email protected]