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Cycle News 2001 07 18

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Turner's role in the growt h and success of AHRMA's road race program through the 1990s, Turner, 57 , is a former tri als and sc ra mb les com pe t ito r , and is a founder and past president of the Kansas City-based Heart of America Motorcyc le Enthusiasts. His wife , Jacki, serves as an AH RM A administrative assistant. Th e Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum recently opened its newest exhibit, "A Century of Indian , presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance. " This exhibit , the most ambitious in the museum' s ll -year his tory, co mmemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Indian Mot ocycle Manufacturinq Company. The exhibit officially ope ned d u ring ribb on -cu t t ing ceremonies hel d on July 7. In attendan ce were seve ral hundred motorcycle enthu siasts , local officials, and many of the men and women who rode Indian mot orcycle s during the first half of th e 20th centu ry . Al so on hand were c lassic mot orcycl e s from t he "C entury Ride Home, " a 15-day ride from Los Angeles. Californi a, t o Sprin gfield , M assachu setts, (original home of the Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company). The new Indian exhibit ce lebrates one of Am erican mot orc y c ling ' s mo st he ralded brands. It features 50 important motorcycles from Indian's tumultuou s histo ry, as we ll as period sales literature, memo rabili a, photos never before displaye d, and info rmative text that chro nicles the rise and fall of an American icon . " Indian remains one of the true touchst ones of American moto rcycling, as well as a fascinating stud y in Am eri can business, " said Mark Mederski, Executive Dir ecto r of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Mu seum. "The mu seu m is proud to present an exhibit that not only showcases classic motorcycles, but also documents the people, events and cultural con text surrou nding the Indian saga . " Ed Youngblo od, t he exh ibit' s c urat o r , ag reed . "Our goal has been to create an exhibit that can be enjoyed by everyone - from o o o Cannondale has revealed details of its 2002 motorsports product line, and the Connect icut company's offerings for next year are high light ed by a bro ader range of price-points and key improvements to it s mot o rcycl es. Cannondale will offe r fo ur motorcycles (in addition to fo ur ATV s) . Increased operating efficienc ies at Can nond ale's Bedf ord, Penn sylvania, fact ory have allowe d the compan y to boost its manufactu ring capacity and lower retail prices . The 2002 line-up features sever al improvement s to Cannon dale 's innovat ive 432cc reversed -cy linder-head engine. Most models will have new GP Control fuel -injection mapping from OPTIMU M Power Technolog y for a broader powerband, easier starting , improved low-speed operation , and in-the-fie ld tu neability , all of which are made possible by a new high-powe red. progra mmable Sagem MC 1000 ECU . The Cannond ale powe rplant wil l also have an improved clutch for smoother engagement and greater durab ility, and a new PTC (Progressive Throttle Cont roll thro ttle for enhanced driveability . Three of Can no ndale's fo ur motorcycle models will also have a totally new M ax-Air Box that provtdes more air to the engine fo r inc reased power. O ther change s includ e a raised radiator positi on, lower seat heig ht, raised footpegs , lighter and narrower plastic, lighter frame spars. revalved Ohlins suspen sion and new engine and transmission Oil-level windows . The four 2002 motorcycle s will be the motocross-specifi c X440 (pic tured, $6995 M SRP ), th e C440 fo r cross -country style racing ($ 7295), the E440 enduro ($ 7495), and the entrylevel X440S moto cro sser ($5995). motorcycle enthusiast s to history buffs: fro m business majo rs to schoo l-age children. The array of rare and beautiful motorcycles can be appreciated in their own right, of co urse, but we also prese nt the intriguing st ory o f the Ind ian brand, in a way that bring s th e legend to life. " Recentl y local Santa Ro sa, Californ ia, rider C ra ig Wesner qualified to represent the USA on the Junior W orld Trophy Team at thts year's Internat ional Six day 's Enduro to be held in France and his frie nds are putting toge ther a benefit d inn er t o hel p hi m w ith the fin ancial obliga tion s of making the trip . The dinner will be held on Augu st 11 in Santa Rosa. For more inf o rmat io n , c all 70 7/527 8888 . The 8th Annual Ho nda Hoot moto rcycle rally rolled into Knoxville , Tennessee, June 20 -23 w ith nearl y 18,000 atten de es . Wh en th e f o ur -day ev e nt w a s over, the Hoot' s firs t appearan c e in Knoxville we nt into the record books as an unqualified success, ac cord ing t o Honda. " W e are extremely pleased with the resu lts of our first Knoxville Honda Hoot, " said Charles Kelle r, manager of t he Ho ot' s main spo nso r , t he Ho nda Riders C lub of America . " In particu lar, I BORN. Zachary Price Taylor , to Smith Sport Optics' Rich Taylor and his wife , Stacy, on J une 2 1. BORN. Trevor Young , to Big Gun 's M ike Young and his wife, Alex, on July 8. CORRECTION. We list ed the wrong phone number for Four Strokes Only in our Suzuki DR-Z400ES Dual Sport proj ect bike story (lssues 27). The correct phone number is 818/765-5616. . . ...... . . ........ ...... ................ .... ... .... ........... ..... . ...... ...... ........ '" .. o o o o o o o o o o Each day , self -quided rides to ok hun dreds of riders to local poi nts of inte res t, including Oak Ridg e, D o llyw o od, and Cumberland Gap . Even a summer thund ers torm could not dampe n the rider s' enthusi asm as they explored eastern Tennessee' s past in the unique and pastoral se t ti ng o f t he Mus eum of Appalachia . want to let everyone know what a warm w e l come w e re c ei ved in Eas t Te n nessee. I can't tell you how many compli ments I heard from Hoot atte ndees and vendo rs . Considerin g thi s was our first year and that we have even bigger plans with the city of Knoxville for 2002 , the future of the Honda Hoot loo ks very bright." The record gathering of mot orcycli st s - up 30 perce nt over last year - Accord ing to a report issued by Reuters , Yamaha Motor , the world's seco ndlargest mot orcycl e maker, has said that it aims to reduce co st s by 30 percent by the end of the 2004 /05-business year to improv e it s g loba l c o mpe ti ti v e ne s s . Yama ha Manag ing D ire c t or Taka shi Kajikawa told Reuters in an interview that the J apane se co mpa ny pla ns to map out a new mid-term business plan by early next yea r, whic h would include drast ic cos t-c utti ng measures in development and procurement , mainly in it s mainstay mot orcycle business. " W e will nee d to lowe r cos ts by 30 pe rcen t to raise co mpet itiveness , " he said in the article , without giving specific terms. The move is the latest in a series of cost- cut ting plans by Jap anese co mpanies which face inten sified competition w ith global rivals and sluggis h dem and at home in light of J ap an ' s pro lo nged ec on omic slum p , Re ut e rs rep o rt s . The existing enjoyed many daily activitie s. Chilhowe e Park was th e site o f ove r 150 vendo r d i spla y s and demo ri des offe red by Ho nda , Apri lia , B M W , Buell , D uc at i, Kawasaki , Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha. HIRED: Bri an Berry , as mot ocr oss promotions manager for S mith Spo rt Optics . Berry, a former factory mecha nic for Suzuki and Yamaha, takes ove r for the departe d Dale Spangler. For more info rmation , call 949 / 5 15-5 170, ext. 3 . HIRED. Rich Tayl o r, as a sales manager fo r S mit h Sport Opt ic s. Taylor has pre vio usly served as a test rid er fo r Dirt Rider magazine. For more information, call 818 /986-3867 . AUTOGRA PH SIGNING: At Beavert on Yamaha in Tigard, Oregon . on Friday, July 27 , from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Team Yamaha's Tim Ferry and David Vuill emin, and Yamaha of Troy team riders Ernest o Fonseca, Nath an Ramsey, Ju stin Bucke lew and Nic W ey are scheduled to appear. For more information, call 503/ 684-6600 . '" 8 o 8 o RES IGNED: Drew Kuriger fro m his position as rider support manag er at Tag M et al s. Kur ige r was rec entl y hir ed by Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Kines is manufacturing. OPENED. The Parts Unlimited World Off-Road Championship Series (W ORCS) home page on the W orld Wide W eb. The site can be found at the follow ing address : www.wo rcs m. o o '" cu e I e mid -term business plan wh ich ends in March 2002 aims to generat e a five-percent profit, before tax and extrao rdinary . . Continued on page 112 n EI _ S • JULv1 8 , 2 0 01 3 8 o o o o o o o o o o o o 8 o o o 8 o o

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