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Cycle News 2023 Issue 04 January 31

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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I n 1975, two full decades before print advertising for nicotine products would be banned, the February issue of Cycle World magazine carried a full-page ad on its back cover for Camel Filter Cigarettes. "They're not for everybody" the ad read, "but they could be for you." That very message could've also been printed on the maga - zine's front cover, which featured the brand-new 500cc Suzuki RE5, a rotary-engined heavy- weight that the company was billing as "the smoothest tour- ing machine ever made." A few companies, including Yamaha CNII ARCHIVES P112 BY KENT TAYLOR THE ROTARY: SUZUKI'S SHORT-LIVED RE5 Suzuki's rotary-powered RE5 had a short life but left its mark. This Suzuki RE5 is owned and was restored/modified by RE5 enthusiast Jess Stockwell.

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