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Old 01-04-2013, 05:37 AM   #76
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I know we all know what opinions are like....

My opinion is Motorcyclist is an interesting rag. I get just about every US MC mag there is and generally enjoy bits and pieces of them all. Motorcyclist is one I tend to read from front to back. Boehm was great and in my book Catterson is just as good. I like the collection of columnists/writers (as a group) better than any out there.

Just my 2 cents....
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:21 AM   #77
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Send me one!

But seriously, that Motorcyclist writer down in Key West is an absolute riot. Pokes fun at himself with wild abandon -- about the opposite of the self-importance served by so many writers in print or electronic forums.

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:34 PM   #78
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But seriously, that Motorcyclist writer down in Key West is an absolute riot. Pokes fun at himself with wild abandon -- about the opposite of the self-importance served by so many writers in print or electronic forums.

(Is it in the mail yet?)
I can only afford the one bribe. Now, if they'd quit giving the damn thing away I could buy me some ADV love.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:30 AM   #79
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they list a 2006 r1100gs as the motorcycle that changed neil peart's life.

The r1100 gs was produced from 1994-1998.

Maybe they should have said the motorcycle that saved neil peart's life.
they wrote 2006 instead of 1996????

dear god.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:42 AM   #80
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But seriously, that Motorcyclist writer down in Key West is an absolute riot. Pokes fun at himself with wild abandon -- about the opposite of the self-importance served by so many writers in print or electronic forums.

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Joe Gresh is probably the best read in Motorcyclist in my opinion. And he doesn't mind riding a Victory!.
Some of Ari Henning's is alright.


I'm not going to bash Motorcyclist or Cycle World, but i've noticed they've become pretty much interchangable.
When I got close to a Borders or a Barnes&Noble, I would pick up a copy of Bike,or TWO.A much better read to me.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #81
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Joe Gresh is probably the best read in Motorcyclist in my opinion.
I'll be sending this on to new editor-in-hefe Cook. I need all the help I can get.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:59 PM   #82
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Most of the motorcycle mags are interchangeable. They all test the same bikes, equipment, etc. There's very little imagination or originality between them. About the only difference is some target 15 year holds, others target 19 year holds.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:36 PM   #83
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Most of the motorcycle mags are interchangeable. They all test the same bikes, equipment, etc. There's very little imagination or originality between them. About the only difference is some target 15 year holds, others target 19 year holds.

Yep what he said.

I shared subscriptions w/ a friend and the two mags we got were so similar in content it was pitiful. I dropped my subscription to Motorcyclist as I didn't think it was worth he money. As luck (good or bad) would have it I called in a free subscription to Motorcyclist through a Road gear promotion. That's the only way I'd get the rag. Still not very entertaining even at that price.

The only Mag I get is the BMW ON, it's about as good as any of the others.

The reading here is more entertaining and informative than any paid subscription, and met some great people through here...priceless........
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #84
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I'll be sending this on to new editor-in-hefe Cook. I need all the help I can get.
Might be Cook needing the help........
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:04 AM   #85
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Go to page 19 of the April 2012 issue of Motorcyclist Magazine. They list a 2006 R1100GS as the motorcycle that changed Neil Peart's life. I'd say that it would change a lot of lives to have a 2006 R1100GS. Motorcyclist used to be a great publication back when Mitch ran the show, now its not so much. I mean how freaking simple can you get, and don't placate me with a "Yeah we were just looking to see if you were watching line". ADV has caught a lot of crap from Motorcyclist over the years, now its time to push back. This issue came with a paper cover saying boldly "This is your last issue" Yes it is. and I recommend you do the same now that the publisher, Marty Estes is also gone. (pg. 47)

I have been able to compare MotorCyclist to Cycle World and have found that CW, for me, is the better read.
For me they seem more neutral. MC has a tendency to have/want to please their sponsors. Money talks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:12 AM   #86
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I REALLY enjoy Joe Gresh's writing and there's just not that much of it on ADV. Peter Egan (CW) is funny too, in a similar but more subtle way. The technical explanations by Kevin Cameron (CW) are superb. Jack Lewis does take potshots at ADV, but some ADV posters seem to earn them. I haven't seen anything by Jeff Hughes for a while, but appreciated his philosophical approach in Sport Rider. These and other writers simply write better than the typical online post. I also read two classics mags but no particular writer stands out.

The reviews of next year's bikes with 5% more horsepower don't do much for me, but I am interested to read about the changes in technology that will be available in ALL bikes soon. It does "trickle down".

I'm glad to read these in addition to ADV. Neither the mags nor ADV has a monopoly on useful and entertaining writing.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #87
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they wrote 2006 instead of 1996????

dear god.
Pretty muckin futch, lol
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The really sad thing about any of the "enthusiast" mags is it only takes about an hour or less to read through them and then all they are good for is the trash.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #89
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They are getting awfully narrow. 120 pages was normal a few years ago. For a while it was 98, now we are down to 90.
If this pace keeps up, by 2023 readers will have to send us pages.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:47 AM   #90
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The really sad thing about any of the "enthusiast" mags is it only takes about an hour or less to read through them and then all they are good for is the trash.
That's the power of concise!
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