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Old 03-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #16
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I wrote Catterson about all the errors in the short little column on NP and he blamed it on the "art director".

As for Road Runner, I think it's a good magazine that focuses on rides/routes, etc. It always includes ride route cards on the last couple of pages that are made to go in the map pocket on your tank bag. Pretty cool.
Thanks!.....Now all I need is a Tank Bag!!!!
Too much of a PITA to get to the gas cap with a Tank Bag, IMHO....plus they dont do much good for the paint!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:21 AM   #17
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As for Road Runner, I think it's a good magazine that focuses on rides/routes, etc. It always includes ride route cards on the last couple of pages that are made to go in the map pocket on your tank bag. Pretty cool.
Interesting! I'll give that a try.

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:00 AM   #18
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I think Roadrunner is modeled after a German moto-mag, and the German moto-mag is very ride-report oriented. Road Runner is hosting an event here on the east coast.

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When I was younger, and before Al Gore invented the internet, I ravenously consumed all the motorcycle magazines I could get my grubby little fingers on. I even read the ads! When Sport Rider came into being, it was Nirvana. At the track, it was easy to root for Nick Ienatsch on his smoky 250cc two-stroke, or when he rode that Australian contraption because it felt like I KNEW him. Once I discovered the English mags, though, man, my enjoyment of reading went up ten fold.

Anyways, yeah, I think the best days of Motorcyclist are behind us. Or maybe its me, maybe my outlook changed a bit? I dunno.....
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #19
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GS1100r Manufactuer Dates.

It's a small thing but the BMW GS1100 was available, newly titled from 1994-1999. 1998 was not the end of the line.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #20
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Catterson seems as though he must have a gratuitous mug shot in every article, and the editorials and even the feature stories have gone down to the point where maybe I lack a sense of humor but I honestly think the authors took a big hit of acid and jotted down what they thought people would care to read about.

Roadrunner.... Got my second issue the other day (was given a script for xmas) and it's very down to earth, to the point, and seems to cover a wide range of subjects. Yes it's touring oriented and is called roadrunner and therefore no dirt riding stuff but some adventure touring. I'm happy so far.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #21
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There was a time when Motorcyclist was ok but they have been going steadily downhill in my opinion. I have a while on my subscription but if things don't turn around I won't renew. Guess I'll be down to MCN and Cycle World which I'll be sorry to see.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #22
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Im done with Motorcyclist too. Thinking of a script to RoadRunner...any feedback on THAT one?

Perhaps Neil Peart's bike is running like it has 100 fewer cc's because its hauling gallons of Macallan's around!!!??
Ive been reading and subscribing to Roadrunner for many years,they are a down to earth magazine about travel and they dont worry about if a bike will do 186 or 184 mph or how quick it gets there. Great stories done by world travelers as well as lots of trips around the US. Cycle world,motorcyclist,I read em but I get tired of the constant badgering about how I need a 2 wheeled 185 mph missile to ride around on,it makes no sense but they keep at it.

Dirt rider reads like a salesperson wrote it,every thing they test is the best ever,they do endless hop up reports that cost 3500+ on the latest 4 stroke dirt bike,never,ever,do they do a hours to rebuild section at the end.
Its just part of the fun,doing expensive rebuilds on a 4 stroke hot rod single that with luck runs 80 to 90 hours to rebuild time. Magazines exist on the adds they sell,it would be nice if their articles werent adds as well.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:48 PM   #23
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I subscribe to a few motomags and I've always thought of Motorcyclist as the worst of the lot, and I'm going to let my subscription expire. When they published one of the most iconic images of the Nazi takeover of Paris along with a stupid caption, I was in a state of pure disbelief. That type of mistake falls directly at the editors feet which, apparently, are in his mouth.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:02 PM   #24
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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 03-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #25
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I gave up on all my subscriptions except the Airheads club when I found this site. Dave
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:26 PM   #26
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Isn't Neil the drummer with PearT Jam?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:27 PM   #27
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I agree with op. I just wrote to cancel my sub yesterday. Ever since Mitch left, the writing has gone downhill, and the content not as rich. Who is editing these days if anyone?!

It's not just a typo. They posted a pic of a Frenchman crying as the Nazis entered Paris as an example of the great depression. (yes I knew that pic before it showed up on the mail collumn).

The fact checking sucks, content low brow, and evidently each contributing writer self-edits!

No more Motorcyclist for me.
I agree with you and the OP. The typo was stupid enough, but if you're dumb enough to post that picture and confuse it with America's Great Depression, at least offer a sincere apology. I can't remember the last time I flipped through so many pages without reading them.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #28
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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.
You mean to tell me that my 1999 R1100GS didn't exist?
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:12 PM   #29
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Really, the man lost his daughter and wife and you're bitching about getting the models right. The bike got him through something I hope no one has to ever go through, I can't even imagine how that must have been. And you are bitching about the details. Unfu-----believable.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #30
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Motorcyclist and Cycle World have been washed up for a few years with (very) few exceptions on their staffs. At least Cycle World has Kev Cameron and Egan, both of which are a hoot to read. Beyond that, neither mag has any balls any more. 'Ooooh, look, Ducati has a new color and because they have a four page advertisement spread, they get Bike Of The Year'. Screw that.

Bike UK, as has been said has a pair, and will call a bike what it is. They also have pieces on riding improvement and explanation of the technique which is always helpful. There's always something fascinating with eash issue.

Asphaltandrubber really does good coverage as does Visordown for online information and they don't seem to be fanbois about any bike or brand on particular.

Then there's ADVrider. Cripes, what to say about that??
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