August 2012 Motorcyclist Table of Contents

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America's First — Since 1912

9 Cat Tales

16 Up To Speed
Audi buys Ducati, Hero teams with Erik Buell Racing, and Norton goes back to its roots to contest the Isle of Man TT.

26 MC 100

28 Icon: Eddie Lawson at the 1988 USGP

31 Classic Test: Ducati Desmoquattro

34 Classic Profile: Harley-Davidson XRTT

36 Emeritus: Bryon Farnsworth

38 MC M.C.

40 Cranked

42 Drawing the Line

44 Code Break

46 MC Mail

48 Me & My Bike

51 Star SCL Raider
A factory custom that asks the question: Do you need more chrome in your diet?

54 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
A new motor for an old favorite.

56 Scoot: Aprilia SRV850
Super-duper scooter!

58 Dirt: Beta 350 RR
She's a screamer!

60 Class of 2012: Part II
Europe's best superbikes have their mettle tested.

82 Best of the Best
Europe vs. Japan for intercontinental glory!

84 Gear: Lithium-Ion Batteries

87 MC Tested

94 Doin’ Time

98 Smart Money

100 Street Savvy

102 Track Time

104 Answers

104 Tools 101

106 Last Page