November 2011 Motorcyclist Table of Contents

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9 Cat Tales

14 Up To Speed
Yamaha's 2012 YZF-R1, supercharged sport-touring, whatever happened to King Kenny and Laguna Seca by the numbers.

20 Icon: Gary Nixon


24 MC M.C.

26 Cranked

28 Drawing The Line

30 Code Break

32 Megaphone

34 MC Mail

36 ME & MY Bike


38 2012 Harley-Davidson Switchback
Bagger or cruiser? You decide.

40 2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom
The uncommon 110-inch power dresser.

42 2012 Victory Cross Country Tourer
America's latest long-distance alternative.

44 ATK GT250
Coming soon to a Harley dealer near you?

46 Scoot: Derringer
Don't you dare call it a moped!


48 Ducati Diavel vs. Star V-Max
Shootout at the AAA Corral.

54 An Idiots' Guide To Sturgis
You never forget your first time...but we'll try.

58 Left Coast Tour
Victory in Florida. Yes, Florida.

62 Going Gently
Easing into the three-wheeled afterlife.


68 Gear

70 MC Tested

71 Fashion Police


74 Doin’ Time

78 Streetbike Surgery

82 Smart Money

84 Street Savvy

86 Track Time

88 Answers

89 Tools 101

90 Last Page