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Engine technical discussion in press

When the RC51 came out, one of the US magazines did an article comparing the different sporting V-twins, with a very good technical discussion of each engine. I have spent hours searching for this article, both online and in my (unorganized) stacks of old magazines. Anyone remember this? Any leads?
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I do not remember that article, but if you have a large stack of magazines maybe you can help me. I'm looking for an artists sketch of a then proposed VTR1000-SP1 in about 1998 or maybe 1999. It was the lower left page towards the front of a magazine which I believe to be Cycle World although it could have been Sport Rider magazine.

Scan that sketch for me and I will repay the favor.
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I do not remember that article, but if you have a large stack of magazines maybe you can help me. I'm looking for an artists sketch of a then proposed VTR1000-SP1 in about 1998 or maybe 1999. It was the lower left page towards the front of a magazine which I believe to be Cycle World although it could have been Sport Rider magazine.

Scan that sketch for me and I will repay the favor.
Mike,

Was this the sketch you're referring to?

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Nope I do not believe that is it... Very close, but not the actual one.

I believe it was done in black & white, but it's been so long I cannot remember exactly. Just as much as i want the sketch I want the printed blurb about it as well.
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I do not remember that article, but if you have a large stack of magazines maybe you can help me. I'm looking for an artists sketch of a then proposed VTR1000-SP1 in about 1998 or maybe 1999. It was the lower left page towards the front of a magazine which I believe to be Cycle World although it could have been Sport Rider magazine.

Scan that sketch for me and I will repay the favor.
Or is it this one?
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Oh shit I think that is it! Where'd you get that?
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Or is it this one?
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When I read that article and saw that picture I decided right then & there if they built it, I would buy it! When it was officially announced I called up my local dealer and badgered him incessantly... I made damn sure I had the first one into Memphis. Uncrated it & prepped it myself.

One of the most memorable days of my life and definitely the most anti-tepid 13 miles I have ever ridden a bike to get it home from the dealership
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I did the same thing with my VFR700FII in 1986, I was signing paperwork on it within an hour of them taking it off the truck
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Man I totally threadjacked this poor guys shit all up... Worked out well for me, but the OP still hasn't got the info he is looking for!
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