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    We only WISH they were a 4 valve motor (of course we're also grateful they never actually had a 24mm carb).



    Some of the specs are wrong but the description of the riding experience and the designed intent of the bike still applies.



    Thanks for that.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Even way back when, "The front tire, however, doesn't work as well on a wide variety of terrain, and tends to slide out before the rear", we still complain about that pesky stock front tire. Article pretty well spells out what is/was to be expected of our beloved TW. Not many motorcycle models have lasted for 25 years of production with so few changes.



    Thanks for posting the article Brian
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    Awesome read! I like the $1699 list price. Thanks for posting! I gotta know, Brian... did you have this mag laying around or did you seek it out and buy it because of the TW article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsclues View Post
    Awesome read! I like the $1699 list price. Thanks for posting! I gotta know, Brian... did you have this mag laying around or did you seek it out and buy it because of the TW article?
    I just happened to see the magazine posted on ebay and figured it was worth $8 bucks to buy it and share it with you guys on this forum. It was kinda fun to read the entire magazine, especially some of the ads.

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    Thank you for sharing! That is a really fun trip back in time, oh wait, we all still ride the same bike, it's not like Yamaha really changed it much in 26 years!!! LOL.. I wish I could get a brand new one for $1699!!!



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    it looks exactly the same!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbracket View Post
    I wish I could get a brand new one for $1699!!!
    I wonder what the value of $1,699 in 1987 dollars would be in 2013 dollars, any economists out there?

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    Thanks! Very interesting.
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    Ha! Thanks so much for posting this!



    Except for the few changes over the intervening years (and the aforementioned technical errors), this could be a review of the 2013 TW.



    Not surprised to see that I wasn't the only one gobsmacked by the 1987 MSRP!
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