UP FRONT

Your fa­vorite bike mag­a­zine gets a full re­build

Cycle World - - Contents - By MARK HOYER

DDur­ing the early 1960s, Joe Parkhurst re­acted to the state of mo­tor­cy­cle pub­lish­ing and the mar­ket. Cy­cle World pub­lished its first issue in Jan­uary 1962. Within a decade, Joe, who’d hocked ev­ery­thing and made the first issue on his kitchen ta­ble, owned lots more mo­tor­cy­cles, a Fer­rari Day­tona, and a big yacht. And he was hav­ing the time of his life mak­ing the best mo­tor­cy­cle mag­a­zine in the world.

It’s 2018, and Cy­cle World is re­act­ing to the state of pub­lish­ing and the mar­ket as the me­dia world has changed pro­foundly. While I don’t have any vi­sions of fancy cars or big boats, we do plan to make this heavy-duty, high-qual­ity quar­terly CW the kind of beau­ti­ful, li­brary-wor­thy print piece you’ll want to keep for­ever. Tra­di­tional stars like Kevin Cameron and Peter Egan, along with new writ­ers and pho­tog­ra­phers will help us ex­plore with a new per­spec­tive the beauty and tech­nol­ogy of the mo­tor­cy­cle in­side and out.

I was so glad I got to know Joe. When I was hired at CW in 1999, he’d started work­ing on a book about his time in the busi­ness. So he’d spend his days in the archives at our old build­ing in New­port Beach. My of­fice was ac­tu­ally in the CW archives. Joe and I shared big-time Trans­porta­tion En­thu­si­ast sta­tus and talked about cars, planes, mo­tor­cy­cles, and sin­gle malt. I carry those talks with me and work to keep that sparkle in Joe’s eyes alive in these pages.

For our part, I hope the mag­a­zine de­sign speaks for it­self and helps us get in­side the uni­ver­sal beauty of the mo­tor­cy­cle more than ever. On nuts and bolts, you’ll still find Kevin’s TDC column, but we've re­worked the rest com­pletely. Com­po­nents leads off with Ele­ments to give us a sort of love letter to the (yes) ele­ments of the ma­chines we love. Ti­ta­nium is the first sub­ject, and it’s re­lated to the main fea­ture on the Du­cati Pani­gale V-4. Ori­gins cel­e­brates land­mark mo­tor­cy­cles from our past, and Fun­da­men­tals cov­ers tech­ni­cal sub­jects re­lated to the ba­sic func­tion­ing of the ma­chines we love. Af­ter that, it’s great big beau­ti­ful fea­tures on mo­tor­cy­cles new and old, fol­lowed by Mak­ers, ded­i­cated to the peo­ple who de­sign, build, col­lect, cus­tom­ize, or oth­er­wise shape the mo­tor­cy­cle world.

Along with cy­cle­world.com, our so­cial-me­dia foot­print, and live events, we share the same pas­sion for mo­tor­cy­cling as you do, and will keep spreading the word through all our chan­nels that the mo­tor­cy­cling life is the best life. Dirt, street, ad­ven­tur­ing, com­mut­ing, in cus­tom shops, at shows, and on fac­tory floors, we will be there along­side you, con­tin­u­ing the ride of our lives.

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