Cover Photo: With the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains forming a natural backdrop to the renowned Box Springs Grade T.T. course, the riders shown are sweeping through one of the fastest left-hand turns on the track. Photograph reveals the excellent surface, width of course, and rolling nature of this track. The Box Springs lay-out has been acclaimed beautiful but tricky.
Contents: Editor’s Viewpoint; The Plymouth Monster – 200 MPH aspirant 16 years ago; Indian nifties for the ’50’s – oldest U.S. manufacturer plans newest improvements; California Season opens at Riverside – 1950 tees off with T.T Card; Crater Camp Field Meet – Southern California Motorcycle Club’s Annual “Do”; British Motorcycles on Display at Grand Central Palace; The NSU Fox – Germany’s entrant in the lightweight Field; Testing the Harley-Davidson “61” Twin; Helpful Mathematics for Motorcyclists; Bulletins from Britain; History of Famous British Motorcycles AJS; A.M.A. Competition Rules for 1950; The Curtain rises on “The Greenhorn” – May 27, 1950; Interesting Motorcycle Pictures from here and there; more
Contents: Letters; Big Bear National Championship – taken by Aub LeBard; Annual Pikes Peak Dash – taken by Roger Hayes; Motorcycle Hot Rod Exhibit; Matchless AJS for 1949; Marcel versus Bob Controversy; The Powell P-81; Pledge of Safety; Sports Slants; Motorcycling is Proud of this Man – C.F. Carson; The Man Behind the Panther – Mr. Peter Marians; 30 Years Ago; Club News; Daytona Announcement; more
Back-Cover Ad: 1949 Norton Motors Ltd “The Unaproachable Norton” Ad
Built into every Norton motorcycle is all the vast wealth of knowledge gained in more than twenty years of unparalleled success on the road-racing circuits of the world. Take a good look at the next Norton rider you see…note the easy, natural riding position…the sparkling acceleration… the rock-steady braking…the hair-line steering on corners. That’s what “race-bred” means in a production model. Model ES2 illustrated above, is a well-established favorite with sporting enthusiasts. It combines at modest cost the superb high-speed handling of a racing machine, with the de luxe equipment of a fine road model. The 490 c.c. long stroke engine (79mm. x 100mm.) gives a fascinating reserve of extra speed. Overhead valves, push-rod operated, are totally enclosed and automatically lubricated….
Contents: Specifications for all Models; The Fury of the BSA; Moto-Crossers ride the dyno; The Parade of ’71’s; On the trail of the 125’s; Accessory Catalog; Motorcycle Sport Quarterly, the Buyer’s Guide edition specifically, is dedicated to solving any and all perplexities regarding your introduction to the sport of motorcycling. If the answer isn’t to be found somewhere in the tediously compiled charts of specifications or seat-of-the-pants commentary of one of our many tests…192 pages, softcover, condition: very good
1971 Spring Petersen’s Motorcycle Sport Quarterly Buyer’s Guide by Bob Greene available at www.DadsVintageAds.com
Cover Photo: Across the top is some colorful action at the Winchester T.T. course in Pennsylvania. Jack Mercer snapped this shot with his Speed Graphic and 15 inch telephoto lens. In the lower left-hand corner, Jack (the Bear) Sackett gets into some fancy broadsliding on his Triumph at California’s Sir Kegian T.T. course several years ago. At lower right we find expert rider Stan Schmidt momentarily airborne as he climbs a hill on his Harley-Davidson in a recent Northern California hillclimb meet.
Contents: Tommy Byars wins Southwest Championship; Los Angeles Hot Rod Show; AJS and Matchless for 1955; Around the World with Angus “Red Beard” McMonnies; BSA Pin-up – the lvely Miss La Verne Daughery on a BSA B34 Gold Star Clubman; Vincent Sets New British Empire Sidecar Record; Grand Prix Salon; Ethel Russell recalls her 1919 motorcycle ride as Pillion Passenger to scenic Yosemite Park; Moto Guzzi Wind Tunnel; Jimmy Phillips / Pacific Coast T.T. Championship; NSU Technical Illustration; New York Thruway Opens to Motorcycle Traffic; Hap Jones Appointed West Coast Distributor of Norton Motorcycles; Werner Haas Benched?; Paul Goldsmith / Williams Grove Race; Velocette offers new Scrambler for 1955; Zundapp Sabre Road Test; Bill Martin / In Search of Suspension; History of Dunlop Tires; more
Contents: Bultaco El Montadero – Is it a racer or a trailbike?; How To Ride Moto-Cross part 3; Project Yamaha Update – where it’s at and where it’s going; Overhauling Honda’s Eight-Speed Transmission; Not Honda’s Biggest but Maybe Their Best – CB450; Suzuki’t Super Scrambler 100; Heads off Honda’s 450 – make that tired 450 live again; AJS 370 – Norton Villiers first try at building a desert racer; Black Magic – designing expansion chambers; Small but mighty – The Micro Metisses; Do Fuel Additives Work? – testing a nitro additive; more
Contents: Norton 750 Overhaul – in-depth comprehensive article on rebuilding the time honored 750cc Norton Vertical Twin; Hot Pants and Overhauls – would you believe women mechanics?; World’s first hand operated motorcycle – no feet required; Big Bore Suzuki Savage – 322 cc’s for under $60; Removing stubborn magneto flywheels; Shopping at the Swap Meet – a motorcycle flea market; Pop off the Maico Magneto; Ease up that stiff throttle; Honda 350 transmission strip; Fork Tube Straightening; Revell / Yamaha contest – big prizes for little models; Freshen up the AJS Top End; Make your own degree wheel; more
Contents: Road test Yamaha SRX600; The Boy Racer – Jeff Clew continues his AJS 7R history; Running and Riding – Royal Interceptor – the alternative big twin; Classic Racing – The Historic GP at Jerez; Racer Test – Derbi’s Nieto Replica; Classic Archives – Looking back on the TT’s golden years; The Restoration Game – the trade and its tricks; The Bridgestone 175s; Laverda SFC – Breganze’s original “racers” for the road; Ariel Square Four; Fred Whitworh – introducing a classic character; more
Contents: Honda CB400F – 30 years later Honda’s little Four still shines; V Four Victory – Alan Cathcart rides the sole-surviving 1939 AJS V4; Two-speed Touring – the highs and lows of Moto Guzzi’s V1000 Convert; American Originals – 1959 Harley-Davidson Sportster and the new 1200 Sportster; Born Again Brit – JMR’s new Egli-Vincent rekindles an old flame; Innocents Abroad – touring the Moto Guzzi Museum in Italy; more
Cover: Scottish Six Days Trial of 1952 with Hugh Viney riding his AJS up a steep twisting trail in the Scottish Highlands; Contents: BSA for 1962; The Long Journey; The Clasic “Double”; Portfolio from the past; Recently AMA approved models; Dealer Guide; Classified Advertising; On the Alert!; Candid Comments; Thru the Gears; Letters to the Editor; more
Cover Story: 1970 Daytona 200 Miler – the 750 rule creates a whole new scene at this great classic; Road Tests: Honda SL-350, AJS 250 Y4 Stormer Moto-Cross Racer, Bultaco Pursang Mk. IV “America”; Cotton Minarelli Impression; Anual Elsinore Grand Prix; Legalizing an expansion chamber; High Mountain Enduro; Yamaha Model Competition; Build a seat for your custom; The Motorcycle Specialty shop; Astrodome Nationals; Miss Modern Cycle; more
Cover: A sparkling view of the popular 175cc Kawasaki Enduro
Road Tests: AJS 250 Moto-Cross, Suzuki T250R; Isle of Man TT; Loudon; Most of Europe on Two Wheels; Motorcycle Touring and Camping; Matterhorn meet; Suspension History; Custom Show; Personality Profile: Mighty Mite (Miny Waln); Mini-Bike Corner; European Newsletter; more
Cover: Most of the Bermuda contingent lined up prior to their Canadian experience.
Evaluation: AJS 410; Features: From the rooftops; Helmet Standards part 2; High Point Standings; Annual General Meeting; Competition: Championship Hill Climb; AMCRA Annual; Westbank MX; Whitemouth MX; Maple Leaf Enduro; Ontario MX Windup; more
Contents: Road Tests: AJS 370 Y-50, Montesa Cota, Honda SL-100; Bultaco Lobito 175 Impression; Ovalesque Custom / Ken Germaine; Harley-Davidson Tune-Up; Bay Mare Moto-Cross; Space Age Suspension; Production Road Racing; New Land Speed Record; Pepperell Inter-Am Moto Cross – Arne Kring and Bengt Aberg take up where they left off last year; Ascot Action; The Cost of performance; AFM Racing Pictorial; Action Photo Contest; Miss Modern Cycle; more
Contents: 1973 Superbike Comparison, 7 bikes rated 1-7; Category Index – brands listed by cc and purpose; The ’73s -this is why you buy the Buyers Guide; Minibike / Minicycle Catalog; How much do they really weigh; Dynamometers do not lie; How an old Ducati restored a man; Map freaks have more fun; Break-In made easy; Accessories; Motorcycle Laws by State; more
Riders asked for it, and now they have it, a new big brother to the phenomenally successful Stormer 250. This super power packed bike might even be more than some have bargained for. Built with the sleekness of a cheetah but possessing the heart of a tiger, the performance capabilities of this machine could accurately be described as frightening – not least to the opposition…
Few radical changes have been made to motorcycles from Europe. In the main manufacturers have left well enough alone, concentrating on detailed small matters to improve comfort and safety. There has been no drastic change in matters of transmission or, in most cases, suspension. Several new models announced are facsimiles of machines already produced as established favorites. In some cases, despite added refinements, the pruchase price has been reduced…
Article includes: AJS / Matchless, Ariel, BSA, Douglas, Norton, Triumph and Vincent