Contents: Which one has the muscle? We dyno test: Honda Four, Triumph / BSA 3, Harley Sportster, Kawasaki III, Eagle, Norton, etc.; How to choose the right bike; The 1970 Models & Specs; Latest Custom & Sports Accessories; much, much more!
McCormack International’s American Eagle. The first company to put it all together. Bikes, Buggies. Snowmobiles. Acessories. Year ’round recreational equipment. All under one name. Motorcycles -A full line of machines. Built for enthusiasts by enthusiasts. Jack McCormack brought a lot of foreign lightweights to this country. Now he’s built his own company…
Take on the competition. Just for fun we put our McCormack Eagle Cheeta 350 up against the Honda 350CL. Here are some of the results: We’re two-cycle. They’re 4. We produce 2.1 hp per cube. They produce 1.6. Hmmm. Our 338cc air-cooled engine develops 42 brake hp at 8000 rpms. The Honda 350 with 325 cc’s revs a little higher with 33 hp at 9500 rpms. Horsepower to weight ratio. A big point right? Ours is 7.85 lbs per horse. The Honda works a little harder with 10.45 lbs per horse. Now you have an idea why we take the SS 1/4 in a hair over 13 secs. They come in just under 16 secs. We top end at 110+. They, at 96+. Honda 350 is a good machine. Ours? Well, the facts speak for themselves. We welcome competition. Hope they welcome us.
Italian automobile companies have had the plan for high-speed, high-quality tourers for some time, and so does, finally, an Italian motorcycle company. Meet Laverda’s passionate answer to the BMW. American Eagle Classic is the name of this neweset entrant to the big-bike luxury touring market. Designed and manufactured by Laverda, an Italian producer of light aircraft and agricultural machinery, the Classic is built to the “Americanized” specifications of McCormick International Motors of Santa Ana, California…
Cover photo: Belgian moto-cross ace, Joel Robert, in airborne artistry astride a Jawa-CZ; Road Tests: American Eagle 405 Talon, Jawa CZ 250 moto-cross; Hodaka Conversion; The quest for speed; Mini-Bike Corner – brakes; Build a Kawasaki “Super-Bike”; The Golden Age of the Fours chapter V; Year’s toughest moto-cross “Motocross Des Nations”; Christmas Buyers Guide; Sacramento Mile; Show & Go Triumph; Jack Pine Enduro; more
Contents: Road Tests: American Eagle 750, Rickman Street Metisse, Zundapp ISDT 100, Bonanza Ace 100 Mini-bike BC1300SH; Technical: Righteous Frames; Mind Bender part 3; Hodaka Overhaul; Features: Cycling’s safest riders; Custom Via Racer; Trophies for the table – hunting by trail bike part 2; Carry a Spare – odd happenings at the Island (Isle of Man); Something Different – custom chopper; Competition: Isle of Men; Viewfinders G.P.; more
A renegade is a non-conformist, and that’s just what the American Eagle 150cc Renegade is – a whole new concept in design and versatility with no compromises. It is literally three motorcycles in one – scrambler, street machine and trail machine…
Cover: The Excelsior Manxman 350 owned by Frank F. Conley
Contents: Road Tests: American Eagle 750, Mojave 360; Impression: Bridgestone 100Trail; Cover Classic: The Excelsior Manxman 350; Isle of Man; Travel: London to Sydney the hard way; Sidecar Touring, the Thunderbolt / Watsonian; Personality: Stunt Girl – Jan Sherman; Development: Big Bore BMW; Obituary: In Memoriam, Jorge Kissling; Trials: The Scottish; Competition: Spanish Grand Prix, 90-Mile National Enduro, Saggin Sidewagons; more
Contents: Special Road Test: Honda 750cc Four; Road Tests: American Eagle 250 Scrambler, Moto Beta XC-100 Scrambler; Features: Desert Races; Cheney Victor -too bad only one a week; Technical: The Flat Tire and how you can fix it; Competition: Nazareth – first duel of the 750s; more
Contents: Tests: American Eagle 175 Wrangler, Zundapp ISDT Replica; Suzuki Scores Big; Six Days Rider; Dick Mann Replica; Filtro Vent Air Cleaner; Bonneville Report; Fuel Facts; Trackmaster frames; Disc Brake/Sprocket; Blown Honda; Gift Guide; Custom K; Miss Modern Cycle; more
Contents: Road Tests: Montesa 250 Cappra, Triumph Trident 750, Sachs 100 Cross-Country, American Eagle 360 Talon, Zundapp 100 ISDT; Features: Ha Ha Baja -a funny thing happened on the way to La Paz; International Moto-Cross Race; A Personal tour of Steen’s; Mini-three-wheel chopper; Science of Motorcycling pt. 1; Gary Nixon number one again!; more
Contents: Road Tests: Kawasaki 238cc Green Streak Scrambler; 750cc American Eagle Grand Tourer, Sears 125; Features: The I.S.D.T. – much much more than just the competition; Elefanten Treffen – the strangest rally in the world; Rode 103 mile today – not bad considering the year is 1913; Gary Nixon plows Harley-Davidson under again; more
Contents: Road Tests: American Eagle 150cc Renegade, Montesa 247 Cota Trials, Maico 360 X4-A Motocross; Features: Kawasaki Roadrunner Hop-Up; International Motocross; Mini-Scrambles; International Six Days Trials; Dusters M/C Hare Scrambles; Speedway Motorcycle Racing; Southern California Trials Meet; more