Contents: Big Bike Hot Setups; BMW; BSA; Bridgestone; Harley-Davidson; Honda; Kawasaki; Moto-Guzzi; Norton; Royal Enfield; Suzuki; Triumph; Yamaha; How to Buy a Used Bike; How to Buy Cycle Tires; Two-Cycle or Four?; Hot Cycle Goodies; Big Bike Drag Classes; more
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
If you like a bargain, now is the time to see your Bridgestone dealer. He has the model you want from 50cc to the great new 350 GTR and he’ll customize ti with genuine Bridgestone factory-approved accessories at a real saving to you…
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!
Harry rode to class all week, to the library twice, made three trips to Dirty Mac’s, and five runs to sororityville…and still had enough in his budget for a night on the town. Harry is a sly dog. He’s one of the few guys around whose transportation isn’t keeping him broke (he runs his Bridgestone 90 Sport for a week on what a lot of fellows spend just for oil). Top Speed: 65 mph. Engine: single cylinder, two cycle, rotary valve. Bore x stroke: 50 x 45 mm. Compression ration: 6.55:1. Maximum hp: 8.8 @8000 rpm. Weight: 158 lb.
Cover Story: Indus Arthur – our lovely motorcyclist never wanted to be an actress. Indus began motorcycling almost two years ago, first as a passenger and then later on her own motorcycle, a Yamaha 125; Contents: Dragging for the beginner – if you ever wanted to get started in drag racing and didn’t know how, this is the article for you; BMW R50 Road Test; Honda Kickstarter Overhaul; Bridgestone 175 Road Test; Hillclimb Action; Viewfinders Movie Club; Sparkplug technical Article; Grand Prix at Riverside; Dragster with a difference; Indoor Short Track; Cams; Cherry Creek Hare and Hound; Chevy Dragster; Movie Stuntman; Miss Modern Cycle; Bud Ekins tells how to ride the desert; Calico Ghost Town; more
Special Evel Knievel Section: Cycle Illustrated travels with him on tour! How he jumps, his bikes, why he’s still alive; Road Tests: Puch 125; Bridgestone 125; Suzuki Trailhopper; Profile – Eric Cheney – a small English builder of motocross specials sets the trends the industrial giants will follow; Special Features: Elsinore Grand Prix; Yamaha’s all-new 250 Motocrosser; The Mint 400; 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
The first to desert Harry were the guys at the gas station. One day Harry mentioned he gets up to 100 miles to a gallon with his new Bridgestone 175 and that tore it. Next to go was Charlie down the block. Charlie owns that big 250cc machine with all the chrome. Last week Harry “buried” him at the stoplight…It pained Harry to lose a few friends until he and his Bridgestone started making a few new ones – like Joanie, Barbara, Sandy, Jean, and Sue.
This is the very first issue of Cycle Guide magazine, March 1967. By the editors of Sport Cycle magazine.
Cover Photo: Two Yamaha riders pause in a leafy glade. Shot by Matsuoko Hashimoto, winner of Japan’s Technical Photography Creativity Award. Camera: Hassleblad; Film: Professional Ektachrome.
Road Tests: Yamaha 100 Trailmaster, Bridgestone 175 Scrambler, Benelli 250 Barracuda; Features: Cycle List – first complete coverage of the 1967 sport cycles; Two-Stroke vs. Four-Stroke – which is best for you?; more
Cover Photo: Young Enthusiasts admire the all new 80cc Y-91 Yamaha; Features: Space Age Cycle Engines; Old Faithfuls; Harley-Davidson Sportster CH Report; Wal Phillips Fuel Injector; Bridgestone 7 Report; Handling the canine problem; Fox Campus bike report; A weekend of motorcycling in the High Sierras; Wilbur Lamoreaux; Daytona in retrospect; Gunter Disc Brake; California Scootourist Club; Yamaha Officials visit U.S.; more
Here’s a new 175cc twin from Bridgestone that thinks it’s a 250! What’s more, it acts like it, too! The new Bridgestone 175 offers you two exclusive new design features never before seen on any motorcycle: two rotary valves (one for each cylinder), two carburetors, plus a revolutionary 4-speed transmission that changes to a 5-speed (overdrive for high speed highway cruising) with the flip of a lever…
New 1965 175 Dual-Twin Bridgestone by Rockford, Rockford Scooter Co., Rockford, Illinois
1965 Bridgestone 175 makes most 250cc motorcycles obsolete and overpriced Ad available at www.DadsVintageAds.com
Six Bike 350 Comparison test in which we reveal the bikes that handle best, stop best, accelerate best, and most important, which ones are the easiest to live with. Motorcycles included: Kawasaki A-7 Avenger, Harley-Davidson Sprint SS, Bridgestone GTR, Suzuki T-350 Rebel, Yamaha R-5, Honda CB-350
Tough enough for any terrain – plus top performance on the street. Bridgestone’s new 100 Trail-Scrambler combines all the features experienced riders specify in a sport cycle with traditional Bridgestone performance and dependability…Specs: 2 Stroke Rotary Valve. Aluminum alloy cylinder, chromed bore. Max. brake HP: 11.0 @ 7500 rpm. Magneto Ignition. 4-speed Transmission. Primary Kick Starter…
Cover: The Bridgestone 175 is one of a whole new passel of dual purpose bikes. We chose three of them for special on-off-the-road road tests this issue. The Bridgestone is the perfect machine for a two-bike rider with a one-bike garage.
Road Tests: Bridgestone 175 Hurricane Scrambler, Jawa 250 Trials Model, Hercules 100-GS powered by Sachs; Special off-the-road features: The Millerton Scrambles; Home to the Hills -it’s a gas in the woods; Baja California; Technical: Oil and Additives -a complete report; Dragster on the double – The Murray & Cook Special; Personality: Haruo Koshino – West Coast Warrior; more