1978 January Cycle World – Yamaha SR500

Cover Photo: Yamaha SR500

Road Tests: Yamaha SR500; BMW R80/7; Sachs Hercules GS250 Enduro; Kawasaki KL250; Technical: Sachs Hercules GS250; May the Force work with you – a semi technical look at why motorcycles don’t (or do) fall over in the corners; Rebuild your brakes part two disc brakes; Features: Yamaha Dirt Bikes for 1978; BSA Gold Star Review; Blow Up; Competition: The (Almost) Motorcycle Olympics; AMA Wrapup; 52nd International Six Days Trials ISDT; more

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1948 July Motorcyclist Magazine – Laconia

Cover Photo: Laconia 1948 – Dick Klamfoth receives the checkered flag for the 50 Mile Amateur Championship and a new course record.

Contents: Letters; Riverside Flash; Omobono Tenni Obituary; 9000 Cyclists watch records fall at Laconia – Joe Weatherley / Dick Klamfoth; Isle of Man Clubman T.T. – Daniels, Hazelhurst, Lockwood; The Truth about Riverside; Bud Hogan / Triumph wins Scrambles Inauguration; Lightweight Motorcycling – Photo: Teddy Edwards, Jr. 5 years old; A New BSA – details of the latest English bid for the ever expanding U.S. Lightweight Market; Jawa offers a “Dual-Contro” Student Trainer; The Chance of a Lifetime part 3; more

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Back-Cover Ad: Triumph tops heavy opposition to win America’s first English style scrambles. Los Angeles, Calif., June 20 – Bud Hogan riding a strictly stock 1948 Triumph Tiger 100 with full road equipment and equipped with the revolutionary Spring Rear Wheel, today walked away with top honors in the first introduction of the English Style Scrambles to the United States. The racing contest which featured a large entry of American and Foreign motors and riders of National Fame was held over a terrifically severe and unprepared natural terrain that tested every component of the machines to the ultimate. Hogan’s Triumph proved more than equal to the test.

1950 August Cycle Magazine – Hairpin turn at Isle of Man Governor’s Bridge

Cover Photo: S. Lawton / AJS – It was difficult to select a cover picture depicting Isle of Man riding technique for this issue. The T.T. races are strictly “feet up” all around the course. Governor’s Bridge is the slowest corner on the circuit but requires great skill to properly get around it. It is a downhill acute hairpin curve, speeds over 20 mph are disastrous. Note small boy plugging ih ears because of terrific din caused by low gear revs.

Contents: Editor’s Viewpoint; Isle of Man races – Nortons win Senior and Junior Races, Benelli wins Lightweight race; Greenhorn Enduro 1950 – Del Kuhn, Ariel, repeats his 1948 Greenhorn victory; Tuning the Motorcycle Engine; 500 c.c. Italian Moto Guzzi Motorcycles; Testing the BSA 650 c.c. “Golden Flash” Vertical Twin by Officer H. Filker, Alhambra P.D.; History of BSA Motorcycles; Roy Andres, H-D, Victor in Tulare Half-Mile Races; Harley-Davidson Dealer Harrison Reno, San Bernardino County, California; more

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Back Cover Advertisement: 999 to 1 it’s Triumph in popularity – shown: The Thunderbird 40 cu. in. 650 c.c.

1949 March Motorcyclist Magazine – BSA Gold Star and Star Twin

Cover Photo: Sal Scripo (61A), Walter Balchunas and LLoyd Berry (15A) Display their racing wares at a past Season Eastern Half-Miler, photo by Norman P. Spiers

Contents: Letters; Daytona Flash; Pacific Trails Enduro; BSA Gold Star and Star Twin; New York Shows; Royal Enfield 1949 Program; Crotona Run; Don’t Let Your Sport Down; Across the Continent to Big Bear; Norton Vertical Twin; Post-War BMW; Sport Slants; 30 Years Ago; Club News; AMA Sanction Schedule; more

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1963 BSA Gold Star / Jody Nicholas wins 150 Mile National Championship

Speed: – with dependability – combined with BSA superb handling, and powerful braking enabled Jody Nicholas to win both 100 mile and 150 mile National Road Racing Championships in 1963! Meadowdale Raceway (near Chicago) Illinois, August 11, 1963; riding his fast BSA Gold Star in brilliant style, Jody Nicholas, 1963 100 Mile Champion, was unbeatable in the 150 Mile National at Meadowdale. In winning, the “mighty mite” from Tennessee lapped the entire field, established a new course record, beat all records including those set by racing cars. Jody’s winning BSA was run without a fairing, against a large field of top esperts many with streamlining. Another great BSA victory!

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1966 BSA Lightning – move up to a MAN’s motorcycle

You’re looking at the 1966 version of 1965’s most successful big-engined motorcycle. Now the BSA Lightning has even more speed! New 1966 power-packed advancements include roller-bearing on crankshaft drive-side, larger intake valves, smoother shifting, and many new electrical features. Discover the great power of this 40 cubic inch twin with twin carburetors. Has a sensational top speed that doesn’t slack off going up steepest hills. An exciting motorcycle with outstanding handling and powerful road-racing type brakes for quickest stops. Beautifully crafted in a finish of metallic red enamel, lavish use of chrome and polished alloy.

Below: It took a BSA to win the World’s Championship two years in a row! Jeff Smith won it in 1964, and again in 1965, on his BSA Victor 441.

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1959 BSA wins 15-Mile Championship at Heidelberg, PA – (vintage BSA motorcycle ad)

Heidelberg, Pa., June 14, 1959: BSA riders swept the field at famous Heidelberg Speedway with Dick Klamfoth, Groveport, Ohio riding his fast BSA Gold Star to a brilliant victory in the National Championship. In winning, Dick defeated a field of top-ranking experts from every corner of the nation. In the amateur class, Jim Koplinski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, BSA, set the fastest time at 24.50, then went on to win his heat and the Amateur Feature event.

BSA Wins 10-Mile National Championship at Columbus, Ohio – June 28, 1959: Taking up where they left off at Heidelberg, Dick Klamfoth and Jim Koplinski again dominated the field in the 1959 running of the 10-mile National Championship…

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1959 BSA Motorcycle Stars at Laconia! Dick Mann and his BSA Gold Star

Laconia, N.H., June 21, 1959: BSA riders won the lion’s share of events in Formula C competition at Laconia. Tom Clark, Morristown, Tenn. won the 50 Mile Gold Cup Championship on his BSA, and Jack Simpson, Dunedin, Fla., rode another Gold Star to victory in the 25 Mile Novice Feature. In the 100 miler, Dick Mann, BSA, took the lead and set new Laconia speed marks for 25, 50 and 75 miles. He led the entire field for over 90 fastest-ever laps, proving conclusively that his BSA Gold STar was the fastest motorcycle at Laconia!

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1959 BSA “Big Valve” Super Rocket vintage motorcycle magazine advertisement

A new high in motorcycle performance with Big Valve Power! Maximum-sized intake valves, larger bore carburetor, and big, free-breathing ports plus higher compression pistons give the Super Rocket the dynamic acceleration and brilliant top speed demanded by American motorcycle sports enthusiasts.

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1951 May Cycle Magazine – Daytona Thrills! – Sensational pictures of record-smashing beach classic!

On the Cover: Only an artist could portray the powerful head-on veiw of Klamfoth, Hill and Luse scrapping for the honor of holding America’s most coveted motorcycle title: Daytona Champ! Cover Illustration by Al Isaacs

Contents: “I Saw Records Fall” on Daytona Beach; New Yorkers on Frigid Midnight Frolic; Fanniff’s Fancy; Catalina Readied for Cycle Cotillion; Axle Deep; Flexi Sidecar-ing a Lost Art; Burnett X-Rays Matchless Twin; Road Test – Silky 4 Barrel – Officer N. Filker; “Gow Wagons No Mystery”; Beauty and the Beast Do Battle; Back in Triumph Saddle; Power by the Pound – $5.00 and Hour; Italians Delight in Mammoth or Mite; “Flat-Out” Snodgrass; The Pup-Cycle; Gramps was a Yale Man; more

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1958 December American Motorcycling Magazine – Vintage Motorcycle Historical Photos

Cover: AMA Competition Committee Members: Front Row: Walt Fulton, Earl Flanders, Horace Fritz, Rod Coates, Bruce Walters, Jules Horky, Frank Cooper and Aub LeBard.

Middle row: Jim Tagaris, Jim Davis, John Esler, Oscar Lenx, William Harley, Billy Temple, Dick O’Brian, Trevor Deeley, Reggie Pink, Walt Brown, Dudley Perkins, and Earl Robinson

Back Row: Wayne Browning, Leonard Andres, Walter Davidson, and Lin Kuchler

Contents: Death Valley Run; September Affair in Georgia; Action at the Class A Championship Hillclimb; The 1959 BSA Program; Minutes of the Competition Committee; Official Entries – most popular and typical girl rider; more

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1970 Edition – Hi-Performance Cycles – all the facts about Big Bikes

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

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1971 Spring Petersen’s Motorcycle Sport Quarterly Buyer’s Guide by Bob Greene

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

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The 1959 BSA Motorcycle Program – new models and many new features

BSA enters the 1959 season with new models and many new features designed for the American market. In addition to a powerful motorcycle program, BSA is going into the scooter field with two brand new machines of unique design…

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1964 BSA Thunderbolt 650cc Rocket – it’s really fast – not for slowpoke riders

Treat yourself to a new powerful road motorcycle – a hot performer that springs ahead in top performance and speed. You’ll thrill to outstanding road handling – sure-footed at ultra high speeds on roads that twist and climb. Powered by a dynamic twin-cylinder engine featuring the new BSA unit design proved in hot competition. It has the “Lightning” valve timing, ne high compression pistons, rugged lower end and gear train. It’s fast – really fast – not for slowpoke riders.

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1971 Supercycle Magazine – Honda SL350-K1 Motosport Road Test

Cover: Honda’s ’71 SL350-K1 has lost a lot of weight and gained a lot of performance. It’s also very comfortable to ride and very waterproof; Road Tests: Honda SL350-K1 Motosport; Harley-Davidson Sprint SX350; Triumph Trident 750 5-Speed; Triumph Tiger 650; Features: The Horsepower story – everything you always wanted to know about ponies; Superpower your 650 BSA; The truth about unleaded gas; Girth Control; More Hots for Honda 350s; Competition: Mint 400; Virgin Spring at ATCO; Pepperell Can-Am Motocross in the snow; more

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1970 Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide – Bob Greene – Petersen Specialty Publication

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!

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1972 Trail Bike Quarterly – Trail Test Spectacular!

Cover Photo: The rugged upper reaches of the Los Padres National Forest provide fitting terrain for this saffron torquer from Harley-Davidson.

Road Tests: Speedway Blue Angel; Harley-Davidson SX350; BSA 500; Suzuki Gaucho; Honda 250 Motosport; Harley-Davidson Rapido; Triumph TR6-C; Kawasaki F-9; Bultaco Tiron; Suzuki TS90; Features: L.A. to ‘Frisco on a Honda 90; The Seven Devils – Touring Idaho’s high-mountain grandeur; Set up your racer properly; Needles and Jets; Dad, buy me a bike; Motorcycling in Mexico; Midwest Trail Riding; Cycle Mechanic Schools in-depth report; T two-wheeled pollution solution; more

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1959 January American Motorcycling Magazine – Happy New Year

Contents: Rules approved by the competition committee; Attention Competition Riders; 1959 Triumphs; BSA and Triumph Announce Scooter Models; Slacks Run; Ariels for 1959; Macao Holiday; District Meetings; Daytona Sportsman Schedule; more

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