Winning events and pleasing fans seems to be second nature for the new National Number 32, Sid Payne. That’s just what he has been doing since he started riding in 1957, although his recent Heavyweight T.T. win at Peoria was his first National Championship victory…
Study the clean design of a ’66 Mercurio. The colors gleam: metallic blue or candy-red; silver trim. The Merc has 17″ wheels, so you can plant both feet on the ground at traffic lights. The machine only weighs 204 pounds, so putting it on or off its centerstand is no problem…
At Memphis, Tennessee, on October 24, 1971, Gary Bailey’s Bultaco stopped with engine trouble. But that was the one and only time in 64 starts during last season! The rest of the year saw the Bailey/Bultaco combination take 43 first places, 11 seconds and 9 other top-six placings! Along the way he captured the 250cc class title in the AMA Spring professional moto-cross series…
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
Original, vintage Brochure, printed in Spain, written in English, for the Bultaco Matador, Lobito, and Campera. 6-Pages. Specifications, photos & descriptions included.
Winning a gold medal in the International Six Days Trial doesn’t just happen; it isn’t easy. The ISDT is a tough test of man and motorcycle. Bultaco knew that winning a coveted gold medal in this event would require developing motorcycles that were good handling, strong, powerful, and reliable. Bultaco developed such cycles, Bultaco won a gold medal. Now the exact reproduction of the gold medal winning Matador is available or, if you prefer a smaller motorcycle, check out the Campera and Lobito. All three of these motorcycles reta the following gold medal winning quality components…
We’ve made a few changes in the new Pursangs which make a good bike greater. Changes that are going to mean a lot to you and your riding. We’ve moved the shift to the left side but if you like you can have the shift and the brake levers on either side. The front and rear suspension have been completely redesigned, to not only provide lots more travel than before, (8 inches front, 7 inches rear) but to work in harmony with one another…; Shown: Specifications for Bultaco Pursang, 125, 200, 350 & 360.
Cover: Open Class Start at Daytona/Yamaha Superseries; Features: Project Honda: Building a Monoshocker; Speedway Roundup; Yamaha Super Series – Dallas; Daytona / Yamaha Superseries Motocross; Houston Astrodome MX Super Series; The Mint 400; California City Two-Day Qualifier; Road Tests: Montesa V75 Cappra; Yamaha MX100-B; 360 Bultaco Frontera; Technical: Supertuning part 2 – race lacing your wheels; Reeder Air Shocks; more
Cover: Rich Eierstedt our interviewed rider this month displays his talents on the factory Honda motocross machines; Centerspread: Marty Smith flying his 250 motocross at Carnegie Cycle Park.
Features: Interview with Rich Eierstedt on riding for the Honda factory; Be a better motocrosser part 9, How to Pass; The Italian Grand Prix; The Baldwin 500 National; The San Jose Mile; The Baja 500; Road Tests: Yamaha 175 Trialer; Can-Am 250 TNT; Maico 450 Motocross Monster; Bultaco 125cc Pursang; Technical: Enduro/Desert Tool Set-Up; Suzuki RM125 Hop-Up Shootout; VDO’s Enduro Speedometer; Koni Performance from Thermo Flows; more
Cover: The start of the United States’ most exciting and important race, the Carlsbad G.P.; Road Test: Bultaco 250 Pomeroy Replica; Features: The Hang Ten United States Motocross Grand Prix; 500cc World Championship Grand Prix Update; The Year of the Setting Sun; Interview: Tony DiStefano; The Mammoth Mountain Motocross; The Salt Lake City Inter-AMA Opener; Technical: The Big Bore Works Bikes; Low Cost Forward Mounted Shocks; New Tricks for an Old Baja; Experimental Elsinore – Popular Cycling’s “Works Honda”; more
Cover: Mitch Mayes handles the new Husky 250CR during a test session on the U.S. Grand Prix course at Carlsbad; Road Tests: Husky’s Hauler – the 250 class is getting harder to compete in; Bultaco 360 Pursang Mk 7; Features: Daytona ’74; Selecting the “right” handlebars; MX Muscles in five days; Pow Wow at the Soboba Indian Reservation; Pedal Power Motocross; Technical: Sachs Shifter Service; Tricking Trailer Thieves; Build your own Honda; The Lake Injector System; more
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!
Road Tests: Bultaco 250 Alpina; Suzuki TS185; Honda CR250-M Elsinore; Features: Interview: Don Vesco; Another Kind of CR Racer; Technical: The Big Light horn Project part one – how to convert a green 300 pound street/trailer into an orange 230 pound motocross mount; 750 Honda Project part 2; Competition: Daytona Diary; World Mini Grand Prix; more
The Alpina with new features, light-weight frame of chrome-molybdene tube, forged light alloy brakes, optional left or right side gear lever, less weight, less noise, more power, qualified as the number one enduro and trails machine, and true to Bultaco’s motto “fast and safe.”
Cover Photo: Pierre Karsmakers; Road Tests: Bultaco 360 Astro; The Falta Replica 400 GP Motocrosser; The Suzuki TM100; Features: Harry Everts: The man to beat in the 250cc class; The Omaha 250 Inter-AMA and 125 National; National Trail Wrap-Up; 500cc National at Moto-Masters Park; Superbowl of Motocross IV; The last two-day qualifiers in the east; Technical: The Bolger case splitter – tools for the trade; How the new Amal Carb works; LTR suspension for the Suzuki TM125; more
Road Tests: Maico AW450; Suzuki RM80; Features: El Trial De Espana; Trans-AMA 1976; American Motocross Finals; Night Motocross Socal Style; The Veterans – Mike Nicks interviews Torleif Hansen part 2; Technical: Building a Bultaco to go for gold; 175cc Monoshock Project Bike; more
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
Cover: Yamaha’s spiffy new SC500 stretches its awesome legs; Road Tests: Yamaha SC500; Maico 125 MC; Montesa Cappra 250 VR; Bultaco Alpina 350; Kawasaki Z-1; Features: Mint 400; Tommy Brooks formula for winning; Who ever heard of Tom Smith?; Carlsbad Grand Prixview; Forecast – Six Days 1973; Popular Cycling Show Stopper; Daytona ’73; America Trialers in Spain; more
Contents: Introduction: The Fantastic Variety; AMA – At the center of the action; Gene Romero, Number One – Hear his hammer ring!; J.N. Roberts deals with the world’s largest motorcycle race; Bonneville Breaks Loose!; Racing in the South; The first is the worst; Motocross Civil War – East vs. West; The Nationals – nine months of punishment; Laconia 1970; Speedway Racing, Now!; The Man who stood G.P. Racing right on its ear – Piero Remor; Tightrope – roadracing a streetbike for 24 hours; Rain and the International (sort of) Two Days Trial; Drag Racing’s Best Year; Confessions of a feckless tuner; Competition Bikes you can buy; Road Tests: Montesa Trials, Ossa Flattracker, Bultaco 200 Sherpa; more
Cover: It’s almost like an all-new engine, so drastic are Milwaukee’s changes in the Sportster-based XR750 racer. Shorter stroke, alloy heads and barrels and Mikunis top the list of exciting new specifications which someday might be features on a Harley-Davidson roadster. Our in-depth preview begins on page 6.
Contents: Special Tech Issue: Let’s roll up our sleeves – introduction by Bob Greene; X-Ray of the XR – Harley-s Aluminum XR Engine; The State of the Art; Seeley Condor – the racing roadster; Colin Seeley; Triumph Torquer Barrels; All About Chains; Flat-Out Repair; Boost for the Baja; Every Kid wants a mini-cycle; Volumetric Efficiency; Machines of the Future Passed: Velocette Vignette, Super Stocker, Norsa – Star Meets Manx, Babe’s Beauty, Rare Vincent Rapide; Moto Guzzi Under Glass; Wheels; Build a 149-MPH Bridgestone 350; New Model Preview 1972; Closed: The Ignition Gap; Soft Tools for Hard Situations; All-Purpose Alpina; Low-Buck Honda Hauler; Accessory Scene; Sources of Supply; more
Contents: 250 Enduros Comparison – Bultaco, Honda MT, Honda XL, Kawasaki, Montesa, Ossa, Suzuki, Yamaha; Test: Honda CB450 vs. Yamaha TX500; Features: Buyer’s Guide: Shocks; Trans-AMA series wrap-up; Bike Basics: Frames; How to Ride Dirt – Motocross jumping; Speedway Championship – Costa Mesa finale; A la Cafe – four wild cafe racers; How to get Grand Prix Caliber Handling; Moontrike – unique three-wheeled rickshaw; more