1965 James Cotswold Starmaker Scrambler 250 Road Test / Specs

The real outstanding feature of this bike is its durability. We have spoken to James riders who take the bikes out on the rugged desert week after week under conditions that often shake lesser machines literally to pieces. Probably the best thing we can say in this regard is that each James competition bike is road tested at the factory in England by ace scrambler Chris Horsfield. No bike leaves the factory without his personal o.k. From this we can be sure that the James Cotswold is really built to “take it.”

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1965 James Cotswold 250 Motorcycle Road Test / Specs

…today the Cotswold is an even better machine than before. Any objections we had to its small brakes have been removed by a new set of brakes. These are now the finned die-cast aluminum units made by Motoloy, and used on virtually every small displacement scrambler made in England…the stub-megaphone of the earlier James Cotswold is gone and so is the engine to which it was attached. Now, the Cotswold is powered by the increasingly popular Villiers Starmaker engine…

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