Tests: Honda CBR600-F2; Honda Pacific Coast; Yamaha Seca II; Yamaha Virago 1100; Husqvarna 610WXC; Husaberg FE600; Features: Bolt from the Blue – Harley-Davidson and Erik Buell team up to make an all-American sportbike; Honda RC45 – V-Four victory?; Ducati 916 – Bologna’s next act; Monster Story – on the lam with Ducati’s street-smart M900 Monster; Special Section: Ten Best Bikes of 1993; Ten Best Bikes Worldwide; more
Road Tests: 1993 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Anniversary Model – touring wheels for the rich and famous; 1993 Yamaha Seca II; Husqvarna WXC360; Features: New for ’93: Suzuki – an open-class GSX-R water-pumpter heads the charge; Building a Better Bandit – Ducati unleashes a Monster; Track Tested – down and dirty with Suzuki’s new liquid-cooled GSXR750; Forever Young – Nixon at Loudon; Comparision: Hog Wild in the Gold Country – Harley-Davidson Low Rider vs. Honda Shadow 1100 vs. Kawasaki Vulcan 88; The Case for Cruisers – America’s Bikes?; more
Features: Suzuki RF900-RR; Suzuki GSXR750-RR; Ducati 888 SP5 – Italian jail bait; Magni Guzzi; The Brough Superior Rides Again – the SS100 comes back to life; Rolls-Royce of motorcycles – George Brough’s Superiority complex; Return of the Indian Chief; Viva la Vincent – Rollie Free would love it; America’s Best Dirtbikes; Test: Yamaha V-Max; Eight hours of Suzuka – Scott Rusell wins Japan’s most important roadrace; more
Features: Main Event! – Event Technology Ducati 955 – Duck souped – guest tested by World Champion Doug Polen!; MZ’s Big Step – a Japanese-engined BSA designed in England and built in Germany?; Least Likely Legend – Cal Rayborn and the Iron XR; Cal Rayborn III – like father, like son; Special Singles Section: KTM Duke; MuZ Skorpion Tour; Style meets Single – Aprilia Moto 6.5; 1996 Honda XR400-R; more
It’s a rare event when a motorcycle is introduced to the market and displays such fantastic qualities that it immediately earns a reputation for greatness that others take years to achieve.
Its overall design, outstanding performance, incomparable handling characteristics and the thrilling total sensation it offers with every ride, places it with the top of its class, fully appreciated by those true veterans who really know. This is Ducati 750.
If you demand this special degree of difference, then you demand the Ducati 750. Visit your nearest authorized Ducati dealer soon for a test ride on the new sensation of super bikes.
Features: Kawasaki Zephyr 1100; ZZR250 and KLE500 – Illegal immigrants; Goodman HDS – shoehorning a Sportster motor into a Featherbed frame; The new for ’92’s; Tests: Ducati 750SS; BMW R100R; 250cc Motocross Comparison: Honda CR250-R vs. Kawasaki KX250 vs. KTM 250SX vs. Suzuki RM250 vs. Yamaha YZ250; Honda Shadow 1100; CW Project: GSXR1186 – making a lean, mean dragstrip machine; The trouble with GSX-Rs – don’t modify until you read this; more
Tests: Ducati 900SS; Comparison: BMW K75S vs. Suzuki Katana 750; Yamaha WR500, Suzuki GSX1100-G; Features: What’s a Rumi? – a little Italian with a loud bark; Ducati 900SS Revisited – Ducati’s original Super Sport; Gilding the GSX – what the best dressed Suzuki 1100Gs are wearing; USGP! – Wayne Rainey three-peats; more
Contents: Suzuki’s All-New M90 – King Kong’s Little Brother; Milan Show Highlights; Kawasaki KLX250-SF Supermoto; Ducati 1198S; Harley-Davidson XR1200; BMW G650GS; MRC Rider Training; Ride before you Buy; Indian’s Rebirth…Again; Slaying Electrical Gremlins; Physical Motorcycling; Medical Motorcycling; Motorcyce Design – the Beach Boys; Proficient Motorcycling; more
Tests: Suzuki GSXR1100 – for the Kevin Schwantz in all of us; Suzuki Katana 750 – flamboyance gets the attention but modesty wins the heart; ATK 604 Electric Start; Features: Time Machine – is Honda’s GB500 a Gold Star 30 years on?; Paso 906 – return of Ducati’s Big Twin; Questions and Answers: Horst Leitner – ATK’s guiding Leitner; All the Right Moves – Fred Merkel – a man who makes his own luck; more
Your own declaratin of independence. Your own Ducati Cadet. A smart little two wheeler with a spanking red tank. It’s not cute, like all those others. The Cadet is made in Italy, and isn’t that where they invented taste? The Ducati Cadet has a fan cooled engine. So it doesn’t heat up in heavy traffic. (Most lightweights don’t have fan cooling.) The Cadet also has a 4 speed transmission. Foot shift, too. Dollar for dollar, one of the best buys in the entire two wheeler field. Ducati dash and reliability in a lightweight. It comes in two versions. 5 hp for junior riders. 8 1/2 hp, 65 mph for all you swingers. Both the same price. Both Ducatis.
Road Tests: Benelli 250cc Barracuda Metisse; Yamaha 180cc Scrambler; Ducati 350cc Sebring; Benelli 50cc Dynamo; Features: Laconia 100 mile National Championship Road Race; Harley-Davidson 1969 Models and Specs; Hillclimb California Style; Test Tube Tuning (Dynamometer facility); Stardust 7-11 Cross Country Race; Custom Triumph with factory warantee; Racers Profile – meet the greats – Gary Nixon, Bart Markel, Dan Haaby, Calvin Rayborn, Sammy Tanner, Dick Mann, Dick Hammer, Skip Van Leeuwen, Fred Nix, Roger Reiman, Mert Lawwill; Sidecar Racing; Big Bear Tour; History of the Ariel Square Four; more
Ducati 250 “Road” – It’s back! The machine that thousands of lightweight, four-stroke fans have been asking for. The Ducati 250 “Road.” It’s the same…and it’s different. And it’s much, much better. You’ll recognize the strength and dependability of the world famous Ducati engine. You’ll recognize the acclaimed Ducati handling. And you’ll notice the difference of modern, new innovation in design and styling…
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
Special Section – New for ’09: Suzuki; Buell; BMW; Ducati; Special Secion – American Flyers: Airstreamer – Jesse James gets a third wheel; Moon Rocket; America’s most beautiful motorcycle; Project Genesis; Secret Weapon – Chopper Dave’s chopper; Feature: Roehr 1250SC; Memories of the Mile – America’s great race; more
Over 4000 Values! Contents: How to buy a used motorcycle; How to use this book; Financing your motorcycle; Where to contact motorcycle manufacturers; Motorcycle Reviews, News, & Comparisons: 1997 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout; 1997 600cc Sportbike Shootout; Four-Stroke Trail Bikes; 1997 Honda XR400-R vs. 1997 Kawasaki KLX300-R; 1997 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider Impression; 1998 BMW R1200-C Impression; Harley-Davidson News and Notes; Prices & Specifications; more
Ducati Wins Daytona Sebring. Ray Hempstead of St. Petersburg, Florida, defeated a tough field of competitors to win the 250cc class V Sportsmans road race at Daytona on his Ducati…7 out of the first 10 motorcycles across the finish line were 250cc Ducatis. Bob Gill of St. Petersburg, Florida, took top honors in the gruelling 200 kilometer (125 mile) G.P. road race over the 5.2 mile road rac circuit on his 250cc Ducati, 2nd place winner Dave Hamilton from California and 3rd place winner Justus Taylor from New York were also riding 250cc OHC Ducati machines.
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!