1984 Honda XR250R Brochure

1984 Honda XR250R – Checkpoint to checkpoint it’s light-years ahead. Enduro bikes. Whether you ride them or build them, it’s a race against time. A race we’ve won again. And we’ve got the motorcycle to prove it. The all-new 1984 Honda XR250-R. A four stroke that’s as light as its two stroke classmates. At less than 235 pounds, the XR250R handles extremely well…

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1996 November Cycle World – Erion Racing’s $65k Super Street Honda CBR900

Cover: Erion Racing’s $65,000 Question

Features: Speed Merchant – Erion Racing’s $65k Super Street Honda CBR900-RR; Hyperpro TRX850 – finding the forkless future; MIA TRX – Yamaha’s TRX850 is a worldwide hit. So when will we see it stateside?; Forgotten but not gone – making the case for collectible Honda CB350; Yamaha Dragster; Vietnam Experience; Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro; Cafe-Racer Comeback; Tests: Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD; Long-Term Wrap-Up – Buell Thunderbolt S-2; more

1996 November Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1993 October Cycle World – Secret Weapon! 1994 Buell Thunderbolt – Harley-Davidson gets serious about sportbikes!!!

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

1993 October Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1992 November Cycle World – Suzuki’s Water-Cooled Wonders

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

1992 November Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1979 April Cycle World – Kawasaki’s 1300 Six – Bigger means better for touring riders

Cover Photo: Kawasaki KZ1300 Dressed for the open road

Road Tests: Kawasaki KZ1300 – luxury superbike; SWM 250GS; Suzuki GS750-EN; Honda XR185 / XL185; Touring Feature: The French Quarter Connection; Taking it with you; Craven Classic Saddlebags; Silhouette Fairing; Protecting your Rear; Vetter Accessories; Take Along Cycle Cover; Technical: Beyond Teledraulics; Features: The Professional – Kenny Roberts; Yamaha IT250 / 400 Long Range Test; Better Riding Through Chemistry; more

1979 April Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1974 October Cycle World Magazine – USGP Carlsbad

Cover Photo: Roger DeCoster trying for an unprecedented fourth World Championship at Carlsbad

Road Tests: Laverda 1000 Three; Ossa Phantom 250 MX; Moto Morini 350 and 350 Sport; Honda XL 125; Competition: Loudon: End of an Era; U.S. G.P. Carlsbad; Olympia Superbowl of Motocross III; Features: Hatching a Highway Machine; West Meets East; more

1974 October Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1978 July Cycle World – Four for the Road

Contents: Tests: Four for the Road – BMW R80/7, Honda 750A, Suzuki GS750, Yamaha XS750 – evolution touches the big bad 750; Kawasaki KX125; Laverda 500 Zeta; Can-Am 175 Qualifier; Hodaka SL175-A; Features: What’s happening with emissions controls? – what the feds are up to now; Profile; Dave Emde; From Sea to Salton Sea; 1928 Velocette KSS; Technical: Frame Work; more

1978 July Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1968 January Cycle World – Brooklands Vintage Bikes

Cover Photo: A 1921 248-cc OK Junior

Contents: Road Test: Moto Guzzi V7; History of Husqvarna; Impression: Honda CL90; Parallel Crankshaft Twin; Pepperell International Motocross; Japanese Grand Prix; Brooklands Vintage Bikes; Battery Care; Mott’s Italy; Riding a Kawasaki GP Four; First of the Great Racers – Otto Walker; Baja: The Mexican 1000; Milan Show; There was an Indian made; Fiction: Just Wait; Trout Fry; Slipstream; more

1968 January Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1994 December Cycle World – Kawasaki’s Triple threat for 1995!

Features: New Bikes ’95: Kawasaki; Kawasaki KDX200; A Bike to remember: Honda CB750; Smokin’! – Kawasaki H1; Conversations with the King – Kenny Roberts; Big-time racing on small-scale bikes; Honda Mini-Trail 50; Long-Term Test Wrap-Up – Honda CBR1000-F – 13510 miles the easy way; CW Project: The Kawasaki KX80 Caper; more

1994 December Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1994 March Cycle World – Harley-Davidson’s Star-Spangled Superbike – the VR1000

Features: America’s Superbike – Behind the scenes with the Harley-Davidson VR1000; It’s a Grand Old (Black and Orange) Flag – they roadrace Harleys, don’t they?; Bimota SB6; Kawasaki ZX9R; Wayne Rainey; Dr. Archer’s Alternatives; Honda V-Fours – where the RC45 came from; Yamaha YZF600; Norton on the Rocks; Joy and Despair at Norton; The Last Beatnik; Tests: Honda RC45; Yamaha WR250; Yamaha TY250-Z; Long-Term Update: Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide, Honda CBR1000, Yamaha GTS1000; more

1994 March Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1994 November Cycle World – Triumph’s Back!

Features: Ready to Win! Riding Milkwaukee’s finest; Yankee Ingenuity – Reflections on the VR; Shooting the Coast Again – South by Road King; U.S. MX GP – revenge of the Europeans; The Eight Hours of Suzuka – Polen and Slight win Japan’s biggest roadrace; The First 20 Years – Gold Wing factlets; Special Section – New Bikes ’95: Triumph; Honda CBR600-F3; Kawasaki ZX6R, GPz1100, a new cruiser; Road Test: Honda GL1500 Gold Wing; more

1994 November Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1973 Motorcycle Rider’s Guide for Honda Fours – vintage magazine back-issue for sale

Contents: Introduction; In the Beginning; Customizing a Bike; How to pick a safe front end; Custom Frames; Rigid Frame for the 500; Paint it with a spray can; Bolt-together Customs; Extended Foot Controls; Speed Secrets for the 750; The Yoshimura 750; The Weber Carburetor; Dual Disc Brakes; Tuning the 750; Tuning the 500 – 350; Carburetor Rebuilding; Rebuilding the 750 Engine and Transmission; Rebuilding the 500 – 350 Engine and Transmission; Wiring Diagrams; Technical Data; Maintenance Schedule

For most of the years following World War II, there was an established pecking order of bikers in the U.S. Triumph owners spoke only to Harley owners, and Harley owners spoke only to God. Until 1969, that is.

In 1969, Honda Motors of Japan, who had until this time been busy making good small and medium sized bikes that you met the nicest people on, decided to get into the act.

They entered the big bike market in a big way, with a 750cc motorcycle that was miles ahead of anything else available at the time.

Not two, but four cylinders. Valves worked off an overhead camshaft, just as in the most expensive sports cars. Five speeds in the transmission instead of just four. Electric starting, at the touch of a button. And, last but not least, a monster disc brake on the front wheel.

At first, there were a lot of unkind remarks from riders of brand T and brand HD motorcycles. No one was sure how long the big four would live, and most of their comments were unprintable.

But as time went on, the 750 Fours began to pile up the miles too. And, aside from some problems with the chain in the earliest models, reliability problems appear to be licked.

Riders of the other brands discovered another thing as well. If they were parked along with some Hondas, and everyone decided to leave together, most often it was the Honda riders who were first, at the touch of a button, while everyone else was still kicking.

The 750 Four is into its fourth generation now, and has two smaller brothers, the 500 and 350. And nobody laughs any more, at any of them.

Police departments throughout the country are trading their Harleys for black and white Hondas, and accessory shops and speed shops are working overtime turning out special equipment for privately owned
Fours.

The Fours are adaptable bikes. Lots of people buy them and just ride them stock. A lot of people take the ful dresser route, and the 750 has the power to carry all the accessories anyone wants to put on it. With a fairing and windshield for comfort, the Four rider can pack a lot of miles into a day’s riding.

A lot of other buyers go the chopper route. The Fours pack a lot of power for their weight, and it’s low down, for good handling. Besides, the engine looks good too. Every week, it seems, the choice of custom parts, from footpegs to frames, gets wider.

A newer trend, or the return of an older trend, is the growth of the cafe racer idea on the Fours. More than a few riders are adding clip-on bars and bobbing the fenders to come up with something that looks as if it should be going somewhere flat out on the Isle of Man, rather than down to the nearby supermarket to pick up a quart of something.

Finally, of course, there’s the drag strip route. Modified Fours are turning into formidable challengers on the strip, with some builders claiming to be getting as much as 4 times the stock horsepower from the o.h.c. engine. Whichever way they’re used, the Honda Fours do their job willingly, and are creating their own superbike legends. No wonder Honda Motors sells all that they can make.

1973 Motorcycle Rider’s Guide for Honda Fours available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1996 June Cycle World – Yamaha YZF600R Thunder Cat

Features: Yamaha YZF600-R Thunder Cat; Ducati 916 Senna; Ultimate Bimota Hauler; High Rollers – the travels and travails of seven long-distance riders; Honda XR628 Baja Racer; Daytona Showdown – Supersports meet super-speedway; Tests: Bimota SB6; Long-term wrapup – KTM 400 RXC; Comparison: Honda XR250-R vs. Kawasaki KLX250; more

1996 June Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1996 May Cycle World – Ultimate Sportbike Challenge

Comparison: Ultimate Sportbike Challenge – Ducati 916 vs. Honda CBR900-RR vs. Kawasaki ZX7R vs. Suzuki GSXR750 vs. Yamaha YZF750-R; Features: Distant Thunder – Yamaha’s missing in action YZF1000; Soul Searching – Commando cure for the mid-life crisis; Norton Knowledge – Upping your Commando Consciousness; Southern Comfort – Confederate’s Hellcat cruiser; Dakar Diary – our African adventure; Test: Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic; more

1996 May Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1996 March Cycle World – Honda Valkyrie 1500 – It’s a Six!

Features: Honda Valkyrie 1500 – not your father’s Gold Wing; Confessions of a reformed bike thief; The Miller Mystery – America’s first Motorcycle?; Triumph Trophy 1200; Tests: Suzuki GSXR750; Kawasaki ZX7R; Long Term Update – Triumph Sprint 900, Buell Thunderbolt, KTM 400 RXC; Comparison: 250 Motocross Shootout – Honda CR250-R vs. Kawasaki KX250 vs. KTM 250SX vs. Suzuki RM250 vs. Yamaha YZ250; more

1996 March Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1994 January Cycle World Magazine – Suzuki’s Stunning new RF600R for 1994!

Tests: Suzuki RF600-R; Long Term Update – BMW R1100-RS, Suzuki GSXR750, Suzuki RMX250; Features: Preview ’94 Milan; Preview ’94 – Yamaha rally ’round the YZF; Supersport Champs – America’a best 600 and 750; 1994 Suzuki GSXR750; 1994 Kawasaki ZX6; Valiant Failure – AJS Porcupine; Forgotten Velo – Velocette GTP 250; Comparison: Honda CR250 vs. KTM SX250 vs. Kawasaki KX250 vs. Suzuki RM250 vs. Yamaha YZ250; more

1994 January Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1995 September Cycle World Magazine – Super Duck! – 955 Ducati for the street

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

1995 September Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1995 May Cycle World Magazine – Open Warfare – Suzuki GSX-R1100 vs. Yamaha FZR1000

Comparisons: Open Warfare – Suzuki GSXR1100 vs. Yamaha FZR1000; MX Showdown: Honda CR250 vs. KTM 250SX vs. Kawasaki KX250 vs. Suzuki RM250 vs. Yamaha YZ250; Tests: Triumph Thunderbird; Kawasaki Vulcan 800; Long Term Update – Buell Thunderbolt S-2, KTM 400RXC, Kawasaki Concours; Features: Jousting with the Gladiateur 999 – Haute-couture Triumph; Aftermarket ACE – Shadow 1100 to-do list; Forbidden Fruit – Honda’s Fabulous 400s; The Natural – Volker Rauch, motorcycle photographer; In the land of the Long White Cloud – New Zealand; The wreck of the mystery ship – Craig Vetter’s forgotten motorcycle; Interview: Craig Vetter; more

1995 May Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1995 January Cycle World Magazine Back-Issue – Honda CBR600-F3 – First Blood!

Tests: Honda CBR600-F3; Yamaha SR500; Features: Honda Six RC166 – a racebike that rewrote the rules; Angry Antique – riding the Honda RC165; The $500 Ride; Egli Enfield Bullet; Renaissance Continued – East Meets West at the Cologne Show; ISDE comes to America; more

1995 January Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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