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.”
Contents: Legion-Arrow Races; New Triumph Range for 1959; International Six Days Trial; 1959 James Models; Operation Saddlebags; Corduroy Enduro; 7000 miles on a Mustang; Honda Dream Road Test; 1959 Velocettes; Travel Story; New Yamaha from Japan; more
Big Bear Run is history – Probably in no other place in the world would 700 anxious cycle riders line up to face the starter for the grueling, cross-country race as did those who competed in the 1957 Big Bear event held in Southern California. This event, unusual and unique in motorcycle history, is one that continues to grow from year to year in popularity.
Cover Photos: Big Bear winner, Bud Ekins, and 200cc Class winner, Ken Harryman, on Triumphs featured in this month’s cover plug. W.R. Rudy Sr. & W.R. Rudy Jr. on BMW’s; Features: The “Frisco” Enduro; Results of Cycle Poll; “Big Cycle Contest” – $500 in cash and merchandise; Tommy McDermott, the story of a motorcycle man; Big Bear Run; James 1957 Six Model Program; Laconia Memories; Milan Motorcycle Show; Harley-Davidson Sportster Road Test no. 85; more