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

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1978 October Vintage Street Chopper – “Bad Charlie”

Cover: a pair of outrageous machines from the Southeast. The green piece is “Bad Charlie,” a blown Honda from Tennessee; while the “Gray Remnant” Sportster and its detailed artwork reside in Augusta, Georgia

Features: St. Paul “78”; Beech Bend Bash; Road Test Kawasaki Z1R; ABATE Lowdown; 6 Hours at Ontario; Bikes: Hard Daddy; Gray Remnant; Stony; Bad Charlie; Switchin’ Off; No Sacrifice; Technical: R.C. Distributor; Plastic Belt Drive?; more

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1979 October Street Chopper Magazine – Fond Du Lac Custom Fest

Contents: Bikes: Git Back; The Hunter; Honda Two Ways; Wrecking Crew; Star Rider; One of These Nights; Space Hawg; Fresno Flyer; Fresh Air; Technical: Electronic Ignition; Fiction: Choices; Missing Part; Features: Fond Du Lac Custom Fest – ABATE of Wiscobsin and Bizarr Cycle bring together the best of “Show ‘N’ Go” for this 2nd annual Wisconsin Custom Show; News from Sifton; Waupun Prison Git Down; BBA Bike Meet; Road Test – Kawasaki KZ650; more

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1976 Kawasaki KE175 Vintage Motorcycle Ad – “City Boy”

City Boy. Paul spotted him first, just a bouncin’ along, an’ a grinnin’ away like he know’d somethin’ everybody else didn’t. When he finally got to where we were a settin,’ Paul winked at me an’ ask him real straight-face, “You lost, city boy?”

“Not necessarily,” he smiled.

Bobby ask him what it was that he was ridin,’ an’ city boy said it was Kawasaki. “A whut?” Bobby said. “A Kawasaki, KE175,” city boy told him, real proud. Said it had some kinda new-fangled engine, an’ a five-speed transmission an’ all kinds’a other fanacy stuff. Said he could ride it just about anywhere he pleased, too…on the road or off – didn’t make no difference. Bobby said, “I’ll take my palomino any day, he don’t get lost.” “That’s right,” Paul said, “horses got brain. Know where they’re goin,’ even if you don’t.” City boy just grinned an’ said, “Which way’s town?”

Well, right away Paul starts ta’ pointin’ up the road, toward the bunkhouse. An’ no sonner’n he had his finger stuck out, an’ Bobby was a pointin’ up t’other way.

City boy just eyed ’em both for a minute, an’ then, with that same grin on his face, he started up his motor-sickle. First kick. Then he pulled out a map an’ handed it over ta’ Bobby an’ said straight-out, “Stick it where your brains are, cowboy…and maybe you’ll end up smart as your horse,” An’ off he rode.

Thought Paul and Bobby’s faces were gonna turn redder’n their necks. Good thing that machind didn’t stall.

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1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Special – Only $995?

No question about it. Only $995 is a surprisingly low price for the new Kawasaki KZ400 Special. After all, there’s no other motorcycle quite like it. Anywhere. Only the KZ400 Special gives you the performance and reliability of a 398cc four-stroke, twin-cylinder engine. With a 2-into-1 exhaust system. The result is powerfully economical. And because of its ingenious simplicity, there’s just plain less to go wrong, too..

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1974 Kawasaki Motorcycle Print Ad: “Eyes on the Road”

When your hands are on the grips of a Kawasaki Sports motorcycle, chances are your eyes are pointed straight ahead. Because you’re more interested in the way you see the world than in the way the world sees you. At least you should be. Because s Sports motortcycle, as Kawasaki defines it, is as diferent from an ordinary motorcycle as a lively sports car is from a four-dor sedan. And, like sports cars, our Sports Motorcycles come in models requiring various degrees of expertise. Ranging from superbikes for super bikers to smaller Sports ikes requiring less experience, but providing no less fun. Three cylinders, three carburetors, and three exhaust systems are nine good reasons why each of the Kawasaki Sports bikes delivers plenty of muscle. Sophisticate suspensions deliver the roadholding Big brakes deliver the stop you need with the go you get. And little touches like brake wear indicators and lockable helmet holders, for safety and convenience, round out the picture. So check the Yellow Pages for your nearest Kawasaki dealer. Then feast your eyes on a class of motorcycles that make the difference between a ride, and an adventure.

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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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1975 Vintage Kawasaki Motorcycle Ad – Let the Good times roll

We’ve always had a good time together, but that Saturday morning Stephen was up to something. He got up early, shaved, cooked breakfast – orange juice, waffles, eggs over-easy, coffee with real cream – and served it to me in bed. Very cozy. Then he set the tray aside, snuggled in close and told me the news. “This afternoon, I’m going to buy something I’ve always wanted.”

“What’s that?” I said.
“A motorcycle.”
“That’s nice. What kind?”
“A Kawasaki.”
“Hold on, fella,” I said, “I’ver heard about Kawasaki. You’ll good-time yourself into the sunset and I’ll neve see you again.”
“But I’ll send you picture postcards,” he said snuggling closer.
“Forget it,” I said, “you get a motorcycle, I get a motorcycle.”
That afternoon he picked out his and I picked out mine, just my size and easy to ride. Anywhere.
Now we spend most of our week-ends riding together, and it’s super. Especially finding those out-of-the-way places where we can take a picnic and enjoy doing anything we want. Just the two of us.

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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

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1978 January Cycle World – Yamaha SR500

Cover Photo: Yamaha SR500

Road Tests: Yamaha SR500; BMW R80/7; Sachs Hercules GS250 Enduro; Kawasaki KL250; Technical: Sachs Hercules GS250; May the Force work with you – a semi technical look at why motorcycles don’t (or do) fall over in the corners; Rebuild your brakes part two disc brakes; Features: Yamaha Dirt Bikes for 1978; BSA Gold Star Review; Blow Up; Competition: The (Almost) Motorcycle Olympics; AMA Wrapup; 52nd International Six Days Trials ISDT; more

1978 January 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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