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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1966 Gemini Twin motorcycle made in Italy by Moto Laverda

How come a 200cc four stroke twin? Because Four Stroke engines have ben proven to be3 reliable and trouble-free without the need of mixing oil, cleaning fouled plugs or periodic decarbonizings that are necessary with two strokes…Gemini Twin quality made in Italy by Moto Laverda…

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1976 February Motor Cycle World Magazine – Oriental Express – 150 MPH Custom Suzuki Street Sweeper

Cover: Oriental Express – 150 MPH Custom Suzuki Street Sweeper; Road Tests: Laverda 1000; Kawasaki KH250; Ural 650 – the Russian Bomb; Yamaha XS650-B; Features: The Insanity of Ice Racing; Oriental Express – 150 MPH Custom Suzuki Street Sweeper; more

1976 February Motor Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1978 Cycle World Road Test Annual and Buyer’s Guide

Complete specifications for the year’s top bikes. Tests of the best for dirt and street.

Contents: Buyer’s Guide – information and specifications on 96 new motorcycle models; Cycle World Road Tests: BMW R100RS; Ducati 500GTL; Harley-Davidson Sportster; Honda GL1000; Honda 750F2; Kawasaki KZ650; Kawasaki Z1R; Laverda Jota 1000; Suzuki GS750; Suzuki GS550; Yamaha XS500-E; Bultaco Alpina 250 & 350; Husqvarna 390CR & Yamaha YZ400-D; Maico Cross-Country 400WR; Suzuki RM250; Yamaha IT175-D; Yamaha XT500-D; Yamaha DT125-E; Yamaha DT250 and DT400; Honda XL100, XL125 & XL175; Features: Street Bikes; Test Procedures; Dirt Bikes; Dual-Purpose Bikes; more

1978 Cycle World Road Test Annual and Buyer’s Guide Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1974 Wild World of Cafe Racers

Features: The Eyes have it – Norton’s John Player Replica, a close up look; And you thought it was a dirt bike – making the Enduro to Cafe conversion easy; Over the counter Cafe Goodies; The Fine art of Cafe Racing; The Elements of Production Racing; Technical: From Wobbler to Winner – making the Z-1 Handle; Z-1 Fork Modifications; American Turbo-Pak’s Nifty Turbo for Hondas; A Turbo for the Yamaha; Better Bounce for the Boge; Heads-Up Honda; Bolt-On Black Magic; Puff, The Magic Norton; Road Tests: Ducati 750 Sport; BMW R90S; Interpart-Honda 750; Dunstall-Honda 900; Laverda 750 SF; more

1974 Wild World of Cafe Racers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Bikes of the Seventies

Contents: Laverda Jota; Suzuki RE5; Norton Commando Fastback LR; MV Agusta 750S America; Look back in candour; Benelli 900 Sei; BMW R60/5

1995 June Bikes of the Seventies Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1965 Laverda Gemini Twin – Italy’s newest, most modern motorcycle!

Cycling pleasure enters a new orbit with the Laverda Gemini Twin. Now from Italy’s foremost aircraft manufacturer comes a new breakthrough in motorcycle design and performance. The Gemini Twin, made by Moto Laverda, includes all the most desirable design features; ultra-modern frame / chassis construction, unique telescopic front forks, swinging-arm rear suspension with Ceriani shock absorbers. The four-speed 200cc twin cylinder 4-stroke engine is rubber mounted to give a smooth, quiet, easy handling ride at speeds up to 85 mph with gas mileage over 100 miles per gallon…Only $595

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1966 Gemini Twin by Moto Laverda

1966 Gemeni Twin travels first class and brings first class travel to you. the Gemini Twin marks a significant advancement in motorcycling performance and design. Developed by Moto Laverda, Italy’s foremost aircraft manufacturer, the Gemini Twin is powered by a four-speed 200cc twin cylinder 4-stroke engine, rubber mounted to provide a smooth, quiet, easy handling ride, with over 100 miles per gallon at speeds up to 85 mph. Among the many highly desirable design features are its ultra-modern frame/chassis construction, unique telescopic front forks, and swinging-arm rear suspension with Ceriani shock absorbers. AND, the Gemini Twin is safe, it’s the first luxury motorcycle to offer the superb braking power of double leading shoe brakes on front and rear wheels. Only $595 POE.

Shown at top: Italian Line’s Superliner Raffaello

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1974 Laverda SFC 750 – Warren Dorn’s limited-production Laverda

Cover Story: 1974 Laverda SFC 750 – Warren Dorn’s limited-production Laverda was built for the long haul – literally; Features: King of the Hill – a look back at the career of ex-hillclimb champ Earl Bowlby; Bultaco 360 Roadracer Test – Cathcart rides a former Montjuich winner; Repair you bike’s seat; more

1995 October #61 Old Bike Journal Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Classic Bike – BSA Thunderbolt & BSA Lightning – 650cc BSA unit construction twins compared

Contents: BSA Thunderbolt & BSA Lightning – 650cc BSA unit construction twins compared; 1976 Laverda SF3 – road testing a restored Italian 750cc twin; Oil Answers – which lubricant is best for your classic?; Vintage Daytona; Bantam John Phelan – BSA enthusiast whose hobby became a business; A Vibe-free Triumph Twin; Poster – 1976 Laverda 750 SF3; Joe Dunphy – unassuming star of the 1965 Senior TT; 500cc Norton Cafe Racer – Dommi engine in Manx cycle parts – magic!; more

1994 April Classic Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1977 Laverda 1000 Jota – Europe’s Quickest Superbike

Motorcycle Tests: Laverda 1000 Jota, Yamaha IT175D; Features: How to buy a new bike; The Agony of Victory; Cycle Guide’s Used Bike Pricing Guide; Competition: When you say Steve Baker you’ve said it all; Daytona Supercross; Winners, every one – let’s not forget the little guys; more

IT175 IT-175

1977 June Cycle Guide Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1977 Maico 400WR Road Test / Specs – Cross Country as it ought to be

Road Tests: Maico Cross-Country 400WR, Ducati 500GTL, Laverda Jota 1000, Honda CM185T; Technical: 29 tips the experts never told you; Tuning Forks; Features: Too Much Government is in our future; Italian Spoken here; Honda for 1978; Yamaha for 1978; Enfield India 350; Marusho – excellence wasn’t enough; New ideas in boots and helmets; more

400-WR 500-GTL CM-185

1977 November Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1978 Laverda Jota America Road Test – three cylinders of moto-muscle

Road Test: Laverda Jota America; Track Test: Husqvarna 250-CR; Minitests: Suzuki DR370, Triumph Bonneville, Yamaha SR500F; Special Moto-Italiano Buyer’s Guide: Ducati & Laverda; Moto Guzzi & Moto Morini; MV Agusta & Benelli; Specifications; Hard Times in Cafe City – why clip-ons aren’t standard; Everybike on tour -there is life under 400cc; Project KZ400 – we had the last laugh; more

250CR DR-370 SR500-F SR-500 KZ-400

1978 December Cycle Guide Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1969 American Eagle 750 Classic Road Test / Specs

Italian automobile companies have had the plan for high-speed, high-quality tourers for some time, and so does, finally, an Italian motorcycle company. Meet Laverda’s passionate answer to the BMW. American Eagle Classic is the name of this neweset entrant to the big-bike luxury touring market. Designed and manufactured by Laverda, an Italian producer of light aircraft and agricultural machinery, the Classic is built to the “Americanized” specifications of McCormick International Motors of Santa Ana, California…

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1982 Yamaha Turbo Seca 650 Road Test / Specs

Road Tests: Yamaha Turbo Seca 650, Kawasaki KDX250, Laverda Jota 1000, Yamaha YZ250J; Feature: Be a graduate of Mojave Tech – two successful desert racers teach speed in the California desert; History: Honda 300 Scrambler; Competition: Daytona 1982; Evaluation – Pacifico Aero-Foil Fairing; more

KDX-250 YZ250-J YZ-250

1982 June Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1974 360 Enduro Comparison Test – a trio of single cylinder enduros meet head on

360 Enduro Comparison Test – a trio of single cylinder enduros meet head on – Honda XL350 vs. Yamaha DT360A vs. Kawasaki F9-B; Tests: Triumph TR5MX, Honda XL125, Laverda 750-SF; Features: Air Filters; How to Ride Dirt – cornering for speed; World Cup Trials – first U.S. Championship; Bike Basics – four-stroke engines; Buyers Guide – hand levers; How to: Double discs for Yamahas; more

XL-350 DT360-A DT-360 F9B F-9 TR5-MX TR-5 XL-125 750SF

1974 April Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1978 Suzuki GS1000 test/specs – 1500 Miles in 24 Hours

Tests: Suzuki GS1000 24 hour non-stop track test, Husqvarna 390-OR, Baja Husky meets production stocker, Kawasaki KL250, Yamaha SR500E; Features: 17 and 23 inch wheels; The Isle of Man TT; Cruise Control Comparison; Milan Show; Three Laverdas; The twenty thousand dollar jump; Sport: Trial De Espana; Daytona Preview; MX Teams nearing finalization; more

GS-1000 390OR KL-250 SR500-E SR-500

1978 March Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue – Suzuki available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1978 Laverda 1200 Jota America Test / Specs

Cover: Laverda’s new 1200 never had it so good. That’s Camel Pro Queen Lynn Griffis on the left and Carter Alsop, America’s fastest lady road racer on the right; Below Brad Zimmerman flies Europe’s new SWM dirt charger.

Tests: Laverda 1200 Jota America, Maico 400 Magnum, SWM RS175-GS, Suzuki PE175; Features: Nagoya TT; Lynn Griffis; Carter Alsop; Suspension; Kawasaki Z1R-TC; Sport: The Match Race Series; Kenny Roberts Scoreboard; Hannah romps the Nationals; Diggers wow New Orleans; more

RS175GS RS-175 PE-175 Z1-R Z1RTC

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



1978 Husqvarna 250-CR Dirt road test / specs

Cover: Top: Husky 250-CR; bottom: the four Italian marques featured in our definitive road test: “Discovering the Italian Connection.”

Tests: Husqvarna 250-CR, Kawasaki KX80; The Italian Connection road Tests: Benelli 750 Sie, Ducati 900 Darmah SD, Laverda 500 Zeta, Moto Guzzi V-1000 G5; Features: Touring Shock Showdown; ’79 Preview: Yamaha & Kawasaki; Kawasaki History; Stocking Stuffers under $25; 10 Best Bikes of the Year; Around the World – the conclusion of Terry Mentzer’s Cosmic Circle; Sport: Kenny Roberts Scoreboard; Camel Pro Series; Burgett scores a come-from-behind victory; Trans-Am Series; Trophee Des Nations; Motocross Des Nations; more

250CR KX-80 V1000 G-5

1978 December Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com