Winning events and pleasing fans seems to be second nature for the new National Number 32, Sid Payne. That’s just what he has been doing since he started riding in 1957, although his recent Heavyweight T.T. win at Peoria was his first National Championship victory…
If there’s a reluctant enthusiast in your household who needs a little gentle persuasion, then get her on a new Honda Express. It’s just the machine to have for those first rides. Rides that open a whole new world without the confusion of clutches, transmissions and tachometers. Riding the Honda Express is actually as easy as riding a bicycle. A centrifugal clutch takes care of power delivery so all you have to do is twist the throttle and off you go. The Honda Express is powered by an economic 49cc two-stroke engine that can deliver over 100 miles per gallon. It has a top speed of 30 mph and is designed to require minimum service…At only $295, how can you miss?…
Cover Photo: A super-imposed – and refreshing – look at the Boy & Girl Plus Motorcycle theme. In this case the motorcycle is a 250cc Kawasaki Scrambler Model A1-SS. The photographer was Milt Lewis of Hollywood.
Contents: Road Tests: Triumph 3-Cylinder Trident; Suzuki KT120; Montesa 250cc Scorpion; New Coast-to-Coast Record Run; The Four-Stroke Motorcycle Engine; Honda Surprise – All New Mini-Trail Bike – Honda Mini Trail; The Jack Pine Harley-Davidsons; Fire and Motorcycle Spark Arresters; Meet the Bonanza Bronco; Motorcycle Touring and Camping; Milestone of Speed – the story of the 1950 Belgian Grand Prix; Tuning the Honda 450 Carburetor; more
Photo: Gary Bailey, 6’6″ giant U.S. motor cycle racing champion, gives the powerful Maverick III a workout over the rough Santa Monica Mountains terrain…after the test, Gary said, “…it behaves like a heavy bike…great power and great brakes.”
From the small fry to the big guy, Maverick III is the most talked about imported bike on the American mini bike scene…it’s rugged with strong construction, it’s quick, agile and safe in motion…powered by a 4.5 HP 2-stroke engine…dual brakes, front and rear shocks, and a big comfortable seat…ride it, the champions do.
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!
Cover: It’s almost like an all-new engine, so drastic are Milwaukee’s changes in the Sportster-based XR750 racer. Shorter stroke, alloy heads and barrels and Mikunis top the list of exciting new specifications which someday might be features on a Harley-Davidson roadster. Our in-depth preview begins on page 6.
Contents: Special Tech Issue: Let’s roll up our sleeves – introduction by Bob Greene; X-Ray of the XR – Harley-s Aluminum XR Engine; The State of the Art; Seeley Condor – the racing roadster; Colin Seeley; Triumph Torquer Barrels; All About Chains; Flat-Out Repair; Boost for the Baja; Every Kid wants a mini-cycle; Volumetric Efficiency; Machines of the Future Passed: Velocette Vignette, Super Stocker, Norsa – Star Meets Manx, Babe’s Beauty, Rare Vincent Rapide; Moto Guzzi Under Glass; Wheels; Build a 149-MPH Bridgestone 350; New Model Preview 1972; Closed: The Ignition Gap; Soft Tools for Hard Situations; All-Purpose Alpina; Low-Buck Honda Hauler; Accessory Scene; Sources of Supply; more
Smooth and quiet, the Tigress carries two people and luggage with ease. Fan-cooled engine and outstanding acceleration give a new high-performance level in congested city traffic. Both the front and rear wheels are quickly detachable and interchangeable.
Cover Photos: Highlighting this month’s cover is Miss Nancy Woodruff and the 1955 Lambretta Motorscooter. If the young lady looks familiar, it could be that you’ve seen her charming face on the nation’s billboards and magazines, as she is “Miss Rheingold 1955.” Reading clockwise, from the top right corner is the late Ray Amm on a 350 cc Norton in action in the ’54 German Grand Prix. In the center is England’s Johnny Hilton on a DMW MOto Cross in a 200 cc scrambles race at England’s Hawkestone Park. Bob McIntyre is shown well heeled over on the AJS Porcupine Twin at the Isle of Man Senior T.T. race. At lower left is NSU riders Hass and Muller keeping close company thruout the 250 cc race in the French Grand Prix at Rhelms.
Contents: Dodge City Highlights; New German Maico; Italy’s Ducati; “Two Plus One”; Chain Care; New Lambrettas Announced; Trials Riding Technique; Germany’s Adler; Turnout for Turner; Sport Slants; Norton’s ’55 Racing Plans; Indian Service School; Win Friends with your Motorcycle; more
Original Brochure printed in Czechoslovakia for Motokov, CZ, Jawa and Manet model motorcycles and scooters. Written in English color illustrations and basic technical data. Shown are: Jawa 250, Jawa 350, Velorex 560 Sidecar, CZ 125-175, Jawetta Moped, Stadion S-22 Moped, Jawa 50/555 Scooter, Manet S-100 Scooter, CZ 175/505 Rickshaw, Cezeta 175 Scooter
Original Raleigh Automatic Moped, Model RM4, Workshop Manual from the early 1960’s (no date is on the manual). Contents include: Introduction; Frame and Cycle Parts – Servicing; Power Unit – Servicing; Flywheel Magneto; Fuel System; Transmission – Servicing; more
Can’t afford a new Harley-Davidson Electra Glide or a BMW R69S? Don’t give up your dreams of owning a “motorcycle” yet! For only $2.00, you can get plans with which to build your own from an old, 26-inch, middleweight bicycle frame; a 2-3 horsepower, lawnmower-type engine and kart-type wheels. Both the Scoot’r-Bike and Tig’r-Bike can be constructed.
Cover Photo: Bultaco’s all-new Montadero, one of our test models in this issue poses in a Northern California forest.
Contents: Bultaco Montadero Test; Yamaha Mini Enduro Test; Rare Bike Rally; What’s a Zener Diode; Mini Bike Corner; Touring Riders Supermarket; Greenhorn and the Theory of Relativity; Moto-cross and Moto-crosser: Talking with Barry Higgins; more
Presents all pertinent facts, specifications, prices and other related data on the new models of 35 (count ’em) different manufacturers. Covers many topics of interest to motorcyclists – riding tips, financing, insurance, legislation, protective riding apparel, accessories, comparative dyno tests of six fire-breathing 750cc musclebikes, plus a minibike section. Another chapter is on special custom built machines; and there’s a far-out pictorial display of bikes from around the world – whatever your two-wheeled kick, Motorcyclist Buyer’s Guide is here to bring you hours of pleasurable, informative reading.
1972 Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide by Bob Greene and the Editors of Motorcyclist Magazine available at www.DadsVintageAds.com