Everyone deserves at least one mistake: Montesa made theirs last year with the 250cc King Scorpion. As if responding to a swift kick in the shins, Montesa has come back swinging with their best Sunday punch – the new V75 250 Enduro.
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
Contents: Specifications for all Models; The Fury of the BSA; Moto-Crossers ride the dyno; The Parade of ’71’s; On the trail of the 125’s; Accessory Catalog; Motorcycle Sport Quarterly, the Buyer’s Guide edition specifically, is dedicated to solving any and all perplexities regarding your introduction to the sport of motorcycling. If the answer isn’t to be found somewhere in the tediously compiled charts of specifications or seat-of-the-pants commentary of one of our many tests…192 pages, softcover, condition: very good
1971 Spring Petersen’s Motorcycle Sport Quarterly Buyer’s Guide by Bob Greene available at www.DadsVintageAds.com
The Montesa motocross riders above are not riding the new 250 Scorpion combination street and rough country motorcycle. but they are using copies of the Scorpion forks on their racers! None are smiling. they’re only interested in winning, and win they do! The Scorpion and racing forks are out of the same mold, precision ground, large diameter (35mm), hard chrome and heat treated. The super strong heavy alloy triple clamps with steel sliders using full length bushings, double oil seals in each leg and neoprene dust caps, are built to aviation fail-safe standards…
Spanish two-strokes seem to be going from strength to strength these days, and are fast becoming the bikes to beat in all the races in which they compete. The Montesa provides an example of this. Starting life as a fairly good 125, it became a very god 125, then an equally good 175, and now it is available as an extremely good 250…
Cover: Open Class Start at Daytona/Yamaha Superseries; Features: Project Honda: Building a Monoshocker; Speedway Roundup; Yamaha Super Series – Dallas; Daytona / Yamaha Superseries Motocross; Houston Astrodome MX Super Series; The Mint 400; California City Two-Day Qualifier; Road Tests: Montesa V75 Cappra; Yamaha MX100-B; 360 Bultaco Frontera; Technical: Supertuning part 2 – race lacing your wheels; Reeder Air Shocks; more
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: Yamaha’s spiffy new SC500 stretches its awesome legs; Road Tests: Yamaha SC500; Maico 125 MC; Montesa Cappra 250 VR; Bultaco Alpina 350; Kawasaki Z-1; Features: Mint 400; Tommy Brooks formula for winning; Who ever heard of Tom Smith?; Carlsbad Grand Prixview; Forecast – Six Days 1973; Popular Cycling Show Stopper; Daytona ’73; America Trialers in Spain; more
Contents: Introduction: The Fantastic Variety; AMA – At the center of the action; Gene Romero, Number One – Hear his hammer ring!; J.N. Roberts deals with the world’s largest motorcycle race; Bonneville Breaks Loose!; Racing in the South; The first is the worst; Motocross Civil War – East vs. West; The Nationals – nine months of punishment; Laconia 1970; Speedway Racing, Now!; The Man who stood G.P. Racing right on its ear – Piero Remor; Tightrope – roadracing a streetbike for 24 hours; Rain and the International (sort of) Two Days Trial; Drag Racing’s Best Year; Confessions of a feckless tuner; Competition Bikes you can buy; Road Tests: Montesa Trials, Ossa Flattracker, Bultaco 200 Sherpa; more
Contents: 250 Enduros Comparison – Bultaco, Honda MT, Honda XL, Kawasaki, Montesa, Ossa, Suzuki, Yamaha; Test: Honda CB450 vs. Yamaha TX500; Features: Buyer’s Guide: Shocks; Trans-AMA series wrap-up; Bike Basics: Frames; How to Ride Dirt – Motocross jumping; Speedway Championship – Costa Mesa finale; A la Cafe – four wild cafe racers; How to get Grand Prix Caliber Handling; Moontrike – unique three-wheeled rickshaw; more
Now, Montesa presents a magnificent new lightweight trials machine COTA 123…the culmination of highly successful Montesa trials competition and superb Montesa engineering and craftsmanship. The new Cota 123 is designed for the professional trialer; but its exceptional balance and handling also make it perfect for the les experienced rider in the challenging new sport of trials…
Original brochure for the 1978 Montesa Cappra 250VB, 360VB, and 125VB motorcycles. Brochure specs are on back. Front has photos and has original ink stamp from James A. Rowe, Scorpion Valley Snowmobile Center, Honesdale, PA.
Montesa, number one European marque at the 1972 Moto-Cross World Championship – number four in overall points. And you can ride the replica of the machine Kelevi Vehkonen rode to establish this record…the Montesa Cappra 250-VR (VR signifies Vehkonen Replica). See your dealer or write for information.
Road Tests: Bultaco Metralla, Triumph T100R Daytona Sports, Batavis Flying Dutchman; Features: Hang-ups; The London Show; Spain – at home with the Bultaco Metralla; Big-Time Harley – watch out ladies here comes the killer on his very first bike; Competition: Torsten’s American Lark; Corriganville Grand Prix; Technical: Spark Plugs and Ignitions; The Modified Montesa; Fastening and Vibration; more
Contents: Introduction – The Fantastic Variety; AMA: At the Center of the Action; Gene Romero, Number One – Hear his hammer ring!; J.N. Roberts deals with the world’s largest motorcycle race; Bonneville breaks loose!; Racing in the South; The First is the Worst; Motocross Civil War – East vs. West; The Nationals – Nine months of punishment; Laconia 1970; Speedway Racing, Now!; The man who stood G.P. Racing right on its ear; Tightrope – roadracing a street bike for 24 hours; Rain and the International (sort of) Two Days Trial; Drag Racing’s Best Year; Confessions of a Feckless Tuner; Competition Bikes you can buy; Road Tests: Montesa Trials; Ossa Flattracker; Bultaco 200 Sherpa; more
Cover Photo: Dick Mann heads for the checkered flag and the money found there. It was his first win in over 12 years of trying; Contents: Daytona – Bugs Mann brings home the money; Montesa Cota; Dykes Rings; Cyclus Maximus – Elsinore – racing through the streets of a lakeside resort; More travel for DT-1 Forks; Kawasaki Bushwhacker is a winner; Overhauling the Bultaco Bandit part 2; First Annual Irwindale National Drag Championships; Suzuki 120cc Cat; Hodaka Super Rat; more
The Honda 750 Four is one of the most popular motorcycles ever manufactured. Its sales, worshippers (i.e. Four Owners Club) and even thefts echo the popularity of this exceptional road burner. The fact that a Japanese bike would gain acceptance with the Chopper crowd says a lot for the bikes’ blatant sex appeal. Naturally, the bike has some faults but these are overlooked for the favorable aspects. This type of bike invites enthusiastic riding, but isn’t quite suited as a good Cafe Racer. A trade-off was made between ultimate cornering and a plush ride. The one area where the 750 does fall short is in the tuning. Most riders complain that the 750 is difficult to tune; keep in tune and that it’s too expensive to have it done professionally. In the course of our testing we’ve found that there are very few mechanics who really understand this bike…Actually the Four is just as simple as any twin except that more time is need to do the job right…
Contents: Honda 750 Tune-Up; Kawasaki 350 Teardown; Timing the Montesa 125; Maico Electrics; Converting Army Shoes to Riding Boots; Chamfering Piston Rings; Diaphragm Carburetor Tricks; Fork Brace Lowdown; Yamaha Grand Opening; Motorcycle Salvage Yards; Beef up that front end; Keen-Serts; The easy way to install handlebar grips; more