Road Tests: Kawasaki Mach III 500, Rickman Metisse 500 Victor Conversion, Clymer-Munch Mammoth IV, Indian Boy Racer 50; Features: Paul Dunstall and his magic speed kit; 2nd Annual Elsinore Grand Prix; Derek Rickman – personality feature; Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and his “Candywagon” custom feature; Saddle up with a Kawasaki ’69; You meet some of the nicest motorcycles from Honda ’69; more
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Cover Photo: A detailed study of the 4-cyl. 1100cc NSU-based Clymer/Munch Mammoth IV engine.
Road Tests: 450 Honda Super Sport CB450, Yamaha 125 Scrambler YAS1-C, Kawasaki 650 W2TT Commander, Vespa Ciao Moped; Gary Nixon Repeats as Grand National Champ; The Last Mile at Sacramento; Jack Pine Enduro; 12-Hour Race; The Four-Stroke Motorcycle Engine; Horoscope; Motorcycling’s hidden hazards; Legend of the Moto-Guzzi V-8; Budget Custom; more
Cover: The motorcycling fun theme is typified in this shot of John and Patti Flanders astride a new BMW R-60.
Contents: Speed Week at Bonneville; The 1968 Ducati’s; Salinas Scrambles; 8-Miler at Ascot / Dan Haaby, BSA; Sacramento 25-Mile / George Roeder, Harley; Harley-Davidson’s Big Twins for 1968; Boy Scout Graduation Ride; Bavarian Speed – the story of Ernst Henne and the pre-war BMW speed record motorcycles; Earls Court Show; Ulster G.P. / Mike Hailwood; Young man in a hurry – Chuck Jones; Meet the Clymer-Munch Mammoth; more
Floyd Clymer Motorcycle Division Anouncement: The World’s most interesting motorcycles are coming to the U.S.A. In offering our line of Mammoth and Indian motorcycles for enthusiasts throughout the world, our intentions and plans are as follows. We are strictly a custom-built motorcycle firm and have no intention of getting into the mass market…
Shown: Indian Ponybike – this unique road or trail bike has 3 speeds, 5 H.P., 45-48 mph. Full suspension front and rear. Dual seat, road or trail tires. 2 brakes, lites. Red or blue. A large minibike. Immediate delivery. $295
Indian 500 Roadster – powered by the world’s best 500 OHV single, Velocette, either normal or Thruxton. A high performance “sporty” bike with Borrani rims, Ceriani forks. Tach. Campagnola twin disc front brake optional. Immediate deliver. $1450; with Thruxton 117 mph engine $1550
Indian 600 Roadster – $1750
Clymer-Munch Mammoth – U.S. price by boat $3400. German price at factory $3200
Cover: Italian Aermacchi rider, Gilberto Milani, rounding the corner leading onto Glencrutchery Road. Last month we published the Isle of Man race report; this issue there’s a full-blown color feature that is an impression of all that went on race week of the 1967 Diamond Jubilee TT.
Road Tests: Velocette 500 Thruxton, Bultaco 250 Matador Mk II, Munch 1000 Mammut, Sachs 80 Boondocker; Competition: Portland National Mile; Tulare National Night Tracking; Features: The Island Race Week – impressions of the Tourist Trophy Diamond Jubilee; Greenhorn Enduro Classic; Leather Clothing, boots and gloves; Scrambled Hams and Ecch – an open letter – the secret to success in sportsman races; more
Cover: In the 1970’s, the financially strapped Norton company went outside for the money to go racing. The John Player Tobacco Company became the major sponsor of the team, which led to a couple of models hitting the market with the “JPN” identity. Such a model was this month’s cover bike, a 1974 John Player Norton Endurance replica.
Contents: 1974 John Player Norton Endurance Replica; Return of the Trident -test of the new Triumph Trident; Van Order Collection -pt. XIV, photos of L.A. racing scene after turn of century; The Friedman Files -photos from European Gran Prix ’73 & ’74; Massive! The Munch Mammut; Retrospective – W. Edwards Deming; Project Bike Update -status of 1918 Excelsior project; The 1949 Indian Arrow – a look back; more
Over the past seven years the Munch has been hand crafted by a small team of specialists in quantities of one or two units per week. The machine has reached a level of quality and performance unequalled in the industry. Now, in our new factory in West Germany production is being stepped-up, just enough to satisfy some of the demand.
The Munch is not the machine for every motorcyclist. It will never be built in larger quantities than 30 or 40 per month, due to the time and labor involved in fabricating a custom roadster of its quality and capability by hand.
The Munch is worth its high price by virtue of its performance and workmanship alone. It is sold and shipped only to individual clients directly from the factory in Altenstadt.
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