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
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
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!
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
Cover Photo: They still look at you sort of funny-like when you show up at the enduro with a sidecar, or at the road race, or at the scramble. But the fact is that interest in sidecar competition is growing and now the AMA has okayed it for professional events.
Contents: How safe are motorcycles?; Rundown on Regulations; Season’s End; Meet the Scrambles champs; Bolger is back again; A new class in Metropolitan New York?; That weren’t no scramble; Desperate doings in the north woods; Practicing for TV?; CMSA awards diner; Politician who digs bikes; Has Sammy Miller ruined trials?; A visit to the CZ Factory; Testing the Ossa Pioneer; The secret’s in the studs; We’ve re-organized the trade news; more
Cover Photo: Honda’s Rich Eierstedt finds the strange line at the Baldwin Inter-AMA aboard a brand-new red Honda. Full details in the next issue.
Machines: Ossa 250 Phantom – Blue Streak Special; Kawasaki KX450 – Who’re they trying to kid?; Competition: United States Grand Prix – The Americans; Unite States Grand Prix – The Europeans; United States Grand Prix – The Race; Mammoth Mountain Motocross; Georgia NML Series; Technical: Honda Bolt-Ons – get your CR out of the “production class”; 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
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
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
No less than nine motorcycles have ISDT referencs in their names for 1973 – Bultaco Matador S-D (Six Day), Monark ISDT Replica, Penton 125 Six Day Enduro, etc. OSSA calls theirs the 250 SDR, which stands for Six Day Replica. They built the SDR after customers who saw the factory bikes at the Trials wanted to buy them…
Spanish motorcycles have established a solid reputation as being fast, uncomplicated, and reliable. Ossa lives up to that reputation in spite of the fact that it is produced in a smaller facility in Spain. Aside from the new American market, Ossa is strictly a domestic Spanish machine. Because of this, one or two changes will have to be made on machines built for U.S. riders. For instance, western-style bars will be more appealing to a majority of riders. Other features seem to be quite Americanized; The seat is wide and soft, lighting is good, controls are sensitive…
The 1969 Ossa Stiletto, 250cc engine: big, burly and built! The shortest distance between here and there is a line made with a Stiletto! 250cc’s of scrambling fury: the Stiletto speaks the scrambler’s language. Rugged, reliable and ready for anything.
Cover Story: Scott Loomis’ 1977 Ossa 250 ST-1 short-tracker looks new today, but the truth is that it was raced for sixteen years before being restored; Features: Seeing is Believing – how to keep your plastic parts alive; The Duke – Ron Johnson’s big and bad 1977 900SS Ducati; Heavy Hitters – take a ride with the BSA factory motocross team as it assaults the 1970 Trans-AMA Series; more
Contents: Trials Test – Ossa Plonker; Special Feature – The Ultimates for Track, Trail and Trial – Penton Six Day 125, Maico 360 X4-A, Husqvarna 360 Viking, Ossa Stiletto 175 and 230, Greeves Ranger, Sachs 125 Motocross; Impression: Honda Mini Trail; New York to Los Angeles – Tibor Sarossy and BMW break the coast to coast record; History: Ernst Henne, Speedmeister; Simca Smoothness in a transverse tourer; Wild Slickrock – motorcycles to another world in Canyonland, Utah; more
Cover Story: Robin Markey’s down and dirty 1962 Honda CL72 Scrambler 250 – Honda plays dirty; Features; Phantom of the dirt – Ossa’s Supernatural 250cc Motocrosser; BSA Bantam Racer – roadracing one of Britain’s controversial two-strokes; Powwow in the Black Hills – Indians of all vintage gather at Sturgis; Days of Glory 1994 – swapping, showing and racing at Weedsport, New York; more