Cover Photo: Unprecented desert snow upsets “Big Bear National.”
Contents: Letters; Big Bear National Championship – taken by Aub LeBard; Annual Pikes Peak Dash – taken by Roger Hayes; Motorcycle Hot Rod Exhibit; Matchless AJS for 1949; Marcel versus Bob Controversy; The Powell P-81; Pledge of Safety; Sports Slants; Motorcycling is Proud of this Man – C.F. Carson; The Man Behind the Panther – Mr. Peter Marians; 30 Years Ago; Club News; Daytona Announcement; more
1949 February Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com
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Back-Cover Ad: 1949 Norton Motors Ltd “The Unaproachable Norton” Ad
Built into every Norton motorcycle is all the vast wealth of knowledge gained in more than twenty years of unparalleled success on the road-racing circuits of the world. Take a good look at the next Norton rider you see…note the easy, natural riding position…the sparkling acceleration… the rock-steady braking…the hair-line steering on corners. That’s what “race-bred” means in a production model. Model ES2 illustrated above, is a well-established favorite with sporting enthusiasts. It combines at modest cost the superb high-speed handling of a racing machine, with the de luxe equipment of a fine road model. The 490 c.c. long stroke engine (79mm. x 100mm.) gives a fascinating reserve of extra speed. Overhead valves, push-rod operated, are totally enclosed and automatically lubricated….