Road Tests: Yamaha XJ550 Seca, Yamaha YZ465H, Suzuki GS1100E, BMW R80 G/S; Features: Yamaha YZ465G Long Range Test; Byron Hines idea of a street machine has nothing to do with cruising; New Maicos for ’81; Can-Am long-term report; Husqvarna for 1981; History: The Sunbeam Model 8 “TT” 350; Technical: Kawasaki KX420 Hop-Up; The shimmed valve adjust; Endurance Testing; more
Front cover: 1947 Indian Chief in front of Burg Lichtenberg in Germany. Back cover: Indian 4 next to a General Electric Engine on a Boeing 747.
Contents: A John Marston Sunbeam comes to the U.S.; Riding the Vertical Wall; To Power a light aircraft; Some Motorcycle Memories; The Arthur Sigal Collection Auction; Mr. Crawley’s Christmas; Mystery Motorcycle; The Indian 4 story; Reprints from Classic Motorcycling; more
As of September 21, 1949, due to devaluation of the British pound, we have reduced the average retail prices of BSA-Sunbeam motorcycles by approximately 23% while retaining standard maximum discounts for dealers. The chart below illustrates price reductions.
Cover: A burnt-out home in La Quinta, California gets a new lease on life, making a “frame” for the 1971 BSA 650 Firebird Scrambler. Posing with the bike is Shirlee Bagnall – a former BSA owner – and co-publisher of this magazine. -photo by a proud husband
Contents: Road Tests: BMW R75/5, Harley-Davidson Super Glide; Rode the mighty 2000 – 4th annual Barstow to Las Vegas Race draws 2000 entries; Sunbeam – radiant, racy & restored; Cardboard box custom Triumph; British Thumpers live on; Journey through Latin America; Day out of the past – nostalgic speed on a 1939 KTT Velocette; Mini-Bike Corner; more