Cover Photo: Kawasaki KZ1300 Dressed for the open road
Road Tests: Kawasaki KZ1300 – luxury superbike; SWM 250GS; Suzuki GS750-EN; Honda XR185 / XL185; Touring Feature: The French Quarter Connection; Taking it with you; Craven Classic Saddlebags; Silhouette Fairing; Protecting your Rear; Vetter Accessories; Take Along Cycle Cover; Technical: Beyond Teledraulics; Features: The Professional – Kenny Roberts; Yamaha IT250 / 400 Long Range Test; Better Riding Through Chemistry; more
Cover: Laverda’s new 1200 never had it so good. That’s Camel Pro Queen Lynn Griffis on the left and Carter Alsop, America’s fastest lady road racer on the right; Below Brad Zimmerman flies Europe’s new SWM dirt charger.
Tests: Laverda 1200 Jota America, Maico 400 Magnum, SWM RS175-GS, Suzuki PE175; Features: Nagoya TT; Lynn Griffis; Carter Alsop; Suspension; Kawasaki Z1R-TC; Sport: The Match Race Series; Kenny Roberts Scoreboard; Hannah romps the Nationals; Diggers wow New Orleans; more
Contents: Road tests: Yamaha XS750SE Special; Comparison – Five 175cc Enduro / ISDT Racers – Can-Am 175 Qualifier, Hercules GS175 ISDT, Suzuki PE175, SWM 175 ISDT, Yamaha IT175; Street Impression: Kawasaki meets the turbo – Z1-R; Competition: Proposed EPA Motorcycle Noise Standards; Features: The Mild One – Honda CM185 Twinstar; Visalia Antique Motorcycle Rally; Looking Backward – the Low Rider at Visalia; The Gypsy Life -putting together the European tour; The Group Tour – riding in a crowd; more