Cover Story: Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH Road Test / Specs – the meanest v-twin from Milwaukee gets more displacement and more power; Road Tests: BSA 750 Rocket Three; Yamaha DT2 250 MX; Special Test: I.S.D.T. Cheney-Triumph; Features: Reader’s Test – Kawasaki Mach III; A Gary Bailey Exhibition; John Player Trophy Races; Tohatsu 50 Road Racer; Story of the Husqvarna T.T.; Roller Chains; more
Road Tests: Honda CX500 Turbo, Husqvarna 430WR, Yamaha 650 Seca, Honda CB450T, Suzuki RM465Z; Features: Adrift in Lotus Land; Learning by Mail; The Mileage Mystery; Profile: Mike Kidd; History – 1915 Emblem Model 110 – big, blue and fast the Emblem raced to fame and faded to obscurity; ASR of England; BMW R100RS/E; Hopping up the Tohatsu Run-Pet; more
Cover: The first T.T. of the 1963 season was held at Ascot Park in Gardena, California, on February 3rd. This action, shot, showing Jack Simmons, No. 59X, getting the checkered flag, is typical of many which thrilled spectators.
Features: Tohatsu 50cc Runpet Test and Report; Shall we Scramble?; One Girl’s Opinion of Two Bikes – Evelyn Pollaro with Norton Atlas and Ducati Monza; Midwest Observer; News from Overseas; The Fabulous Alfred Scott Saga; Europe on Eight Wheels; The Jerry Walters Story; Motorcycle Cruising in California -largest state in the Union; 1963 BSA Announced; Simplex announces improved models for 1963; more
(To-hat’ su), n. 1. A fun-providing two-wheel motoring device for guys and gals who like their excitement on the go! 2. A practical cycle offering trouble-free riding in three basic models: a scrappy scrambler, a rugged trail cycle, and one for just running around. 3. An only-for-pleasure motorcycle or a money-saving way of getting you to school, work and the store. ( 30 cents worth of gas will run a 50cc Tohatsu more than 200 miles.) 4. Tohatsu owners are often described as bold, venturesome, happy, smart…with the accent on having fun!