Antique Motorcycle – 1902 Orient

On the cover: A fine example of an unusual machine, 1902 Orient.

Contents: 1987 Rocky Mountain D-J Run; Charles H. Metz and the Orient; National Meet, Wauseon, Ohio; Wagner – Another “Pioneer” Marque; Picturebook; More “How To” Generator Conversion; North of the Border; more

1987 Winter Vol. 26 No. 4 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

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1963 Japanese Bikes Win Daytona (U.S.M.C.)

Cover Photo: Daytona USMC winners L to R – Mitsuo Itoh, Hammamatsu, Japan (winner 50cc event on Suzuki), Ernst Degner, Dillingen, West Germany (winner 125cc event on Suzuki), and Fumio Itoh of Tokyo, Japan (winner Grand Prix on 250cc Yamaha).

Features: Japanese Cycles and riders dominate Daytona Opening day; Don Vesco wind Daytona Grand Prix; Van Leeuween cops 100-lap Ascot TT; Story of the Cleveland One-Lunger; New Electric Starter Norton; Some Rights Should be Left by Erle Stanley Gardner; How to ride an Enduro; Wagner – a great name in early motorcycling history; Moto-Crossing overseas; Two days in the wilderness; more

1963 April/May Floyd Clymer’s Motor Cycle Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

1983 Benelli 900 SEI

Cover: Italian Exotica – 1983 Benelli 900 SEI

Features: 1983 Benelli 900 SEI Six Cylinder – evolution of the Sei; Motorcyclists Impact on Daytona; J. Wood Daytona Vintage auction results; 1906 Wagner Twin – a part of American Motorcycling history; Triumph TT Special – Skip VanLeeuwen Ascot assault craft plus free centerfold poster; Daytona Vintage Racing – roadracing, motocross and the BMW Battle of the Legends; Classifieds; more


1993 July Bike Journal International Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

Vintage 1909 / 1910 Wagner Mail Carrier R.F.D. Mailman Motorcycle

Anyone for R.F.D. Mail? Soon after rural free delivery was inaugurated, many of the rural mail carriers covered their routes on a motorcycle. The ones who made the single cylinder Wagner, built in St. Paul, Minnesota, were proud of their sales to postmen. At one time they claimed that more Wagners were in use by R.F.D. men than any other make of motorcycle…

Great for framing! 1962 Article: Vintage 1909 / 1910 Wagner Mail Carrier R.F.D. Mailman Motorcycle available at

Other Photos / Captions on page:

Mike Hailwood, left, F.I.M. World Champion tried out the 1962 Harley-Davidson 250cc Sprint H during a recent visit to the Aermacchi Harley-Davidson factory in Varese, Italy. With Mike is one of Europe’s all-time motorcycling greats, Nello Pagani, who won the World Championship in the 125cc class in 1949.

Dud Perkins goes for lunch: This photo, taken at Daytona Beach, shows vereran Harley-Davidson dealer, and now Senior member of the Competition Committee, Dud Perkins of San Francisco. It is apparently lunch time and Dud is shown with two bags of food enroute from the concession stand to the Harley-Davidson pits. How lazy can a man get? On the other hand, it may be that motorcycles and scooters are partly responsible for Dud’s excellent health.

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