Cover: Long-time privateer John Savitski gives a berm a little click; Bikes: Can-Am 250 MX4; Maico Mods; Sport: Bel-Ray United States Grand Prix – choking on Chinese food; New Orleans Superdome – Hannah and Tripes; French 500 Grand Prix – Lackey and Mikkola up the ante; Features: Team Trucks; Saddleback Saturday; Aluminum Beercans – the Mark Porter diet; more
Cover: Herbert Schmitz crests a Swiss hill in pursuit of honor for West Germany. Schmitz is the number one rider for 1978.
Bikes: Suzuki RM80-C vs. Yamaha YZ80-E; Honda Elsinore CR125-M; DG Super-Pro Elsinore; FMF Four-Stroke 125; Sport: Europe comes to Hollywood; World Mini Madness; Features: Yamaha Power Valve; Protagonists: World Motocross; DG Sidepanels; People: Team Managers – five of the men behind the machines; more
Cover Photo: Jim Weinert leading Tony DiStefano on a merry chase around the Houston Astrodome.
Contents: Bikes: What’s new at the Nationals – a look at the new RM125-A and some factory racers; Yamaha YZ400-C; Sport: Houston Astrodome – Weinert’s back with his favorite color; Dallas – More Supercross at Texas Stadium; Hangtown – Smith gets smoked; NML Winternationals – the agony of doing it yourself; Tech: Tuning Yamaha Air Forks; Honda Hop-Up – rooster power from your CR250; Feature: Carabela Factory Tour – three days of too much Brad Zimmerman; more
Cover Photo: Tony DiStefano shows his CZ’s rear to the folks at Honda Hills, in Ohio.
Facts: Honda’s RC Racers – peeking inside the L.A.F.D.’s goodies; Folks: Talking Swedish with Torsten Hallman; Machines: Yamaha 250YZ – it took a lot of friends to put this test together, check it out; Events: Motocross Des Nations – USA team is 2nd in the world; Honda Hills Trans-AMA – Mikkola’s first race of the series is a good one; Road Atlanta and Orlando Trans-AMA; St. Peters Trans-AMA – Edison Dye does it again; Women’s Motocross; The NML Team Series – the Civil War could start all over again; more
Cover Photo: Honda’s Rich Eierstedt finds the strange line at the Baldwin Inter-AMA aboard a brand-new red Honda. Full details in the next issue.
Machines: Ossa 250 Phantom – Blue Streak Special; Kawasaki KX450 – Who’re they trying to kid?; Competition: United States Grand Prix – The Americans; Unite States Grand Prix – The Europeans; United States Grand Prix – The Race; Mammoth Mountain Motocross; Georgia NML Series; Technical: Honda Bolt-Ons – get your CR out of the “production class”; more
Cover Photo: Marty Smith dominated the USGP in Ohio but he didn’t change his colors. This shot of Marty was taken using infrared film. See if you can figure out what colors are what.
Machines: Honda CR250-M1 Elsinore; Events: 125 USGP, Lexington, Ohio; Mammoth Mountain MX; 500 USGP, Carlsbad, CA; Women’s National Championships; 500 Canadian Grand Prix; Facts: Roy Award Ballot for 1976; Skunk Works Suspension; Motocross Action Magazine’s Rider of the Year – Roger DeCoster; more
Cover Photo: Daniel Pean and Willi Bauer at the Grand Prix in Sittendorf, Austria.
Contents: Race Test / Comparison – Honda CR125M vs. Suzuki RM125 – both bikes offer much to the prospective buyer but what one has the other doesn’t and vice versa; Events: New Castle, Kentucky – Kent Howerton takes the 250cc event with Tony DiStefano lurking; Sittendorf, Austria – Falta wins two, Roberts gets second, Bauer moves into points lead for 250cc world crown; Lake Whitney, Texas – Team Suzuki takes the National Championship in the final event; Corn-O-Cross – The Jolly Green Giant couldn’t have beaten Gordy Meutz, the Yamaha factory wrench; more
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On the Cover: Lance Moorewood puts the all-new Honda CR250R through its paces at freeway-close Corona Raceway
Bikes: 1985 Yamaha YZs, 1985 Honda CR250 Test, 1985 KTM 250MX Test; Features: Bob Hannah Tells You – how to pass and make it stick; 1984 CR250R Buyer’s Guide; David Bailey Tells You – how to handle 500cc’s of pure power; Malcolm Smith Super Bag; Broc Glover Tells You – how to get the ultimate holeshot and live to brag about it; Johnny O’Mara Tells You – how to whip your one-two-five to victory; Sport: 1984 National Championships Wrap-Up; San Diego Arenacross; Motocross in Europe; Personalities – Pederson, Johnson, and Beier relate facts of life; more