Cover: Dynamite Daytona Action! The first turn in the Daytona supercross event. Check out Marty Smith (No. 3) pitching his red Honda in under Bob Hannah; Road Tests: Honda CR250-R; Suzuki RM125-C; Features: Marty Tripes; Supercross ’78 Update; Daytona Road Race; Astrodome GNC; Yamaha World Mini Grand Prix; Great Bear Grand Prix; Hangtown National Openers; Trials Scene ’78; Broc Glover Interview; more
Cover: Open Class Start at Daytona/Yamaha Superseries; Features: Project Honda: Building a Monoshocker; Speedway Roundup; Yamaha Super Series – Dallas; Daytona / Yamaha Superseries Motocross; Houston Astrodome MX Super Series; The Mint 400; California City Two-Day Qualifier; Road Tests: Montesa V75 Cappra; Yamaha MX100-B; 360 Bultaco Frontera; Technical: Supertuning part 2 – race lacing your wheels; Reeder Air Shocks; more
Cover: Rich Eierstedt our interviewed rider this month displays his talents on the factory Honda motocross machines; Centerspread: Marty Smith flying his 250 motocross at Carnegie Cycle Park.
Features: Interview with Rich Eierstedt on riding for the Honda factory; Be a better motocrosser part 9, How to Pass; The Italian Grand Prix; The Baldwin 500 National; The San Jose Mile; The Baja 500; Road Tests: Yamaha 175 Trialer; Can-Am 250 TNT; Maico 450 Motocross Monster; Bultaco 125cc Pursang; Technical: Enduro/Desert Tool Set-Up; Suzuki RM125 Hop-Up Shootout; VDO’s Enduro Speedometer; Koni Performance from Thermo Flows; more
Cover: Roger DeCoster accompanies the Suzuki RM400 test article. Since we’re taking the liberty of calling the bike a Roger DeCoster Replica, we thought we should put a photo of the man himself on the cover. Consider it also a tribute to Roger D. for coming back so strongly and quickly from his serious accident.
Road Tests: Suzuki RM400 – we’re taking the liberty of calling it a “Roger DeCoster Replica”; Yamaha IT175; Kawasaki KZ650 Custom; Features Broc Glover – 125cc National Champion; Florida Winter-AMA MX Series; CMC Golden State Series; Supercross ’78 Kick-Off: Race Preview ’78; Supercross Series Works Wonders; Technical: How Two-Strokes work; more
Cover: Popular Cycling’s own Marcia Holley at Viewfinders Grand Prix; Road Tests: 125 Comparisons Husky vs. Yamaha vs. Kawasaki; Cooper Enduro 250; Features: Superbowl of Motocross III; Virginia City Grand Prix; Viewfinders Grand Prix – Seventh Annual Dustbowl; Pro Interviews – Pierre, Tim and Mike reveal innermost secrets; Greenhorn Enduro; Technical: Trick Truck Toolbox; Baja Hop-Up; Suzuki 125 Hop-Up; Waterlogged – scuba diving your trailbike; more
Cover: The start of the United States’ most exciting and important race, the Carlsbad G.P.; Road Test: Bultaco 250 Pomeroy Replica; Features: The Hang Ten United States Motocross Grand Prix; 500cc World Championship Grand Prix Update; The Year of the Setting Sun; Interview: Tony DiStefano; The Mammoth Mountain Motocross; The Salt Lake City Inter-AMA Opener; Technical: The Big Bore Works Bikes; Low Cost Forward Mounted Shocks; New Tricks for an Old Baja; Experimental Elsinore – Popular Cycling’s “Works Honda”; more
Cover: Mitch Mayes handles the new Husky 250CR during a test session on the U.S. Grand Prix course at Carlsbad; Road Tests: Husky’s Hauler – the 250 class is getting harder to compete in; Bultaco 360 Pursang Mk 7; Features: Daytona ’74; Selecting the “right” handlebars; MX Muscles in five days; Pow Wow at the Soboba Indian Reservation; Pedal Power Motocross; Technical: Sachs Shifter Service; Tricking Trailer Thieves; Build your own Honda; The Lake Injector System; more
Features: Houston Trans-AMA; Hopetown; Phoenix Trans-AMA Full Color Centerspread; Baja 1000; Sidehack Motocross; Slip-in Bike Rack for Vans; Barstow to Vegas; Road Tests: Yamaha’s 100MX; Yamaha’s Trialer; Technical: Selecting the right machine; Fix it to finish; Honda 125 Elsinore Hop-Up; Thermo-Flow Shock Hop-Up; Super Stoppers; Race Day Check List; more
Cover Story: Yamaha 400 Monocross – the test and the cure! Plenty of grunt and with a little help, lots of suspension; Road Test Kawasaki KT250; Features: Inside Opener – race action at Houston’s Astro Dome; Kenny Roberts – Yamaha’s #1 Salesman; Enduro timing – the complete how-to; Enduro riding apparel; Score’s Parker 400; Technical: The Rear Chain; Yamaha 400 Fork update; Supertuning part 1; The monoshock cure; Racing crank for the Ellsie; Reservoir colers for your Konis; more
Cover Photo: Pierre Karsmakers; Road Tests: Bultaco 360 Astro; The Falta Replica 400 GP Motocrosser; The Suzuki TM100; Features: Harry Everts: The man to beat in the 250cc class; The Omaha 250 Inter-AMA and 125 National; National Trail Wrap-Up; 500cc National at Moto-Masters Park; Superbowl of Motocross IV; The last two-day qualifiers in the east; Technical: The Bolger case splitter – tools for the trade; How the new Amal Carb works; LTR suspension for the Suzuki TM125; more
Road Tests: Maico AW450; Suzuki RM80; Features: El Trial De Espana; Trans-AMA 1976; American Motocross Finals; Night Motocross Socal Style; The Veterans – Mike Nicks interviews Torleif Hansen part 2; Technical: Building a Bultaco to go for gold; 175cc Monoshock Project Bike; more
Cover: Yamaha’s spiffy new SC500 stretches its awesome legs; Road Tests: Yamaha SC500; Maico 125 MC; Montesa Cappra 250 VR; Bultaco Alpina 350; Kawasaki Z-1; Features: Mint 400; Tommy Brooks formula for winning; Who ever heard of Tom Smith?; Carlsbad Grand Prixview; Forecast – Six Days 1973; Popular Cycling Show Stopper; Daytona ’73; America Trialers in Spain; more
Pro Tips From: Rolf Tibblin, Mitch Mayes, Ake Jonsson, Lane Leavitt, Heikki Mikkola, Tim Hart, Pierre Karsmakers, Mike Hartwig and more!; Motocross, Trials, Enduro, Desert, Street Riding; much much more!
Contents: Bultaco El Montadero – Is it a racer or a trailbike?; How To Ride Moto-Cross part 3; Project Yamaha Update – where it’s at and where it’s going; Overhauling Honda’s Eight-Speed Transmission; Not Honda’s Biggest but Maybe Their Best – CB450; Suzuki’t Super Scrambler 100; Heads off Honda’s 450 – make that tired 450 live again; AJS 370 – Norton Villiers first try at building a desert racer; Black Magic – designing expansion chambers; Small but mighty – The Micro Metisses; Do Fuel Additives Work? – testing a nitro additive; more
Cover Photo: Dick Mann heads for the checkered flag and the money found there. It was his first win in over 12 years of trying; Contents: Daytona – Bugs Mann brings home the money; Montesa Cota; Dykes Rings; Cyclus Maximus – Elsinore – racing through the streets of a lakeside resort; More travel for DT-1 Forks; Kawasaki Bushwhacker is a winner; Overhauling the Bultaco Bandit part 2; First Annual Irwindale National Drag Championships; Suzuki 120cc Cat; Hodaka Super Rat; more
Cover Story: Maico 250 Motocrosser – Made for winning races – This month we climbed on the new five speed Maico 250cc race bike and immediately fell in love with it – it seems to do everything well. At first glance it’s easy to tell the bike is made in Germany; it’s strictly Teutonic in appearance. Everything has its place and everything is in its place…Features: BSA Road Runner – a close look at the Rocket Three; Fixing Fiberglass; Project Yamaha – a pumper carb for our little play toy; Swinging Arm Repair; Trailbike Transmission Teardown; Kawasaki 250 Sidewinder; Fesmatronic Ignition; The Velo Rose; Honda CB175; Do-it-yourself Jr. Greenstreak – make your trail Kawasaki into a racer; more
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Contents: Honda’s Fire Engine – the all new 750cc Four; The Island – The Isle of Man, motorcycling’s greatest race; Racing Rebuild – Kawasaki’s trail machine made into a racer; Sachs it to me – the Sachs 125cc ISDT; The Bikes were bashed in Baja – the Baja 500 – what really happened; Sammy Miller’s Baby – Bultaco Sherpa T; Gear for Go – pick the right sprocket combination; Tricks on tuning a Sachs gearbox; A GYT Kit for the little Yamahas – Webco’s bolt-on horseposer; The Penton ISDT 125; Re-spoking a wheel; Decarbonize a two-stroke; more
Contents: The All-New Kawasaki Mach Three – Japan’s new terror weapon; Bultaco Matador 250 -the ultimate trail bike?; Tricks on trail riding; The Zundapp I.S.D.T.; Trail Bikes on Trial – A long look at Honda CL-90, Yamaha L5-T, Suzuki TC-120 and Hodaka Ace 100 Trail Machines; Two Stroke vs. Four; Pick the right tires; It’s a frame-up -how good are those frame kits?; Honda’s Best Seller – The CL-350 Scrambler; Yamaha’s new winner – the AT-1 Enduro; Maico’s Monster – a dirt racers dream, the X4-A; The Iron Men – the men of Europe’s moto cross circuit; more
Giant Road Test Issue: BMW R75/5, Kawasaki 350 A7-SS, Triumph Trail Blazer, Suzuki Sierra 185, Honda SL-70; Moto-Cross with Preston Petty; Rough Riding with J.N. Roberts; Yoshimura Honda 350; Racing Discs for the street; Road Atlanta – Kel Carruthers wins all the money; Ski-Doo’s Junior Cross; more