Cover Story: Pro Stock Drag Racing Champ Bob Carpenter – Sheik of Shriek; Test: Yamaha XS500; Features: Specialist II; D&K Engineering’s newest pro stock and pro comp drag frames; Stunning BSA Rocket III; Race Prepping Yamaha Road Racers; Super ‘Zuki; Two Kaw for Top Fuel; Tech: Illumination Trouble Shooting; Drouin Superchargr installation; more
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Road Tests: Yamaha RD350, Benelli 500 Quatro, Honda 400/4, Harley-Davidson FLH1200, Honda Trail CT-90; Features: The Great Silencer Shootout; Why is this man smiling – Sonny Raslowski owns the most ground shaking sleeper in town; Twelve of a kind – Walter Villa is not just another racer; Russ Collins – the man behind the triple; Project Bike – Honda 550 Cafe Au Lait; more
The Suzuki 550 caters to a fairly vertical piece of the market, riders who want a machine capable of medium to long distance touring, around town commuting, and relatively mild performance coupled with reliability. There is nothing frivolous or flashy about the workings of the 550 Suzuki. It is a straightforward design, intended to get a rider from A to B with a minimum of hassle, vibration and gear changing. It’s the motorcycling equivalent of a Ford or a Chevolet, if you will, and it serves its purpose exactly as it was intended to.
Road Tests: Suzuki GT-550 – Japanese two-wheeled Chevrolet; Moto Morini 3 1/2 – a little Mediterranean sex; Kawasaki Z-1 – the ultimate macho machine; Features: Daytona – almost a storybook ending; Spray Can Painting; The Blown experiment -ever wondered what it’s like to own a supercharged machine?; Formula Racing – motorcycles versus cars; How to pick the right kind of service department; more
Tests: Suzuki GS400, Box Stock Production Racer – Yamaha RD400; Daddy Long Legs – understanding the Harley legend; Features: Reg’s replica racer; Movin’ through Maxatawny; 1944 Indian Chief – still on the warpath; Last great act of defiance -a modern tale of horrer and debauchery; Tech: Bored out Hond Carbs – el cheapo racing carbs that work; Fine tuning secrets for DOHC motors; more