1980 Rider – Summer thunderstorms produce breathtaking cloud formations along Highway 287

Cover: Summer thunderstorms produce breathtaking cloud formations along Highway 287 between West Yellowstone and Ennis, Montana

Motorcycle Test: Yamaha Maxim I XJ650; Comparing the 400s – Honda CB400T Hawk, Suzuki GS450S, Yamaha Special XS400SG, Kawasaki LTD440-A1; Features: 10000 BMW Owners Build Image; Ten Faces of the Rock Store; Craig Vetter – living in the future; Across Canada on Three Wheels in 1930; How to be Conspicuous; The Perils of Top Heaviness; Fairings for the 400s; more

XJ-650 CB400-T CB-400 GS450-S GS-450 XS400-SG XS-400 LTD-440

1980 September Rider Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1982 Touring on Suzuki’s Big Gun – The GS1100EZ Superbike

Cover: While touring California’s poppy fields on Suzuki’s highly refined and civilize GS1100EZ, Rider staffers happened upon cowboy Todd Patterson, his horse Chantilly and dog Blackjack, who patrol a 5000 acre spread in the Lancaster area on the fringe of the Mojave Desert. Test report begins on page 50 herein.

Road Tests: Suzuki GS1100EZ, Yamaha XS400RJ Seca; Features: A Harley tour up U.S. Highway One to the flat-track races; Personality: Charlie Thompson -the jovial Harley prexy is the epitome of an American chief; In search of the Brass Monkey – a wintertime jaunt in a sidecar sleeper to meet other eccentrics; Touring New York State Wineries; more

GS1100-EZ GS-1100 XS400-RJ XS-400

1982 August Rider Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Circa 1978 Vintage Yamaha XS1100 Special Full-Size Poster

Vintage Yamaha Brochure from around 1978. Unfolds to a full size poster (approx. 34″ x 22″) of the Yamaha XS Eleven Special. Also inside the brochure are photos of the XS750 Special, XS650 Special & XS400

XS-1100 XS-750 XS-650 XS-400

1978 circa Yamaha XS1100 Special Full-Size Poster / Brochure available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1978 Yamaha XS650 Special and XS400 – we can put you in an enviable position

Introducing the Yamaha XS650 Special and XS400. Motorcycles with the customized comfort and styling you might add yourself if you had the time. And the money. And the patience. The riding position is low, laid back and about as comfortable as you can get. Because the stepped-down, contoured seat and pull-back handlebars sit you “in” these machines instead of “on” them. And both of these beauties come right out of the box with the sleek teardrop gas tank, chopped megaphone pipes, cast aluminum whels, trick paint, chrome, chrome and more chrome…

XS-650 XS-400

1978 Yamaha XS650 Special & XS400 2-Page Ad available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1977 Daytona 100 – the race got shortened, Steve Baker (cover) got a win & everybody else got tired of talking

Cover: Steve Baker at Daytona

Road Tests: Honda 750F2, Honda 750A, Suzuki TS250, Suzuki GS400, Suzuki RM80, Yamaha YZ80, Yamaha XS400D; Technical: Yamaha RD250/350/450 Fork Fix; Features: How much government is in our future?; Competition: Daytona 100 – the race got shortened, Steve Baker (cover) got a win & everybody else got tired of talking; more

750-F2 750-A TS-250 GS-400 RM-80 YZ-80 XS400-D XS-400 RD-250 RD350 RD450 RD-350 RD-450

1977 June Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

The 10 Best Motorcycles of 1979

Special Feature: The 10 Best Motorcycles of 1979:

Superbike: Suzuki GS1000
Touring: Yamaha XS11
651-800cc Street: Honda CB750F
451-650cc Street: Honda CX500
Under 450cc Street: Honda Hawks
Dual Purpose: Honda XL500S
Enduro: Maico Magnum 250E
Open Motocross: Maico Magnum 400/450
250 Motocross: Kawasaki KX250
125 Motocross: Kawasaki KX125

Road Tests: The Chicken-of-the-Woods Motorcycle Riding School – Honda XL125, Honda XL100, Kawasaki KE100, Suzuki DS125, Yamaha MX175 & Yamaha MX100 tested in their natural habitat; Road Test Yamaha XS400F; Features: Honda CB750F; Eurotour -where 130 mph isn’t enough; Technical: Exhaust tuning; DG Honda CR125R; Competition: Chasing the Crown; Bernie does it; Mike the Bike’s last ride; more

XL-100 KE-100 DS-125 MX-175 MX-100 XS400-F XS-400 CB750-F CB-750 CR125-R CR-125

1979 October Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1978 Yamaha XS400-2E – It isn’t cheap. It just costs less.

After more than 20 years of experience, we’ve go the basics of basic transportation down pat. And one thing we’ve learned is inexpensive doesn’t have to mean inadequate. We offer as proof the XS400-2E Special Value Edition. It’s powered by the same high-performance, 4-stroke, SOHC twin as our custom XS400. A torque-packed 391cc’s that won’t disappoint you…

XS400 XS-400 XS4002E

1978 Yamaha XS400-2E Special Value Edition 2-Page Ad available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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