KAY. So you’re a competitor. And that event you were just in had some problems, real problems, and you feel like you were cheated. So what do you do? You go home, have a couple of beers and try to forget about it. After all, nothing you could possibly say or do would change things.
Your comparison of the Yamaha YZ250 and the Honda Elsinore CR250M (Dec. ’73 CW) was objective, comprehensive, and, in general, extremely well-written. I find it a bit comical, however, that the Honda Elsinore pictured on page 53 has the shocks mounted upside-down.
Readers, as well as those involved in the motorcycle industry, are invited to have their say about motorcycles they own or have owned. Anything is fair game: performance, handling, reliability, service, parts availability, lovability, you name it.
FOUR-STROKES forever, a motto shared by many of us old time motorcyclists, has taken a giant step in England, where there is a movement among trials fans for a special section for bikes made before 1965. It would bring out the big Single AJS, BSA, Ariel and Matchless thumpers.
Numerous Magnesium Components, Reed Valving, And Forward-Mounted Rear Shocks Make This One Machine Experts Can Earn A Living On!
TO BEGIN WITH, there is no way that anyone is ever going to be able to buy a “works” motocrosser over the counter. No matter how trick, how fast, how light, or how ingenious a works motorcycle may be, by the time it gets to be a production unit, it is outdated by the latest factory effort.
MANY A NEW woods rider will look over the range of available machines and give up in despair, or settle for a used machine. Considering that the neophyte is least of anybody in a position to pick a good used machine from the chaff he’ll find in the newspaper ads, he’s likely to be stung if he takes that approach.
THE TERM superbike means a lot of different things to different people. Americans seem to think prime criterion is quarter-mile acceleration, although a few cafe racing types desire handling in direct proportion to speed potential. In Europe, the scene is entirely different.
Turning An Antiquated Thumper Into The Hot Setup For Baja
THE INTRODUCTION of the BSA Gold Star came in 1938, the year after racing man Walter Handlapped the famous Brooklands (England) track at over 100 mph on his BSA Empire Star and won a “gold star” as the prize. The <p moved="true">Gold Star</p> continued as the mainstay of BSA’s racing machine production until 1963, and Gold Stars could be purchased in many configurations and stages of tune for different types of competitive events.
The Observed Trials spectator is unique among motorcycling’s many fans. Quite unlike the occasional sadists who frequent high-speed automobile and motorcycle events, or occasionally take in a motocross or two, the people who enjoy watching trials are themselves knowledgeable in the field.
IF ONE WERE talking about the popularity of the various displacement sizes and categories of motorcycles, there would be one group of bikes tanding near the top of the list. These are the Japanese dual-purpose 175s: Honda’s XL, Suzuki’s Sierra, Kawasaki’s F-7 and Yamaha’s DT Enduro.
Take a Look You Other Forty-Nine. What this State’s Got is a Good $5 ORV Program
John D. Ulrich
The trend in motorcycling is often set by California, which is the home of the most year-round motorcycle activity on earth. But, the Golden State is also home to the infamous "Green Stickie" off-road vehicle (ORV) registration program.
He was a veritable fortress of road racing talent and of the qualities that make a man a man. He inspired profound awe in the foundations of men the world over—he was unique in many ways. To the sport of racing he was as dedicated as he was a dedicated husband and father.
Full Bore, the accessory division of Yankee Motor Co., has added a truly “all-weather” riding suit to its line of popular accessories. Several unusual and interesting features make this suit a desirable outfit for the casual, as well as the serious, motorcyclist.
In the Kawasaki test in the January issue, you state that the cost of C.D. ignition is prohibitive. If that’s the case, why does Chrysler have CDI as standard on all its domestic cars down to its cheapest model? Why can they afford it on many medium-priced outboard motors and snowmobiles?
The rider at left is: A. Singing the Mexican National Anthem. B. Pointing out to his friend exactly where on the track he is going to crash C. Not really Gary Nixon. D. Gary Nixon at a Cinco de Mayo Ensenada road race. E. About to karate chop his pal in the jugular vein.