Man, I can ride that bike. I’ve been driving for years." How many times have you heard that statement or, worse, even made that boast yourself? Think about it. Think long and hard because thoughts like that are opening the door for needless injury and that needless injury is convincing the general public that motorcycling, any type of motorcycling, is a hazardous proposition at best.
I’ve just finished reading the road test of the Honda CB360 in the March ’74 CYCLE WORLD. I agree with everything you said. I’d also like to pass along some opinions of my own. Just after the 360s came out, I began looking for a new machine, and I planned to stay with Honda.
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.
THE DUCATI factory in Italy has long been known for its marvelous overhead cam Twins and Singles. Fabio Taglioni, chief designer at Ducati, has now designed 125, 175 and 250 single-cylinder two-strokes with piston ports to be used in a new six-speed motocross bike.
THERE’S NO doubt about it. The Japanese have been the most instrumental power in bringing the world of small-bore off-road racing to its present level in the United States. Even way back when Yamaha Trailmaster 80s and Honda S90s were bouncing their semi-modified selves around the boonies, things were beginning to take shape.
When The Rickman Brothers Get Serious, They Build The Best. And It’s 47 Pounds Lighter Than Stock!
YOU CAN’T FOOL us. We ride bikes on the street too, and we know. There’s a foolish touch of Mike Hailwood in the heart of just about every man who’s ever swung a leg over a street bike. A touch of Borris Murray too, although the stoplight-to-stoplight games soon become old.
TOM BRADEN had been a motorcycle enthusiast for a long time. He loved to take his bike out on the freeway and open it up. He always obeyed the laws, though, no matter what his own desires might have been. If the speed limit was 20 mph, Tom made sure his speedo said 19; just to be on the safe side.
A fondly factual look at two legends of their time.
BACK WHEN motorcycling was a valid form of social protest, we riders didn’t let ignorance mpen our enthusiasm. We didn’t know much but what we knew, we believed intently, never mind that most of what we knew wasn’t so. There weren’t many of us and our options were limited.
“KARSMAKERS’ YAMAHA? Yeah, I've seen it. That thing really flies. Man, it just goes over the whoops and potholes like they aren’t even there. Incredible!” “Did ya see that? Karsmakers hit that ledge on the downhill flat-out in fifth and stayed with it.
CAN YOU imagine sitting in a plushly-cushioned chair, in air-conditioned comfort, protected from the elements, with a sandwich and a cold beer, watching a motocross race? Sure, you say, if it’s at home watching Wide World of Sports. Guess again!
Tired Of Parking On The Freeway? Gas Prices Getting You Down? Here’s A Practical Solution As Long As It Doesn’t Rain.
FROM ALL outward appearances, superbikes seem to be where it’s at when it comes to motorcycle popularity. But, as in politics and most other fields, motorcycling also has what can be referred to as a “silent majority.” This silent majority is comprised of those individuals who ride the mid-sized two-wheelers: the 350s.
Currently the forks are available only in the C-2000 series, but will soon be available in the C-1000 series. It is claimed that these forks are fully adjustable to permit damping for every riding situation.
Alsport Distributing Co.
The new blanchard ground (rotor) disc is available in two models, 0.220 in. and 0.125 in. thick, with the latter being designed for racing use only. The center carrier is made from high tensile strength aluminum with the weight watcher holes.
Alsport Distributing Co.
Unless you’re one of the few who enjoy sitting in long gas station lines, clipping your nails, reading anything you can findin your saddlebags, or fantasizing about your fellow waiters, you may be interested in the extra large capacity gas tank that is a new addition to D&D Distributors’ Jammer line of cycle products.
Alsport Distributing Co.
Alsport Distributing Co., importers of Ceriani motorcycle produets, has the all new Ceriani adjustable forks in stock and available for immediate delivery. Currently the forks are available only in the C-2000 series, but will soon be available in the C-1000 series.
On July 14, 1974, the World Motocross Championship becomes “World” in the full sense of the word, when the giants of this sport, who are predominantly European, travel to the United States for the second United States Grand Prix to be held at Carlsbad, California.
Motorcycle testers work hard to bring you technical data and riding pressions on new bikes. Some testers, however, have developed such a well-used bag of standard phrases that, unless you understand what they’re really talking about, you can be misled.