Monday, December 31, 2007

1969 Honda Motosport 90 - Lightweight on the scale, but everything else about it is big stuff!







Happy 2008!

Dad's Vintage Motorcycle Ad of the Day


Ad Publication Date: 1969

Ad Title: Honda Motosport 90

Text of Ad:

It comes equipped for smooth street riding. But on weekends it strips down to the buff ready to head for the hills.

Seeing those big chrome-trimmed lights and instruments, who could deny this is a classy street bike? But they all come off with a turn of a wrench. Then it's a different story. An off-the-road one.

Now you find out why the fenders have so much clearance. Why the seat is so soft and wide. Underneath, the Motosport 90 (SL-90) is competitive.

Why else would it have motocross-type bars, levers and grips? Folding pegs and flush rear brake pedal. A USDA approved spark arrestor. They're all for the rider who means business.

For sprockets you can take your choice: we fit an on-the-road one on the bike, and give you an off-the-road one to go.

If you're ready to hobnob with the nobby tire set, this one's a must. Only your Honda dealer has it (in candy red or blue).

Make tracks for his place.

Shown on page 4 of ad:

Honda Scrambler 90 (CL-90) Lightweight on the scale, but everything else about it is big stuff! The dependable four-stroke overhead cam engine takes you along at up to 60 mph. Note the bars, pipe, heavy-duty tires. It's a rugged performer in tough country; a smooth one on the highway.

Honda Scrambler 175 (CL-175) Imagine yourself on this one! It's the 175 with 5 speeds. An overhead cam inclined twin you can lean on. Wild new colors, tuned pipes, directionals, universal tires, mirrors. Cruises up to 80, smooth as butter. And the price tag is a thin slice of bread.

Honda Scrambler 350 (CL-350) There's a lot of Grand Prix know-how in this one. Like the constant-velocity twin carbs, for peak performance from valley to mountaintop. Powerful 33 bhp vertical twin engine. Also check the electric starter, instrument cluster and directionals.

Honda 125 Super Sport (SS-125) Join the movement movement with this beauty. Its 13 bhp overhead cam twin powerplant doesn't know when to quit. In the good looks dept. its got more than its share. Sleek chrome tuned pipes, smooth-traveling front forks and deep candy colors.

Honda 350 Super Sport (CB-350) Definitely the sharpest looking bike going. Is it the sculptured 2-tone GP-type tank? The megaphone-style pipes with fenders chromed to match? The plush textured seat? You'll never know if you don't go see it. Then move out with those 36 horses!

450 Super Sport (CB-450 K1) Designed from chrome fender to fender for easy riding. Goes like 60 in 7.2. Then on up to 112. That's the new twin-carbed DOHC 45 bhp engine for you. The frame, clutch, five-speed transmission, electric starter and alternator are all new, too.

When you go to pick out a Honda you'll find a choice of more than 20 different models. Every one has a dependable four-stroke engine. Every one is backed with Honda's longer, stronger warranty. And every one is the result of a continuous program of testing and improvement. With 1800 dealers nationwide, there's bound to be a Honda man near you - when you buy and wherever you ride. Enjoy the feel of a beautifully built precision bike. You'll see why Honda has more to move you.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Bultaco - Built to Go - 175cc Mercurio - Good Manners, and a Touch of Wildness!

Dad's Vintage Motorcycle Ad of the Day


Ad Publication Date: 1966

Ad Title:

Bultaco - Built to Go - 175cc Mercurio - Good Manners, and a Touch of Wildness!



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Text of Ad:

The Mercurio is easygoing. But when you goose its throttle, the engine snarls and you get 18 horses. The front wheel gets light; the speedo needle jumps to 80 mph.

The engine is rugged and reliable. Needle, roller, and ball bearings keep spinning. The racing piston, with two Dykes rings, rides inside a superhard iron liner.

The handling is what you'd expect from a Bultaco. You get precision-matched frame, steering, and suspension. The 17" wheels give you extra control on the go.

The colors: candy-red or deep blue, with silver trim. The price starts at $515, fob distr. The Mercurio: a lot of motorcycle. See your Bultaco dealer today.

U.S. Distributors:

Southern Calif. and Southwestern States: Bultaco Western, 11418 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif.

Northern Calif. and Northwestern States: Bultaco American, LTD., 2765 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, California

Eastern Distributor: Cemoto East Importing Co., P.O. Box 29, Schenectady, N.Y. 12301

In Canada:

Western Canada: Amor Sales LTD., 1518 Pandora Ave., Victoria, B.C.

Mid Canada: Bike Motorcycle, 552 Upper Wellington, Hamilton, Ont.

Eastern Canada: Motorsport Sales, 120 Smythe St., Fredericton, N.B.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Move out on the Triumph 750

Dad's Vintage Motorcycle Ad of the Day

Ad Publication date: 1969

Ad Title:

Move out on the Triumph 750



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Text of Ad:

Just imagine the fastest, ruggedest Triumph you've ever ridden. Then add another cylinder and carb. Pow! That's the incredible new Triumph Trident Triple - over 60 BHP of creamy smooth lightning.

How Come three cylinders, you ask? Why not a nice even number like four?

Well, we thought about a four cylinder engine. But not for long. We found we could get a smoothly balanced engine with three cylinders, in a smaller sized package with less weight. That costs less!

Then we remembered a three cylinder racing car sometime back that cleaned up rally after rally. And we turned that inspiration over to our engineers. What they found out was a three cylinder does work, with uncanny smoothness at all speeds, and offering a potful of plusses over both two and four cylinder motorcycle layouts.

On the road, The Triple is like something else. The engine spins so quickly and smoothly to a peak 8000 rpm that you don't realize how fast you're going until the wind starts beating at your face and tearing your clothes.

The power is even more apparent when you bring a friend along. There's definitely no better way for two people to get anywhere sitting down. The seating has been designed to put the rider in a natural position forward, leaving gobs of room behind. Add to this a bump=absorbing suspension and the elimination of numbing vibrations, and you're ready for the long haul.

Eliminating vibrations also pays off in eliminating many of the Mickey Mouse adjustments you have to make on lesser bikes. Simply because things don't shake loose without something to shake them loose. And the Triple has so much power to burn, you just can't strain it to the shaking point.

In fact, the tremendous torque of this machine (on the basis of tire area, 3 times that of many four litre sports cars!) presented a problem right at the start. It kept eating up standard road tires. The solution was developing a tougher tire of radical design. The Dunlop "Trigonic" K81. A slightly rounded racing triangular shape that puts more rubber on the road when cornering.

But you don't really want to hear our problems. Only results count. And the result is an astonishing breakthrough in motorcycle design. A new three cylinder, triple carb, 750 cc machine that can cruise all day long at speeds that make other bikes' eyes bulge.

Imagine sauntering up behind a high balling tractor trailer, then steaming past like he suddenly threw it into reverse.

Imagine a machine this powerful, and still with the same amazing lightness and agility that brands all Triumphs.

Then imagine not running right down to your Triumph dealer to see it. It'll tear you up.

Get our new color catalog from your Triumph Dealer (see Yellow Pages). or send 25 cents for catalog and Triumph decal to: Triumph, West, Dept. D05, P.O. Box 275, Duarte, Calif. 91010. Or Triumph, East, Dept. DO5, P.O. Box 6790, Baltimore, Maryland 21204.



Leave it all behind on The Triumph

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Turn on the Triumph 650

Dad's Vintage Motorcycle Ad of the Day




Ad Publication date: 1969

Ad Title:

Turn on the Triumph 650



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Text of Ad:



There's only one way to know what good is. Steer your training wheels to your nearest Triumph dealer and tell him to roll out a Triumph 650 cc.



There are actually three 650's, which in the small select world of The Triumph is a shocker in itself. But Triumph owners are a finicky bunch, and they want exactly what they want. And, since they know what to do with it when they get it, Triumph gives it to them.



Like a 650 cc with twin Amal carbs that runs faster than anyone would want to go. It's called the Bonneville T120R. With a streamlined shell, it soared to 245.667 to win the A.M.A. approved world's speed record at Bonneville, Utah.



If touring's you bag, you'll probably want to bag a Tiger TR6R. This single carb 650 is probably the most manageable and reliable bike ever built. It sports a big 3 1/2 gallon gas tank, just so you don't have to keep looking for filling stations.



Finally, there's a scrambling single carb model, the Trophy TR6C ("C" for COMPETITION, get it?). This one has won more cross country events than any machine you can name. Riders call it "the desert bike." Maybe because you wouldn't want to be caught out there on anything less rugged and dependable than a TR6C.



Now that you know the difference, here's what all Triumph 650's have in common. Up front, you'll find full width 8" twin leading shoes with real air scoops to keep the wild horses under perfect control.



Down under, there's a sturdy, 2-piece frame that's a masterpiece of strength and lightness. In fact, the total weight of all 650's runs under 400 lbs.



In the guts, there are little things that keep The Triumph going. And going. Shafts and gears of hardened nickel chrome steel. Needle roller layshaft bearings. And a multiplate clutch with indestructible linings. A 12 volt battery ignition electrical system with AC alternator and Zener diode. And a potful of other engineering wonders to boggle the mind.



But enough of that precision nuts and bolts stuff. We don't want your respect, we want your love. The Triumph's a living, breathing motorcycle, the likes of which you'll find nowhere in the whole bloomin' world. A combination of features that have evolved over many years, with a slim, functional beauty that almost makes you wish you weren't a married man. But just looking at a Triumph 650 is for the bald-headed old geezers in the front row. If you reallyt want to know The Triumph, you have to hop on its back and move on it. After that, everything else is strictly near beer.



Get our new color catalog from your Triumph Dealer (see Yellow Pages). or send 25 cents for catalog and Triumph decal to: Triumph, West, Dept. B02, P.O. Box 275, Duarte, Calif. 91010. Or Triumph, East, Dept. DO-7, P.O. Box 6790, Baltimore, Maryland 21204.



Leave it all behind on The Triumph

Friday, December 7, 2007

New for you in '62 / 8 great Harley-Davidsons


Dad's Vintage Motorcycle Ad of the Day









Ad Publication date: 1961

Ad Title:

New for you in '62 / 8 great Harley-Davidsons




Ad Picture captions:



Duo Glide - Sport for you...fun for two.

Sportster H - All-around, Versatile performance.

Sportster CH - Ruff 'n Ready for anything.

Sprint - A "250" that goes like more.

Topper H - America's favorite motor scooter

Pacer - New power for '62

Scat - Red-hot for action

Ranger - The Sportsman's delight




Text of ad:

On display now and awaiting your personal inspection - the dazzling and daring 1962 Harley-Davidsons. They're the answer to a rider's dreams!
Each one a masterpiece of motorcycling (and scootering) craftsmanship - designed for you and the whole world of riding fun. Your dealer has a set of
wheels for every purpose...every need. And, for '62 there are three new magnificent lightweight models - the Pacer with a 175 cc power plant...the
Ranger 165 cc hunting - fishing model...the 175 cc Scat for on-or-off the road. Fun test the great "8" at your Harley-Davidson dealer today!



Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee 1, Wisconsin



Duo-Glide - New Instrument Panel and Speedo.
Sportsters - Lightened Front Fork Design.
Sprint - 15 "Feature-Ful" Changes.
Pacer - Ranger - Scat - All-New Models for '62.
Topper H - Streamline Handlebars, Fingertip Ignition.
All Models - New Two-Tone Styling...New Grips.



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