Thursday, March 31, 2011

1983 Honda V45 Interceptor VF750F Road Test / Specs -

Road Tests: Honda V45 Interceptor VF750F, Suzuki GS650M Katana, Honda XR350R; Features: Yoshimura Buddy Bag; Moto Photos - getting you and your bike in focus; Cold Truth and little known fact about motorcycle dealers; Double Dealing - the case of the disappearing dealers; Supercharging; A Better Pump - the pros and cons of unnatural aspiration; more

V-45 VF750-F VF-750 GS650-M GS-650 XR350-R XR-350

1983 May Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue - Honda available at

1983 Yamaha 550 Vision Road Test / Specs - Born Again!

Road Tests: Yamaha 550 Vision, Honda CB650SC Nighthawk, Suzuki RM250, Benelli 900 SEI; Features: Craig Vetter; Castre Gloves; Better Vision - a 20/20 XZ550 thats faster steadier and built for the racetrack; Shocks - overhauling Ohlins; Different Strokes - an engine thats part 2-stroke part 4-stroke; Sport: Magoo; Hard Times in Top Fuel - what do you do when your wallet runs out of power?; more

CB650-SC CB-650 RM-250 XZ-550

1983 February Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue - Yamaha available at

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

1981 Kawasaki KZ1100 Road Test / Specs - Horsepower for the tourer

Road Tests: Kawasaki KZ1100, Suzuki GS650E, Montesa 200 Cota; Impressions: KZ1100 All Dressed Up, Suzuki GS550T; Features: The 24 Hours of Nelson Ledges; Racing on Dunlop's New Elite; Q&D III - a Kawasaki GPz550 for Nelson; Sport: GP Roadracing - Kenny Dethroned; GP Motocross Spectacular!: 500 - the power and the glory; Brad Lackey - Bad Lucky?; 250 - Down to the wire; 125 - Team Suzuki's private class; Winston Pro; The Budweiser Riverside 6-hour; more

KZ-1100 GS650-E GS-650 GS550-T GS-550 GPz-550

1981 November Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue - Kawasaki available at

1981 Yamaha XV920 V-Twin Road Test / Specs - Less is More

Road Tests: Yamaha XV920, Yamaha IT465; Features: Building a better Yamaha 650; The composite age - will your next bike be made of graphite?; The Hesketh V-Twin; Improving the IT465; Mecca of Motorcycling - The Isle of Man; Sport: Isle of Man TT; Winston Pro - the title drive begins; Laguna Seca roadraces; Superbowl of Motocross; more

XV-920 IT-465

1981 October Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue - Yamaha available at

1962 Jayne Mansfield Lambretta Scooter Pin-Up

Looking for someone to show her the finer points of scootering is Jayne Mansfield. After her first ride Jayne said, "You have to be careful on those curves." The motorscooter? A Lambretta, of course! (If you want another peek at the Lambretta, see page 46).

1962 October Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

1962 Dick Hammer astride a Harley-Davidson at the AMA National TT at Peoria, Illinois

Cover: Dick Hammer astride a Harley-Davidson at the AMA National TT at Peoria, Illinois; California Road Racing; World's Fastest Motorcyclist; Watkins Glen Grand Prix; Buco Helmet Production; Bonneville Speed Week; Summer ride thru Austria; Short Track National; 50-Mile Nat'l at Springfield; Jayne Mansfield / Lambretta Pin-Up; Peoria T.T. Nationals; Bonneville Fashion Show; more

1962 October Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1962 Laconia winner Dick Mann setting a blistering pace on his G-50 Matchless

Cover: Laconia winner Dick Mann setting a blistering pace on his G-50 Matchless; Contents: Penton Enters 6-Days Trial; Thru the Gears; Greenhorn Recap; Mann wins at Laconia; California's Freeways; It Happened in Monterey!; The Isle of Man T.T.; Back of Mexico's Back Country; Markel Shines at Heidelberg; The Hap Jones Story; The Eyes Have it!; Columbus Confidential; Picnic in the Park; more


1962 August Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

1980 Ducati 900 SD Darmah Road Test / Specs - It's a desmo, tiger...

Road tests: Ducati 900 SD Darmah - It's a desmo, tiger..., Yamaha XT500G, Honda CB750F & Suzuki GS750ET - a comparison, Suzuki RM250T; Features: Midget Millions - awash in a Japanese sea of 50cc buzzers; Notes from a Mudhole - Why New Jersey enduro aces wear jock straps; On the Trails of the Apache - Western adventures in Big Sky Arizona; Technical Analysis: Inside the Bombardier-Rotax 125; A Brief Two-Stroke History Z to L (Zoller to Lippitsch); Dynamite Engine Piecemeal Racer; Product Evaluation - Mugen ME125RZ; more

XT500-G XT-500 CB-750 CB750-F GS750-ET GS-750 RM250-T RM-250 ME125-RZ ME-125

1980 April Cycle Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue - Ducati available at

Monday, March 28, 2011

1976 Custom Bike - "Solid Silver", Flip's Turbo Charged Sportster

Cover: "Solid Silver", Flip's Turbo Charged Sportster; Feature Bikes: Solid Silver - Flip's Turbo charged Sportster; Rocket Welch - world's fastest rocket powered cycle; Crazy Joe - Maryland's loose nut on two wheels; Desperado; Hot Trick '76; Death Dealer; Special Interest: CB Helmets; A behind the scenes look at the people that make Maryland biking happen; Technical: Turbo-Charging the Hondamatic; Spring Time in HarleyLand - machine process to get the most out of a high lift cam; more

1976 December Custom Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

1977 Chopppers Magazine - Dennis Bryant's yellow Panhead drag bike

Cover: actress Debbie Burklind atop Dennis Bryant's ass-kicking panhead; Feature Bikes: Class-N-Color Harley for Show & Go - Dennis Bryant's yellow Panhead drag bike; Brass Monkey Beezer; A Long Story from Arkansass; A definition of the word "Custom"; Rudy's Starship 2001; Special Features: History of the Crocker Motorcycle; '76 MMA Toy Run; Putting up a Fatbob Honda pt. 3; Two-Page color poster - poetry in the snow; Technical: K.V. Electronic Ignitions; Steeling a Line; Harley-Davidson Wiring pt. 2; more

1977 April Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

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