Sunday, August 28, 2011

1975 Kawasaki 750 Cafe Racer - if replica racers are your bag, you'll never get closer to the real thing

Cover: Kawasaki 750 Cafe Racer; Special Cafe Racer Section: Kawasaki 750 Cafe Racer; Cafe Quickie - a bright yellow Honda 500 cafe bike called "Banana Peal"; Royal Enfield Cafe; Road Tests: Honda 750 Chopper, Kawasaki KX-400, Yamaha TX-650; Features: The New 1975 Hondas; Ontario Road Race; Hillclimb!; Honda 350 Hop-Up; more

KX400 TX650

1975 February Motor Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

1980 Custom Bike - Jeff Rhuland's "Statutory Grape" - sheer lust in passionate purple

Cover: Jeff Rhuland's Statutory Grape ripens in the NorCal sun; Feature Bikes: Statutory Grape, The Sleeper, Strip Tease, 15 Years, Trikes!, The Hack, The Servi-Car, Unreal Three-Wheelers, Futuretrikes!, 3 The Hard Way, Lightning; Special Interest: it the best? -there's a loud no for every yes; It's about time - Drag racers, spectators hit it big at Fremont; The Sturgis goes to Sturgis; Technical: Reflections on Nitro Racing; Lightening the load - Strociek's aluminum shovelhead Sportster goodies; High-Pressure Harley - Bob Tomrose's turbocharged Bonneville racer; more

1980 Nov./Dec. Custom Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

1981 Custom Bike Special Panhead Edition - Mark Tallia / Crimson Pan & more

Cover: top: Mark Tallia / Crimson Pan; bottom: Der Pfannen Kopf / John Powelson; The Panhead: Introductin; Feature Bikes: Der Pfannen Kopf; Very Personal Pan; Riv's Rainbow; Stunning Stocker; Latter-Day Classsic - going baroque with Gary Littlejohn; Creature of the catalog; Full-Dress Nostalgia; Lena's Kid; Crimpson Pan; The Prize; Blue Eagle; Special Interest: George Smith -a portrait in passing; Bonneville 1980; Sturgis in retrospect; Burn-out on Main St. - yes, McClure and Hill really did it; How our Harley behaved; You men there really is a Billy Budde?; more

1981 January/February Custom Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

1981 Knucklehead Fever...oldies from mild to wild

Cover: Custom craftsmen Ed Breedlove and Bob Alford thumbed their noses at convention and built a matching pair of knuckleheads; Feature Bikes: Knucklefever - pair of finely crafted knucks; High-Intensity Harley - Larry Brancaccio's disc-wheeled wonder; Wings forever; Introduction: The Knuck - some background on Harley's most desired engine; Jimmy Rait's timeless knucklehead sidecar; The Whatchamacallit-Head - is it a knuck or isn't it?; High-Country Low Rider; Bizarre Beezer; Goldrush; Special Interest: Something's Burning - a new art for custom bikers?; The way they do it in Texas; The Dazzling Dellorto; Showcase: Rory Pentecost - one of custom painting's rising stars; Technical: The Shovester - and oh how it shoves!; more

1981 July/August Custom Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

1977 Street Chopper - Dave Perewitz on his "Needle Nose"

Cover: Dave Perewitz from Cycle Fabrication Cruisin' on his "needle nose" Sporty, the beautiful "Black Sabbath" pan and Denco's big Kaw warming this up for its next taks at Fremont's season opener.

Features: Kansas City Show; Diggin' At Freemont; Road Test - Harley XLH; Exhausting; So. Cal Showdown; Tech: Hunt's Kawasaki Mag; Replacement HD Cases; Primary Roller; Strutin' With SB&F; Dual Row Link-Up; Bikes: Needlenose, Black Sabbath, Stires Truck Trike, Black Dahlia, Speedy, Cosmic Queen, Ghetto Gambler, Just a Little Different, The Castro Kid; more

1977 July Street Chopper Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

1976 Hodaka 250 / SL Road & Trail Motorcycle Photos & Specs

As you can see, the Hodaka 250/SL has rugged dirt bike features and it's street legal, too. Mile after mile and log after stream after road after trail, the Hodaka 250/SL takes you where you want to go...and with the fun and excitement you've come to expect from HODAKA motorcycles.

250SL 250-SL

1976 Hodaka 250 / SL Road & Trail Photo & Spec Dealer Sheet available at

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1974 Bultaco Sherpa T 250 and 350 motorcycle brochure w/ photos & specs

1974 Sherpa T - "The best for the best". Scottish Six Days Trials, European Championships, Championships in England, Spain, France, USA, etc... they speak for themselves of a machine. But Bultaco demands much from the Sherpa T before offering it to the trials enthusiast. In the '74 model you will appreciate the light and efficient brakes, both when wet and dry, the precise steering, the light and rigid frame, and a smooth and silent engine with a wide power band. Two words speak for the Sherpa T, "The satisfaction of the exigent".

1974 Bultaco Sherpa T 250 and 350 Photos / Specs 4-Page Brochure available at

1981 Can-Am Qualifier IV Endurocrosser Photo & Specs Brochure

Take a close look at any top enduro rider's bike. Chances are what you'll see isn't an enduro bike at all, but a converted motocrosser. For good reason. Production enduro bikes, traditionally, are a rung down on the technology ladder. This year's tricks get built into the motocrosser. The enduro line gets them next year. Maybe. But top riders don't have time to wait. They need this year's technology, now. And they have the backing to get what they need. At Can-Am we thought seriously about that. We thought that there are probably a lot of riders around with the talent to take advantage of a superb motocross suspension and a storm-trooping enduro engine. But without the resources to put them together themselves. So we built it for you. We call it The Endurocrosser. When you set out to break with tradition, you might as well begin at the beginning. So we started designing our new Qualifier IV Endurocrosser from the frame up....Can-Am - We Will Win You

1981 Can-Am Qualifier IV Endurocrosser Photo & Specs 4-Page Brochure available at

1973 Yamaha RD-350 Road Test / Specs - 6 speeds, reed valves, disc brake -what more could you ask?

Road Tests: Yamaha RD-350, Honda CB-350 Four K4, Harley Davidson Electra Glide FLH; Features: Reader's Test - BMW R75/5; San Jose Half-Mile; History of Grand Prix Hondas; Wizard of Cogs - Rod Quaife; Kawasaki Superbike International; more

RD350 CB350 R75-5 R-75

1973 January Motor Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back Issue available at

1973 Norton 750 Commando Roadster Road Test / Specs - a new disc brake

Road Tests: Benelli Tornado 650 "S", Norton 750 Commando Roadster, Triumph 500 Daytona, Yamaha TX-500 preview; Features: Champion Spark Plug Motorcycle Classic; Tomorrow's motorcycle today; Observed Trials comes of age; Britain's solution for a fast exotic street machine; Bond Bug three-wheeler; Ontario Motocross; New 1973 Models; more


1973 March Motor Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back Issue available at

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