Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Circa 1973 Penton 175cc Jackpiner Photo & Specs Brochure

Original, vintage, circa 1973 Penton Brochure includes "The Penton Story" with photo of John A. Penton, The U.S. Trophy Team at the 47th ISDT, Photos and specs of the 175cc Jackpiner and 100cc & 125cc Enduros. Great Penton Motorcycle History piece.

Cover Photo: Six days and 1000 off-road miles behind them, U.S. Trophy Team gold medal winners Carl Cranke and Bill Uhl ready their Pentons for the final road race at the ISDT in Czechoslovakia.

175cc Jackpiner - three years in development. The most advanced 2-stroke competition machine in production today. The new Jackpiner features our oiwn exclusive 6-speed alloy engine, Motoplat ignition and an advanced engineering that means the finest in reliability and performance for the serious competitior.

The U.S. Trophy Team at the ISDT - By sweeping the U.S. qualifier trials series in the U.S., Pentons were again chosen to represent the U.S. at the 47th International Six Days Trial in Czechoslovakia. The six-man Trophy Team finished all six riders for four gold medals, one silver and one bronze and sixth in the world. Testing like this assures you of reliability and the most competitive production cycle in its class. Pictured left to right: The U.S. Trophy team, Jack Penton, Bill Uhl, Dick Burleson, Manager Doug Wilford, Carl Cranke, Dane Leimbach and Jeff Penton, all mounted on Pentons.

The Penton Story: Back in 1967 John Penton had a dream. He dreamed of a competition motorcycle designed for Americans by Americans. Being one of the United States most consistent and well-known Enduro riders with a long list of National Enduro wins and the National Enduro Championship to his credit, he still was not satisfied with the competition machinery available on the market. He found that to be competitive in cycle racing, it required too many modifications, extensive upkeep and a knowledge that few riders had. He kept dreaming about that machine until one day he dcided dreaming was not enough and packed up his 25 years of experience and went shopping in Europe. There KTM of Austria took a look at John Penton's plans and together came up with the Penton Motorcycle. A machine that was to alter the course of American motorcycling in the years to come...

1973 Penton Story / 175cc Jackpiner / 100cc/125cc Enduro 8-Page Brochure available at

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