MCC November/December 2016 

November/December 2016
Volume 12, No. 2

On the cover: A 1973 Yamaha TX650 that's more than just a motorcycle.


features
1973 Yamaha TX650
ALL IN THE FAMILY: YAMAHA TX650
This 1973 TX650 might look like a motorcycle, but to owner Keith Allen, it's a fully functioning time machine.
By Greg Williams
superbike
SKELETONS FROM THE CLOSET
After 40 years, it's time to reveal some of Superbike racing's family secrets.
By Dain Gingerelli
Ducati
TWO MUCH TROUBLE: DUCATI'S PARALLEL TWINS
One of motorcycling's most enduring designs is the parallel twin, but not all manufacturers have made it a success.
By Hamish Cooper
2016 Moto Guzzi V7 II Stornello

2016 MOTO GUZZI STORNELLO
Moto Guzzi revives the Stornello with a new version of the V7 II and we look at an original.
By James Adam Bolton

1938 Zündapp K800
BOXING CLEVER: 1938 ZÜNDAPP K800
The K800 flat four was the apogee of Zündapp's model lineup, and is undoubtedly one of the world's great motorcycles.
By Alan Cathcart
Texas
THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER
Exploring the Texas Hill Country on a 1975 Norton Commando and a 1948 Vincent Rapide.
By Richard Backus
Kiwi Indian
INDIAN REVIVAL
Kiwi Indian keeps vintage Indians on the road with parts, restorations and new Indian replicas.
By Robert Smith
Ride 'Em, Don't Hide 'Em Getaway
MOTORCYCLE CLASSICS RIDE 'EM, DON'T HIDE 'EM GETAWAY
Discovering Southwest Pennsylvania on two wheels with 80-plus readers and friends.
By Richard Backus

departments 
Richard Backus and his Laverda Black Side Down
Punctuation Marks: Making the Most Out of Mishaps
By Richard Backus
Keith Fellenstein
Keith's Garage
Keith’s fixes will keep your vintage bike up and running.
bike raffle Gear Driven
12 Motorcycle Gifts for Christmas
Tillamook Air Museum
Rides & Destinations
The Tillamook Air Museum
UTR Under the Radar
Against All Odds: 1971-1972 Yankee 500Z
calendar
Calendar
Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: November/December 2016
BMW Group Classic View from the Sidecar
Cuba Motorcycle Tour, Goodwood Revival 2016, BMW Group Classic
Robert Drews
From the Owner
Robert Drews' 1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing
Project Honda CB350
Project 1970 Honda CB350 — Part VIII
It's time for the big reveal: Our CB350 is finally done!
Parting Shots
Parting Shots
No Bull: Riding Freddie Spencer's 1980 Honda Superbike
SQ-1 jpg
MC How-To
Upgrading the alternator on a 1973 BMW R75/5