July/August 2013

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July/August 2013
Volume 8, No. 6



Seven & Seven: Riding BSA’s and Norton’s First Twins

Head-to-head on a 1949 BSA A7 and a 1952 Norton Model 7.

Legendary Ducati

Alan Cathcart rides the Moreparts Ducati 750SS ridden by Mike Hailwood and Jim Scaysbrook in Australia’s 1977 Castrol Six Hour.

Daytona Special: 1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona

Intended to commemorate Yamaha’s racing success, the RD400F ended up as a monument to the 2-strokes that defined an era.

Bonneville Racer

Nothing holds back AHRMA racer Tom Kullen as he prepares for the Eighth Annual Bonneville Vintage GP.

OSSA Sport 175

A 1967 OSSA Sport 175 is back on the road after a restoration by its original owner.

Ducafé To Go

A 1984 Cagiva Alazzurra gets a new life as a salt-inspired custom café racer

U.S. 101 By Indian

Clement Salvadori rides a piece of California’s famed highway aboard a 1948 Indian Chief.

Classic Experience: 1974 Triumph Trident

Motorcycle Classics editor Richard Backus borrows a lovely and original 1974 T150 Trident and learns why they’re such special bikes

SYM Wolf Classic 150

The small-bore singles gets a new lease on life.


Black Side Down

Looking back.

Readers and Riders

Bruce Cummings’ 1973 Honda CB450, a rare OSSA Pioneer 250.

Gear Driven

Six pairs of everyday gloves.

Under the Radar

Tomorrow’s Classics: 1971-1974 Harley-Davidson Sprint XS350.

View from the Sidecar

Announcing our latest Dairyland Cycle bike build, plus a review of Classic Motorcycle Race Engines

MC How-To

Replace the water pump in a Honda GL1100.

Keith’s Garage

Electrical worries, no idle, BMW engine detailing, a little blue, .


Three river routes in Wisconsin.


Where to go and what to do.

Cool Finds

Japanese Phillips Drivers, ProAligner Wheel Aligning Tool, Point of View Video, Parking Pad, Stylmartin Legend R Boots, Motion Pro Carb Tool.

Parting Shots

Highlights from the fifth running of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering.

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