March/April 2013

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March/April 2013
Volume 8, No. 4


Star Power: Steve McQueen’s 1942 Indian Sport Scout
This Indian may have a famous provenance, but it’s still a motorcycle, and motorcycles are meant to be ridden.

1979 Moto Guzzy T3 California and 2013 California 1400
Guzzi’s best-selling model ever, the California is back for 2013 as the new California 1400.

Southern Breeze: Barber 2012
Cafes make the Barber scene as small-bore exotics hit the back roads of Alabama.

1953 Ariel Square Four
In production for 28 years, the Square Four became a comfortable touring machine in its later days.

One Year Wonder: 1937 BMW R6
BMW’s first 600cc motorcycle, this R6 is one of just 1,850 built and maybe 10 left in the U.S.

Way-Back Machine: 1975 Suzuki T500 Titan II
Long and low, the 2-stroke Titan was built for puttin gon the miles. Doug Strange did just that, adding more than 100,000 miles to his T500

Gilera Saturno 500 Competizione
Alan Cathcart tells the story of a lovely race-bred Gilera Saturno, then takes it vintage racing and shares the experience.

Race to Rebuild: Come Together
Our project 1974 BMW R90/6 is racing to a finish, and it’s looking like a winner.


Black Side Down
The road calls.

Readers and Riders
Evel Knievel and a Norton P-11, Triumph T20M Cub Restoration, Honda CB450K7 Gets New Lease on Life.

Gear Driven
Eight tail bags for taking your gear with you.

Under the Radar
Tomorrow’s Classics: 1980-1982 Honda CB900C.

View from the Sidecar
Join us this summer at a bunch of cool events, including The Meet Vintage Motorcycle Festival, the Road America Motorcycle Classic, the Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts Vintage Motorcycle Rally, and the Bonneville Vintage GP.

MC How-To
We install a pair of loud, relay-switched horns on a GL1100.

Keith’s Garage
BSA Victor leaking fuel, Exhausting Virago, Suzuki Tempter carbs, the energy transfer system.

Visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine.

Where to go and what to do.

Cool FindsRetro leather jacket, tire bead breaker, Kenda RetroActive tires, gas tank water remover, lightweight carbon helmets, helmet visor and lens cleaner.

Parting Shots
Winners from our 2012 Barber Vintage Festival show.

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