Possibly the motor industry could take note, not necessarily in action from the motor cycle industry.
I refer to G. Pflaumer’s letter referring to MG’s future, January 1978. Triumph (Meriden) produce a dated motorbike, the 750 c.c. Bonneville, which sells well, although dated by contemporary motor cycles. Possibly the reason being that the beast has “soul”, (i.e. is slightly temperamental).
The MG-B is possibly another beast in the same mould; by ’78 standards it does not offer the same standard of luxury and sophistication. However it is a proper convertible, makes a noise and lets the driver know that he is in a proper car, not an air conditioned, soundless “thing”.
Before a mass of Motor Sport, RollsRoyce, BMW, Bentley etc. owners write in to complain, I will explain I am a motor cyclist/driver: Ducati 750, and Mini Cooper S. The bike gets used most!
Thank you for the only 4-wheels magazine; it is really a monthly must, although sometimes I wish D.S.J. was not quite so biased (the Lauda issue).
London NW3 W. J. HAWKESWORTH