Originally Posted by Rusty Rocket
There were a ton of oddball brands coming into the U.S. in those days.
A dealer in the next town from me started selling Cooper motorcycles. They had a Mexican (I believe) engine, Moto Islo. ( we called is Motor IS SLOW).
Dealer was demonstrating a 250 in his parking lot and the engine blew up.
I don't think he ever sold one.
And those were the days too. When I was a kid my local dealer was a Suzuki, Rickman, Ossa, Hodaka, Triumph, Royal Enfield, Indian, Ital Jet, Greeves dealer. This was a small town Mom and Pop shop too. I miss shops like that.