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Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« on: July 28, 2019, 10:16:14 AM »
I have attached a letter from Rockford Motors offering dealers
a reduced price for the Bridgestone 60 Explorer. Is it the same
as a Bridgestone 60 Sport?

I have never heard of the Bridgestone 60 Explorer.

Thanks for your responses.

Randy

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Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2019, 11:49:33 AM »
Thanks! Very interesting.
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Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2019, 12:49:33 PM »
Randy, I noticed in the letter that Rockford was offering dealers a one only demonstrator sample at a discounted price.  I now know the story behind this emblem.  banana
« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 12:59:34 PM by moonpup »
Confucius say... "Better to have Bridgestone than Kidneystone"

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Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2019, 01:00:05 PM »
Very neat.

I have never seen that badge before.

Thanks

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Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 01:27:17 PM »
This and the 90 "Witch" emblem are probably 2 of the rarest/hardest to find BS emblems out there!

Oop's, I forgot to add...... trying to find a 60 Explorer may turn out to become your very own BS Bigfoot quest!   popcorn

I wonder if they were green?  ;D ;D :o ;D ;D
« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 01:40:35 PM by moonpup »
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Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 04:59:29 PM »
              No date shown on the letter (that I can see  8) ) .   Rockfords were obviously being pro-active in pushing this off-road model so I would guess 64 or 65, what do you think.  They missed the boat by a couple of years with the GTO !  ::) .                                               Brian.                                         
« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 05:05:25 PM by BRT-GTR »
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Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2019, 06:15:10 PM »
Brian,

I think your right, either 1964 or 1965.

Randy

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Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2019, 06:27:07 AM »
          Cheers, Randy.
      Should have said, thanks for posting the letter. Here in the UK, we only ever got the basic models in very limited numbers for a short time, maybe 66-68. Posts like these help me build up a better picture of how well BS were doing in the US market at that time. Do you have any others ?                         Brian.
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Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2019, 08:19:40 AM »
That letter and some other miscellaneous dealer info are available on Scott Noga's website http://www.bridgestonemotorcycle.com/index2.html.  Check it out if you haven't before.  (Turn your sound on.)
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Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2019, 05:43:25 AM »
         Thanks, Karl, have looked at Scott's site before but didn't notice that one.         Brian
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