Despite the government’s ‘Export or Die’ campaign which sent the most desirable bikes over the Atlantic the first AMC vertical twins appeared on the UK market, complete with swinging arm rear suspension. The Blue ‘Un dubbed the chunky rear suspension units ‘Jampots’. AMC also fitted a tuned G9 lump in a 7R rolling chassis to that came fourth in the Manx GP.

Zebra crossings were introduced.