Carl Cranke is an American former motorcycle enduro competitor. He represented the United States in 10 International Six Days Trial (ISDT) in the 1960s and 1970s. He earned seven gold medals and two silver medals in ISDT competition. Cranke was also notable for his tuning abilities with two-stroke engines and was also credited with helping develop Penton motorcycles. He was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000. On November 13, 2020, Carl lost his last race to cancer but forever will be a winner in our hearts and minds.
Race in Peace Mr. Cranke.

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The Penton Owners Group was formed to preserve and share the memories and the equipment of a very special time  in motorcycle history. The first Penton motorcycle was manufactured in 1967 and the last in 1977. This was a time when the enthusiasm, ambition and creativity of the original Penton group helped shape a new industry and a new generation of dirt bike enthusiasts. Sport and competition motorcycles played a significant role in this motorcycle history. The innovative designs and features of that time have endured and can be seen on even the most current motorcycles.

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