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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1974 YAMAHA YZ250A

Feb 27, 2013Comments off6189 Views

By Tom White The Yamaha DT-1 Enduro, introduced in 1968, was neither a very good street bike nor a good enduro bike, yet it was

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1967 GREEVES CHALLE...

Feb 20, 2013Comments off3376 Views

By Tom White Bert Greeves began making motorcycles in 1951 and produced his first racing motorcycle in 1954. Total production output in 1954 was 14

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1976 YAMAHA TT500

Feb 14, 2013Comments off8154 Views

By Tom White By the mid-?70s, Yamaha was responding to market forces that indicated that the days of ?polluting two-strokes? were limited. Yamaha decided to

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1969 GREEVES GRIFFO...

Feb 08, 2013Comments off1180 Views

  By Tom White What happened in 1969 might have seemed inconsequential for other manufacturers, but when Greeves dropped their own trademark frame in favor

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 DKW 125

Feb 02, 2013Comments off6120 Views

By Tom White The German-built Sachs/DKW 125 was one of the first popular purpose-built 125 motocross bikes in America. When motocross exploded in the U.S.

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1985 YAMAHA YZ490

Jan 16, 2013Comments off8611 Views

By Tom White The 1985 AMA 500cc National Championship would be the sixth and final championship for Broc Glover. Broc's career included a remarkable 50

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1966 HUSQVARNA 360 ...

Dec 12, 2012Comments off2253 Views

By Tom White Two-strokes made their first impact in the 250 class, where the woefully underpowered four-strokes quickly succumbed to the light weight and snappy

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1972 CZ400

Dec 05, 2012Comments off5981 Views

By Tom White Manufactured in Czechoslovakia (the first CZ bike was made in 1932), the 1971-1972 yellow tankers were very similar to other CZ's of

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1968 RICKMAN METISS...

Nov 20, 2012Comments off3759 Views

By Tom White Modern racers take the selection of race-ready motocross bikes for granted. This wasn't always so! In the early days of motocross, there

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1974 HUSKY 250CR

Nov 14, 2012Comments off5381 Views

By Tom White 1973 would prove to be a landmark year in the development of the motocross motorcycle. Most significant was the introduction of Honda's

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1973 KAWASAKI F11M ...

Nov 14, 2012Comments off5065 Views

By Tom White By 1973, the Japanese manufacturers realized that warmed-over trail bikes wouldn?t cut it in the growing American motocross market. Though Kawasaki had

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1969 HUSQVARNA 250 ...

Sep 25, 2012Comments off2734 Views

By Tom White Torsten Hallman won four 250cc World Championships on Husqvarnas and played a huge part in the growth of motocross in America. At

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1972 YAMAHA DT2MX 2...

Sep 25, 2012Comments off5045 Views

By Tom White Up until 1972, Yamaha's AT1s (125s), DT1s (250s) and RT1s (360s) were little more than stripped street bikes?enhanced with GYT (Genuine Yamaha

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1964 DOT DEMON 250 ...

Aug 22, 2012Comments off4469 Views

By Tom White The DOT company was founded by Harry Reed in Manchester, England, and built the company's first motorcycle in 1906. The name ?DOT?

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1981 HONDA CR250R

Aug 02, 2012Comments off6373 Views

By Tom White 1981 was an interesting year for Honda. They went all 'Star Wars? on the cosmetics, plus they water-cooled the CR125 and CR250,

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CLOSE-UP LOOK AT DAVE MILLER CONCEPTS (DMC)...

Jul 16, 2012Comments off7706 Views

This is not a vintage bike...it is a vintage race bike. It is designed for racing, not admiring. The MXA wrecking crew ran into Dave

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1962 HUSQVARNA 500 ...

Jul 16, 2012Comments off3087 Views

By Tom White In the early years of European motocross, Sweden's Husqvarna did not compete in Grand Prix motocross. That would change by the late

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1963 YAMAHA 250 ASC...

Jun 28, 2012Comments off2458 Views

By Tom White Southern California's Ascot Park was the hotbed of flat-track racing in the western United States in the 1960s and 1970s. AMA rules

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1975 CZ 250 FALTA R...

Jun 22, 2012Comments off8445 Views

By Tom White In 1975 there were a host of Japanese entries into the highly competitive motocross market. Czechoslovakian brand CZ responded with a machine

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1968 MAICO MC125 MO...

May 25, 2012Comments off3238 Views

By Tom White Maico's claim to fame was Open class motocross bikes. Although they did okay in the 250 GP's, it was the Open class

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 MONARK 125MX

Dec 21, 2011Comments off4110 Views

B y Tom White ?Out-of-the-box winner??that is exactly how Monark marketed their motocross machines. The 21-horsepower, six-speed, 54mm x 54mm Sachs 6B engine came with

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1959 ESO 500 SCRAMB...

Dec 06, 2011Comments off3819 Views

By Tom White ESO motorcycles were designed by engineer Jaroslav Simandl and built in the Czechoslovakian Jawa/CZ factory. Though the engine was originally designed by

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1967 MONTESA 250 LA...

Dec 06, 2011Comments off2461 Views

By Tom White Montesa was formed in 1944 by Pedro Permanyer and Francisco Bulto (who later formed Bultaco). In 1963, American entrepreneur Kim Kimball, in

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1974 HUSQVARNA 125C...

Dec 06, 2011Comments off4872 Views

By Tom White The Husqvarna 125CR was produced from 1972 until 1985. It was often hard to tell one model year from another, and our

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1976 PUCH MC250 TWI...

Dec 05, 2011Comments off4077 Views

By Tom White The Puch company was founded originally as a bicycle manufacturer by Austrian Johann Puch in 1903. By 1952 the company was building

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1959 MONARK 500:

Dec 05, 2011Comments off2044 Views

By Tom White Sweden's Monark is one of the rarest motocross machines of all-time. In 1954, they entered eight bikes in the International Six Days