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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 DKW 125

Feb 02, 2013Comments off5847 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 off8329 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 off2159 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 off5642 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 off3576 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 off5117 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 off4771 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 off2608 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 off4717 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 off4254 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 off6095 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 off7472 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 off2923 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 off2391 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 off8053 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 off3094 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 off3909 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 off3628 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 off2349 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 off4610 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: 1965 RICKMAN BULTAC...

Dec 05, 2011Comments off3990 Views

By Tom White British brothers Don and Derek Rickman, as both Bultaco importers and top Grand Prix riders, helped forge the Spanish company's growth in

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1969 HUSQVARNA 500 ...

Dec 05, 2011Comments off2890 Views

By Tom White The Husqvarna 500 twin began when Swedish road racer Bo Grannath persuaded Husqvarna engineer Ruben Helmin to graft two Husky 250 cylinders

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1968 BULTACO 360 EL...

Dec 05, 2011Comments off4035 Views

By Tom White By the late 1960's, many of the European motocross manufacturers had started building larger-bore two-stroke machines to compete in the premier 500cc

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1966 MATCHLESS 500 ...

Dec 05, 2011Comments off4190 Views

By Tom White By 1966 the writing was on the wall for the heavy British four-stroke scramblers. Competition motorcycles from CZ, Husqvarna, Bultaco and Greeves

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1968 YAMAHA 250 DT1

Dec 05, 2011Comments off4423 Views

By Tom White Motocross mania swept America in 1968, and the Baby Boomers were searching for a cheap, effective and high-tech entry into the sport.

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1976 PUCH MC250 TWI...

Dec 05, 2011Comments off3912 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