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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1974 BULTACO MK360 ...

May 14, 2013Comments off2103 Views

By Tom White In the 1960s, Bultaco had been a successful brand in American scrambles and local motocross, but their stock rose when American upstart

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 YANKEE 500 Z T...

May 02, 2013Comments off1795 Views

New York's John Taylor was a mover and a shaker in the motorcycle industry in the late 1960s. He was the American importer for both

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 AMERICAN EAGLE...

Apr 23, 2013Comments off1352 Views

By Tom White American Eagle arrived on the U.S. motocross scene in 1967, but in truth, there was no American Eagle motorcycle factory. The American

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1967 BULTACO MK II ...

Apr 11, 2013Comments off1111 Views

By Tom White The MK II Pursang first appeared in the spring of 1967, and it would be a major change from the Rickman-inspired MK

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 RICKMAN ZUNDAP...

Apr 02, 2013Comments off2105 Views

  By Tom White British Grand Prix stars Don and Derek Rickman manufactured eponymous motorcycles from 1960 to 1975. Although the Rickman brothers originally focused

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1965 CZ TWIN-PIPE 2...

Mar 21, 2013Comments off1466 Views

By Tom White Adolf Hitler tried. So did the Russians. But nothing could stifle the Czechoslovakian spirit?a society that honored its engineers and technicians with

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1974 YAMAHA YZ250A

Feb 27, 2013Comments off2259 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 off1268 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 off3188 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 off491 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 off2330 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: 1976 AMMEX 250MX

Jan 23, 2013Comments off1172 Views

By Tom White Gary Jones won four consecutive 250 National Championships while racing for Yamaha, Honda and Can-Am. When he suffered a leg injury at

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1985 YAMAHA YZ490

Jan 16, 2013Comments off2644 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: COTTON COBRA 250

Jan 09, 2013Comments off1144 Views

By Tom White ?Wastelands Become Cotton Fields? was just one of the catchy captions that the U.S. importer?Pabatco of Athena, Oregon?used to promote the English-built

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 HODAKA 100 SUP...

Dec 25, 2012Comments off2958 Views

By Tom White Introduced in America in 1964 by the worldwide distributor Pabatco (Pacific Basin Trading Co.), the Hodaka Ace 90 was an immediate success.

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1966 HUSQVARNA 360 ...

Dec 12, 2012Comments off1048 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 off2108 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 off1545 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