Vintage MX Bikes Category

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CLASSIC IRON: 1970 KAWASAKI G31M 100 CENTUR...

Jul 02, 2013Comments off4754 Views

In the late 1960s, the 100cc class was booming with a multitude of brands filling the starting lines. Kawasaki had previously dabbled in the offroad

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1974 BULTACO MK360 ...

May 14, 2013Comments off5252 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: 1967 BULTACO MK II ...

Apr 11, 2013Comments off2483 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: 1965 CZ TWIN-PIPE 2...

Mar 21, 2013Comments off3376 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 off5422 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 off2918 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 off7180 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 off1063 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 off5423 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 off7690 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 off1990 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 off5022 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 off3305 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 off4577 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 off4225 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 off2405 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 off4252 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 off3815 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?