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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1973 KAWASAKI F11M ...

Nov 14, 2012Comments off1274 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 off916 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 off1370 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 off1448 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 off2148 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 off2843 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 off827 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 off1188 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 off2586 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 off1113 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 off1277 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 off1334 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 off702 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 off1351 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: 1959 MONARK 500:

Dec 05, 2011Comments off805 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

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1963 GREEVES STARMA...

Dec 05, 2011Comments off794 Views

By Tom White By the end of the 1962 season, the Greeves-modified 34A Villiers engine used by the factory riders was showing its age. Greeves

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1965 RICKMAN BULTAC...

Dec 05, 2011Comments off1328 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 off1051 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