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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1964 DOT DEMON 250 ...

Aug 22, 2012Comments off584 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 off803 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 off1054 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 off291 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 off597 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 off913 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 off430 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 off466 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 off509 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 off240 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 off450 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: 1966 MATCHLESS 500 ...

Dec 05, 2011Comments off467 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 off606 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 off572 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 off311 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 off252 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 off466 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 off401 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