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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 MONARK 125MX

Dec 21, 2011Comments off4541 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 off4245 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...

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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 off5312 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: 1968 YAMAHA 250 DT1

Dec 05, 2011Comments off5053 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...

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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:

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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 off2469 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...

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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 ...

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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 off4773 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 off4757 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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Aug 09, 2010Comments off446 Views