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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1960 HUSQVARNA 175 ...

Nov 07, 2014Comments off1996 Views

It did in Sweden what Hodaka did in America

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 DUCATI 450 R/T...

Oct 07, 2014Comments off1340 Views

Taglioni's sole Desmodromic valve motocross biike

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CLASSIC IRON: 1962 PARILLA WILDCAT SCRAMBLE...

Aug 21, 2014Comments off1102 Views

Like stealing candy from the Triumph Cubs

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1963 YAMAHA 250 ASC...

Mar 06, 2014Comments off764 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: 1962 BSA 500 CATALI...

Feb 01, 2014Comments off884 Views

By Tom White The BSA Catalina Scrambler was the perfect machine for a rider like AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Chuck ?Feets? Minert. Minert excelled

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1966 WHITE TORNADO ...

Jan 02, 2014Comments off610 Views

By Tom White The White Motorcycle company didn?t stay in business very long, nor did they sell very many motorcycles back in the ?60s. Based

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1952 FB MONDIAL 200

Nov 24, 2013Comments off597 Views

By Tom White The FB Mondial Motociclistica was founded by Count Giuseppe Boselli in 1948 in Arcore, Italy. Prior to WWII, FB Mondial manufactured motorized

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 AMERICAN EAGLE...

Apr 23, 2013Comments off486 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: 1965 CZ TWIN-PIPE 2...

Mar 21, 2013Comments off645 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: 1971 AJS 250 STORME...

Mar 06, 2013Comments off987 Views

By Tom White AJS is an acronym for Albert John Stevens, one of four sons that started producing AJS motorcycles in 1910. The Stevens brothers?

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1974 YAMAHA YZ250A

Feb 27, 2013Comments off936 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 off547 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: 1971 DKW 125

Feb 02, 2013Comments off1008 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 off500 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 off1100 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 off522 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 off1273 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: 1965 BSA BANTAM

Dec 19, 2012Comments off490 Views

By Tom White When BSA (Birmingham Small Arms) introduced the ?Made for USA? 1964 Trail Bronc, the ads professed the Bronc was ?Ideal for those