Less than 150 were produced, and Vic Eastwood, Chris Horsfield and Dave Nicol raced them. Sadly, G85C was the last Matchless motocross bike
Is Bob Hannah's 2000 interview as true today as it was 18 years ago? If not, at least it is funny, scathing and absolutely true in Hannah's mind
Willy Musgrave's flashback story about returning to his two-stroke roots
Take two Ossa 250 top-ends, graft them on a unified cases, get some help from Smith and Wesson and you get a 500cc Twingle dirt bike
No one at Team Honda could figure out what happened. When they signed Ricky Carmichael away from Team Kawasaki they thought they were buying the ultimate package–a champion who was fast and popular. Wrong!
The $80,000,000 project that went down in flames. However, the Cannondale MX400 made the 40-man gate at an outdoor National 12 times
The USA uses 20 million barrels of oil a day. A barrel of oil contains 42 gallons. Those 42 gallons can yield 20 gallons of gas. In the USA, 178 million gallons of gas are burned per day
These are the best 125 two-stokes from the glory days of 1980 to present day. Does your smoker take the crown?
Handlebar engineers want to achieve both strength and flexibility. Aluminum replaced chromoly because engineers can design an aluminum bar of equal strength that's more flexible and one-third the weight
Coopers were made by Moto-Islo in Mexico, but morphed into the only brand ever owned by an AMA National Champion
The fact that Broc Glover won the 1985 AMA 500 Championship on this bike was testament to his talent
In the 1970's, the British motorcycle industry (AJS, Matchless, Norton, BSA and Triumph) were in the Norton-Villiers Group and Norton-Villiers pushed AJS into motocross
From axle bind to air build up to static sag, there is a lot to know and very little brain power left to remember it all. Here are ten tips for setting up your suspension.
Husky used its 250cc development program to launch the 1966 Husqvarna 360 Viking. The Open class Husky was based on Torsten Hallman's 250.
About 60mm on average, but also the difference between being kicked in the seat of your pants or G-ing out. It is the quickest way to see if your shock spring is correct
The basic effects of the engine on handling has little to do with how much money you spent. Money can buy a fast engine, but you don't have enough dough to make a bad bike handle good.
The motocross bike with forks on the front; forks on the back; Harley-Davidson on the tank, Aermacchi engineering and enough borrowed Japanese parts to make the yen go higher
Mr. Universe will get arm pump
It is free and easily learned, for those over two
Hodaka made the engines for Yamaguchi and Pabatco was the American Yamaguchi distributor. When Yamaguchi went out of business, Hodaka and Pabatco agreed to join forces to avoid going out of business
Crackpot ideas abound — good ones, not so much
The blueprint for a KX500 swap
Remembering the greats
Two carbs, magnesium engine and total dominance
The BSA Bantam was a DKW war prize
$800,00 Yamaha that blows a YZ450F away