CLASSIC MOTOCROSS PHOTOS: WHEN MEN WERE MEN & BIKES WERE MAN-KILLERS
Back in 1994, 500cc two-strokes still roamed the earth at will. For the men who chose to race these powerful beast there was a sense of pride in being able to handle these manhandlers. MXA test rider Will Musgrave isn’t scared as he cranks the throttle on MXA’s 1994 Kawasaki KX500 two-stroke. Even as far back as 1994, the KX500 was already considered antiquated, not helped by the fact that the styling dated back to 1987. However old it may have been, it was powerhouse, that needed serious jetting help to get the most out of it. But then, most riders didn’t want to get the most out of it. Amazingly, Kawasaki sold the KX500, virtually unchanged, until 2004.