By 1973, the Japanese manufacturers realized that warmed-over trail bikes wouldn't cut it in the American motocross market—so Kawasaki built a semi-production run of 200 F11M 250s
After Feets Minert's Catalina victory, BSA named the Gold Star DBD34 the "Catalina Scrambler "and added the mods that Feets used
Save hard-earned cash — Before sending your fork out to have them revalved, use this quick, easy and simple tuning trick
Is he the only Swede without a World title? No, but the question shows how strong the Swedes were
Before making dirt bikes Zundapp built detonators for the German Army in WWI and sidecars for WWII
To restore one it is important is to find an Elsinore with a clean, undented tank. New and original tanks have sold for as much as $2000 on the vintage market.
It is free and easily learned, for those who have the willpower to make it happen
"Out-of-the-box winner" from Sweden—with help from Germany, Italy and England
There is nothing like a tight-knit down-home track where everybody hobnobs with each other and there is no language barrier
THIS WEEK AT GLEN HELEN: OPEN PRACTICE (THURS), LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD TRUCKS (FRI-SAT), REM MX (SAT) & PRACTICE (SUN)
It's a a busy place this weekend, but the trucks will stay on their own course, while the bikes get the National and REM track
A bike you would really want to race at Ascot. This limited-production twin was derived from the street-going YDS2 model (with aluminum cylinders similar to the TD1 road racer model).
On the Griffon, Bert dropped the aluminum downtube, but kept the leading links for those who demanded them — the rest got Cerianis
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
He raced thousands of races over his career...and thought that each one was "finer than frog's hair."
There are a million ways to be faster by next weekend, but we are going to stay well within your concentration level and only list ten
In 1968, Baby Boomers found a cheap entry into the sport and in the long run the DT1 made the dirt bikes accessible to the masses
So, you want to be a motorcycle test rider, but not just any test rider—you want to be the guy who has ridden every bike made for the last 40 years—and lived to tell about it
The rotary-valve Maico MC125 was based on the MD125 road racer, but was the victim of bad timing and high pricing
Jason Anderson, Christian Craig, Dean Wilson, Cooper Webb, Justin Bogle and Josh Grant are out injured, plus, Justin Brayton, Malcolm Stewart and Chad Reed skipped the AMA Nationals.
The Silverpilen was the Swedish version of the Hodaka Ace 100—both were the bikes that spawned a generation of Grand Prix and AMA National stars
You had to be around back then to get the joke—which was only funny to American motocross racers
That's not 100 percent true—these thing happen all the time, but they only take on real meaning when they happen on race day
Whatever it took to go fast is what the Swedes did without giving it a thought
Less than 150 were produced, and Vic Eastwood, Chris Horsfield and Dave Nicol raced them. Sadly, G85C was the last Matchless motocross bike
The British Empire
Brad Lackey was disappointed with Kawasaki’s less-than-enthusiastic support, so he put a Husky tank on his Kawasaki, repaint it black and wrote “Kaw” on it—it became the famous Black Kaw