What we know today as "motocross" began in northern Britain, in the early 1920s, and was an off-road event known as "Scrambles". The first "Scramble" was ridden in 1924 in Camberley, Surrey. The dirt bikes of that period weren't very different from the road bikes, however, the intense off-road competition quickly led to technical improvements, such as the addition of suspension to the bike in the 1930s.
With the popularity of motocross on the rise world wide, it was only natural for a country versus country competition to arise. The competition would be an annual event called Motocross des Nations, with each country's team being comprised of three racers. The first race was held in 1947, and won by Great Britain. Great Britain only lost six times between 1947 and 1968, making them the obvious initial threat. Belgium became the dominating force through the 1970s, but once the United States entered the picture in 1981, no one else would take the prize again until 1994.
Now that motocross fever had spread most of the globe, and Motocross des Nations had become a yearly team tradition, a solo championship was needed. The first World Championship in motocross came in 1957, and was raced with each rider using a 500cc dirt bike. The 250cc class was added to the championship competition in 1962, making way for the two-stroke motocross bikes. It was then that the weight and easier riding ability of the two-strokes allowed companies such as Bultaco, CZ, Maico, and Husqvarna to take over the market. The 125cc World Championship class was introduced later in 1975.
In the early 1980s, Japanese bike companies began making major changes to the typical motocross bike. The bikes became water-cooled and with monoshock rear suspension, which started with Yamaha in 1975. The 1990s brought even more change when Californian environmental laws forced manufacturers to develop more environmentally friendly four-stroke bikes, yet many still prefer 2 stroke models for off road, woods style riding.
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Vintage Honda MR50 Elsinore Motocross Dirt Bike Motorcycle$900.00
1971 HUSQVARNA CR 400 250 GAS TANK + CAP FUEL VINTAGE HUSKY MOTOCROSS$109.00
Vintage 1979 Scott MX Boots Bob Hannah retro Motocross dirt bike$299.95
Vintage Motocross Racing Leathers pants Bill Walters BW MX BMX AHRMA VMX Size 30$265.00
1976 YZ400 ALUMINUM GAS TANK - VINTAGE MOTOCROSS - AHRMA - KX,TM,CR.YZ$100.00
1971 Honda SL125 Classic Motocross, Cross-Country, AHRMA, Vintage, PVMX$2,700.00
Ducati 450 Desmo Post Vintage Motocross,1978$2,000.00
Nice Vtg Bmx Helmet Jt Racing Ahrma Bell Scott Twin shock Vmx Motocross Hutch$99.99
AXO Norstar Trans-Am motocross boots Vintage AHRMA MX Hi Point Alpinestars$145.00
VINTAGE MOTOCROSS PARTS & GEAR 1971 CZ$1,400.00
1979 Yamaha YZ 250 400 F FRAME & SWINGARM Vintage MX MotoCross$195.00
81-82 HUSQVARNA HUSKY CR WR GAS TANK 430, 250 ahrma vintage motocross$250.00
VINTAGE MENS LANGLITZ LEATHER MOTOCROSS PANTS$400.00
KTM 250 MX Motocross 1983, AHRMA, Post Vintage, Cross country, Twinshock, PVMX$2,900.00
EARLY 70'S HUSQVARNA HUSKY SMALL CR GAS TANK 400 450 250 ahrma vintage motocross$170.00
HRC petcock NOS sand cast magnesium. For 1980's HRC gas tanks. Vintage Motocross$300.00
13" REAR SHOCKS GAS VINTAGE MX MOTOCROSS RACING YAMAHA HUSQVARNA FACTORY WORKS$229.00
NEW NOS ROCKY VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE RIDING BOOTS OFF ROAD DIRTBIKE MOTOCROSS SIZE11$200.00
Vintage CZ Falta Aluminum Petrol Fuel Gas TankStreet Tracker Motocross MX AHRMA$499.99
70'S HUSQVARNA HUSKY Homerlite GAS TANK 400 450 250 ahrma vintage motocross$126.00
CZ FALTA gas fuel petrol Aluminum TANK Vintage MX MotoCross 125 250 380 400$595.00
MAICO gas fuel petrol FIM GP WORKS TANK Vintage MX MotoCross 125 250 400 440$995.00
PAIR- 16.5" Kawasaki KX 125 250 1978 '79 KYB KAYABA SHOCKS Vintage MX MotoCross$275.00
Vintage Motocross Maico Husqvarna Bultaco Round Slide 38mm Mikuni Carb NEW!$125.00
NOS Vintage Yamaha 73 DT3 RT3 MX Motocross Moto-Tech Upper Exhaust Pipe Assembly$249.99