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 TORSTEN HALLMAN Motocross Racing Leathers Pants Mx AHRMA Euro Sz 50$185.00
Rare 1970 Maico 250 dirt bike - Vintage MX MotoCross$1,000.00
AHRMA VINTAGE DKW/SACHS FRONT FORK Vintage MOTOCROSS AMA$260.00
NOS 80's Vintage Oakley Goggles Motocross BMX JT SCOTT New In Box$399.00
1973 Husqvarna Husky 360 WR 360 C Enduro Vintage Motocross Fuel Tank$250.00
Vintage Motocross Tony D autograph Full House Suzuki RM Jimi Ellis$99.00
Nice Vtg Bmx Helmet Jt Racing Ahrma Bell Scott Twin shock Vmx Motocross Hutch$99.99
Enduro Bag Cross Country Vintage Motocross European Bikes$100.00
WORKS SHOCKS VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MAICO HUSQVARNA KTM 17" REAR SUSPENSION ABSORBER$299.00
1971 Honda SL125 Classic Motocross, Cross-Country, AHRMA, Vintage, PVMX$3,000.00
VINTAGE 70'S FLOYD'S BOYS MONTCLAIR YAMAHA MOTOCROSS JERSEY$100.00
EARLY 70'S HUSQVARNA HUSKY SMALL CR GAS TANK 400 450 250 ahrma vintage motocross$170.00
HUSQVARNA Husky STEEL gas tank, RED Vintage MX MotoCross Fuel Tank$359.00
Vintage Motocross Maico Husqvarna Bultaco Round Slide 38mm Mikuni Carb NEW!$125.00
EARLY 70'S HUSQVARNA HUSKY GAS TANK 400 450 250 ahrma vintage motocross$300.00
KTM 250 MX Motocross 1983, AHRMA, Post Vintage, Cross country, Twinshock, PVMX$3,100.00
Vintage CZ Falta Aluminum Petrol Fuel Gas TankStreet Tracker Motocross MX AHRMA$499.99
Jawa CZ ISDT Boots NOS New NEVER USED size XL Vintage MX MotoCross Enduro Street$495.00
Suzuki TM250 TM 250 Complete ENGINE - Vintage MX MotoCross 1st over NICE!$995.00
1977 1978 1979 MAICO GAS TANK MC 250 440 ALUMINUM RED VINTAGE MOTOCROSS ENDURO$199.00
NOS Vintage Answer Racing MX Motocross Handlebars Honda Red CR Models 02-1052$99.99
CZ Tools LOT Old School Steel RARE Vintage MX MotoCross Enduro Scrambles$495.00
Vtg Hi Point Racing Motocross Motorcycle Jersey Shirt AHRMA AMA M L XL 70s 80s$199.99
Vintage or Modern Motocross Dirt Bike / ATV Round Slide 32mm Mikuni Carb NEW!$105.00
Unique Tommaselli Vintage Motocross Handlebars, VMX AHRMA$99.99