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 Motocross MX Dirtbike XR 75 Shocks New$125.00
Vintage Motocross MX Dirtbike Koni 13” Aluminum Body Shocks$295.00
Vintage Motocross MX Dirtbike Marzocci Shocks$95.00
Rare True Vintage Torsten Hallman Motocross Pants Getskinn Leather Sweden 46 VG$199.99
1975 HONDA CR125M ELSINORE DG RACER CR125 RESTORED AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$3,999.99
NOS Moto X Fox Handlebars Bars Andres Vintage Honda Maico Can Am soups Motocross$700.00
BOB HANNAH (Hurricane) HRP Honda Motocross Pants~Vintage Collectible$99.99
Vintage Kawasaki Motocross Racing Pants Size 32 Green/White/Blue Malcolm Smith$135.00
1990 YAMAHA RT 180 Motorcycle Project Bike Ahrma Vintage Dirt Bike Motocross DG$1,850.00
VINTAGE SUZUKI MX PANTS WORLD CHAMPION MOTOCROSS ENDURO 70'S$180.00
NOS Hondaline Honda Youth Vintage Motocross Riding Pants, AHRMA MX CR XR$149.99
RICKMAN Roller FRAME Wheels FORKS Swingarm TRIPLES Vintage MX MotoCross Enduro$395.00
NOS Cycle Am Jacket Yamaha Red White Blue VMX Vintage AHRMA Motocross Large$99.99
NOS TOOTSIETOY 125 MOTOCROSS BIKE MX VINTAGE$175.00
LUFT Remote Reservoir GAS SHOCKS 14.75" Vintage MX MotoCross Desert Enduro RARE$495.00
"NEW" Vintage style Fox - (Size: L) motocross Jersey + Duckbill visor -AHRMA$135.95
Vintage Style V3 Honda Motocross Pants Enduro Trials motorcycle Reign VMX$129.95
HRC petcock NOS sand cast magnesium. For 1980's HRC gas tanks. Vintage Motocross$300.00
Original Vintage Rocky Cycle Yamaha Motocross Racing Cover, Storage/ Shop Tarp$279.99
RICKMAN Fiberglass FENDERS GUARDS SEAT -ALL MODELS- Vintage MX MotoCross Enduro$395.00
NOS Hondaline Honda CHILD Leather Motocross Riding Pants, AHRMA Vintage MX CR$99.99
HRC front fork springs for late 80's thru mid 90's works Showa Vintage Motocross$275.00
Vintage FOX motocross RACING BOOTS ..NEVER WORN$350.00
Suzuki 1971 TM 400 Cyclone Gas Tank Vintage Motocross Free S&H$449.95
Vintage Motocross Motorcycle Cylinder Webco Head Yamaha YZ? Honda CR? 1973 -1977$599.99