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 "KTM" motocross pants - KTM 390 / KTM420 / KTM 495 - AHRMA$185.00
Vintage NIB!! FOX AIR Shox 15 3/4" NOS motocross cr rm kx elsinore mugen mx$740.00
Vintage Style V3 Motocross Pants Yamaha Suzuki MX Enduro motorcycle Reign VMX$129.95
Vintage Motocross Honda 1974 CR250 Elsinore Aluminum Fuel GAS TANK Used "Rough"$132.50
'71 CZ 400 Vintage MX MotoCross CORE REBUILDER Parts Bike ELECTRONIC IGNITION$3,750.00
NOS! Mugen pe 34mm Kehin carbuerator VIntage Honda elsinore HRC ME 125 Motocross$711.00
1975 HONDA CR125M ELSINORE DG RACER CR125 RESTORED AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$4,999.99
1981 HONDA CR250 ELSINORE DIRT BIKE CR MOTOCROSS VINTAGE AHRMA$1,100.00
"New" - Vintage style Fox - (Size: Large) motocross Jersey -AHRMA$128.00
Vintage 1970s Bell Moto Star Helmet 7 3/4 AHRMA VTG Motocross Bob Hannah VMX$295.00
1977 OW27 125 works Yamaha top end - 1978 1979 vintage motocross YZ125 VMX$3,200.00
HONDA JERSEY New 1970's Marty Smith ORIGINAL Vintage Motocross TEAM HONDA AHRMA$230.00
VTG TORSTEN HALLMAN GP LEATHER MX PANTS MOTOCROSS RACING 1970s euro Sz 54 AHRMA$99.99
NOS TOOTSIETOY 125 MOTOCROSS BIKE MX VINTAGE$195.00
Simons Forkit Suzuki RMX250 NOS - Vintage Motocross MX Extremely Rare$499.00
1974 VINTAGE ROKON RT-340 RT340 AUTOMATIC ENDURO DIRT BIKE MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLE$3,000.00
HRC petcock NOS sand cast magnesium. For 1980's HRC gas tanks. Vintage Motocross$300.00
Jt Racing Motocross Original Honda Men's Trick Cool Jersey Size Large Vintage$95.00
Jt ALS1 Vintage Mx Ahrma Motocross helmet$250.00
Husqvarna Exhaust Pipe - Vintage MX Motocross WR$425.00
Vtg Antique Rare SIDI "Full Bore" Motocross Boots with clipping straps! Size 9$149.99
'87 Honda CR500R CR 500 RUNNING PARTS BIKE Vintage MX MotoCross CORE REBUILDER$2,750.00
Vintage CZ MOTOCROSS HELMET 'CRASH TEST DUMMY' Motorcycle 1970s dirt bike$324.00
'72 CZ 400 Custom Vintage MX MotoCross CORE REBUILDER Parts Bike$2,750.00
YZ 1982 YAMAHA YZ125 AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS YZ DIRT BIKE yz 125$1,375.00