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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1977 Honda CR 125M MX Bike AHRMA CALVMX Vintage motocross YZ KX RM$800.00
1975 HONDA CR125M ELSINORE DG RACER CR125 RESTORED AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$4,999.99
Arnaco Vintage Motocross Shocks 14 1/2 Eye To Eye MX Racing$150.00
Brand New - "Vintage style" Motocross Jersey (size: XL) - Moto Fox - AHRMA$128.50
Simons forks vintage mx motocross$1,200.00
Vintage Motocross '1978 '1979 CR250 CR250R Elsinore Alloy Fuel GAS TANK w/ Bondo$124.50
ORIGINAL VINTAGE 70'S TEAM MOTO X FOX JERSEY VMX AHRMA MX MOTOCROSS$149.99
13" REAR SHOCKS GAS VINTAGE MX MOTOCROSS RACING YAMAHA HUSQVARNA FACTORY WORKS$229.00
1974 VINTAGE ROKON RT-340 RT340 AUTOMATIC ENDURO DIRT BIKE MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLE$3,000.00
Vintage Motocross '1978 '1979 CR250 CR250R Elsinore Alloy Fuel GAS TANK Used$164.50
NOS Vintage Zundapp Motorcycle Dirtbike Motocross 125 Cylinder Head Rickman$499.99
1970s era Bultaco MK10 370 Frontera Vintage Enduro Motocross AHRMA VMX$3,850.00
Maico NOS original Kick starter for AHRMA vintage motocross$151.00
Kawasaki - KX - (New - size:XL) " Vintage Style" - motocross Jersey - AHRMA$125.00
NOS Vintage MX Motocross Pirelli Tire 4.50-18 Husqvarna Bultaco Maico Penton$99.99
Vintage NOS SCOTT Face Mask Motocross BMX Ski Orig. Package 1970's Plastic$125.00
Zundapp Airbox cover GS125 GS 125 Vintage enduro ISDT ISDE Motocross Penton Puch$175.00
1974 Bultaco 360 Pursang #121 Vintage motocross$13,500.00
VINTAGE SIMONS FORK MOTOCROSS VMX AHRMA 1978 CR 250 ELISNORE 12" OF TRAVEL$900.00
Vintage Motocross Maico Husqvarna Bultaco Round Slide 38mm Mikuni Carb NEW!$125.00
Moto X Fox team gear bag (X Large)- vintage motocross - AHRMA$345.00
Preston Petty Holeshot MX Motocross Number Plate AHRMA Vintage RM vintage MX$100.00
Maico Tank Vintage Motocross 250 400 440 501$225.00
Zundapp Rockford dealer catalog Vintage Enduro Motocross ISDT ISDE GS125 gs 125$97.50
DG 1973-74 Honda CR250 Elsinore Pipe AHRMA VMX VJMC Motocross CR-250 Vintage AMA$269.79