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 SHOEI VF-X TROYLEE Motocross Helmet Size M Troy Lee Designs Black$178.00
Vintage JT Racing USA Motocross Boots White Size US7 Made by AXO as is$325.00
vintage motocross boots$300.00
SUZUKI OEM 1976 RM 250 PARTS ENGINE Vintage MX MotoCross$300.00
Vintage Maxon Moto Full Face Motorcycle Motocross BMX Helmet - Medium$159.00
Vintage Scott Face Guard with Goggles Motocross$167.50
Vintage Fox Shox Air Shocks Motocross Fox Air Shocks 13.5 Inch 10 &12 mm Mounts.$250.00
vintage motocross jersey$150.00
Vintage Motocross Leathers$125.00
Vintage JT Racing USA Team Pants Motocross Dirt Bike Motorcycle BMX Mens Sz 34$99.99
Bell Moto Star 3 Motocross Motorcycle Helmet Yellow 7 5/8 61 cm Vintage 1975$349.95
Vintage Genuine Yamaha Leather Pants size 34$200.00
Vintage SINISALO Motocross Pants 34" Black/ Pink/ NOS Unused Deadstock 80s 90s$158.00
vintage motocross face fender, rock guard,$100.00
Vintage SWM Motocross Pants Italy '80 Rare!!$189.00
Vintage FOX Airshox Shocks Air Shox Motocross Moto X Fox Gas Shoxs AHRMA$749.95
vintage motocross jersey$100.00
VINTAGE 70s ALPINESTARS HI-POINT ITALY BLACK LEATHER MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLE BOOTS$285.00
Vintage Oakley scott USA Motocross Face Guard U.S. VMX MX last one$299.00
Vintage Sidi Motocross boots Retro 70’s$215.00
vintage Norstar Super motocross boots retro$425.00
Vintage YOKO Motocross Gloves Finland Size 8 Blue/ Yellow NOS Deadstock$122.89
Vintage 1994 Fox Racing 20th Anniversary Motocross Jersey & Pants Set Large 36$499.99
Bell Moto Star 3 Motocross Motorcycle Helmet Yellow 7 5/8 61 cm Vintage 1975$350.00
Vintage SINISALO Motocross Boots White Size 43 US9-9.5 80's 90's Jeff Ward$398.00