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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NOS Vintage 70's Yamaha Coke Miller Yellow Motorcycle Motocross Racing Jersey$124.00
VINTAGE TORSTON HALLMAN MOTOCROSS/MOTORCYCLE LEATHER PANTS$99.00
1974 1975 1976 VINTAGE HONDA TRIALS MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLE TL250 FUEL GAS TANK$153.49
VINTAGE MALCOM SMITH MOTOCROSS BOOTS$100.00
1975 HONDA CR125M ELSINORE DG RACER CR125 RESTORED AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$4,999.99
1981 Maico - "New" billet triple clamps - ready to ship - vintage motocross$550.00
1977 OW27 125 works Yamaha top end - 1978 1979 vintage motocross YZ125 VMX$3,200.00
VINTAGE RARE JT RACING MOTOCROSS/MOTORCYCLE DUFFLE OFF ROAD GEAR BAG$99.00
Vtg Hi Point Alpinestar Leather Motocross Mad Max Steam Punk Motorcycle Boots$247.00
Vintage Motocross Motorcycle Cylinder Webco Head Yamaha YZ? Honda CR? 1973 -1977$599.99
VINTAGE JT RACING USA WET WEATHER MOTOCROSS SUIT ahrma jersey leathers dg mx vmx$124.99
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$299.99
1974 VINTAGE ROKON RT-340 RT340 AUTOMATIC ENDURO DIRT BIKE MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLE$3,000.00
vintage motocross indian x80 side covers side number plates number panels$150.00
1981 HONDA CR450R AHRMA NOS FRONT WHEEL VMX VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$300.00
"NEW" Vintage style Fox - (Size: L) motocross Jersey + Duckbill visor -AHRMA$139.95
1974 Yamaha YZ250A YZ250B NOS Crankcase set vintage motocross VMX ahrma YZ OW$800.00
NOS TOOTSIETOY 125 MOTOCROSS BIKE MX VINTAGE$195.00
Husqvarna Exhaust Pipe - Vintage MX Motocross WR$425.00
mullholand vintage mx motocross shocks ahhrma honda kawasaki yamaha suzuki$129.00
WEIRD! CZ Side Piper GAS fuel PETROL steel TANK Vintage MX MotoCross 250 360$295.00
NOS Vintage Preston Petty Baja Off White Motocross MX Mudguard Front Fender 1234$198.99
CZ OEM SHOW gas fuel petrol COFFIN TANK Vintage MX MotoCross 125 250 380 400$895.00
Tecnosel NOS backpack 1990 - SUPER RARE vintage motocross ahrma VMX EVO$129.95