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 80'S JT Racing Dalmatian MOTOCROSS PANTS jt jT$100.00
JT racing USA "Halfbreed 2" AHRMA vintage motocross gloves$120.00
HUSQVARNA Husky STEEL gas tank, BLACK Vintage MX MotoCross Fuel Tank$359.00
Vintage JT Racing visor dirt bike ahrma motocross$149.95
NOS TOOTSIETOY 125 MOTOCROSS BIKE MX VINTAGE$249.00
1985 HUSQVARNA HUSKY 250 500 CR FRAME vintage motocross ahrma vmx$125.00
Dimond's Honda Motocross MX Jersey Circa 1974 Vintage Elsinore AHRMA$150.00
NOS Vintage MX Motocross Pirelli Tire 4.50-18 Husqvarna Bultaco Maico Penton$99.99
VINTAGE FOX AIR SHOCKS SHOX AHRMA VMX MOTOCROSS HONDA ELSINORE CR 250 FMF DG LOP$1,000.00
VINTAGE 80'S BELL MOTO 4 Helmets Motocross Rick Johnson Model$100.00
NOS New Vintage Yamaha Racing Motocross Pants AHRMA MX VMX Small German ?$99.99
Vintage NOS SCOTT Face Mask Motocross BMX Ski Orig. Package 1970's$149.00
Vtg Nos Scott Hologram Goggles New In Box Jt Racing Ahrma Motocross Mx Bmx Ski$99.99
Vintage NOS Scott Goggles Motocross Ski BMX Face Guard Mask BLACK$145.00
NOS Cycle Am Jacket Yamaha Red White Blue VMX Vintage AHRMA Motocross Large$99.99
13" REAR SHOCKS GAS VINTAGE MX MOTOCROSS RACING YAMAHA HUSQVARNA FACTORY WORKS$229.00
Vintage Motocross Racing Leathers leather Pants Bill Walters BW Mx Ahrma Sz 28$119.00
SUZUKI FRAME 1980 RM125 RM 125 -106154 AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX OEM$99.92
Vintage Red White Blue TEAM HONDA motocross mesh nylon Jersey shirt Size Large L$91.54
VINTAGE 70`s RÖMER ROMER MOTORCYCLE MOTOCROSS CROSS ENDURO HELMET HELM SIZE XL$99.00
Vintage Suzuki 50 Dirt Bike Motocross "IT RUNS but needs work"$350.00
NOS Vintage Honda Riding Gear Pants Motocross X Size24$105.99
1983 KTM 250 MXC Motocross, Cross-Country, AHRMA, Post Vintage, Twinshock, PVMX$3,200.00
Vintage Style V3 Motocross Pants Yamaha Suzuki MX Enduro motorcycle Reign VMX$129.95
Vintage Style Motocross Pants MX Enduro Honda motorcycle ISDT ISDE Reign VMX$149.95