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 NOS Metzeler 4.50 x 18" Rear Motocross Knobby Tire, 110/90-18, Metzler$99.95
EARLY 70'S HUSQVARNA HUSKY GAS TANK 250WR 400 450 250 ahrma vintage motocross$300.00
Vintage NOS Yokohama Y-610 Motocross Knobby Tire, 3.00 x 18 inch, 4 Ply$99.95
Vintage 1974 BULTACO 116 Alpina 350 2-Stroke Trials Enduro Motocross MX AHRMA$1,500.00
13" REAR SHOCKS GAS VINTAGE MX MOTOCROSS RACING YAMAHA HUSQVARNA FACTORY WORKS$229.00
Vintage NOS Motocross Metzeler 4.50-18 Tire Husqvarna Bultaco Elsinore CR AHRMA$150.00
Honda XR-75 1977-78 DG Gas Tank, Vintage Motocross$400.00
Original Vintage Bell RT Helmet 1979 motocross motorcycle- honda- yamaha COOL!$90.00
Yoko - Moto X Fox apparel - Vintage motocross - AHRMA$345.00
Vintage 80's JT Racing USA Motocross BMX Chest Protector AHRMA RM YZ HANNAH 250$99.99
Kawasaki Vintage Motocross Leathers OEM Rare nice! AHRMA KX 125 A4 MT 1 KX 250$279.99
Vintage 60's-70's Ducati Dirtbike moto cross NEED HELP motorcycle$100.00
Vintage Harley Davidson Motocross Jersey AMF MX250$599.99
Penton Ktm Marzocchi 35mm Forks Front End 250 400 Vintage Motocross$219.00
Vintage Style V3 Motocross Pants Yamaha Suzuki MX Enduro motorcycle Reign VMX$129.95
NOS TOOTSIETOY 125 MOTOCROSS BIKE MX VINTAGE$225.00
VINTAGE / RARE MOTOCROSS JT RACING MOUTH GUARD SUPERCROSS DIRTBIKE FOX RACING A$100.00
HRC petcock NOS sand cast magnesium. For 1980's HRC gas tanks. Vintage Motocross$300.00
Vintage Style V3 Motocross Pants All Black MX Enduro Trials motorcycle Reign VMX$129.95
CZ FALTA gas fuel petrol Aluminum TANK Vintage MX MotoCross 125 250 380 400$595.00
1981 MAICO OHLINS SHOCKS BRAND NEW VINTAGE MOTOCROSS AHRMA FREE SHIPPING US$1,275.00
YAMAHA AT DT CT RT 1 2 3 YZ PLASTIC fuel gas petrol TANK Vintage MX MotoCross$295.00
Vintage JT Racing Pink Motocross Motorcycle Chest Protector Used$125.00
Moto X Fox team gear bag - vintage motocross - AHRMA$435.00
Vintage NOS SCOTT Face Mask Motocross BMX Ski Orig. Package 1970's Plastic$149.00