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 1974-75 HONDA ELSINORE CR125M UNDO PIPE MOTOCROSS AHRMA HRC VMX FMF$200.00
vintage hallman GP motocross pants$950.00
Honda cr250r 1989 Vintage Motocross Motorcycle$1,500.00
VINTAGE 1976-78 HONDA ELSINORE CR125M FMF D&G PIPE MOTOCROSS AHRMA HRC VMX$350.00
1978 -1980 Vintage Honda Elsinore CR125M CR250M Racing Stand Motocross VMX AHRMA$200.00
1973 -1976 Vintage Honda Elsinore CR125M CR250M Racing Stand Motocross VMX AHRMA$200.00
Moto 4 Peak Visor WHITE - NOS - rare color - Bell Helmet ahrma vintage motocross$125.00
vintage Suzuki motocross jersey$165.00
VINTAGE HI POINT MOTOCROSS PANTS AHRMA RARE$99.99
VINTAGE 1973-74HONDA ELSINORE CR250M STOCK OEM PIPE MOTOCROSS AHRMA HRC VMX FMF$800.00
1975 YAMAHA YZ80 EXHAUST PIPE AND SILENCER VINTAGE MOTOCROSS AHRMA$119.00
'73 CZ 250 Nice Vintage MX MotoCross Running CORE REBUILDER for Restoration$2,995.00
Moto X Fox - MX boot bag - Vintage motocross - AHRMA$475.00
'73 CZ 400 Boyd & Stellings Engineering Vintage MX MotoCross Collectors LOOK!$8,950.00
Vintage 1980's Yamaha 650 Moto Cross Racing Motorcycle AMA AHRMA Legal$5,599.99
DG HONDA ELSINORE 1980-81 CR80 CR80R SWINGARM KIT VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX MINICYCLE$989.95
Vintage Answer Honda Motocross Racing Pants Red 80s$200.00
Vintage answer racing Motocross Pants And Jersey 1980's Leathers$100.00
CZ 513 250 Cylinder Sleeve Liner Vintage Mx Motocross$135.00
Midi Raider? 1970's COMPLETE Mini EXHAUST PIPE 80cc 80 60 Vintage MX MotoCross$95.00
NOS 1970's Windsor Plastic Aftermarket Gas Tank Vintage Motocross Red MX Enduro$99.99
1980s TEAM HUSQVARNA JACKET GLOVES HELMET PANTS JERSEY Lot Vintage MX MotoCross$995.00
1970-73 CZ 125 250 380 Moto Cross FRAME & SWING ARM Vintage MX MotoCross Desert$495.00
NOS Vintage Motocross Lot Thumb Warmer Scott Lexan Lense Kill Switch Tether Puch$99.00