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 Motocross Fox Racing Jersey Pants RC4 Ricky Carmichael$200.00
1992 1993 Honda CR250 Clutch Assembly EXCELLENT Vintage Motocross EVO VMX$100.00
Honda NOS rear brake assy for the 1992 CR500 pre-prod Vintage Motocross EVO VMX$195.00
1973 Husqvarna 250 CR Vintage Motocross RUNS GREAT 125 360 400 450 WR RT AHRMA$1,500.00
1975 HONDA CR125M ELSINORE DG RACER CR125 RESTORED AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$4,999.99
YAMAHA Ceet YZ 250 465 490 Fuel Petrol Gas TANK COVER LOT Vintage MX MotoCross$149.50
1977 Suzuki RM125 fuel tank gas tank. '76 '78 RM100 Vintage Evo motocross$90.00
Poggipolini Ergal 6mm bolt set 58 pc. - Vintage Motocross EVO VMX Mugen OW RC RH$100.00
1965-74 CZ 125 250 360 380 400 FORK TUBES Moto Cross Vintage MX MotoCross Jawa$395.00
1977 OW27 125 works Yamaha top end - 1978 1979 vintage motocross YZ125 VMX$3,200.00
Vintage Motocross Enduro JT Racing Hand guards AHRMA$100.00
JT Racing ALS-2 Motocross Helmet Vintage Retro Org/Blk Medium$125.00
On the Line Racing Graphics 24 mil vinyl vintage motocross MUGEN 1992 CR250 1993$185.00
VINTAGE 70's MALCOLM SMITH SUZUKI MOTOCROSS Motorcycle JERSEY$129.99
Vintage MOTO Helmet Fury Motocross Moto3 nos vtg retro M$299.00
VINTAGE MOTOCROSS HELMET BUCO SNELL MEMORIAL FOUNDATION$199.00
MAICO Motocross 250, 1982 Dirt bike, Vintage Spider Alpha 1$2,799.00
Vintage Style V3 Motocross Pants Yamaha Suzuki MX Enduro motorcycle Reign VMX$129.95
1973 Yamaha GT80 Enduro Hooker Exhaust Vintage motocross GT 80$299.00
Vintage Motocross Suzuki Racing Leather Moto X Pants AHRMA Size 38 MX JT RACING$789.99
Vintage Clice Racing KAWASAKI Motocross Jersey ~NOT a Reproduction ~ Super Nice!$115.00
Vintage Bell 1970 Super Magnum Motorcycle Helmet Toptex Fits L/xl Motocross$139.00
Vintage Husqvarna Ahrma Moto X Motocross Gear Bag Helmet Gear Bag$275.00
KTM - 250 / 420 / 495 (1980-1981) - set of Sun Rims - AHRMA - vintage motocross$128.00
FOX RACING VINTAGE IMAGE ZEBRA MOTOCROSS GEAR JERSEY PANTS DAMON BRADSHAW RJ$499.00