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 1960's TORSTEN HALLMAN Motocross Motorcycle Pants Goatskin Leather$150.00
1970’s Bell Moto Star Vintage Motocross Helmet$225.00
VINTAGE BELL MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLE HELMET SIZE MENS LARGE STARS AND STRIPES$125.00
Vintage Alpinestars Hi Point Pro GP Motocross Motorcycle AHRMA Boots Size 10$100.00
1973 -1976 Vintage Honda Elsinore CR125M CR250M Racing Stand Motocross VMX AHRMA$200.00
1978 -1980 Vintage Honda Elsinore CR125M CR250M Racing Stand Motocross VMX AHRMA$200.00
Honda cr250r 1989 Vintage Motocross Motorcycle$1,959.00
Vintage Fox Motocross Boots$90.00
Vintage 1960's TORSTEN HALLMAN Motocross Motorcycle Boots Black 6 Buckle RARE$150.00
Vintage Bell style team honda tribute 80's motocross helmet BMX DG FMF jt$249.99
NOS Hondaline Honda Youth Vintage Motocross Riding Pants, AHRMA MX CR XR$119.99
1973 OEM Rare Vintage Hodaka Combat Wombat 125 MX Motorcycle Mint Motocross$3,875.00
VINTAGE HONDA 1979 STOCK CR 250M ELSINORE MOTOCROSS VMX AHRMA MOTO FOXBARN FIND$3,200.00
Vintage electro style team honda tribute 70's motocross helmet BMX DG FMF jt$299.99
1980 Honda CR - Mugen ME360 pipe & silencer (center port) - Vintage motocross$440.00
Vintage 1960s NOS Barufaldi Viking Motocross Goggles "The REAL DEAL" AHRMA VMX$1,500.00
Vintage Motocross Dirt Bike Motorcycle Chest Protector YZ IT DT MX Racing AHRMA$275.00
Vintage vtg NOS 1975 cyclecraft goggles,scott,carrera,motocross bmx,dg,fmf$99.99
Goodyear motocross tire vintage NOS$95.00
TORSTEN HALLMAN Vintage Motocross Motorcycle Boots VMX AHRMA$200.00
Rare Vintage Fox Honda Motocross Jersey$209.99
VINTAGE HI POINT MOTOCROSS PANTS AHRMA RARE$124.99
VINTAGE 1974-75 HONDA ELSINORE CR125M FMF PIPE MOTOCROSS AHRMA HRC VMX CH D&G$200.00
PROGRESSIVE SUSPENSION VINTAGE MOTOCROSS VMX DEMO SHOCKS S&W BOGE 16.5" EXCLNT$254.15
Vintage 13" Koni MX Shocks, Poppy Elephant bodies, S&W springs, Moto-Cross$525.00