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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Ceriani Forks Flat Track Vintage Racing Motocross MX AHRMA Penton$125.00
Kawasaki G31m Factory Racing Prototype Vintage Motocross MX Greenstreak$6,500.00
1970's Moto Fox Jacket - AHRMA - Vintage Motocross$170.00
Vintage Rare Original 1970s Penton Hat Motocross Racing Ktm AHRMA$100.00
1978-79 Honda CR250 Elsinore -- Aluminum - AHRMA - Vintage motocross$160.00
Kawasaki 100 G31m Baby Greenstreak Centurion AHRMA Vintage Motocross MX G31$2,500.00
NOS Vintage Zundapp Motorcycle Dirtbike Motocross 125 Cylinder Head Rickman$499.99
Vintage motocross fox shocks$225.00
WOW!! Rare Vintage 1983 Honda CR 60 R MX Motocross Dirt Bike 2 Stroke AHRMA xxx$1,960.00
Husqvarna motocross Jersey (size: XL) - Husky - vintage motocross - ISDT$125.00
Cezeta CZ MOTOCROSS vintage original front fork yoke$125.00
VINTAGE AHRMA VMX MOTOCROSS HONDA ELSINORE CR BIKE STAND 1973 TO 1980 125 250$100.00
1981 MAICO OHLINS SHOCKS BRAND NEW VINTAGE MOTOCROSS AHRMA SALE PRICE LOWERED$1,050.00
Vintage NOS SCOTT Face Mask Motocross BMX Ski Orig. Package 1970's Plastic$149.00
SUZUKI RM gas fuel petrol Aluminum TANK Vintage MX MotoCross 250 370 400$495.00
CZ WASSEL gas fuel petrol Aluminum TANK Vintage MX MotoCross 125 250 380 400$995.00
(NEW) Vintage style Suzuki motocross Jersey (Size: XL) - RM250, RM465, RM500$125.00
VTG YAMAHA 77 1977 YZ 80 YZ80 MX AHRMA MOTOCROSS ENGINE MOTOR$170.00
13" REAR SHOCKS GAS VINTAGE MX MOTOCROSS RACING YAMAHA HUSQVARNA FACTORY WORKS$229.00
32mm Mikuni Carb Round Slide Left Idle Vintage Motocross Dirt Bike / ATV NEW!$105.00
VINTAGE 1978 SUZUKI RM 125 SWINGARM VMX HONDA ELSINORE CR FMF MOTOCROSS AHRMA$200.00
NOS Vintage MX Motocross Pirelli Tire 4.50-18 Husqvarna Bultaco Maico Penton$99.99
Vintage Ossa Montessa Motocross Flat Track Betor Ahrma 35mm Frontend Forks$199.99
Vintage Motocross MX Motorcycle Seat Skin Cushion Pan ?? Montesa ?? Maico 360 ??$99.99
Yamaha 1969 - 1971 AT1MX GYT pipe OEM VERY RARE!! vintage motocross ahrma VMX$250.00