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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JT Racing Vintage 1980's Yamaha Motocross Jersey AHRMA$99.99
1975 HONDA CR125M ELSINORE DG RACER CR125 RESTORED AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$4,999.99
Vintage Protar motorcycle model, NIB, Greeves 360 Challenger motocross bike$127.50
Simons forks vintage mx motocross$1,500.00
1976 Kawasaki KX125 Gas Tank Vintage Motocross AHRMA Dirtbke$125.00
RARE VINTAGE MOTORSPORT AIR SHOCKS 15'' 1/2 elsinore MOTOCROSS CZ RM CR TT XT$498.00
1977-78 YAMAHA YZ125 FUEL TANK AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$150.00
NOS Vintage Zundapp Motorcycle Dirtbike Motocross 125 Cylinder Head Rickman$499.99
1977-78 YAMAHA YZ125 SEAT AHRMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$90.00
1978 Honda CR250r frame swingarm Elsinore 77 78 79 CR 250 vintage motocross$199.00
13" REAR SHOCKS GAS VINTAGE MX MOTOCROSS RACING YAMAHA HUSQVARNA FACTORY WORKS$229.00
DG 1973-74 Honda CR250 Elsinore Pipe AHRMA VMX VJMC CR-250 Motocross Vintage$279.79
KTM - (Brand new) "Vintage style" Motocross Jersey (Size:XL) - supercorss$125.00
Hooker Exhaust Vintage Motocross Enduro Yamaha$299.00
Kawasaki - KX - (New - size:XL) " Vintage Style" - motocross Jersey - AHRMA$125.00
NOS TOOTSIETOY 125 MOTOCROSS BIKE MX VINTAGE$225.00
excel motorcycle rims gold NOS mx motocross AHRMA vintage suzuki rm$130.00
Vintage Ossa Montessa Motocross Flat Track Betor Ahrma 35mm Frontend Forks$199.99
NOS Vintage MX Motocross Pirelli Tire 4.50-18 Husqvarna Bultaco Maico Penton$99.99
SUZUKI RM gas fuel petrol Aluminum TANK Vintage MX MotoCross 250 370 400$495.00
Suzuki RM500 RM465 fuel gas tank AHRMA - vintage motocross RM 500$250.00
Vintage Jofa Motocross Racing MX Orange Pads Protector Guard 1250-102$99.99
VINTAGE NOS PIRELLI MT-07 MOTOCROSS FRONT TIRE 3.00-21 BULTACO OSSA MONTESA CZ$329.00
1980 1981 HUSQVARNA HUSKY 250CR EXHAUST PIPE 151428001 ahrma VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$150.00
Moto X Fox team gear bag (X Large)- vintage motocross - AHRMA$345.00