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 JT Racing Motocross Pants Nylon Leather Made In Finland Sinisalo Sz 34$295.00
Vintage motocross twin shocks 16.75 inch 1979 Husky 390 AHRMA$200.00
Vintage Style V4 Motocross Pants DeCoster MX Enduro Trials motorcycle Reign VMX$129.95
NOS Vintage Mr. Motorcycle Racing Motocross VMX Made in USA Yamaha Men's Pants$99.99
Vintage Oneal Ultra lite Motocross/ Enduro Racing Padded Jacket Size L Finland$120.00
Vintage JT Racing USA Motocross Gloves 8$102.50
Munari Norstar Vintage Motocross Boots size 13 1/2 E$175.00
Vintage Leather Sinisalo motocross riding boots$120.00
Vintage FOX Rick Johnson Motocross Pants Size 34 moto-x-fox Team USA Royal Blue$149.00
Vintage Thor 327 Motocross$115.00
Vintage Bates Leather Motocross Pants$275.00
1987 KAWASAKI KX250 PARTS ENGINE MOTOR Vintage MX MotoCross Rare 1 year only!$995.00
Vintage 90s AXO Motocross Pants size 34$149.00
Vintage Simons Front Forks Triple Tree Motocross Fox 1980 CR125 R$1,750.00
Vintage FOX Airshox Shocks Air Shox Motocross Moto X Fox 17 inch$850.00
1970's Vintage Yamaha Motocross MX Racing Jersey size XXL USA Made!!!$109.45
Vintage AXO SPORT Motocross Pants 32" White/ Blue 80s 90s Used$128.79
Team Honda vintage 1979 electro helmet,dg fmf motocross$399.99
Vintage Kawasaki Motocross Long Sleeve Racing Yellow/Orange Mesh Jersey Adult L$90.00
70'S VINTAGE LEATHER MOTOCROSS YAMAHA PANTS SIZE 32$365.69
HUSQVARNA CR WR OEM GAS TANK CR STEEL TANK VINTAGE MOTOCROSS$100.00
Vintage MS Racing Suzuki Motocross Jersey size Large$160.00
NOS Vintage SCOTT MX Motocross Boots Original UNUSED AHRMA With Box RARE Collect$995.00
Vintage MSR Motocross Jersey -- great colors-- Made in USA$125.00
1975 CR250 Elsinore AHRMA vintage motocross$275.00