Articles Posted in the " CZ " Category

  • Vintage Motocross: 1965 CZ Twin Port

    Vintage Motocross: 1965 CZ Twin Port

    Vintage MX Motorcycles

    In the annals of motocross, the CZ Twin Port stands out as an early exotic race bike. The 250cc (as well as the 360cc) elevated the sport to new heights with a hint of how new exotic metals could transform the machinery.

  • Vintage MX: 1970 Penton 125 Six-Day

    Vintage MX: 1970 Penton 125 Six-Day

    Vintage MX Motorcycles

    Back in the day – that day being in the late 1960s – when European motocross was making its earliest ventures to the U.S. in the form of exhibition races, the big thing stateside as far as off-road was hare scrambles and enduro.

  • Roger DeCoster | Motocross Legend

    Roger DeCoster | Motocross Legend

    Motorcycle History

    From the moment professional motocross racing crossed the pond and came to prominence in the U.S. back in the late sixties, right up until today, one name has consistently been associated with the sport; Roger DeCoster.

  • 1972 CZ 380 Motocross

    1972 CZ 380 Motocross

    Vintage Motocross Bike

    For an entire generation of motocrossers who have only known water-cooling, disc brakes, and linked suspension, it may be hard to realize that the motorcycle pictured here was once the zenith of motocross racing technology.

  • 2009 Concours d’Elegance | Motorcycle Inauguration

    2009 Concours d’Elegance | Motorcycle Inauguration

    Motorcycles at Pebble Beach

    Since 1950, Pebble Beach-illustrious northern California golfing playground of the rich and famous-has been hosting the prestigious Concours d’ Elegance, the crème d’ la crème of vintage automobile events. The Concours is known for featuring some of the world’s rarest, and often, most expensive vintage cars in an annual presentation that almost defies description. 2009 represents a bit of change for the stalwart gathering of society’s wealthiest; the people in charge having allowed motorcycles to enter the hallowed grounds.

  • 2006 KTM 300 XC-W | Motorcycle Test

    2006 KTM 300 XC-W | Motorcycle Test

    Off-road riders who cut their teeth on dirt bikes in the mid-1960s have borne witness to the rise and fall from favor of the two-stroke. From Joel Robert’s first FIM motocross championship in 1964 on a CZ to Suzuki-mounted Ricky Carmichael’s AMA Supercross title in 2005, two-strokes ruled the premium series, earning their dominance the hard way—going head-to-head with the reignin thumpers of the era until they developed enough sophistication to be superior performers.