Articles Posted in the " Vintage Motocross Bike " Category

  • 1973 Honda Elsinore CR250M

    1973 Honda Elsinore CR250M

    Vintage Motocross Bike

    The year 1973 marked a dramatic shift in motocross when Honda released the remarkably trick, production Honda CR250M Elsinore. The revered European motorcycle brands that had dominated the sport were instantly put on alert when the Elsinore broke ground.

  • 1973 Maico 400

    1973 Maico 400

    Vintage Motocross Bike

    In the late 1960s and early ’70s, one of the most prominent European motorcycle brands building top-tier, large displacement motocross racing motorcycles was Maico.

  • 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.

  • 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross

    1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross

    Vintage Motocross Bike

    I saw my first Husqvarna motorcycle when I was 13 years old. It was being ridden by Swede Bengt Aberg in the 1971 Trans-Am at Saddleback Park. Seeing Aberg blast up Saddleback’s uphill, the front mud flap flapping, the sound of that throaty 400cc motor cracking the air, and the resulting clods of dirt that his rear tire kicked up hooked me immediately.