5 Best Vintage Motocross Bikes
The 5 best vintage motocross bikes really bring back great memories for some riders. Motocross is all about high hits and speed. Some of the best bikes used were from the days of yesteryear.
- Jaroslav Falta's 1974 Works CZ250. 1974 was considered to be Jaroslav's best year. This award winning bike has excellent pieces that make the bike ride fast and smooth. The metal straps that were crimped over the master link made the bike practically bulletproof.
- 1973 Factory Works Yamaha YZ250. Yamaha made a beautiful motocross bike with the YZ250. Its best feature is the innovative crank case design which was sand cast in magnesium. It also featured a new style clutch acuating arm that went through the top of the cases.
- 1978 Works Kawasaki SR380. This vintage motocross bike was built with long and sharp angle shocks. However, they didn't ride too well. So, Kawasaki redesigned them midway through the year. The new shocks are the most rare to find only because there were two made for the bikers currently using the older ones.
- 1988 Factory KTM 500. The inner motor cases on this bike were sand cast. Not only that, but the cylinder ported and the suspension were re-worked by Leif Persson. This vintage motocross bike is known as one of the smoothest bikes to ride.
- 1986 Works Suzuki RA125. In 1986, the Production Rule went into effect in the United States. This rule stated that producing "one off" race bikes would no longer be permitted. This vintage motocross bike is the last of its kind!
Posted on: Feb. 01, 2011