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1983 Honda CR250R

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

Sellers – if you have questions about how you should be taking photos for a for sale listing, just look at this one. Then again, that might be expected considering the seller is noted MX photographer Joe Bonnello…

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1979 Can-Am MX 370

In America, Off-Road by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Can-Am first came to my attention in the early ‘70s in Snowmobiles. The Ski-Doo line was the king of the snow, in terms of both speed and handling. In 1972 Can-Am (the motorcycle arm of the company) introduced it’s first dirt bikes. By 1973 Can-Am swept the podium at the Scottish 6 Day Trials and their reputation was made. Can-Am …

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1967 Greeves Challenger

In Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

The Bert Greeves story has been well told. He founded Invacar as a mobility device for his disabled brother. He started building motorcycles, then started racing them. Successfully. So much so that the company achieved legend status in the motorcycle world in less than 25 years, start to finish.

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1978 Harley Davidson MX-250

In America, Off-Road by Tom Wacker0 Comments

In 1961 Harley Davidson purchased 50% of Aermacchi Motorcycles (Italy) and began importing them in an effort to capture younger riders. The MX 250 was among the last of these, and by all reports, not a bad dirt squirter. In fact, Harley Davidson won the motorcycle division of the Baja 500 in 1975 with an SX 250.

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1975 Bultaco Pursang

In Off-Road by Ted Clough0 Comments

You should be familiar by now with the story of Francesco Bulto, who left Montessa in the late 1950’s and soon later formed Bultaco. One of Bultaco’s most successful models, especially in the US, was the Pursang. The Pursang was available in several engine sizes, including 125, 250, 360 and 370cc’s. This particular bike is a restored 1975 model 250. …

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1975 Suzuki RL250 Exacta

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

Suzuki introduced the Exacta (aka the RL250) in 1974, and nowadays it’s considered a solid vintage trials bike (though there were some issues with frames breaking above the swingarm pivot). They were only imported in the US for 1974-1975, and the main difference was an aluminum tank in the first year and a metal tank in the last year. The …

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1975 Kawasaki KX250

In Japan, Less than 5k, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

The Kawasaki KX250 still exists today, though the actual model name is the KX250F because it’s now a four-stroke. But from 1974-2007, the KX250 was a successful two-stroke MX bike that won several AMA Championships over time – especially with Jeff Emig and Ricky Carmichael in recent years. This is claimed to be a fully restored example from very early …

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1972 Bultaco Astro 250

In Off-Road, Race, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

The Astro was Bultaco’s factory flat tracker – ready to race from the dealership floor. Exported solely to the US to satisfy the American obsession with flat track back in the day, it was available in either 250cc (Model 163) or 360cc (Model 164) options. The bike was named after Houston’s Astrodome, which often hosted the opening short dirt track …

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Restored – 1987 Kawasaki KDX200

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

Kawasaki introduced the KDX line as a small enduro in 1980. In 1986, they revised the KDX200 with lots of features from the KX125 motocrosser, and Kawi was one of the very few manufacturers offering a two-stroke enduro at the time. It was well loved by riders, so much so that even Kawasaki introduced a 250 of the KDX in …

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Jeremy McGrath’s Practice Bike – 1991 Honda CR250R

In Japan, Off-Road, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: McGrath’s CR did not meet reserve despite 25 bids up to $5,200. If you were a fan of supercross in the 90s, then Jeremy McGrath was your king. His list of career highlights is staggering, but the highlight might just be his 7 SX championships between 1993-2000. According to the seller, this was Jeremy’s personal practice bike …

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A Double Hand Full of Husqvarnas

In Off-Road, Sweden by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Here we have a guy that is selling 7 vintage Husqvarna (and two Penton) motorcycles at the same time. It seems to me like he may have overestimated the number of Husky collectors that are available at any given time. It nearly ensures he won’t get much competitive bidding.

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1973 Penton Jackpiner 175

In America, Off-Road by Tom Wacker0 Comments

John Penton had a huge impact on two legendary motorcycle manufacturers at roughly the same time. Husqvarna and KTM both owe some of their success to the Ohio farmer. When Penton’s wife died in 1958 he took a year off to ride motorcycles. In the course of that year he won the Jack Pine and the Corduroy off road on …