Honda 1983 – Out In Front and Pulling Away

  When I was in high school, one of my favorite things in the world hanging out at my local bike shop. Every weekend, my friends and I would make a trip to all the local dealers to drool over the latest models (things that we could not afford) and see if there were any…

Mike Healey – Adversity & Addiction

Back in 2015, Jason Assad contacted me about writing a piece for the new magazine he was working on called Meta. At this point, I had never done anything for “traditional” print media, but I had been writing for several years on the web. Of course, I was flattered to be asked but also intimidated…

Classic Moto Photos – Gatorback 1992

Here is something I thought it might be fun to do from time to time. Look back at a classic photo and share a little info about who is in it and the events surrounding it. I already do a bit of this over at PulpMX.com, but I though I could do it here and…

Kawasaki KX80, KX85, ​and KX100 mini-class history 1979-2017

Here is another in my series on motocross bike history. This installment covers Kawasaki’s mini class racers from the first KX80 in 1979 through the current KX85 and KX100 models. While slightly late to the mini party, Kawasaki quickly asserted itself as a mini-class power in the early 1980s. Their KX80 and KX60 mini racers…