Mike Bell’s 1979 Factory Yamaha OW-40 Works Racer

Here is a cool article that I scanned from a 1979 issue of Cycle magazine I have in my collection. This article covers the details of Mike Bell’s Dave Osterman-tuned factory Yamaha 250. This is from the days of true works bikes when Bell’s machine did not have to share anything with the stock YZs…

1980 Mini Motocross Shootout

Time for another classic test from my personal magazine collection. This one is a shootout from Motocross Action comparing the 1980 Suzuki RM80, Yamaha YZ80, Honda CR80R Elsinore and Kawasaki KX80.   1980 80cc Mini Motocross Shootout PDF

The History Of Kawasaki’s KDX175 & KDX200 Models 1980-2006

This is a rundown of Kawasaki’s KDX175 and KDX200 Enduro models from their introduction in 1980, until their retirement in 2006.   Kawasaki KDX175 and KDX200 1980-2006 full PDF   1980 Kawasaki KDX175  Photo Credit: Cycle World   Originally introduced for the 1980 season,  the first KDX175 was Kawasaki’s answer to Suzuki’s hugely successful PE175….

1992 Motocross Action 125 Motocross shootout

  Time for another selection from my personal collection of classic magazines. This one covers the 125 class of 1992 and appeared in the most influential publication of the time – Motocross Action. In it, the Honda CR125R, Kawasaki KX125, Suzuki RM125, Yamaha YZ125 and KTM 125MX fight it out for tiddler supremacy. #Braaappp 1992…

1996 Kawasaki KDX200, KLX250R and KLX650R Brochure

1996 Kawasaki KDX200, KLX250R and KLX650R Brochure Complete PDF   Time for another classic brochure from my personal collection. This one covers Kawasaki’s 1996 off-road enduro lineup. In 1996, that consisted of three full-size machines, the KDX200, FLX250R and KLX650R.     In 1996, the KDX200 was the sole survivor of a class that once…