Honda ATC 250R History 1981-1986

This is a look back at the history of Honda’s ATC and the iconic ATC250R. The ATC250R was the first high-performance three-wheeler to feature full suspension a manual clutch and a powerful two-stroke motor. From its introduction in 1981 until its retirement in 1986, it was one of the best-performing ATVs available. Classic Steel #138:…

Classic Steel #33: 1978 Honda CR250R

I just finished repairing and polishing up another one of the older Classic Steels that got buggered up in the migration to WordPress. I think these have gotten better as I have done more of them, but this one is still has a special place in my heart as the first real motocross bike I…

Classic Bike Review: 1981 Suzuki RM125-X

This is a look back at Suzuki’s groundbreaking 1981 RM125X. This was the first RM 125 to feature a monoshock and the first one to employ liquid cooling. One of the most significant machines of the eighties, the ’81 RM125 set the standard for 125 performance at the time and stands even today as one of…

Top Ten Best Looking Yamaha YZ and YZF Motocross Models

These are my picks for the ten best-looking Yamaha motocross models of all time. In compiling this list I considered all of Yamaha’s motocross machines from 1970 through 2019 and included both the two-strokes and four-strokes I have tried to take into account both how the machine’s appearance rated against its contemporaries and how I…