1983 Open Class Four-Stroke Shootout

Here is a real classic from when four-strokes were still the exception instead of the norm on motocross tracks around the globe. This shootout from Dirt Bike pits the 1983 Honda XR500R against the Yamaha TT600, Can-Am Sonic 500, and KTM 504. 1983 Open Class Four-Stroke Shootout

1983 Honda CR480R Retro Bike Review

As some of you probably know, I write classic motocross bike reviews for PulpMX.com. In them, I use my extensive classic MX magazine collection to look back at what people thought of a bike at the time of its introduction. As a lover of all things moto related, I really enjoy doing these and I…

1983 Supercross and Motocross Season In Review

Here is another real classic from my vault of VHS tapes. This one covers the 1983 AMA Motocross and Supercross season as David Bailey captures the 250 title in both series and caps it with the Grand National Title (a championship that was awarded to the rider with the most points in all the series…

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…

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…