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…

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…

Suzuki RM80 and RM85 history 1977-2019

Over the last few years I have been working on accumulating nice clean photos of all the manufacture’s motocross models going back to their inception. As it turns out, that actually A LOT harder than it sounds because I was not looking for Googled photos of some guy’s Craig’s List ad, but the actual studio…

Honda’s CR125 Motocross bikes 1974-2007

These are Honda’s 125 motocross machines from 1974 until the model was discontinued in 2007. This PDF and video cover the CR125M Elsinores and later CR125R two-stroke models.   Honda CR125 motocross bikes 1974-2007