Even thought about buying a RM and stuffing in a 4-stroke A mate of mine built this a few years ago. A Husky frame with a Suzuki SP engine. Lovely reliable bike. It wasn't much off the start but he never shut that little bastard off and it was Hell on inside lines. He had to convert the front end from a disc to a drum and he must have done some motor work to it, but it was unbelievably competitive.
This time period may not be the very beginning of the sport, but marks the period of international recognition after WWII. It ended in the mids, and is considered to many around the world as one of the greatest eras of the sport. We want to show why this is said. At the beginning of this time period, the machines raced were basic transportation-based models with slight modifications. They were raced over farmland settings with natural challenges. Our era ends with the advent of specially designed racing machines on specially prepared tracks. The main things consistent during this time period were the amount of suspension travel and the technique used to race these machines on natural tracks.
By Rick Sieman. Okay, the bug has taken a chomp right in your "gotta-have-one" vein. You absolutely must have a vintage bike.
Light up your cigar, lean back and prepare to do the impossible. The 10 Greatest MX Bike list is all about comparing the incomparable. Our panel of experts compared the bikes of the last 50 years based on four criteria:. While MX champions like Ryan Dungey and even Tony Cairoli now ride full-size s, the remains the bike for the common man.