Beta Dirt Bike History

Beta Dirt Bike History

Its exciting times for Beta motorcycles. While many motorcyclists associate the Beta brand with trials bikes, it’s the enduro scene where Beta is really shining in recent years. Beta is a family-owned Italian company now run by Lapo Bianchi, who is the driving force behind Beta’s success in recent years. The brand has been building … Read moreBeta Dirt Bike History

Kawasaki Dirt Bike History

Kawasaki Dirt Bike History

Kawasaki is one of the ‘Big Four’ powerhouse Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. Motorcycles are just a small part of this 140-year-old company’s ventures. They were the first of the ‘Big Four’ to build a purpose-built off-road racing machine and played a pivotal role in bringing the sport of motocross to a new audience. Never afraid to … Read moreKawasaki Dirt Bike History

Husqvarna Dirt Bike History

Husqvarna Dirt Bike History

Husqvarna Dirt Bikes, or ‘Huskys’ as they are more commonly known, have a colorful history from the golden era of the 1960s and 70s made famous by the late great Steve McQueen to today’s exceptional ‘Rockstar’ factory racing teams winning motocross and enduro events worldwide. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights … Read moreHusqvarna Dirt Bike History

Suzuki Dirt Bike History

Suzuki Dirt Bike History

Suzuki is one of the Big Four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers and has won world championships in every discipline of motorcycle racing. Here’s a look back over the trail, enduro and motocross models that stood out in Suzuki dirt bike history. The Early Years Founder Michio Suzuki started off in 1909 in the textile industry producing … Read moreSuzuki Dirt Bike History

Honda Dirt Bike History

Honda CR250 Elsinore

Honda has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1964. Always at the forefront of innovation, whether it’s the four-stroke thumpers you love or the two-stroke motocrossers, Honda’s dirt bike history has given the world some truly legendary machines. The history of the ‘wings’ of the Honda logo has links to its founder Soichiro Honda. … Read moreHonda Dirt Bike History

Yamaha Dirt Bike History

Yamaha Dirt Bike History

Yamaha has changed the face of dirt bike history numerous times over the last 40 years. From the first ‘monoshock’ motocrossers of the seventies to leading the four-stroke motocross revolution in 1997, Yamaha dirt bikes have constantly been at the leading edge of innovation. The Early Years Yamaha was founded in 1887 by Torakusu Yamaha … Read moreYamaha Dirt Bike History

Best Dirt Bikes – The Most Outstanding Machines

KTM Enduro Bike

Following on from my recent post ‘Dirt Bike History – Defining Moments of the Last Forty Years’ it seems fitting to mention some of the best Dirt Bikes that changed the course of the evolution during that period. Here are some of the standout machines in no particular order. Yamaha DT1 The Yamaha DT1 introduced the … Read moreBest Dirt Bikes – The Most Outstanding Machines

Dirt Bike History – Defining Moments of the Last Forty Years

Dirt Bike History

There have been numerous defining moments in Dirt Bike history that changed things forever, and I consider myself fortunate to have seen 40 years of evolution in the technology since the Yamaha DT1, the first Japanese mass produced dirt bike, right up to the exceptional bikes we have today. If you’re in your 40’s or … Read moreDirt Bike History – Defining Moments of the Last Forty Years

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