Motocross truly was a melting pot of technology at the time.
IRVINE, Calif. (June 24, 2016) –Motocross was a firestorm in the early 1970s, with numerous Japanese, European and even American motorcycle companies all scrambling to develop the right technological combination to win professional races, in the hands of weekend warriors, and on the showroom floor. The challenges were many, including quickly evolving engine, chassis and suspension designs that would all work well together. Piston-port and rotary-valve two strokes, and pushrod and overhead-cam four strokes, from 100cc to over 500cc all battled for the winning edge, with more than a dozen manufacturers competing for customers’ attention in a fast-growing sport. Motocross truly was a melting pot of technology at the time.