If you're interested in Vintage Motocross, and dirt bikes that were air cooled or stopping on drum brakes, or which came with left side kick starters, right side shifters and left side brake pedals, or if words such as Maico, Hodaka, Bultaco, Harley Davidson or Jawa interest you, then you'll likely enjoy the information and resources that you can actually use that are around here as there's even pics of old school Vintage and Evo bikes, circulating some early motocross tracks.
Mix all that with some truly old school pics of vintage bikes when they weren't actually considered "Vintage" and it seems we've got something brewing here...
Also, Just for a heads up: This page is really just a hub to get you where you're going and below there will be links to other articles throughout this site which will help you with doing maintenance and other things to an older style dirt bike.
Although most of the pages on this site are setup for those with modern machinery (which a lot of people with Vintage bikes have as well) There'll be links to direct you straight to the section(s) of each referenced page which are directly applicable to Vintage Motocross bikes and their Evolution / “Evo” class cousins so finding what you're looking for will be that much easier.
If you're just now gaining interest in the Nostalgic end of Motocross you may quickly find out that all the bar banging action you see in modern motocross didn't come out of nowhere, as these guys on these vintage / classic bikes of yesteryear know all about racing and will initiate a block pass on you, stuff you into a corner or pinch you off on the corner of a jump or going into the first turn just the same as any modern class.
If you're sort of at a loss and wondering what exactly defines a Vintage Motocross bike this outta help...
According to the AMA rule book, A Vintage Class bike is defined as:
A Machine Originally sold as a pre-1975 (and like design)year model motorcycle.
Okay, That's simple enough but what's ”and like design” all about?
According to the AMA rule book for a vintage machine "Like Design" refers to the Frame, Swingarm and Forks being of a Period design and materials.
Note: If you should need to change the frame, swingarm or forks to a different configuration than the way they were designed during the period of time of which they were manufactured (or if these parts have been changed / modified before your ownership), you're going to need to file a written request for approval with the AMA at least 30 days before an AMA sanctioned event by submitting your request to: MXRacing@AMACycle.org
More info on this and other classes and rules can be found by checking out the AMA Rule book on the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Web Pages
Evo bikes are classified in 3 different ways: