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I raced as a kid at Indian Dunes, Muntz and sometimes at Carlsbad. My main club was CMC Motocross. I have never left the Motorcycle world and over the years I’ve tried my hand at roadracing and vintage MX.
Kris was inspired by the CR450R that graced the cover of Issue 24 and has been going all out to find one for himself to restore.
In 2006, that I started thinking that maybe I could find a 1981 Husqvarna 250 XC to restore and replicate my last race bike, one I’d always regretted selling.
We recently received an email from a restorer in Belgium, who obviously likes the more unusual brands.
I discovered dirt bikes in 1975 courtesy of a friend with a Honda Z50. That first ride led to a lifelong obsession with the off road world, and eventually led to my active involvement in vintage motocross.
What do you get when you cross a Yamaha and a Penton? One potent ‘AHRMA legal’ Classic 125!
I couldn’t have timed it better. When racing as a young lad (too many years ago to remember really) my first real racer was a 1978 Honda CR 250R.
In the 1970`s I was the proud owner of a Suzuki RM 250A and raced at the old Kamagutza track (now the Canberra motorcycle track Pialligo). A few of the other riders had those great thumpers, the TT500 Yamaha.
Restoration by Nobby Toledo—USA
Nobby had two of his brilliant red and yellow Mugens featured in Issue 26. He mentioned at the time that he had a few more Mugen projects on the boil and here’s a look at his latest Mugen —a 1976 125.
You’ve probably heard this before—my wife said for years, “What are you going to do with that old Suzuki motorbike in the garage, you haven’t ridden it since the kids were born in 1989”.