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Old 12-09-2005, 12:39 PM
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In my opinion, one of the best Vintage Dirt Bikes has to be the 1974 Husqvarna Mag 250! These bikes, and their parts, are still bringing BIG $$$$ on Ebay!

So, what's your pick for top 10 best vintage dirt bikes?
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:04 PM
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I don't have any input here, but I am interested in what all the experts say.
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I can't really chime in because I didn't get to ride that many "classics". How bout the first year 125 Elsinore? I was going to the races to watch when it came out and EVERYBODY was on them.
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With out a doubt the 1981 490 Maico is #1.

As for number 2, I would think it would be the CZ Falta.

Number 3 would be a 76 bultaco 370 Persang.

Number 4 would be the 1974 Honda Cr 250.

Number 5 would be the 1975 YZ Monoshock.
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:38 PM
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yamaha 1974 thru 1984. What did ya expect from me,lol
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Re: What are the 10 Best Vintage Dirt Bikes?

Based only on what I have owned:
1. 1976 Suzuki RM 370A (Evo)
2. 1977 Suzuki RM 125B (Evo)
3. 1978 1/2 Suzuki RM 250C2 (Evo)
4. 1971 Maico 400, square barrel, modded suspension to GP stardards. (both Evo and vintage depending on the date)
5. 1972 Suzuki TS 185, HS setup
6. 1973 OSSA Stilletto 250 MX

I loved the RM 370A and some low life stole it, never got it back. First one into Northwest Florida.

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Old 12-09-2005, 06:47 PM
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In no particular order other than year of manufacture:

Vintage legal: 7" front 4" rear
1971 Husky CR400
1973 Honda CR250
1973 Maico 400 Radial
1974 Honda CR125
1974 Yamaha YZ250
1974 Ossa Phantom
1974 Bultaco 250
1974 Husky Mag 250
1974 CZ Falta 380
1974.5 Maico 400
1975 Bultaco 360

Evo legal Drum brakes up to 1984
1976 Suzuki RM (any size)
1977 Maico AW400
1980 Suzuki RM250/400
1980 Yamaha YZ250
1981 Yamaha YZ465
1981 Suzuki RM125
1981 Suzuki RM465
1981 Maico 490
1982 Suzuki RM250
1983 Honda CR250
1983 Honda CR480
1983 Maico 490
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81 RM125
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I'm only goning to list one but for me the ultimate was

Mugen CR (MR) 125 White and Blue etc red engine
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from the vintage bikes i rode, id say my favorite would be my 69' Honda Trail 90. it runs great and very reliable for the 20some years its been in my family.
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Default Honda XR 250/500 in Top 10 List

The Honda XR250 and XR500 should be on the all-time dirt bike top 10 list. They have a solid power plant, good suspension (for that time), have a history of being reliable and user-friendly, and since Honda sold millions of these bikes, there are still plenty on the road (and you can still find parts for most of these bikes). I have both models and if you are looking for a vintage dirt bike, I recommend both.
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We would have to set a year / model range to even begin to compile such a list. Going back to when guys first started taking and racing their motorcycles off the road, the list would have quite a variety of names. There would be an assortment of obscure two strokes with several prominent British names coming and going as off-road motorcycles evolved.
Then the Japanese crushed everyone.
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my choice will be, because I owned them once

Honda c50 stepthrough, with no brakes, no 2nd gear & no exhaust, finished in Masey Ferguson grey gloss. Swoped it for a pen knife & a poster of a wagon.

1978 RM125c

1981 RM125x

1987 CR250

1999 yz250

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Oh & a Ho HO Ho Merry Christmas to everyone.

Waiting for the family to get up, hopefully I have got a new ehaust decal for my FMF 4.1 exhaust on my yz250f of my Son, he better of got or I'm going to stitch him up on the Christmas dinner !
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I can't really chime in because I didn't get to ride that many "classics". How bout the first year 125 Elsinore? I was going to the races to watch when it came out and EVERYBODY was on them.


A very biased +1!
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Many names out there I've never heard of..... Recognise SOME but Elsinore, maico, Bultaco etc ....yea I'd like to get some pics of them and even more so the privilage to work on/own a few of them one day! Vintage bikes are awesome
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Many names out there I've never heard of..... Recognise SOME but Elsinore, maico, Bultaco etc ....yea I'd like to get some pics of them and even more so the privilage to work on/own a few of them one day! Vintage bikes are awesome
There are projects out there, waiting to be done; if you have the energy to take one on. I did and I loved every minute of it. It was like a living history lesson.
'61 Greeves Hawkstone Scrambler
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^ agreed!!!!!
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Like I said, a biased opinion:

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Default 1979 YAMAHA YZ 400 & 1981 YZ 465

These 2 bikes were incredible !!!
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