1976 Maico 250/5 AW

A 1976 Popular Cycling road test of the Maico 250 AW awarded 99 out of a possible 100 points for the motocross bike. And reading early 1970’s motorcycle journals, the Maico is the weapon of choice. Maico lore also holds that not all Maicos were dependable, sometimes vibrated themselves apart, hence the “Maico-Breako” moniker has stuck through Read more

1973 Triumph TR5 Trophy Trail – Dave Mungenast’s ISDE Team Bike

By 1973 two-stroke powered motorcycles dominated off-road competition of all types. Yet in 1972, Triumph Corporation, USA decided to field an ISDE team of three riders on their 500cc four-stroke twin, the TR5 Trophy Trail. The International Six Days Enduro is a traditional event held annually at various points on the globe since 1913. With no Read more

1969 Kawasaki F21M “Green Streak”

About the same time Yamaha introduced the DT-1 and offered a GYT Kit to convert it to a decent motocrosser, Kawasaki released to the American market its first semi-serious off-road bike. Kawasaki intended the F21M for TT and flat track racing, but soon it showed up on motocross tracks and in desert racing in California as well. Typical of two-strokes Read more

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