The Rise and Fall of MX in America

Updated: May 20

In the 1970's Motocross was thriving.

The sport of motocross

became wildly popular

in USA in the 1970's and

was a very mainstream

sport, it was more common

for a young boy to try it

than not to, And motorcycle

manufacturers where selling

as many as 1 million dirt bikes

per year. the dirt bikes at that

time where very affordable, easy

to ride, and the sport wasn't as

dangerous or considered as

extreme back then.

But the sport hasn't aged well.

As it evolved and got refined, the speeds got faster and the bikes became capable of more so the jumps got bigger and bigger.

The horse power slowly went up. But even with more horsepower they became easier to ride, which you would think is a good thing but fast and easy to go fast on isn't great in a sport where people crash a lot. And the ground hasnt gotten softer.

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