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.
I am working on a passion project that is about ways to grow the sport of motocross, please join