8 Classic Dirt Bikes We'd Love To Own

The tiny displacement 2-stroke that these bikes were designed with was primarily meant for street and farm use, in contrast to the other high-performance 2-strokes on this list.

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Yamaha DT125

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Honda was at the pinnacle of their dirt bike game in the mid-1980s, and these were the motorcycles you needed to be competitive on the motocross course.

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Honda CR250R

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If asked to characterize a dual-sport, many aficionados would probably cite this as an example. To put the machine's lifetime into context, this bike is still manufactured and sold brand-new.

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Honda XR650L

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In the 1970s and 1980s, desert racing was extremely popular. While the Huskies did not have the same level of technology as their modern rivals, their sheer speed more than made up for it. 

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Husqvarna XC500

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Emissions were essentially the wall that two-stroke engine technology hit when it came to the 1990s. Though the legendary '90s bike that changed the dirt bike world may still provide roughly

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Yamaha YZ250

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Suzuki made a name for themselves as one of the top small displacement motocrossers of the early 1980s, taking aim at the lower class after attempting to murder their consumers

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Suzuki RM125

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The 2002 Yamaha YZ450F was no joke. It came with a kit that suggested that it was meant for serious riders who were familiar with the playground.

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Yamaha YZ450F

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The Honda CR125 was the vehicle that first established Honda as a major player in the dirt-riding scene, and its origins date back to the early 1970s. 

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Honda CR125

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