Retro Dirt Bike Australia is a forum based website dedicated to retro dirt bikes in Australia. But what exactly is a retro dirt bike?
You have probably heard of Vintage Motocross, you may even own or race a Vintage Motocross bike. Vintage Motocross, or VMX, is a long established branch of dirtbiking dedicated to reliving the sights, sounds and memories of yesteryear.
In Australia, VMX has several well defined classes that set the basis for what sort of bike you can and can't ride and what sort of technical specifications apply to VMX racing itself. The general rule though is that VMX is for dirtbikes manufactured before 1 January 1985. The major classes are Pre 70, Pre 75, pre 78, Evolution and Pre 85.
Although some clubs do hold races for Pre 90 model bikes, this class has not yet been formally accepted as part of Vintage Motocross. In fact, there is currently a lot of hot debate around that very issue.
In time of course this will change, but for now we feel that there is a place for a site dedicated to all the wonderful old dirtbikes built between 1985 and 2000. We decided to call these bikes Retro Dirt Bikes.
And that's what this site is. Retro Dirt Bike Australia is a forum for all you fans of the dirtbikes of this era. While our main focus is competition, we welcome anyone with an interest in dirtbiking. So if the flavour of your poison is motocross, enduro, trail riding, dirt track, trials, or even adventure riding, AND you want to know more about or talk about the bikes and times we all enjoyed post 1985 up to 2000, well then, this site is for YOU!
So come on in, join up and let's talk Retro Dirt Bikes.
By the way, if you want to know more about Vintage Motocross in Australia, come on over to http://ausvmx.ning.com