My picks for the 10 ugliest motocross bikes ever

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2/25/2021 8:04 AM

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2/25/2021 8:29 AM

tblazier wrote:
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2/25/2021 9:37 AM

This had to be at least number 11.



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2/25/2021 9:52 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/25/2021 9:53 AM

The first two comments totally crack me up. I had a 91 mint KTM 300 and my son is currently racing a pink TM. I think they both have such odd colors that they are really cool!

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2/25/2021 9:59 AM

Looking at the OP post as presented #1 2001 Husaberg, it was a ripper #2 had this in a 125 and a 250, loved that bike, #4 Another great bike and I still have it #6 Another bike that ripped! #8 84 or so KTM really didn't like this bike. Ugly never really entered my mind on any of these that I owned.

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

2/25/2021 10:14 AM

The first few years the KTM's went orange/butterscotch are at the top of my list.

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2/25/2021 10:21 AM

ccullins wrote:

The first two comments totally crack me up. I had a 91 mint KTM 300 and my son is currently racing a pink TM. I think they ...more

Hahaha.... this was the first thing I thought of when I saw this post.

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human/kind ... be both

2/25/2021 10:23 AM

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2/25/2021 10:24 AM

1991 RM needs removed from the list, immediately lol.

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2/25/2021 10:32 AM

AH387 wrote:

1991 RM needs removed from the list, immediately lol.

100%!!! THIS!!!!

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2/25/2021 10:49 AM

So many cool looking bikes in that list. To me the 2000 Husaberg was one of the coolest looking dirtbikes ever made. I really want to own one. It’s a shame that it’s almost impossible to find one in good shape and with the babyblue tank intact

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2/25/2021 10:59 AM

AH387 wrote:

1991 RM needs removed from the list, immediately lol.

No kidding, this bike is beautiful
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2/25/2021 11:00 AM

AH387 wrote:

1991 RM needs removed from the list, immediately lol.

yak651 wrote:

No kidding, this bike is beautiful
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That thing is hideous

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

2/25/2021 11:07 AM

The bone stock 1992 RM250 was a hot bike. I remember at the time that we laughed it a little bit, but we got over that fast and really started to like it. All the colors on bikes and gear and graphics were blowing up in '92 and that bike was the peak of it. I love it to this day.

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2/25/2021 11:29 AM

I'm at work and haven't watched the video yet but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If we're talking about the graphics and seat cover of the 91 RM I agree , ugly . But I love the bodywork of the 89 - 92 RMs . Honorable mention on this list to the 79 RMs with their duckbill fenders...sorry mud guards

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2/25/2021 11:45 AM

82 YZ250 was straight fuggly AF

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2/25/2021 11:46 AM

TJ 755 wrote:

82 YZ250 was straight fuggly AF

See now I like all the 82 yzs

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2/25/2021 11:48 AM

life long Yami guy starting with my first one in 74. The 10-13 sucked too so theres that

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2/25/2021 11:50 AM

AH387 wrote:

1991 RM needs removed from the list, immediately lol.

yak651 wrote:

No kidding, this bike is beautiful
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BobPA wrote:

That thing is hideous

You take that back right now!

I loved the '91 and '92 once the side panel and fender graphics were removed, which most people did before leaving the dealership.

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2/25/2021 12:02 PM

blazier, growing up in the same era...I love your content. Really.

That said, just a request for more of a "blog post" type format. I'd love to scroll through and check out all the images and the rankings and chuckle and reminisce...but watching a 30m video makes that tough.

but again, thanks for all of your posts - really dig them!

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2/25/2021 1:11 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

I'm at work and haven't watched the video yet but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If we're talking about the graphics ...more

Everyone has rose tinted hindsight on the RM's.. at the time is was WTF were they thinking... 'Bold New Graphics' that you had to take off to race the thing

Dumb Shit right there.

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2/25/2021 3:12 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

I'm at work and haven't watched the video yet but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If we're talking about the graphics ...more

philG wrote:

Everyone has rose tinted hindsight on the RM's.. at the time is was WTF were they thinking... 'Bold New Graphics' that you had ...more

Yeah I bought a 92 rm 125 used years ago that still had the original seat cover and that was the first thing I changed lol.

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2/25/2021 3:46 PM

Anything orange, old Can ams and new KTMs. sick sick

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Ed Johnson

2/25/2021 3:52 PM

CantPickaName wrote:

blazier, growing up in the same era...I love your content. Really.

That said, just a request for more of a "blog post" type ...more

I do exactly that over at PulpMX.com. Most of my videos have a written companion article over there if you would like to check them out.

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2/25/2021 3:54 PM

Fairings sick
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2021 KTM 350sx
2016 KTM 150sx
1987 CR 250r

2/25/2021 4:35 PM

How could the '81 Hondas not be on this list? Like most of the "transition" bikes of that era, the manufacturers made lots of stumbles in the looks department, and things didn't get cleaned up from a cosmetic point of view until the mid-80's. The "swayback" '80 Maicos were grotesque, and the numberplate mounted radiators of the early waterpumper Yamahas were a joke.

And I agree with racerhansen that the Husaburg was a thing of beauty - even if it wasn't, that it was basically a coach built bike blazing new trails means it was owed a lot of respect.

Finally, in stock trim the Aprilia was truly butt-ugly, but if you remove the front fender/ number plate monstrosity and the flappy side plates, it actually doesn't look bad. The trick ladderbar frame was pretty cool and the rest of the design reflected some Italian fashion integrated into and around the very functional V-2 engine package. Here's one with a '98 XR 400 front fender and old school, Maico style side plates - and some old geezer riding it...

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2/25/2021 4:38 PM

tblazier wrote:

I do exactly that over at PulpMX.com. Most of my videos have a written companion article over there if you would like to check ...more

Just a heads up, your signature link to your website is missing the ‘T’ on vault and the link is dead. wink

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2/25/2021 4:45 PM

Never cared much for the RM’s back when they were new, but the oversized shrouds have a certain appeal
these days
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2/25/2021 4:58 PM

I consider myself a "Yamaha Guy" But these were ugggly 2011 Yz450f
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2/25/2021 5:09 PM

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