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5/12/2016 11:31 AM

....of the 1990's. What are the top 3 in your opinion - either for performance, style, hype, etc..... Just curious if you only had to select 3, which ones you think stood out among the rest.

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5/12/2016 11:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2016 1:10 PM

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rickys james mc hannah 469...ama pro career wins...and counting
which means these riders have an average of 92 wins ea...
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5/12/2016 11:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2016 11:45 AM

The 1997 CR250R wins the hype category hands down.
That thing looked like NASA built it when it was on the cover of the magazines with no plastic.

Previous years of CR250R might be the most iconic with McGrath just smoking everyone on that bike.

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5/12/2016 11:49 AM

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5/12/2016 12:03 PM

I agree, I think the 97 CR250R followed by the 98 YZ400F. I'm lost after that though. I'm partial to the 92 YZ250, but at that point you can make a strong case for a bunch of stuff.

Thinking outside the box.....does the 1996 XR400R make it?

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5/12/2016 12:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2016 12:12 PM

Micahdogg wrote:

I agree, I think the 97 CR250R followed by the 98 YZ400F. I'm lost after that though. I'm partial to the 92 YZ250, but at that point you can make a strong case for a bunch of stuff.

Thinking outside the box.....does the 1996 XR400R make it?

Not if we're talking moto. The XR shouldn't be anywhere near a motocross track unless you're using it to pull the plow to prep the track.

I take back the 1997 CR250R and submit the Cannondale 400. That thing transcends the 1990's and just wins as all time hyped motocross bike.

The YZ400F has to be one of the most iconic bikes ever. A works bike among production equipment in the USA, won the championship and changed the sport for a long time to come.

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5/12/2016 12:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2016 12:34 PM

The 92 RM's, the King Cobra 50, and the Connondale disaster are my three without putting much thought into it.


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5/12/2016 12:44 PM

KX500

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5/12/2016 12:50 PM

1990 KX125/250 First of the perimeter frames, most bikes are now like this,

1997 CR250 First of the alloy frames, most bikes are like this now,

1998 YZ400F First 4 Stroke MXer for the masses, most bikes are like this now,

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5/12/2016 12:58 PM

Of the 1990's?? No doubt



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5/12/2016 1:05 PM

Cannondale. Heh heh.
Was that the 90s?

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5/12/2016 1:16 PM

not iconic, but ugliest by far is the 1999 Suzuki 125 and 250. the shrouds had a wing-span of 13 feet

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in my opinion, the YZF (the bike that killed 2-strokes in professional motocross) could be the most iconic. but also the 1993 CR250, the bike that took Jeremy to multiple championships

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5/12/2016 1:45 PM

Not that I'm biased but I'm with Scott_nz for my first pick. Lol I'm going to do this a little differently though, iconic stock, US and GP bikes.

1. 1990/91 KX 125 / 250 - like for like they made every all other stock bike look so dated upon release. It was the first bike I truly lusted after.

2. McGrath's '95 1-800-collect backed CR 250

3. Donny Schmit's 1994 Chesterfield backed Rinaldi YZ 250

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5/12/2016 1:51 PM

peelout wrote:

not iconic, but ugliest by far is the 1999 Suzuki 125 and 250. the shrouds had a wing-span of 13 feet

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in my opinion, the YZF (the bike that killed 2-strokes in professional motocross) could be the most iconic. but also the 1993 CR250, the bike that took Jeremy to multiple championships

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HA! I hated those 99's so bad back in the day...and then got teary-eyed for them and restored one! The shrouds are freaking insane smile

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5/12/2016 1:57 PM

For a stock/production bike, that '90/91 KX was awesome. I had the 1991 model in highschool and had a blast on that bike.

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5/12/2016 2:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2016 2:16 PM

Three that I raced.
1991 RM 125, 1993 KX 250 and 1997 yz250Photo

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5/12/2016 2:16 PM

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5/12/2016 2:44 PM

Not a Yamaha man but still love the 2005 onwards YZ aluminium backbone frame, still think its the 'best looking frame' over the perimeter frames.

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5/12/2016 3:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2016 3:02 PM

Here's my 3 icons of the 90s..... Don't shout me down, I know there were a lot of bikes from this era but this is just personal for me.

1. Walter Bartolini's (vertemati brothers built) 1991 500 Husaberg, the first 4-stroke to make an impact in Grand Prix motocross since the HL Yamaha and ccm's of the late 70sPhoto


2. Jacky Martens 1993 world 500 championship winning 630cc 4-stroke Husqvarna.
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3. Joel Smets 1998 world championship winning 600 Husaberg, the last of the long stroke title winning bikes before the short stroke 400/426/450 era mid size 4-strokes took over ending a glorious era when the big thumpers fought the CR and KX 500s on the true Grand Prix circuits of Europe.

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5/12/2016 3:38 PM

scott_nz wrote:

1990 KX125/250 First of the perimeter frames, most bikes are now like this,

1997 CR250 First of the alloy frames, most bikes are like this now,

1998 YZ400F First 4 Stroke MXer for the masses, most bikes are like this now,

Spot on. Lots of good ones, lots of bad ones but these three are timeless.

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5/12/2016 3:59 PM

My vote is the YZ400F, 97 CR250, and the 99 RM125 for Travis Pastrana. I'm only 25 so I'm a late 90's kid.

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5/12/2016 4:00 PM

scott_nz wrote:

1990 KX125/250 First of the perimeter frames, most bikes are now like this,

1997 CR250 First of the alloy frames, most bikes are like this now,

1998 YZ400F First 4 Stroke MXer for the masses, most bikes are like this now,

nascarnate326 wrote:

Spot on. Lots of good ones, lots of bad ones but these three are timeless.

I owned, raced, and loved all three of these. Even the 97 CR250. Nobody told me the bike was shit so I dominated 250B thinking I had a huge advantage. lol

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5/12/2016 4:05 PM

1996 Yamaha YZ125

1996 Honda CR250R

1998 Yamaha YZ400F

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5/12/2016 4:15 PM


Logically these ones:
CR 250's MC (96?)
KX 125 Pro Circuit RC (or CR's MC, or the most beatiful was Pichon's chrome KX)
RM Pastrana?

But I also like these ones:
Bayle, Stanton, Bradshaw, Ward, Matiasevich's bikes. Tortelli's de groot KX, Demaria's pepsi CR (especially the MXDN 500). Then I also prefer yam, so a schmidt, bob moore or fred bolley chesterfield yz + a MC or DV bike would look good too. All those bikes were looking awesome.
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5/12/2016 4:20 PM



By the way, if someone is interested, someone in France is selling 2 plastic kits for 125 250 500 CR to make Peak Pro Circuit replicas, for 300€. Just thought about it looking at 1 of the picture in this thread.
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5/12/2016 4:31 PM

'96 Cr250
'98 Kx250
'98 Yz400f

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5/12/2016 4:53 PM

93 CR250
95 RM125
98 YZ250/400 or 90-4 KX500

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5/12/2016 5:19 PM

Nothing can beat the hype around the yz400f.
The 97 cr250 is another one I can think of as being a halo bike for me. I also personally think the one that looks the best today is the 95 cr250.

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5/12/2016 8:26 PM

For me.
1974? Cr125, a mx bike for the masses.
1979 cr250, beautiful
1998 yz400, the begining of the end,

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5/12/2016 8:28 PM

The 93 cr250.... Like mentioned above, because it ruled supercross for year after year

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