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Kawasaki Celebrates 40 Years of Motocrossers

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Jeff Ward, Ricky Carmichael, Jeff Emig, Ryan Villopoto and others (you may not remember Jimmy Weinert) have contributed to Kawasaki’s legacy of motocross/supercross champions.  To mark the 40th anniversary of its KX line, Kawasaki created a video series (you can see part one below), and a special web page full of interesting articles about the technical innovations Kawasaki has introduced to its motocross line over the years.

MD will soon be posting a summary of all the significant changes to off-road models introduced for the 2014 model year.  In the meantime, enjoy this Kawasaki video.

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18 Comments

  1. davidex400 says:

    why are you people surprised rider’s that are contracted to ride other brands now aren’t in the video? stupid?

  2. joe b says:

    Brad Lackey will be at the Hopetown Reunion in Simi Valley this weekend.

  3. Gary says:

    Where’s Brad Lackey?

  4. joe b says:

    why yes, I would want to keep the twin shocks, air cooled, downpipe, no suspension travel, steel frame, drum brakes, and the 10k I could get for selling one like the one pictured above. DUH!

  5. 70's Kid says:

    I too remember Jammin’ Jimmy Weinert. Still have quite a few photos that I took of him back in the day. Good times.

  6. Halfbaked says:

    The first year for the KX 250 was ’74 which is why I would imagine they’re celebrating the 40th anniversary in 2014.

  7. mickey says:

    Of course I remember Jimmy Weinert.. and Marty Tripes, and Jimmy Ellis, and Tony Destefano, Mark Barnett, Danny Laport, Mike Hartwig, Kent Howerton, Broc Glover, Gary Jones, Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy etc

    Who is Ryan Villapoto?

  8. tepi says:

    Chad Reed also rode for Kawi.

  9. roadrash1 says:

    I wish I could buy a new one of those…..

    • Crim says:

      You can keep the low pipe and drum brakes but still cool……

      • Halfbaked says:

        And keep the twin shocks too my little bro had a ’75 KX and compared to a modern bike something this old has no brakes no suspension no power won’t turn has terrible ergo’s and is louder then hell. Actually that might be it’s best feature.

        • TF says:

          I went to an AHRMA race a couple years ago and was shocked at how many old KX’s of that vintage were racing…..and winning.

  10. Tom says:

    Where’s Bubba?

  11. RAD says:

    I remember Jammin Jimmy ,

  12. hrembe says:

    I grew up in Orange county NY and wanted to ride like Weinert but sadly he was far more talented then I.