IDEAS FROM THE ASH HEAP OF MOTOCROSS HISTORY
The modern footpeg took a long time to get where it is today. Footpegs have gone from flat metal plates
to spot-welded bumps to AMA-mandated rubber covers to Hodaka’s sliding bar footpegs to pivoting footpegs
and, most exotically, to CCM bolting its footpegs directly on the ignition and clutch covers. With each passing
year the width of footpegs has steadily increased. Back in the day the typical motocross peg was 25mm wide.
Kawasaki was the first OEM manufacturer to install ultra-wide 40mm footpegs on its bikes, and today the most
popular titanium aftermarket pegs are 57mm wide. Anyone betting on 60mm? ❏
Motocross history is filled with examples of creative ideas that were heralded as ground-breaking, but, because of the rapid
rate of change in development, sank into the swamp of
forgotten technology. Although some are best left
abandoned, others were truly innovative—if not
ultimately successful. MXA reveals motocross’ tech
trivia. Do you remember this idea?
1964 to 1972
pegs with 17
pegs that slide.