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The big news in August of 2000
was the same as in August of 2015:
new bikes were being introduced to
the public. The biggest news was the
2001 Yamaha YZ250F four-stroke.
Prior to the YZ250F, the AMA only
allowed 150cc four-strokes to race in
the 125cc class. All that changed in
2001 when Yamaha lobbied for a
new rule to increase the four-stroke
displacement limit to 250cc. The
motocross world would never be the
Every racetrack in Ohio: Back
tracked down 41 racetracks in Ohio.
We covered every place—from
Grumpy Valley to Stoney Hollow to
The DRZ400 that Suzuki should
had BBR build
us a full-race Suzuki DRZ400.
Amazingly, even with its handmade aluminum gas tank,
aluminum subframe, Yoshimura
exhaust, KYB works kit forks,
Braking oversize rotors and dual
calipers, billet titanium hydraulic
clutch and BBR triple clamps, it
only cost $10,500. Try to build
one for that price today.
2000 Glen Helen National:
Ricky Carmichael, Sebastien
What was the cool game
to play 15 years ago?
“Motocross Madness 2”
was the shootout winner.
was second because
of mediocre graphics.
Supercross 2000” was
originally a Playstation
game in 1998, but by
Already 15 years old
in 2000, it had been
updated, but by our
estimation it was only
updated by 10 years.
We much preferred
the old-school arcade
“Excitebike” game. ❑
MO TOCROSS ACTION
AUGUST 2015, Volume 43, Issue 8,
in 2000, the MXA
have built: MXA
15 YEARS AGO IN MXA