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dirt bike

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Derek Gaines

on 14 May 2010

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dirt bikes This would be easier to answer if you had stated what type of early dirt bike you were looking for, like "First motocross, supercross, enduro ect." Or "what is the first dirt bike made by Honda, suzuki, or Kawasaki?" I will answer this the best I can with such an open-ended question.
The first motorcycles were produced by companies like Indian, BSA, Norton. And since in the early 20th century there were a lot more dirt roads than there were paved roads, these motorcycles were designed to be riden on the dirt as well as the paved roads. Making Matchless the first company to produce a dirt bike in 1899.
As a modern dirt bike goes, it seems that the earliest reverence I can find is a 1924 Velocette. It was used in the first motocross event known as a "Scramble" in Camberley, Surrey in southern England. There were probably other bikes used in this race, but you might be able to find more information with this race. But by the 1930s BSA, Norton, Rudge, Matchless, and AJS all made bikes to be used in the Scramble, so any of these bikes could be the first dirt bike, I just couldn't find any mention of them in the first Scramble. However as far as motorcycles used offroad, the 1914 Triumph Model A was used by the British Army as an offroad vehicle during WWI.

I deleted the DUCATI answer because it was too far from the truth to even leave up. Ducati was founded in 1926, two years after the first off-road race. They did not start producing motorcycles for another twenty-four years.
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