Vintage MX: 1970 Penton 125 Six-Day — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Maico MD 125/6

Vintage MX: 1970 Penton 125

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Back in the day – day being in the late 1960s – European motocross was making its ventures to the U.S. in the form of races, the big thing stateside as far as was hare scrambles and enduro.

The of Husqvarna, Maico, and CZ were relatively unknown here, so competitors were limited to big displacement street bikes Triumphs and BSAs to handle the chores.

The thinking was you needed to possess the power possible in order to yourself through the mud and guck, and the big twins seemed to fill the

In 1968, one man, an Ohio and serious racer, began to otherwise. He figured if you had a light trading displacement for weight–it sink into the mud as easily. it would be a great deal to extricate from the hazards of competitions if you did get stuck.

The man was John Penton, and he set out to build a small displacement, light-weight for serious competition. He fabricated the and various elements, and had the Penton manufactured by KTM. An existing motor manufacturer, Sachs, the KTM-built Pentons.

The engine was a 2-….

Penton went out and proceeded to his theory by winning enduro often with his sons, his way through dense forests and mud to the awe of his overweight competitors.

Penton began to build the Penton assembling and manufacturing a full of motorcycles Stateside that synonymous not only with competition, but excelled in the booming of motocross.

Maico MD 125/6
Maico MD 125/6

Most rewarding were the in the highly prestigious International Trial (known as the ISDT), for John Penton named his 125cc model. A 100cc was named after the prestigious enduro in America.

Pentons famous for superb handling and dynamic looks, especially the green paint scheme and sunburst design of the cooling for the cylinder head.

Unfortunately, the transmission was infamous for having a between each gear. one you learned to nurse the gearshift the next gear, often up with a handful of throttle and no

Nonetheless, Penton motorcycles won a share of races and earned a on the mantel of motorcycling, giving of major European and Japanese a serious run for their money. The pictured here is a beautifully 1970 Six-Day 125cc. to see examples of motocross from the early days of

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