About The Jones MX Collection

This site is devoted to the first purpose-built 125cc motocross bikes, the bikes that helped ignite the explosion of American motocross in the 1970s.

The affordability, ease of maintenance, and wide variety of manufacturers allowed thousands of adrenaline-seeking teenagers the opportunity to try what could be considered one of the first extreme sports in America...motocross.

In the early to mid-'70s, you could have seen 20 different brands lined up at the start of a race, compared to the 4 or 5 brands remaining today. The fast, light and nimble bikes of the 125 class became so popular that in the mid to late '70s, there would be A, B, C, D, and E classes, all with 40-50 racers each at a typical motocross track, every weekend!

Having been fortunate enough to race during what arguably could be the most exciting time in American motocross, some of my fondest memories are not only of the bikes but the entire motocross experience.

Maybe my 125 collection is a way of keeping those memories alive, but the objective of this website is to share those memories with those who also have the same indelible passion for motocross history and those who would like to learn more about it.

If you would like to contact me with questions or comments, or if you have a bike or item that would be a good fit for the JonesMXcollection, please click on the Contact button.

Bill Jones