1972 Monark 125 MX

1972 Monark 125 motocross motorcycle
This super-stylish Swedish motocrosser is one of many delectable machines at the Owen Collection, a vintage dirt bike museum in Walnut, California. It’s one of around 1,100 Monark 125s imported into the US in the 1970s: the blue and yellow color scheme identifies it as a 1972 model. Monark appeared before the First World War, and garnered international attention in the 1950s with victories in numerous off-road competitions. Unfortunately, the company no longer makes motorcycles, but the Vintage Monark site has a great retrospective on this little-known marque.