Class Disruption - Motocross Magazine - Racer X Illustrated
Racer X Illustrated Motocross Magazine
The September 2019 Issue
By Mike Emery
Let the songbirds sing
For the collective cult following of two-stroke die-hards, the premix-burning 125cc platform is often referenced as the most beautiful two-wheeled songbird, and also the most missed class in professional competition. Fans of our sport can only bench race and reminisce about the years past where racers like Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, or any other countless up-and-coming phenom would show their speed in a more separating fashion as they entered the pro ranks aboard the lightweight and (by today’s standards) underpowered machines.