9 Countries You’d Never Guess Would Have a Great Motocross Scene

Turns out dirt bikes aren’t just for SoCal bros and mullet-sporting Belgians

Unless you get caught by the fuzz doing your best Wildout Wheelie Boyz impression, riding motocross is all perfectly legit in the UK.

Incredibly though, up until 2012 it was illegal to own or ride a motocross bike in Israel, where all motorsport was banned and you risked smuggling charges for owning a motocross bike.

The Israeli government finally passed a bill in August 2012 to rescind the law and local MX reacted to finally not risking a prison-shower incident to go riding by organising Israel’s first ever national championship a month later.

“Up until 2012 it was illegal to own or ride a motocross bike in Israel”

Since then they’ve been flat out making up for lost time and almost a year to the day after that first race, the country entered a team against the world’s best in the most prestigious race world motocross calendar, the Motocross of Nations team race.

They sucked, but you would too with only one year of racing under your belt.


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