VINTAGE MOTO MONDAY: 1975 CZ 250 Falta Replica

Ever have one of these CZs? A quick look at a classic vintage motocross bike from Tom White's Early Years of Motocross museum.

1975 CZ 250 Falta Replica static side view

In 1974, Jaroslav Falta of Czechoslovakia nearly won the 250cc World Championship but did win the Superbowl of Motocross at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in front of 65,000 spectators. His bike? A factory CZ with lots of mysterious parts from behind the Iron Curtain. So, for 1975, to help fight the coming Japanese invasion, CZ introduced the Falta Replica. Standard parts included alloy-bodied air shocks, magnesium hubs, even a handmade leather belt to secure the aluminum coffin-style fuel tank. These CZs had a reputation for being durable, and the Falta Replica, with its red frame, even had a splash of style. At $1,490 in 1975, the CZ 250 Falta Replica was much pricier than the Japanese competition, which basically took over for good in 1977.

Jaroslav Falta dirt track action
Museum static.
Jaroslav Falta.
Studio.
CZ engine in Falta Replica.
Falta Replica in-action.