Greeves Scramblers (Motocross) AKA Desert Racers

Greeves 1967 MX5 Challenger Greeves Logo Challenger Sidecover Plate Greeves 1972 QUB Griffon
Hello Greeves Enthusiasts,

Welcome to the oldest Greeves site on the web. For those of you new to Greeves, Greeves were innovative English motorcycles produced from the mid 50's to early 70's. While a very small company, Greeves produced successful "scramblers" (motocross), trials, roadsters, and even road racers. In the USA, scramblers raced in the desert and for a short time dominated. This site is devoted to the desert racers.

Greeves' first production scrambler was introduced in 1953. By the late 50's, Greeves controlled the English Motocross Championships and with factory rider Dave Bickers won the 1960; 1961 European Championships. In the late 50's Greeves scramblers first entered US desert races. The lightweight, nimble, and responsive 2 strokes surprised the big 4 stroke Triumphs, which had up to then. Greeves started winning and in a few years were claiming the top twenty spots. Many of the author's bikes, featured in the following pages, were raced in the Southwest deserts and hopefully will compete again in historic dirt racing.

(11/11/15) It has been awhile since updating the site. Life, marriage, location, career, etc., have put Greeves on the back burner for the last decade, or so. However, it's time to give the Greeves a little love. Since the last update, my Greeves herd has grown a bit - now up to 12. Too many. I've decided to thin the herd. My favorites are the MX5's and MX6 Challengers. Other than those, the rest are up for grabs. To start, check out this 1971 Greeves Griffon, 56E, one of the nicest unmolested unrestored Greeves I've seen. It's now for sale!

BUTTON Desert Racers - The Author's Challengers and Griffons
BUTTON New!!!! Unmolested Griffon, 56E, 250 cc. For Sale!
BUTTON Vintage Pictures - Boyd and his Greeves (Racing and Parked)
Greeves, Steve McQueen, and On Any Sunday
Ed Hertfelder's Humorous Greeves Articles
BUTTON Greeves Days 2007
Greeves Literature
Miscellaneous Greeves Information and Visitors' Bikes
"What's My Greeves Worth?"
Greeves "Leading" Links

Mark, The Unintentional Greeves Collector

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