Raleigh BMX Burner
1984, Racing Lock-ups, On long term display
This gold plated Burner celebrates the 500,000th model to be made by Raleigh. BMX (Bicycle Motor-Cross) bikes are modelled on the full-size ‘Motor-Cross’ motorcycle and even use similar short off-road circuits with lots of jumps, bumps and banked corners. Riders wearing body protection, protective crash hats, gloves and colourful clothing look like full-size motorcycle racers. On the street a rider can practice Wheelies, Nose Turns, Bunny Hops and Jumps, creating another style of competition.