Raleigh Burner USA Promo 1982. In 1982, the Huffy Corporation licensed the right to manufacture and distribute Raleigh in the USA. Huffy was given instant access to bike shops with a proven brand. When looking at bikes from 1982 and newer, you must make sure which company made the bike.
Alan Woods is a legendary Old School Pro BMX Racer and an Encyclopedia of BMX! He also owns Alans BMX Store (Since 1981). This video is an off the cuff walk around RadBMX MK19, where he talks about all the bikes and their history.
Without question, the catalyst for the rise in Freestyle participation in the early 1980s was the launch of the first dedicated frame and fork combination, the Haro Freestyler. Designed by Bob with several intelligent features, and manufactured by Torker BMX in Fullerton, California, the concept quickly legitimized Freestyle and alerted the established BMX racing industry to the new opportunity.