Here are Honda’s two-stroke mini class motocross racers from the first CR80R in 1980, through the CR85R’s demise in 2007. While often not the best bikes in the class, the CR80R and CR85R could always be counted on to provide potent performance. In 2007, Honda made the unfortunate decision to abandon the two-strokes and move to four-strokes across the board. This signaled the end of the CR80/85 after 27 years of production.
Although many feared the move to the CRF150R would signal the end of the oil burners in the mini division, Honda remains the only major manufacturer to abandon the two-strokes in the mini class. Vive le two-strokes!