Time for another one of the classic Motocross brochures from my personal collection. This one covers the first motocross bike I ever owed, the all new 1978 Honda CR250R Elsinore. This was the first CR to feature long-travel suspension and the first to wear the “R” moniker. Originally, this was used to denote the ’78 CR250’s status as a “Works Replica”, but eventually, the “R” would become an edition to all of Honda’s motocross racers.
While the ’78 CR250R was not blessed with great suspension, its powerful motor, aggressive handling and great looks continue to make it one of the most sought-after machines in vintage racing circles. Plus, that fire red engine still looks as hot today as it did in 1978. #RideRed