Honda CR80R and CR85R History 1980-2007

This is my look back at the history of Honda’s iconic mini racers the CR80R and CR85R. Produced from 1980 through 2007, the CR80R was often at the head of the class and nearly always one of the fastest minis available. In 2007, Honda eventually retired the two-stroke CR85R in favor of the new four-stroke CRF150R. Honda CR80R and CR85R History 1980-2007   Continue reading Honda CR80R and CR85R History 1980-2007

Classic Bike Review: 1985 Honda CR500R

This is my look back at Honda’s first liquid-cooled Open Class machine, the 1985 Honda CR500R. Feared for its potency and revered for its iconic looks, the ’85 CR500R may be the most powerful 500 Honda ever produced. After 1985, Honda strove to mellow out their 500cc beast and make it easier to manage. Big, burly and not for the faint of heart, the 1985 … Continue reading Classic Bike Review: 1985 Honda CR500R

AXO Sport America history

This is my look back at Jim Hale’s AXO Sports America. AXO was one of the most influential gear companies of the late eighties and early nineties. From the time of their inception in 1984 through their sale in 1998 they were one of the most high-profile brands in the industry. This is a look back at the brand through its amazing products in this … Continue reading AXO Sport America history