1980 Mini Motocross Shootout

Time for another classic test from my personal magazine collection. This one is a shootout from Motocross Action comparing the 1980 Suzuki RM80, Yamaha YZ80, Honda CR80R Elsinore and Kawasaki KX80.   1980 80cc Mini Motocross Shootout PDF

1981 Honda CR80R, CR125R, CR250R, ​and CR450R Brochure

Here is another one of my classic motocross brochures. This one covers the 1981 Honda motocross lineup. The 1981 season was a big one for Big Red, with the introduction of their first Open class bike, the infamous CR450R and the first implementation of their first single-shock suspension system, the Pro-Link. You also have the first implementation…

1995 Honda CR80R, CR125R, CR250R and CR500R Brochures

Here are a couple more from my classic motocross brochure collection. These are are both from 1995 and cover the 1995 Honda CRs. One is from here in the US and the other is from our friends down under in Australia. At the time, I hated these purple CRs, but they have really grown on…

Honda CR80R and CR85R history 1980-2007

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…