Classic Bike Review: 1976 Honda MR250 Elsinore

This is a look back at Honda’s first 250 two-stroke enduro machine, the 1976 MR250 Elsinore. Based on the 1976 CR250M Elsinore, the new MR250 featured a CR-derived motor, chassis, and suspension with only the minimum off off-road gear needed for competitive racing. It was only manufactured one year and remains one of the most…

1976 Honda MR175 and MR250 Brochure

Here is another classic brochure from the collection. This one covers the 1976 MR175 and its all-new stablemate, the MR250 Elsinore. This is a pretty unique bike because the MR250 Elsinore was a single-year model and was retired the following season. 1976 Honda MR175 and MR250 Brochure PDF

Cycle World Test of the 1981 Honda CR450R Elsinore

Here is another cool classic bike test from my magazine collection. This one is from Cycle World Magazine and it covers the all-new Honda CR450R Elsinore. History would prove this to be one of the worst stock machines Honda ever released, but this early test paints it in a very rosy light that would fade with time….

1978 Honda CR250R Elsinore Brochure

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…

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