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HONDA CR250M ELSINORE (1973)

Announced in October of 1972 and on sale in the USA in March of 1973, the Elsinore was preceded by minimal hype but nevertheless generated great expectations.

Compared to the European offerings, the Elsinore was miles ahead in user friendliness, ergonomics, carburetion, durability, and electrics. The stark, conservative styling with moulded plastic, satin finished aluminum and the use of magnesium in the engine cases became the new standard. As you can imagine, Elsinore’s became as popular as free beer.

Gary Jones was hired to race the Elsinore in the ’73 Nationals and he reward Honda with its first 250cc National Championship and then backed it up in 1974. Production ’74 Elsinores were almost identical to the 1973 model.

Please enjoy this beautifully restored machine that was purchased from my friend, Greg Primm.

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