Post Listing Update: This Elsinore did not meet reserve despite 13 bids up to $2,600.
The Honda CR250M Elsinore is historically significant as it was the first serious dirt bike to come straight from an OEM – other bikes required serious modifications from the factory floor.
This was a bike of many firsts for Honda – their first dirt bike built from scratch, instead of trying to adapt a street bike to the dirt, and it was their first production two-stroke.
Named after offroad racing in Lake Elsinore – the most popular race of the late 60s and early 70s, the popularity of the Honda CR250 soared after a stock example won the AMA 250 national MX series with Gary Jones at the helm. Weighing just 229 pounds, the Elsinore was able to get 29 horsepower out of its 250cc engine. Want to learn more? Check out this writeup from a 1973 issue of Cycle Magazine.
This particular CR250M Elsinore looks great, with the exception of some paint chips in the rear fender. It has plenty of extras, including a freshly rebuilt engine, Excel rims with oversized Buchanan spokes, Race Tech forks and Works Performance shocks. You’l also get a new Mikuni carb and DG exhaust.
Find this CR250M Elsinore for sale in Sand Springs, Oklahoma with bidding up to $1,825 and the reserve not yet met