Honda revamped the CR125 Elsinore in 1979, but it did not do well. They immediately redesigned it for the following year with much better results. The cosmetic differences between years were minimal, though the disappearance of the 23″ front wheel was fairly obvious.
Other improvements included an all-new double downtube frame, stronger Showa suspension, all-new banana swingarm, and remote reservoir Showa shocks. Fueling was handled by a new 34mm Keihin carb, and the resulting 20.8 horsepower made it the power king of the 125cc class. For more on the 125R, check out this “Classic Steel” on PulpMX.
The seller of this example claims that it’s undergone a “full restoration and rebuild with zero run time on it.” The top end was rebuilt by Tom Morgan Racing, who bored it out and did some “head and port work.” It’s been built to look like a Fox Moto racer, and it’s got rebuilt Fox Moto Air Shox as well as ’83 CR125 forks and the front drum brake from a CR250. VMX Racing plastics help with the cosmetics, and I like the end result. How about you?
Find this CR for sale in Binghamton, New York with bidding up to $3,100 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.