Restored Racer – 2003 Honda CR250R

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Honda started building the CR250R in the 70s, but in 1997 they switched to an aluminum frame. Over a 34 year period, the CR became a legendary dirt bike – in fact, it is the winningest dirt bike in US history, in terms of championships.


2002 was the last evolution of the breed, before Honda killed their two-strokes in 2007. The second-generation aluminum frame was a standout, but revisions to the motor were slightly underwhelming. For more on the CR, check out this article on Dirt Bike. They call it “Honda’s Greatest Bike Ever”. They also say that the 2000-2001 examples are the ones to buy, but this example is a little different as it was built up to compete in the Texas State Enduro Championship.


This bike (VIN: JH2ME03383M506818) was run for just 10 hours before it was built up as a racer 12 years ago. For some reason it never got to compete, and it sat in storage. There’s lots of excellent components – new Honda factory cylinder, FMF Gnarly Pipe, Q-Stealth silencer, 10 oz flywheel, Showa suspension with Works Performance suspension. It also comes with a spare new Wiseco crankshaft but it wasn’t installed as the original was just about new. The seller says this bike is basically a brand new 2003 CR. Find this Honda for sale in Houston, Texas for $4,400 here on Craigslist.

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