1978 Honda XL250S

SOLD FOR: $1,751

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 22, 2022

Winner: DR953

Winning Bid: $1,501
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $1,751

Description

Additional photos of this 1978 Honda XL250S are available here for your perusal.

Unlike most “off-road” offerings of the day, the XL250 was not a derivation of an existing road bike, but rather one engineered from the ground-up to excel in the dirt. What’s more, where the likes of Yamaha and Suzuki were continuing to produce two-stroke smokers, Honda instead opted to build the bike around one of the world’s first mass-produced four-stroke overhead-cam, four-valve motorcycle engines.

The 248cc mill utilized a flywheel magneto ignition system, a Keihin slide carburetor, and a five-speed gearbox. The engine cases were made from aluminum with side covers machined in state-of-the-art magnesium alloy.

At the time, Cycle World deemed the XL250S, “A clever and logical package that works well on road and off.”

This example is VIN: L250S5001636, Engine #: L250SE5001636. The seller acquired the bike 10 years ago.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 800 miles. The odometer shows 11,453 miles.

Maintenance:
The seller reports that he has performed regular oil changes.

Modifications:
This Honda XL250S is believed to be stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
Please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:






Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Trail Wing TW9 and IRC Trials GP-1 tires with date codes of 4212 and 1515.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean California title with registration that expires in August of 2023. Please note that the tag has a 2022 sticker as the seller misplaced the 2023 sticker:

The California DMV website confirms that the registration is current:

Have any XL250S stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1978

Make

Honda

Model

XL250S

Mileage

11,453

VIN

L250S5001636

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 14

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: DR953

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
DR953 December 22, 2022 11:59 am $1,501 Auto
melmicic December 22, 2022 11:59 am $1,401
DR953 December 22, 2022 11:23 am $1,300
melmicic December 22, 2022 11:22 am $1,200 Reserve
melmicic December 22, 2022 11:22 am $1,001 Auto
melmicic December 22, 2022 11:05 am $1,000
DR953 December 22, 2022 11:05 am $900 Auto
DR953 December 22, 2022 11:04 am $875 Auto
melmicic December 22, 2022 11:04 am $775
DR953 December 17, 2022 8:15 pm $675
Tcb42 December 17, 2022 8:15 pm $575 Auto
Tcb42 December 16, 2022 11:10 am $300
ahavams December 16, 2022 11:10 am $200 Auto
ahavams December 16, 2022 8:38 am $1
Auction started December 15, 2022 10:47 am
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