1980 Honda CR250R Elsinore


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



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Synonymous with success and bearing a pedigree of championships, the Elsinore name was given to Honda’s ground-breaking CR250M motocross machine that changed the industry in 1973. Bringing back that same idea, Honda introduced the CR250R Elsinore originally in 1978, offering average riders the chance to own a motorcycle that looked like the same factory works machines contending for podiums at every national and international race weekend.

The ‘R’ in the CR250R let every rider know the performance to expect from their machine, and perform they did. The 250 was amongst the lightest in its class – 224 pounds, to be exact – which was largely due to the compact and lightweight engine, which weighed just over 56 pounds. The engine was cradled by a chromoly-tubed frame that had a single downtube and backbone, keeping the design simple yet functional and easy to work around.

For 1980, Honda infused even more works technology into the CR250R; the engine used the same center-port exhaust and double-downtube chromoly frame design as the factory racebikes. These factors led the two-stroke motocross bike to much success, and it was this same motorcycle that Cycle World dubbed “the best handling motocrosser we’ve ever ridden.

This example was produced in April 1980. The seller states that the powder coat on the frame is quite thick and makes the VIN difficult to read. In order to clearly see it, the frame would need to be sanded down. He has owned the bike less than a year.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

The seller states, “This is a complete restoration show bike. I’ve gone completely through it, rebuilt crank, PowerSeal NikaSealed the cylinder to standard bore, Wiseco top end, RCR pipe and silencer, carbon fiber air box, Worx shocks, 43 mm forks with extensive machine work. Plus a one off hand built Fox swingarm replica, all new wheel bearings and shoes, Buchannon spokes and rims, RC replica tank and plastics from VMX Racing, and new seat foam and gripper cover. Everything is powder coated except the engine and the weld work is absolutely amazing. This isn’t even all, there’s a lot more done to it.”

ASV Levers. ODI hand grips.

RCR pipe and silencer.

Worx shocks. Fox swingarm replica.

VMX Racing plastics.

RC replica tank.

New seat foam and gripper cover.

Renthal handlebars.

Buchanan spokes. Full Circle Racing wheels.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Top Gear and Competition Pro tires with date codes of 1823 and 1923.

There are no keys, the bike is kick start.

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

Currently located in Converse, Texas, this Honda is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any CR250R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Converse, Texas






CR250R Elsinore


True Mileage Unknown




Bill of Sale Only

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