A 50-Year Dynasty of CRs: 1973 Honda Elsinore 250

The 1973 Honda CR250M Elsinore.

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courtesy American Honda

Take an inside look at Honda’s first 2-stroke engine and the 1973 Honda Elsinore 250 that carried Gary Jones to victory 8 times that year.

  • Engine: 248cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, piston-port, 2-stroke, 70mm x 64.4mm bore and stroke, 29hp @ 7,500rpm (period test)
  • Carburetion: 34mm Keihin
  • Transmission: 5-speed, close-ratio
  • Updated on Aug 19, 2022
  • Originally Published on Aug 5, 2022
Tagged with: AMA, Honda, Lake Elsinore, motocross, racing motorcycles
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