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Origins

Each piece on the Elsinore was a new design for Honda and extensively developed, especially to save weight. The fuel tank on the 250′s was bare aluminum with attractive stripes and a plastic cap with vent. Engine side cases were magnesium. Rims were alloy with no flanges to hold mud. Fenders were plastic with a distinctive mud flap at the front with raised letters proclaiming CR. Typical for the time, wheels were 21 and 18 inch with small drum brakes, shocks were finned with aluminum bodies. 1973 was the beginning of many motocross and supercross championships for Honda.