This bike is considered to be from the "post-vintage" era of historic motocross and is eligible to run in the AHRMA Ultima and similar classes for bikes with drum brakes, air-cooled engines and linkage suspension.
The CR480R-82 was sold in 1982 without the "Elsinore" designation. Again the color was Tahitian Red. The number plate panels were yellow. The seat was black with a white "480R" graphic. The engine which produced 51 HP was a 472cc 2-stroke air-cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 4-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*CC100019. Front suspension was 43mm Kayaba (KYB) with 3-position adjustable compression damping.
The CR480R-83 was sold in 1983 in Flash Red. The seat was blue with a white "CR" graphic. The "480R" swingarm decal was black. The rear section of the frame was detachable. The number plate panels were yellow. The engine which produced 51 HP was a 472cc 2-stroke air-cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PE020*DC100018. Front suspension was 43mm Showas with 15-position adjustable compression damping.
Changes for 1983
- Tank and seat
- 5-speed transmission
- Showa suspension
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