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In 1973, Honda, the world's leading constructor and the most ardent protagonist of the four-stroke engine, surprised the motorcycling community by presenting its first modern motorcycles with two-stroke engines, the Elsinore 125 and 250cc range of motocross and Enduro machines.

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The Honda Elsinore motocross 250, launched in the fall of 1972, was the marque's first two stroke since the model F of twenty years earlier. It also conformed to Honda's "green" policy of the early 1970s, which was represented in four-stroke form by the SLl25 and XL250. The Elsinore marked Honda's return to the two-stroke market in fine style by winning the American 250cc motocross championship with the CR250M.


1974

1974 Honda MT125K0 Elsinore



The MT125K0 Elsinore was sold in 1974 in one color combination: custom Silver Metallic and Blue. The gas tank was silver with a blue stripe on top. The fenders were silver painted plastic. The side cover was metallic silver. The exhaust system heat shield was chrome. The engine was a 2-stroke single cylinder with oil injection displacing 123cc linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began MT125-1000001.

1975

1975 Honda MT125K1 Elsinore
1975 Honda MT125 Elsinore in Silver
1975 Honda MT125 Elsinore in Silver
1975 Honda MT125 Elsinore in Silver


The MT125K1 Elsinore was sold in 1975 in one color combination: Custom Silver Metallic with Tahitian Red and Black. The gas tank was silver with a red stripe on top. The side covers were gloss black. The exhaust system heat shield was black. The fenders were silver painted plastic. The engine was a 2-stroke single cylinder with oil injection displacing 123cc linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began MT125- 2000001.

1976

1976 Honda MT125 Elsinore
1976 Honda MT125 in Silver
1976 Honda MT125 in Silver
1976 Honda MT125 in Silver
1976 Honda MT125 in Silver
1976 Honda MT125 in Silver
1976 Honda MT125 in Silver
1976 Honda MT125 in Silver



The MT125'76 Elsinore was sold in 1976 with one color combination: Custom Silver Metallic with Blue and Black. The gas tank was silver with a blue stripe on top. The side covers were gloss black. The fenders were white, color-impregnated plastic. The engine was a 2-stroke single cylinder with oil injection displacing 123cc linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began MT125-3000001.

1977

1977 Honda MT125R



The MT125R'77 was sold in 1977, but no longer with the Elsinore name. It came with Primer White so that the purchaser could paint it the color he liked. The bike was dressed with a fiberglass fairing, tank, fender, and seat cowl. It also had a mechanical front disc brake with leading caliper. The bike was manufactured by Honda Racing Service Center (RSC) and designed for closed-course, competition use roadracing. The engine was a 2-stroke air-cooled single cylinder displacing 123cc and linked to a 6-speed transmission. The horsepower was 26. The serial number began MT125R2F-1081.

1978

1978 Honda MT125R



The MT125R'78 was sold in 1978. It came with Primer White so that the purchaser could paint it the color he liked. The bike was dressed with a fiberglass fairing, tank, fender, and seat cowl. The bike was manufactured by Honda Racing Service Center (RSC) and designed for closed-course, competition use roadracing. It had a hydraulic front disc brake with trailing caliper. The expansion chamber was redesigned. The horsepower increased from 26 to 28. The engine was a 2-stroke air-cooled single cylinder displacing 123cc and linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began MT125R2F-1591.



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