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Retro-Styled Honda Elsinore Scrambler Rumored

Honda has re-trademarked its old Elsinore name filing a request in February this year and it was published for opposition in early May. This trademark is listed under the “G & S: Motorcycles and their structural parts” chapter, and this makes us wonder whether and when will Honda surface the new bike.
Honda Elsinore 2 photos
Honda Elsinore
Since Honda actually produced the bike back in the 70’s, with Elsinore being the commercial name of the CR250M motocross model, we can safely presume that something is cooking at Honda’s as you read this very piece.

Retro-styled scramblers seem to be back in fashion, and even Ducati has been teasing its future Scrambler for quite a while now, so seeing such a two-wheeler form Honda will not surprise anyone. At the same time, Honda’s new retro big-bore beast, the CB1100 has received quite a warm welcome, especially as the EX version got a 6-speed gearbox with overdrive, making the bike way more usable.

In case the Elsinore makes a comeback, it will be exceedingly interesting to see which engine platform will Honda choose. That is, whether the reborn Elsinore will be based on the 2-stroke CR motocross machinery or will it use the 4-stroke CRF. I guess I am not the only one who hopes that the new Honda Esinore is a disguised CRF450-based machine…

We’ll try to find more info on this mysterious Elsinore machine, and in case the affair develops as we hope it would, we might see the bike in Milan this November. For more retro-styled sweetness, check out autoevolution's neo-retro bike roundup.

 
 
 
 
 

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