Why I Bought It: When the red Honda CR250 Elsinore debuted, a major technological shift had just taken place. The bike had crisp off idle to redline power, looong travel suspension, and with its bright red paint job (that included the engine), it looked as sexy as my Farrah Fawcett poster hanging in my bedroom! Suddenly, the starting lines were overwhelmed with red Elsinores! Particularly the fast 250 "A" class. We all dressed in the requisite red, white, and blue Team Honda jerseys and wore our hair as close to the style of Marty Smith as we could. We imagined that we were all factory racers (talent be damned!), and lived the good life as we raced every weekend. The pits were filled with the music of Boston, The Eagles, Joe Walsh, etc. and life just couldn't get any better! Especially if you had the penultimate bike at the sport's penultimate period!!