1972 Honda XL250 Motorsport Frame no. XL250 1015035

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Lot 803
1972 Honda XL250 Motorsport
Frame no. XL250 1015035

Sold for US$ 936 inc. premium
1972 Honda XL250 Motorsport
Frame no. XL250 1015035
Honda’s long line of successful off-road models commenced in 1972 with the launch of the SL250 trail bike, though the nomenclature soon changed to the more familiar XL250. A that time Honda was Japan’s biggest bike manufacturer (it still is, of course) but the smallest producer of off-road models. Big H’s first attempt at building an engine specifically for ‘dirt’ use, the XL single-cylinder four-stroke motor was typically Honda in conception, being an all-alloy, overhead-cam, four-valve unit with integral five-speed gearbox, which was housed in a robust cradle-type frame. Weighing 305lbs with fuel and oil, the XL was on the heavy side for a 250 dirt single but that figure was a reflection of its superior build quality and level of equipment. Top speed on the road was around 65mph.

Without reserve

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