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Considering they were only made 4 years and there getting twenty years old. I still see these everywhere. Anybody know any production numbers?
 

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No clue, but it does seem like there are a hell of a lot of them considering they only made them for 4 years. There is a lot of atc250r's out there too and they only made the watercooled ones in 85 and 86.
 

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I don't have exact numbers, but a guy I know that is a 250R superfan told me the numbers (he has them on a honda report sheet) They were something like 20000 86's, 8500 87's, 12500 88's, 7000 89's.
 

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I don't have exact numbers, but a guy I know that is a 250R superfan told me the numbers (he has them on a honda report sheet) They were something like 20000 86's, 8500 87's, 12500 88's, 7000 89's.

Hmm..that would explain why you see so many 86's. Good info, I have always woundered myself.
 

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Probably the reason sales dropped off after the 86 model, those that bought them were more than likely good riders, or at least thought they were & that new 250R 2 stroke handed them their hind parts.
After that, this one talking to another & so on & those that were thinking of getting one decided not to.

Funny how a little ol 2 stroke engine can spank a grown mans tail :eek: I know that banshee I had with the RZ top end on did me, spanked my tail & give me hand full of change :( B)
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It's a shame they only made 'em 4 years. They should bring them back, as closed circuit atv's. They still make 2-stroke dirt bikes don't they?
 

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Ya they still make the dirt bikes, but in few numbers.. George I sent you a PM..
 

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I don't think honda is selling ANY 2 strokes in 08. I would have loved to see it if, honda released a trx250r with a modern cr250r engine design(w/ counter balancer) or even a cr500 counter balanced engine. Unfortunity, they only way to save the 2 strokes now, is ONLY FOR CLOSED COUSRE COMPETITION, I don't see honda selling a quad with that in mind.
 

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Honda's goal is to phase out 2-stroke production entirely, which means that it's a matter of time before they force us into 4-stroke by stopping production of replacement parts.

As far as the numbers of production, what happened is that they overproduced in 86 - the price was $2300ish, 87's didn't sell as much because there were still so many of the 86's. They made changes for 88 and sold a lot again but the price was up to $3800ish. The lawsuit happened and they almost didn't produce the 89. The Lawsuit drove up prices to $4200ish and production numbers down. Most people didn't buy 89's because the 88's were virtually the same and $500ish cheaper. I've heard of some 89's not being sold until 93.

I would love to see a new 2-stroke quad - nothing like today's 2-stroke bikes with their mapping but a modern hi-tech 2-stroke like the BRP 2-tec's. That would be awesome.
 

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Well I just understand why Yamaha made the banshee and blaster for so long and Honda stopped making their 2-stroke quad.
 

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I heard that one of our local dealers had 89's still in crates until the mid 90's.
 

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Hey guys ..... what about the Gas Gas 300 ? Do they not still import these beasts ? I cant seem to find these around anymore ?
 
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