Time Warp: 1973 Honda RC250 and 2012 Team Honda CRF450R
Gary Jones with a Honda RC250 on the left, and Team Honda Muscle Milk factory CRF450R on the right.
Gary's racing (and winning) in the 60+ Expert class, and he charges, which you'd expect from a multi-time National Champion.
Normally this bike resides in a climate-controlled museum. Not this weekend. It was back in its natural habitat.
The rider's view of the RC250.
Lots of exotic materials all hand-massaged to work together.
Check out how narrow the pegs are, the cable-operated drum brake pedal, and the downpipe.
How about this chain guide, and how the twin shocks had been moved up for more travel. Things have changed a lot in 40 years.
For the Vet Worlds at Glen Helen, multi-time National Champ Gary Jones got to ride a current factory Honda, almost 40 years after winning the 250 crown on a Works 250. We had him run us through just how far they've come.