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Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« on: November 06, 2013, 02:31:26 pm »
*From Rick Siemen

Back in late 1972, Steve McQueen did a commercial for Honda dirt bikes, specifically the Elsinore. The commercials were only shown and run in Japan and Japanese controlled territories. They were not allowed to be used in the United State

Here is one of the 250 Elsinore promotions that they've ran. It shows McQueen riding in the desert and at Indian Dunes. During this time, he used to be a regular test rider at Dirt Bike Magazine. Of course, we were not allowed to use his name or show his face, due to serious contacts he had with the studios.

I bought one of the 250 Elsinores back then because it was a great motorcycle. Steve had six of the Elsinores given to him by Honda and rode them for the time. We use our test bike and my bike in particular as a guinea pig and Steve had a chance to ride our bikes and made many of the modifications to his own Elsinore.

I don't know what eventually happened to his Elsinore, but during this period of time, he was a full-time Elsinore freak like the rest of us.

So sit back and enjoy this video.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/J8nJvgSlSiM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/J8nJvgSlSiM</a>

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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 05:28:33 pm »
Lekker man lekker !
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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 07:09:03 pm »
That the add that made me buy the MT 250 which is the road legal soft version of that bike..
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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 07:24:18 pm »
 O0
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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 07:40:15 pm »
That is a Husqvarna?     :dousing:


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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 07:43:51 pm »
No ...it's a Steve McQueen....
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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 07:49:20 pm »
This is a Steve McQueen...




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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 07:51:34 pm »
These are his Marshalls....


*Ahem* mutters Veldbrand: And here's something for them to wear... ;)
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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 07:53:10 pm »
Ooooohhhhh.....hope you stay with us?


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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 07:53:47 pm »
Nudity!! Ag nee sies man. Ek sien n Britbike wrak. :eek7:
 

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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2013, 08:04:13 pm »
Ooooohhhhh.....hope you stay with us?

I don't think its so bad. Good thread!
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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2013, 05:56:25 am »
Another one
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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2013, 06:10:12 am »
 :thumleft:
 

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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2013, 06:46:35 am »
"The original VMX'r"..........NOT!

When Steve were on these bikes, they were cutting-edge tech. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2013, 06:49:51 am »
These are his Marshalls....


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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2013, 07:09:31 am »

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day. And doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something.
 

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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2013, 08:18:24 am »
"The original VMX'r"..........NOT!

When Steve were on these bikes, they were cutting-edge tech. :thumleft:

thats why he is our role model.... we understand that technology.... :biggrin:
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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2013, 08:32:33 am »
Harvey Mushman rides again. I really wanted one of those 250's in my youf.
 

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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2013, 08:42:16 am »
Harvey Mushman rides again. I really wanted one of those 250's in my youf.

I still REALLY want one.....



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Re: Steve McQueen on an Honda CR250M Elsinore
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2013, 09:55:20 am »
Still have a soft spot for the older bikes.
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