The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again.
Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for
their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.
|August 2022 Bike of the Month
Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach with his 1975 Honda MR50
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 49cc single two-stroke
Transmission: 3 speed
Owner: Doug Rickertsen
City: Huntington Beach
Congratulations to Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1975 Honda MR50 Baby Elsinore.
Doug won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.
They made the MR50 for two years, 1974 and 1975. Named the Baby Elsinore because it was styled after the full sized CR250.
Doug has owned this bike for less than a year. He did a 100% restoration on it using all OEM parts.
There is a rev-limiter installed on the throttle, that seemed to be removed from most of them back in 1975. Just one of the parts
made of unobtainium.
Doug utilized re-mx.com for many of his hard-to-find parts in this restoration, and recommends them to anyone looking.
He has won Bike of the Month once before in April 2021
Bike of the Month April 2021 1971 Honda SL125
For more information on the MR50, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_MR50
Thank you Doug for bringing your 1975 Honda MR50 out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our August Gallery.
||Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.