June 2023 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach with his 1975 Honda MT250 Elsinore

Make: Honda
Model: MT250 Elsinore
Year: 1975
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 250cc
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Doug Rickertsen
City: Huntington Beach

1975 Honda MT250 Elsinore

Congratulations to Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1975 Honda MT250 Elsinore. Doug won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

He's placed Second with this bike a couple of times in the past, today he finally got his well deserved win.

Doug bought the bike in Phoenix, Arizona about a year and a half ago. He had this one and two parts bikes to get the best results possible. The restoration took about eight months to complete.

The paint is credited to Pat Hawley of Costa Mesa. Pat Hawleywood Hawley is also a Speedway rider who has been to our meet.

This is the third time he has won Bike of the Month. Here's the run down:
August 2022 - 1975 Honda MR50
April 2021 - 1971 Honda SL125

Thank you Doug for bringing your MT250 out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our June Gallery.

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.

Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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June 2023
1975 Honda MT250 Elsinore
May 2023
1947 Indian Chief Bobber
March 2023
1982 Kawasaki GPZ1100
February 2023
1975 Yamaha RD125B
January 2023
1981 Yamaha RD350LC
December 2022
1968 Honda CB77 Super Hawk
November 2022
1978 Yamaha XS-11
October 2022
1970 Briggs & Stratton Motorbike
September 2022
1975 Honda CB400F SS
August 2022
1975 Honda MR50
July 2022
1977 Suzuki GT 750
June 2022
1975 Moto Martini 3 1/2
May 2022
1969 Kawasaki Sidewinder 250
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