First bike I ever had was a 1975 Honda Elsinore 125 M1 -- just like this one, without the DG head. My Dad had a 74 Elsinore 250 -- first year, green stripe. Was scary fast. First bike I ever rode was my Uncle's 1972-3? Penton 125 Six Day. Dad later had 74-5? Yamaha YZ 250 (first year of monoshock). Wil try to find and post pix here.