INSIDE RICKY CARMICHAEL’S ALL-DOMINANT HONDA CR250 TWO-STROKE VIDEO — NARRATED BY ERIK KEHOE
Ricky Carmichael’s Championship 2002 Honda CR250 two-stroke is undoubtedly one of the most iconic race bikes of the past 15 years. Ricky was able to capture a perfect season, battle against new contenders, and fight adversity to become known as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Tme). Motocross Action Magazine sat down with Honda race team manager Erik Kehoe at the Honda Headquarters in Southern California to reminisce on Ricky’s era of dominance while at Honda.
A stand-out season for Kehoe and Ricky was 2002 when RC was able to capture the first-ever perfect season going 24-0. Erik told us that it was incredible to see something like that happen. Ricky was able to avoid first turn pile ups, illness, bike issues, etc. Kehoe admired the fact that Ricky started the season rough and was able to come back and show absolute dominance by the end of the year.