The new CRF250R links up its strong bottom-end torque and potent top-end power with a much bigger hit of both through the mid-range; the new CRF450R frame and swingarm now provide the basis for the chassis, with revised damping for the Showa suspension.
The MX2 class is a relentless close-quarter battle - elbow-to-elbow action where every fraction of a second counts. Honda’s CRF250R has proved itself a worthy weapon for the fight. Competition has led its evolution over time, through increments and steps, into a platform that the amateur MX enthusiast – as well as pro-racer – can extract the utmost out of, every metre of every lap.
For 18YM the CRF250R underwent a ground-up redesign that inherited the ‘Absolute Holeshot’ philosophy of the 17YM CRF450R, sharing its seventh-generation frame, revised geometry and Showa suspension. It was also armed with a brand-new DOHC engine and switchable engine mapping; rider-focused ergonomics ensured it remained an MX machine that the hobby rider could exploit to their individual level of ability.
Just one year on from this full model change the 19YM CRF250R received a boost to low-rpm torque, through extensive intake and exhaust development, plus HRC launch control, revised front brake caliper and adjustable-position Renthal Fatbars.
Now 20YM is here. And the CRF250R moves forward once again. Low to mid-range torque receives a major boost, while its frame and swingarm are new, mirroring that of the new CRF450R.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single DOHC|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||79 x 50.9|
|Front Brake||260mm hydraulic wave disc|
|Rear Brake||240mm hydraulic wave disc|
|Front Suspension||49mm Showa coil-sprung fork|
|Rear Suspension||Showa monoshock using Honda Pro-Link system|
|Front Wheel||Aluminium spoke|
|Rear Wheel||Aluminium spoke|
|Frame Type||Aluminium twin tube|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||6.3 litres|