honda CRF250R

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When it comes to competition it doesn’t get much tighter, or more committed than the MX2 class. And Honda’s CRF250R has consistently proved a worthy weapon for battle. It is a machine that has evolved over time, through increments and steps, into a base platform that the amateur MX enthusiast – as well as pro-racer – can get the most out of.

But the game moves fast and the 18YM CRF250R is making a giant leap, inheriting the Absolute Holeshot philosophy of the 2017 CRF450R. With its seventh generation frame, revised geometry and Showa suspension, evolution has been firmly replaced by revolution and it’s now armed with the exact same chassis as its CRF450R sibling plus a brand new DOHC engine.

Why? Top racers always want – and crucially can use – more power and the new CRF250R is designed purely around what Honda’s moto-cross racers require to do their job.

Of course with its switchable engine mapping and rider-focused ergonomics it’s still a moto-crosser that the hobby rider can exploit to their individual level of ability. But the 18YM CRF250R’s performance parameters, in terms of output and handling ability, have been elevated with only one aim in mind. To put a winning machine into the hands of those that can win.

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single DOHC

Displacement CC

249.4

Bore X Stroke

79mm x 50.9mm

Compression Ratio

13.9 : 1

Oil Capacity

1250cm3

Fuel Tank Capacity

6.3 litres

Starter

Kick

Transmission Type

Contant Mesh

Dimensions LxWxH

2183mm x 827mm x 1274mm

Wheelbase

1,486mm

Seat Height

957mm

Ground Clearance

327mm

Kerb Weight

108kg

Tyre Size Front

80/100-21 Dunlop MX3S

Tyre Size Rear

100/90-19 Dunlop MX3S

Brakes Type Front

260mm hydraulic wave disc

Brakes Type Rear

240mm hydraulic wave disc