HIGH PERFORMANCE HOT SHOT
The CRF250RX is the off-road tool you’ve always wanted. It’s a high-performance trail/enduro hot shot, now with the lightweight chassis of the CRF450RX and more engine torque, built to exploit all the advantages a 250 offers; manoeuvrability and nimble agility.
READY FOR THE TOUGH STUFF
Ride easier. And faster.
The CRF250RX now has the same HRC-developed chassis as the CRF450RX. Its 249.9cc DOHC engine’s legendary top-end power is bolstered by strong mid-range torque and now, even stronger bottom-end drive. But it also has new steering geometry and Showa suspension re-set for use away from the MX track, an 18-inch rear wheel, larger fuel tank, knuckle guards and sidestand. So, when the going gets really tough – or tight and technical – and where bigger bikes become difficult and simply wear you out, this motorcycle shines. Its power delivery keeps you moving forward while the chassis finds all the grip there is. And helps you use it. The CRF250RX makes fast, easy.
Off-road equipment standard-fit
Lightweight and tough, 21-inch front and 18-inch rear DID wheels are finished in black. An 8L plastic fuel tank extends riding range and, to keep it out of harm’s way, the forged aluminium sidestand tucks away neatly. The CRF250RX also now comes with knuckle guards to protect hands and levers.
Razor-sharp, lightweight chassis
Steering geometry is sharper, with increased ride height and ground clearance. The tapered aluminium twin-spar frame features narrower main tubes and 20% less lateral stiffness, to elevate cornering performance no matter where you’re riding. Both top and bottom yokes and swingarm are tuned to match.
New Showa suspension settings
The Showa suspension features lighter damping and lower spring rates than the CRF250R, and the rear shock now has larger valving, a lightweight steel spring and new Pro-Link ratio for faster response and bump absorption. The 49mm Showa steel spring front fork has an extra 5mm stroke and, like the shock, is fully adjustable.
Stronger torque just where you need it
The ECU has new off-road specific mapping and the radiators are the same size, but 6% more efficient. A larger airbox, steeper injector angle, redesigned cylinder head and single-muffler exhaust inject an extra 15% more torque between 6-10,000rpm, adding to the DOHC engine’s incredible top-end power.
Long haul engineering
For consistent lubrication under extreme conditions, the oil pathway around the cylinder head has been optimised, alongside double springs for the intake valves and press-fit cam sprocket for more accurate, high-rpm valve timing. To handle a much stronger output, we’ve added an extra clutch plate. And, for perfect drive we have revised – and strengthened – all 5 gearbox ratios. Shifting’s smoother, too.
HRC Launch Control & Engine Mode Select Button (EMSB)
HRC Launch Control has 3 start levels and gives the CRF250RX an advantage right off the line. The EMSB gives you 3 choices of engine character: Mode 1 serves up a balanced power and torque delivery. Mode 2 smooths out power and torque, for improved rear wheel traction on slippery ground while Mode 3 punches aggressively, for dealing with deep sand.
Slim bodywork and easy maintenance
The sidepanels and radiator shrouds are slimmer, lighter and attach with just four bolts each side for fast, easy access. The seat is shorter and 10mm lower at the rear to open up movement around the machine. An adjustable-position aluminium Renthal Fatbar (839) is standard for total feel and control.
Lighter. Stronger. Ready for any challenge you have.
Riding off-road is a passion. Your passion. Maybe it’s just at the weekend after a busy work schedule – you, some friends, a destination. The trail might be easy or hard; forest tracks, deep muddy ruts or technical climbs. Maybe it’s all that – and more – in a day. But this is what the new CRF250RX is built for. It finds front and rear grip that will get you through, backed up by an engine that drives hard, everywhere. And because it’s so light, it is so easy to manage, all day. Of course, the features that make it so fun to ride also make it a potent tool in the hands of an enduro racer, amateur or professional. Because when it comes to overcoming obstacles, whatever the terrain, this motorcycle has the pure DNA of the CRF250R. Or, as it’s more commonly known, a performance advantage.