Honda US updates CRF250R, CRF250RX bikes

Honda CRF250R

American Honda revealed its updated CRF250R, which has been given a host of engine and chassis changes — all of which aim to improve acceleration on corner exits, increase agility, and better endurance over a race distance.

In order to achieve the design goals of increased power and improved durability, the CRF250R’s 249cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, double-overhead camshaft four-valve engine saw modification to various oily bits. 

The air intake was revised; so were the valve timing and straightened exhaust port with single exhaust header and muffler. Together, the changes deliver a 20-percent increase in power at 6,500 rpm, while strong top-end power is retained, American Honda said. 

Honda CRF250R

The CRF250R's redesigned frame has optimized flex characteristics, while the modern bodywork facilitates rider movement and is more easily removed. The combination results in reliable tracking, precise turning, and exemplary stability, thanks in part to a 3.6 kilograms of weight saving. 

As for the CRF250R's motocross-focused counterpart, the CRF250RX (below), is all-new, with the same upgrades as the CRF250R. Those changes, which result in reduced weight, more low-end power and improved durability, are particularly well-suited to closed-course off-road series.

Honda CRF250RX

Making the CRF250RX even better suited for those applications, it comes standard with model-specific features such as a resin 2.1-gallon fuel tank, dedicated suspension and ECU settings, and an 18-inch rear wheel and plastic hand guards.

Here in the country, the Honda CRF lineup is made by the CRF300CRF300L, and the CRF1100 Africa Twin

Photos from American Honda

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