It’s the little things that make the difference between that sweet taste of champagne and finishing somewhere in the back of the pack. Because, face it, every racer wants to win, and most motocross bikes these days are pretty darn good. That’s why you have to bring your best to every moto. And that’s why Honda is bringing some updates to what was already the best bike in the class, our CRF250R.
This year's fine tuning gives the CRF250R what it needs to keep you in front. New, larger radiators handle the output from a more powerful engine, which includes more cam lift and new titanium exhaust valves. Larger-diameter muffler pipes and a new resonator also help increase power. In terms of suspension, the Showa® SFF-Air TAC Fork is five millimeters longer, and now features a Schrader valve to make adjusting the balance chamber easier. There’s even a new chain-roller diameter—our engineers haven’t missed a thing. And it’s all with one goal in mind: Giving you the best 250 MX bike there’s ever been. Mission accomplished!
More Powerful Unicam® Engine: The CRF250R gets some major engine upgrades this year.The top-end changes (pistons, valves, compression ratio) all contribute to the bike's race-winning power.
Next Gen Showa® SFF-Air TAC Fork: Lighter and easier to tune than a conventional-spring fork, the CRF250R’s Showa® SFF-Air TAC fork improves suspension reaction and simplifies adjustments for track conditions. Updated this year with an added Schrader valve for the balance chamber for easier tuning.
Choose Your Power: This handlebar-mounted mode-select button lets you dial in engine power delivery character with a push of your thumb. Choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive, depending on track conditions.
Twice As Good: The CRF250R pioneered our twin-muffler exhaust system. The two-pipe design means that each muffler is shorter, mounts lower and is tucked in much closer to the bike’s center of mass. For 2016, the mufflers feature a larger diameter and a new resonator for better power delivery.
249cc Unicam Engine: With its high-compression head, increased cam lift for 2016, new piston, new con rod, new valve springs and titanium exhaust valves, the CRF250R’s engine produces more power this year. It’s easily the most rideable engine in the class.
PGM-FI Settings: The settings on the CRF250R’s Programmed Fuel Injection are dialed in to help deliver smooth, predictable engine performance. But you can try your hand at tuning, too, with our available HRC Fuel Injection Setting Tool. It’s easily adjustable to specific track conditions, and you can refine your own settings in place of the smooth and aggressive settings on the engine mode selector.
Engine Mode Select Button: A simple handlebar-mounted mode-select button lets you dial in engine power delivery character with a push of your thumb. Choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive, depending on track conditions. If you want to change up the settings, you can reprogram the Smooth and Aggressive modes with our optional HRC Tuning Tool for a custom-tailored power delivery.
Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD): The HPSD is designed to work in conjunction with the front and rear suspension to give you unmatched steering precision under braking, acceleration, and in the whoops, ruts, and hardpack. There's nothing like it!
Showa® SFF-Air TAC Fork: The CRF250R’s 49mm inverted Showa® SFF-Air TAC fork weighs less than a conventional-spring design, it’s easier to adjust, and it helps keep the front end planted. This year it’s also five millimeters longer to enhance the bike’s stability.
Large Front Brake Rotor: A full 260mm in diameter offers excellent stopping power and also superior lever feel.
Rear Wave Disc: The wave-rotor shape of the CRF250R’s rear disc looks sharp, shaves weight and collects less debris.
Dunlop MX52FA Tires: Developed using Dunlop’s “block-on-block” technology, the unidirectional MX52FA front tire and MX52 rear tire give excellent feedback and traction, and are a perfect complement for the CRF250R’s new suspension.
Next-Generation Aluminum Frame: The CRF250R’s twin-spar aluminum chassis features lower frame spars to help lower the center of gravity and improve center of mass. The result? A machine that’s both responsive and stable, and that’s easier than ever to rail around the next berm.
Lightweight Rear Subframe: The CRF250R’s twin-muffler setup lets our engineers move the mufflers towards the bike’s center of mass. That also lets us move their mounting points so the subframe can be lighter—and that means improved handling characteristics.
Blacked-Out Accents: Blackened radiator fin guards, rear disk guard and brake line guides look sharp and help the CRF250R stand out from the competition.
Engine Type: 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke: 76.8 mm x 53.8 mm
Induction: Dual-Timing Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46 mm throttle body
Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance
Compression Ratio: 13.5:1
Valve Train: Unicam®, four-valve; 30.5 mm intake, titanium; 25 mm exhaust, steel
Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive: #520 Chain; 13T/49T
Front Suspension: 49 mm inverted Showa® SFF-Air TAC fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link® Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, 17-position rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns); 12.3 in. travel
Front Brake: Single 260 mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake: Single 240 mm disc
Front Tire: Dunlop MX52F 80/100-21
Rear Tire: Dunlop MX52 100/90-19
Rake: 27 deg. 23 min. (Caster Angle)
Trail: 118 mm (4.6 in.)
Wheelbase: 58.6 in.
Seat Height: 37.4 in.
Curb Weight: 231 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel–ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity: 1.7 gal.
Ground Clearance: 12.7 in.
Available Colors: Red
Model Id: CRF250R