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2009 Honda CRF250R Shootout Photo Gallery
The Yamaha edged it out in the handling department thanks to its never -awkward approach, but where the Yamaha is unshakable, the Honda finds strengths in agility.
Honda has given us a new CRF250R to compare with its greatest rivals. See how it holds up in our
2009 250F Motocross Shootout
The dyno chart reveals a significant advantage over the other bikes from around 10,500 to redline. Our testers agreed that the 250R has a good mill.
Smooth, consistent shifting, renowned powerful brakes and good looks helped it finish first in four categories, and add up to nearly everyone’s top choice.
It's tough to find fault with the 2009 CRF250R. Fast riders notice a bog in the motor, but it wasn't a unanimous complaint.
The fact that the little CRF didn’t get a neat fuel injection system means exactly squat in the 2009 crop of 250Fs. None of the other bikes got it either.
The handling of the bike is one area where the CRF literally has something the others don’t.
What will it be like once Honda puts the EFI on the 250R? Finding faults is already hard enough on our shootout winner.
The Honda loves to turn and the HPSD makes tuning the bike to track conditions easy and effective.
It makes the most power, turns quickly and confidently and has an ergonomic package that could be considered a standard.
When the dust settled, there was no doubt that the Honda deserves to be at the top for another year.
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