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2010 Honda CRF250R Shootout Photo Gallery
A new air-bleed circuit allows the dual-chamber fork to release built-up pressure from the internal reservoir as well as the standard valve atop the fork tube.
Honda's reigning 250 shootout champion, the CRF250R, comes into the 2010 comparison with a big target on its back. Find out if the Honda can handle the latest competition in the
2010 250 Motocross Shootout
Honda led coming into the 2010 250 Motocross Shootout and it leads going out.
The Honda was third-fastest in our third gear roll-on test.
The CRF wont the holeshot battle.
The new single-sided muffler is tied as the loudest.
With only 1.5 gallons of fuel, the Honda has the lightest curb weight alongside Yamaha.
2010 250 Motocross Shootout Torque Dyno Graph
2010 250 Motocross Shootout Horse Power Dyno Graph
Honda came into our test as the reigning champion and with a completely redesigned machine.
Our faster, heavier riders were the ones to notice that the 250R is reluctant to settle down at high velocity.
Rough, long courses will take a little effort on the Honda, but its instant power and tight handling make this bike a perfect weapon for smaller tracks.
Testers love the option of tuning the fuel injection with a calibration tool rather than swapping carburetor jets. The PGM-FI also negates the need for a hot-start lever which makes the starting process easier.
A reflexive nature and nimble instincts combine with the CRF's super-thin layout to allow the bike to be manhandled.
Lightening the crank and dropping the crankshaft center 10mm help minimize the effect of rotating mass on the chassis - while also contributing to the fast-revving engine.
The 2010 Honda CRF250R makes a compelling case with strong results in the performance and track testing.
The CRF loves to turn. Committing to a rut is simple and predictable.
CRF machines are always intuitive with their ergonomics, making many riders to feel immediately comfortable.
Not only is it as-good or better in every major category, but it has the most refined package.
Getting the Honda set up for our riders wasn't much work. A few twitches at high speed caused some grief, but everyone was pretty thrilled with the suspension.
An all-around amazing dirt bike from Big Red drove it to the top once again.
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