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2010 Honda CRF250R Shootout Photo Gallery

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.

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Honda led coming into the 2010 250 Motocross Shootout and it leads going out.
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The Honda was third-fastest in our third gear roll-on test.
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The CRF wont the holeshot battle.
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The new single-sided muffler is tied as the loudest.
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With only 1.5 gallons of fuel, the Honda has the lightest curb weight alongside Yamaha.
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2010 250 Motocross Shootout Torque Dyno Graph
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2010 250 Motocross Shootout Horse Power Dyno Graph
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Honda came into our test as the reigning champion and with a completely redesigned machine.
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Our faster, heavier riders were the ones to notice that the 250R is reluctant to settle down at high velocity.
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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.
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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.
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A reflexive nature and nimble instincts combine with the CRF's super-thin layout to allow the bike to be manhandled.
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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.
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The 2010 Honda CRF250R makes a compelling case with strong results in the performance and track testing.
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The CRF loves to turn. Committing to a rut is simple and predictable.
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CRF machines are always intuitive with their ergonomics, making many riders to feel immediately comfortable.
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Not only is it as-good or better in every major category, but it has the most refined package.
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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.
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An all-around amazing dirt bike from Big Red drove it to the top once again.