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2011 Honda CRF250R Comparison Photo Gallery
Honda took it easy on the CRF250R for 2011 after a major redesign in 2010 saw fuel injection and tweaked engine internals to match a new chassis.
See photos of the 2011 Honda CRF250R in the 2011 250 Motocross Shootout. Read the full details in the
2011 Honda CRF250R Comparison
A new exhaust muffler meets AMA 94 decibel requirements and it whispered across our sound meter at only 90 dB
Honda tuned up the suspension valving for better overall balance and bottoming resistance.
The CRF doesn’t crank out astronomical power figures, coming in at the bottom of our list in both horsepower and torque by slight margins.
It’s the updated suspension that really makes the 2011 Honda stand out.
The Honda masks its relatively tame engine with excellent forward traction and deceptive speed on the track.
It was just behind the Suzuki and Yamaha in acceleration testing despite showing one of the weakest curves.
While the CRF brakes can’t match the outright power of the KTM’s Brembos, they’re equally as effective because they aren’t quite as sensitive.
The larger steering damper piston helps keep the bike under control on fast, rough straights and allows for sharp steering geometry that dominates any rut.
Suspension and handling are the Honda's bread and butter.
Small adjustments for 2011 have made the CRF near perfect.
As the personal favorite of racers and casual riders alike, the Honda emerges as the winner again this year.
Along with the Suzuki, the Honda begs the rider to be aggressive.
Unlike the Suzuki it has the suspension that forgives virtually any mistake.
A fading clutch was about all we could find to point fingers at.
If Honda gives this bike a few more ponies it's really going to be trouble for the 250F field.
The bikes are all so close that it won't take much to knock Honda off.
The CRF250R has proven exceptionally good of defending its crown.
Even though it’s one of the smaller packages, all riders feel right at home on the red bike almost immediately.
Even though it’s not the lightest on the scales, it feels the lightest where it’s important – on the track.
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