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2012 Honda CRF250R First Ride Photo Gallery

Honda continues to refine its 250-class dirt bike for ’12. Check out the full story in our 2012 Honda CRF250R First Ride.

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The shape of the cylinder head and camshaft has been updated for a broader spread of power.
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2012 Honda CRF250R.
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The ’12 CRF250R receives a new linkage design for more control over bumps.
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Honda’s CRF250R continues to make use of electronic fuel-injection fed through a smaller 42mm throttle body.
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Shout out Dirt Digits for making the bike look fresh Justin Bogle-style.
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Oversized footpegs finally come standard on the ’12 Honda CRF250R.
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An updated chain roller helps the rear suspension respond more actively to bumps and obstacles.
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The ’12 CRF250R now rolls on Dunlop’s latest Geomax MX51 intermediate terrain off-road tires.
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2012 Honda CRF250R.
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Front axle collars also feature a stronger design for ’12.
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The oversized footpegs were a big improvement according to our pro-level test rider Matt Armstrong.
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Whether you’re in the air or on the ground the CRF250R feels very compact and nimble.
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Traction afforded by the Dunlop Geomax MX51 tires was at a high-level.
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The CRF’s 249cc liquid-cooled engine felt snappier than before.
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Although the CRF250R gained two pounds you won’t feel a difference as it is one of the lightest and most maneuverable dirt bikes made.
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Matt Armstrong throws down one of his signature whips at Piru Motocross Park at the controls of the ’12 Honda CRF250R.
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The ’12 Honda CRF250R continues to be one of the more agile dirt bikes available.
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Bottom-end engine power is much improved compared to the ’10 and ’11 models.
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Matt Armstrong demonstrates his whip game aboard the ’12 Honda CRF250R.
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The updated rear linkage allows the bike to be a bit more stable in the rough stuff and helps the rear tire find traction out of corners too.