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2012 Honda CRF250X Comparison Photo Gallery

Look at photos of the 2012 Honda CRF250X in action and see the up-close details. Read the full details in the 2012 Honda CRF250X Comparison.

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The ergonomic package and chassis are the first things our riders commented on.
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The kickstand sticks out much wider than the Yamaha's. It makes for a more stable platform, but can also catch on trail debris.
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The layout comes from a fourth-generation twin-spar aluminum chassis. The side spars have deep indents that help keep the bike thin between the rider’s knees.
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Our testers loved the handlebar arrangement.
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Every person complained about the ridiculous odometer. The mechanical system is blocky and offers only one function.
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As with many carbureted four-strokes, the CRF suffers from a bog on the bottom end when the throttle is opened quickly, which isn’t helped any by the extra smog equipment.
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The 250X uses a 47mm inverted twin-chamber Showa cartridge fork with 16 positions of adjustment on both rebound and compression.
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Four out of six test riders preferred the Honda over the Yamaha.
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Braking comes from a twin-piston Nissin caliper up front and single-piston out back with 240mm rotors on both ends.
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Overall, our testers were more satisfied with the Honda’s sticks than they were with the Yamaha’s.
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This bike needs a little more power and cleaner jetting, which can easily be found in the aftermarket.
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Lighter weight and a feathery clutch make getting over obstacles extra easy, but where's the skidplate?
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The CRF is comfortable straight away, which allows our testers to feel right at home behind the Renthal handlebars.
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The CRF felt more roomy and comfortable for all-day rides that required a decent amount of time in the saddle.
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Red engineers have kept the weight at 250 pounds with a full 1.9 gallons of fuel, nine pounds less than the Yamaha.
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The CRF was praised by all for its comfortable and precise handling.