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2008 Honda CRF250R Shootout Photo Gallery

We set out to deck the halls with red, yellow, blue and green in a X-mas motocross extravaganza just for you - the 2008 250F Motocross Shootout. Check out how the 2008 Honda CRF250R did in our 2008 250F Motocross Shootout.

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2008 250F Motocross Shootout
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Honda has jumped far clear of its competition in 2008. The HPSD was a big part, but overall this is one great package.
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Most bikes have a surge at one point in the powerband, but the Honda always feels like it's surging.
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The CRF secured 24 of 28 possible first-place votes (86%) in seven categories, by four testers, compiled from two completely different track experiences.
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A stab of the clutch was always enough and the bike really responded well to that.
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We didn't know just how sweet of a tune those little dual mufflers would sing for '08.
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2008 Honda CRF250R
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The Honda runs cleaner, stronger and ultimately faster than the 2007 model and any of the 2008 machines as well.
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The big news on our test bike was the addition of Big Red's revolutionary Honda Progressive Steering Damper.
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The Honda puts our more power and torque than any other Japanese steed.
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The additional stability offered by the system allowed engineers to drop on a set of 22mm offset triple clamps and the result is phenomenal.
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Bottoming isn't an issue but the chatter absorption is wonderful when on the gas or during decel.
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Not only does the CRF turn in quicker than anything else in our test, but it also holds the high line around a berm with equal authority.
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Our faster guys were able to feel the benefits through the rockers, but even our slowest rider appreciated the rock-solid feel coming down the many hills at Cahuilla Creek.
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If you simply need to know that the Honda stomped balls and was voted unanimously as the biggest of these little bikes, then close your web browser and get back to work.