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Honda CRF250R


Motocross shootouts have been dominated in recent years by Honda motorcycles and the Honda CRF250R is a critical part of the Red Wing powerhouse.

Honda CRF250R
With its snappy powerband, and super-light clutch, getting out of the corner couldn't be easier on the Honda CRF250R.
One big handling feature on the CRF250 is the Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD). Honda motorcycles are known for innovation and this component is the only one available on stock dirt bikes. Big Red also pioneered the aluminum chassis and the Honda CRF250R is one of the most compact and natural rider layouts.

The 249cc Unicam engine uses battery-less fuel injection and is known for pumping out great all-around performance. The 250R is continually one of the most popular and successful 250F dirt bikes for track racing. The Honda CRF250R uses a split engine design which allows engine and transmission oil to be separated. This, combined with excellent build quality helps maintain the Honda CRF250R’s reputation for durability and long-lasting value.

Wave-style rotors are part of a very strong braking system, and as one of the lightest bikes in the class, the Honda CRF250R stops on a dime – another well-known Honda quality. The Honda CRF250R dirt bike continues to hold its sharp edge in the competitive world of motocross, and Big Red shows no signs of slowing down. 

Honda CRF250R Motorcycle Reviews
2012 Honda CRF250R First Ride
Friday, September 16, 2011
Honda’s CRF250R receives some updates and refinements for 2012. Find out what it’s like to ride in this dirt bike review.
2011 Honda CRF250R Comparison
Monday, February 21, 2011
Honda steps into the ring with a big target as the reigning champion. Big Red feels that only small changes are necessary to stay at the top.
2011 Honda CRF250R First Ride
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Honda releases a mildly updated 2011 Honda CRF250R motocross bike and we test it at Perris Raceway. Learn how it performs in this dirt bike motorcycle review.
2010 Honda CRF250R Long Term Wrap-Up
Thursday, October 07, 2010
With the new Honda CRF250R introduced to the media this week, we take a look at the 2010 model which has been quietly racking up hours over the year.
2010 Honda CRF250R Comparison
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Honda's reigning shootout champions, the CRF250R, comes into the 2010 comparison with a big target on its back.
2010 Honda CRF250R First Ride
Monday, August 03, 2009
Motorcycle-USA throws a leg over the all-new 2010 Honda CRF250R to see what the first Japanese fuel-injected quarter-liter four-stroke is all about.
2009 Honda CRF250R Comparison
Monday, December 08, 2008
Once again, Big Red brings serious competition to the 250F market. The 2009 CRF250R is freshened up, reworked and looking to retain its title.
2009 Honda CRF250R First Ride
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
MotoUSA spins laps on Honda's updated 2009 CRF250R. Follow along as we put it through its paces at Southern California's Piru Motocross Park.
2008 Honda CRF250R Comparison
Monday, December 24, 2007
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.
2007 Honda CRF250R Comparison
Monday, March 19, 2007
Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Honda all bring potent 250 Motocross machines to the table, but which bike will come out on top in our 2007 shootout?
2006 Honda CRF250R Comparison
Friday, December 30, 2005
We could barely contain our glee when we finally got the bikes collected for MCUSA's 250cc 4-stroke shootout. We soon found that it was more than we could have hoped for.
2004 Honda CRF250R Comparison
Thursday, December 25, 2003
Yamaha once dominated the 250cc 4-stroke MX class, but with three new entrants for 2004 the fight for the top mx'er just got dirty.
2004 Honda CRF250R
Friday, October 10, 2003
We ride Honda's new 250cc mini-Thumper at Glen Helen. The CRF is ready for prime time.
2003 Honda CRF250 Comparison
Thursday, August 07, 2003
It wasn't long ago that people in the market for a small bore four-stroke were subject to just a few choices, now there are no less than three excellent machines to choose from.
Honda CRF250R Project Bikes
2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike Update 1
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
People ride motocross bikes in the woods, and so do we. Our 2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike has taken the first steps towards becoming a WORCS-style dirt bike.
Thumper Racing Hot Cams CRF300R Project
Friday, February 04, 2011
Thumper Racing and Hot Cams team up to give our 2010 Honda CRF250R a big power boost. We let the reigning FPMX champion take it for a spin to see if going big is the right way to go.
Hot Cams Honda CRF256R Project Bike
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
We turned to Jay Clark to see what can be done with a stock Honda CRF250R to make it even better. Once the motocross project bike was finishedit came back, out
2009 Rocket Exhaust Honda CRF250R
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Rocket Exhaust transforms MotoUSA's 2009 Honda CRF250R motocross off-road motorcycle into a motocross racing motorcycle. Check it out in this motocross motorcycle review.
2009 Honda CRF250R Project Motorcycle
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The winner of MotoUSA's 2009 250F Motocross Shootout gets turned over to the folks over at Rocket Exhaust for a full conversion into a factory level motocross race bike.
2006 CRF250R Project Bike Part II
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
By now you've got to be dying to get your hands on a new, 2007 machine, but before you go bouncing checks at the local bike shop, check out the final installment on MotoUSA's CRF250R project bike.
2006 Honda CRF250R Project Bike Part 1
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
What do you do when your heart is torn between moto and enduro, but your checkbook is torn between riding and rent? You don't always need two bikes.
2006 CRF250R Project Bike
Monday, January 16, 2006
We called up Ray Conway and sweet talked him into letting us keep the little red thumper a while longer for a good workout on the rainy trails around our HQ.
Honda CRF250R First Looks
2012 Honda CRF Motocross First Looks
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
American Honda Motor Company has lifted the veil for their 2012 Honda CRF motocross bikes. Find out what Honda has in store for the 2012 off-road dirt bikes in our 2012 Honda CRF line first look.
2011 Honda CRF450R and CRF250R 1st Look
Friday, July 23, 2010
Honda releases its list of 2011 dirt bike models. The CRF450R and CRF250R motocross bikes get the most attention.
2010 Honda CRF250R First Look
Friday, July 10, 2009
Already a dominating presence in the 250 MX class, the Honda CRF250R joins the ranks of the fuel-injected motocrossers for 2010.
2008 Honda CRF450R   CRF250R
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Remember when Ricky Carmichael decimated the entire MA professional ranks by sweeping every single moto in the 2004 outdoor National series? That's when the development process began for Honda's big '08 unveiling.
2008 Honda Off-Road First Look
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Honda has released 2008 model information about some of its popular off-road machines. None of the changes are particularly mind blowing with the big news still to come for the high-profile CRF-R and CRF-X models.
Honda CRF250R Dealerships