Riding 2011 Honda CRF250R with Trey Canard
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Greetings everybody, I just got back from an 11-hour motocross ride-a-thon at Southern California’s Perris Raceway
. The occasion was our annual First Ride review of the updated 2011 Honda CRF250R motocross bike. And with the sporadic morning rain showers the track conditions were fantastic which forced us to ride, ride, and ride until the sun began to set and we couldn’t stand-up on the bike.
If you didn’t already know, Big Red gave its 250F class motocrosser a full redesign for ’10. The new bike sees only minor updates which you can read about in the 2011 Honda CRF450R and CRF250R 1st Look
Just like this year’s CRF, I’m in total awe of just how light and agile this dirt bike is. It is the closest feeling motorcycle to that of a 125cc two-stroke. Just think about where you want to go and in and almost instinctively the Honda is there. Even better than its agility is the relatively wide powerband as compared to a premixer which equates to a motorcycle that will perform effectively at almost any tracks.
Joining us this morning at Perris was Trey Canard
, who recently wrapped up his first AMA Motocross Championship title as well as helping bring home the win for Team USA at last month’s Motocross de Nations international race in Colorado. Canard is a really humble and down to earth person and it was great to be able to hang out and see what he’s all about. He also sat down with us for a quick video interview which you’ll see in conjunction with our First Ride report next week.
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