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2010 Honda CRF250R First Look

Friday, July 10, 2009
2010 Honda CRF250R First Look
The 2010 Honda CRF250R features fuel injection and has ditched the dual exhaust first seen on the 2007 model.
Already a dominating presence in the 250 MX class, the Honda CRF250R joins the ranks of the fuel-injected motocrossers for 2010. And while Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) highlights the 2010 CRF250R spec sheet, Honda has given its 250 thumper a working over, with the new engine also rolling on a redesigned chassis. Keen-eyed readers will also immediately note Honda has ditched its dual muffler exhaust, returning to a more conventional single-can system.

Honda claims a more compact 249cc Unicam Single powers the 2010 CRF, with lower center of gravity and better mass centralization. Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-FI) delivers precise fuel/air mixture through the 50mm throttle body and 12-hole injector. The FI system promises improved response and quick starts.

2010 Honda CRF250R First Look
The Honda CRF250R utilizes a 50mm throttle body with 12-hole injector for its new-for-2010 fuel injection.
Other engine changes for the 2010 Honda dirt bike include a more durable water pump and larger AC generator. The new mill also requires revised transmission ratios to “match engine power output.” As for the return to single-muffler exhaust, Honda claims it improves mass centralization (but weren’t the distinctive dual canisters supposed to provide superior balance?).

The chassis is revitalized for 2010 as well. First is the new twin-spar aluminum frame and forged aluminum steering head, with a slightly pared down spar height (70 to 66mm) and width (22 to 20mm). The frame allows a reduction of triple clamp offset from 22 to 20mm. The rear subframe is tweaked too, for a narrower profile and easier access to the air filter – the airbox also new and higher capacity.

Honda's Progressive Steering Damper returns, attached to the lower triple clamp and steering head. Honda promises improved overall handling and steering from the new front wheel position, 15mm closer to the engine.

Meanwhile, the 48mm Showa sticks up front and a single rear Showa shock take care of suspension duties. The front fork features 12.2-inches of travel and 16-position rebound/18-position compression adjustment. Sporting 12.6-inches travel, the shock is adjustable for preload, 20-position rebound, with separate high and low-speed compression.

2010 Honda CRF250R First Look
A consistent dominator in our 250 Motocross Shootouts, will the 2010 Honda continue Big Red's winning streak?
The claimed 226-lb curb weight is nearly identical to the ’09’s 227-lb spec sheet weight. Not identical, however, is the MSRP – Honda PR announcing the new fuel-injected CRF250R to cost $7199, a $200 increase from 2009.

2010 Honda CRF250R Technical Specs
Engine Type: 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 76.8mm x 53.8mm
Compression ratio: 13.2:1
Valve Train: Unicam, four-valve; 30.5mm intake, titanium; 25mm exhaust, steel
Induction: PGM-FI, 50mm throttle body
Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance
Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain; 13T/48T
Front Suspension: 48mm inverted Showa 16-position rebound and 18-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 in. travel
2010 Honda CRF250R First Look
Honda has chosen to move to a single muffler exhaust system with their more compact PGM-FI equipped Engine.

Rear Suspension: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 20-position rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed (18 positions) and high-speed (1.5 turns); 12.6 in. travel 
Front Brakes: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 240mm disc
Front Tires: Dunlop 742FA 80/100-21
Rear Tires: Dunlop D756 100/90-19
Wheelbase: 58.8 in.
Rake (Caster Angle): 27° 9’
Trail: 116mm (4.56 in.)
Seat Height: 37.6 in.
Ground Clearance: 12.8 in.
Fuel Capacity: 1.5 gal.
Color: Red
Curb Weight*: 226 lbs.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.
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Stefan -Mr.  November 22, 2010 04:50 AM
Listen, it doesn't matter how much you expect from this bike, the result will always be more. The power difference between this and the 09 model is clearly felt - but that doest make this bike great yet. The thing that really had me stunned was the way this thing handles. I will take on anyone with a 09 model.
Kyle -Crf250  October 16, 2010 06:53 PM
It's a great bike. Best i have had
trevor -nice  August 16, 2010 05:50 PM
i got my first 250 this spring and it was the crf 250r and it has not let me down yet.
MeEk#905 -Thank You (:  June 30, 2010 04:52 PM
For next year it was going to between suzuki and honda and after reading all these reviews, it's a close one...... But my first 250 is gonna be a HONDA BABYYYYY!!!!!!
Kolton -2010 CRF250R  April 27, 2010 02:24 PM
Its a really nice bikie, nice power and fast, but it gets pretty bad head shake.
Kolton -2010 CRF250R  April 27, 2010 02:24 PM
Its a really nice bikie, nice power and fast, but it gets pretty bad head shake.
Kolton -2010 CRF250R  April 27, 2010 02:23 PM
Its a really nice bikie, nice power and fast, but it gets pretty bad head shake.
cam 921 -motorbike  April 21, 2010 05:05 PM
i want one but its to much to buy
jesse -rider  April 17, 2010 05:05 PM
too expencive

trent -ha ha  March 24, 2010 03:49 PM
ha ha i have 3 honda crf 250cc 2010 and a cr 450
hondarider -2010 CRF250R  March 11, 2010 12:29 PM
honda 124 -honda crf 250r  March 10, 2010 03:24 PM
Its da best bike ever
Justin crf250r -Justin 825  February 10, 2010 01:16 PM
the 2010 crf250r is alsome it looks sweet i wish i could get it if it wasn't 7199
Ride honda red -sweet  January 29, 2010 11:38 AM
Love the bike lots of power love it best bike on the market
hondarider -2010 crf250r  January 20, 2010 07:34 AM
need the dual exhaust..and put some black rims on these bad boys

scooter -2010 crf 250r  January 1, 2010 12:57 PM
I wish i could get an opinion from some one who really owns one. All you get on here is stupid threads... "yeah i have one, they are the best yamaha sucks" shutup gooners! I am not a honda owner but i did ride an 09 crf250 and it was the best runnin 250f ive rode. Can a real owner tell me how this bike runs compared to the 09?
Jerry -All Honda  December 26, 2009 01:57 PM
Honda is certainly the bike of performance,technolegy.and with a little work the manufacture of the fast,est bike of the four.Honda,s alway,s been the manufacture of the future,If the truth hurt,s im sorry,so put your money with the best,or just alway,s wish you had.
2010 CRF250R -250R  December 5, 2009 06:43 PM
The 2010 CRF250 is absolutely the worst bike i have ever been on. Its soft in the suspenders the engine is not as aggressive as years past and is flat off the bottom. yeah throttle response is good but it doesn't pull. the bars feel too high once the rear has settled in. just an awkward bike to ride. People need to stop lying to them selfs, i love Honda too but these things need to go back to the drawing board.
cam dogger -2010 crf250r  November 29, 2009 03:53 PM
it is really a good bike to ride lots of power such a good bike
bryon bush -new 2010 crf250r  November 20, 2009 07:08 AM
i think it looks stupid without the dual exhaust
Basta 723 -1010 CRF250R  November 10, 2009 11:47 AM
Cam -Sick bike  October 30, 2009 07:40 PM
MADD ass bike can't wait to get one!!!!
marissa =] -hah  October 26, 2009 09:55 AM
the honda by far ownsssssss!!! yamaha sucksss

@@R0n -Honda blows  October 22, 2009 07:13 PM
Its all about the Kawasaki Kx 250F 2010. Now thats a real bike!! Peace
Hman -2010 CRF250R  October 21, 2009 01:27 PM
wow this will have to be my first 250 for sure
ryan ??????? -2010 crf 250r  October 20, 2009 11:25 PM
hi i really like the honda but i also like the suzuki so could anyone help me please.im between em both and honda are going to be easyer to get because suzuki arnt released yet...
chi -dirt  October 12, 2009 02:40 PM
bad ass
chi -dirt  October 12, 2009 02:38 PM
i want one pretty cool bike this year
dan -english please  October 3, 2009 07:46 AM
can you guys learn to speak proper english?
Cool Guy -2010 CRF250R  September 25, 2009 07:53 PM
this bike is sick i have 1 its really fast, the power is smooth compared to carborated, its 1 of the fastest 250's ive ever riden, it smokes last years bike
jeff -2010  September 16, 2009 11:02 PM
yea men i want one (honda the power of my dreems)
oscar -2010  September 15, 2009 08:06 PM
ay people im thinking oct they are commin out
Jakey - 2010 250  September 15, 2009 08:03 PM
yea im gettin one
zach forrest -honda  September 10, 2009 08:49 AM
i said honda is junk
JM 641 -2010 CRF 250R  September 5, 2009 09:49 AM
dude this bike is off dA CHAIN!!!
Krayer -2010 crf250r  August 24, 2009 12:43 PM
does any one know when they are going to b in dealerships
Jordan -2010 crf250r  August 7, 2009 02:53 PM
I think that they should make the 2010 with daul exhost
gika -it is crasy  July 29, 2009 03:53 PM
i think this is the big deal. it is crasy to see the new look of te bike. love it . holla back yo
Mxster112 -gettin crazy  July 22, 2009 07:27 PM
If you think this bike is crazy, imagine what bike will be like 10 years from now! electric drive or something lol
slick -crf250r  July 21, 2009 09:14 PM
ya i like the dually. ya too bad they first came out with the dually in 06, not 07. lol
nizam -dream  July 17, 2009 09:48 AM
your guy at malaysia dont dream that u can get it second hand there
specialy u guy at ulu kelang
nizam -wow  July 17, 2009 09:42 AM
i can't wait the crf with turbo power cos they pun the inj fuel for 250 hah

Jalen -2010 Honda CRF250R  July 16, 2009 10:13 PM
sweet bike love the fuel injected bikes but the duals were badass
Juddy28 -2010 250r  July 16, 2009 08:27 PM
tim b.... the idea of the twin pipes is first of all it incrase the header pipe giving bike bike alot more mid range, and power. the twin pipes did give the handling of the bike a different feel when throwing it into corners plus. now the 250R is know for its twin system when going to a race meeting you see and twin you know its a honda sticker kit or not
Ray -2010  July 14, 2009 02:53 PM
Kinda looks like the 450R with a 250 engine doesn't it? I just made the 280mm 1 piece rotor similar to the factory bikes and magnesium hubs. I'll be showing them off. Magnesium was expensive, but loosing 2 lbs is worth it$1250.00 for both. Rotor cost $276 to make and stops it on a dime
Lithium17 -CRF 250r  July 14, 2009 01:46 PM
No black? :-(
Tim B -Sweet!  July 14, 2009 04:47 AM
It's good to see they got rid of the gimmick of the dual exhaust. Sure, it looked awesome, but it added weight and cost much more to replace. Plus, we all know it didn't balance the bike like Honda's marketing chumps claimed. The best news is the FI for sure. All those people who said it would never happen to bikes...let me rub it in your face! On top of this Hondas are easily the best looking bikes in my opinion with the Suzukis being a close second.
Carlo -crf250 2010  July 13, 2009 10:11 PM
sweet bike cant choose between the honda or suzuki guess what ever is cheaper. Lovethe single exhuast the bike is pretty much exactly the same as the 450 just with a 250cc engine :)
Nick -2010 crf250r  July 13, 2009 06:34 PM
All 250s gettin fuel injected now my 144 doesnt have a chance i need to get one. anyone know when it come out?
Rempel -Nice  July 13, 2009 03:30 PM
Nice but i hate to see the dual exhaust go i think im stickin with my 09 next year
Horton -nice bike  July 12, 2009 08:49 PM
Awsome, cant wait to get on one i'll miss the dual exaust though, looked nice.
crf 250r man -2010 honda crf 250r  July 12, 2009 05:22 PM
wow efi 250 thats crazy looks just like the 09 crf 450r and it dont have duel exhust
Michael -2010 CRF250R  July 11, 2009 03:41 PM
i want oneeeeeee!!!!!
06 CRF250R Woods -2010 CRF250R  July 11, 2009 12:26 PM
Nice looking bike. Still like the dual exhaust and hope the FI helps when it gets hot. The 06 gets pretty hot when riding single track and gets pretty cranky when trying to restart. Boyessen water pump on the way so that should help. As for the msrp i would ask for my extra $200 dollars back or ask for a set of Bridstone tires (m403 m404)which have been on the yzf's for the past couple of years instead of the dissapoing dunlops, otherwise should be a pretty sweet bike.
Krayer -2010 crf250r  July 10, 2009 04:54 PM
SWEET bike cant wait to see it in person love it looks great ask now Yamaha or Honda diffidently HONDA