Ever since winning our shootout, the 2010 Honda CRF250R has been logging time in our dirt bike testing stable. Read the full review in our 2010 Honda CRF250R Long Term Wrap-Up article.
- We raced the CRF250R at the Dick Jagow GP at Washougal.
- The Honda is one of our favorite handling bikes.
- We raced a muddy 90-minute GP at the 2010 Dick Jagow Memorial GP and never had to pit for fuel.
- After 30 hours of hard use, the Honda is still working almost perfectly.
- We pulled the clutch cover off to inspect and were surprised to see the fiber discs in such good shape.
- If there’s one thing we’ve come to love about the CRF it’s that it lives up to Honda dirt bikes' legendary reputation for durability and build quality.
- Trying to fan the lever out of corners is more difficult with a very on/off engagement.
- The Honda is suck a quick turner that we dropped the fork tubes to help on faster tracks.
- Even though it provided the best holeshots during our simulated test in the shootout, it doesn't guarantee great starts every time!
- One thing we’ve come to appreciate is that despite the diminutive 1.5-gallon fuel tank, the 250R isn’t nearly as thirsty as it big brother.
- Considering that we often put the bike in the hands of our pro testers like Matt Armstrong for photo shoots, gear testing and weekend racing at tracks like Glen Helen, we decided to take a quick look at the valves at the 15 hour mark.
- Our testers started noticing that the shock tended to fade a bit on the longer motos.
- Our Honda CRF250R has continued to be a favorite motocross racer throughout the year and has been a good benchmark for testing.
- Flag-style handguards provide roost protection.
- The Cycra Probend CRM handguards have a new bend in the aluminum which makes room for cables.
- Brush protection helped give the CRF some off-road credibility.