Look at photos of the 2012 Honda CRF250X in action and see the up-close details. Read the full details in the 2012 Honda CRF250X Comparison.
- Honda's CRF250X makes its comeback for 2012 with an updated look, but it’s the same bike that’s been providing Red Riders with loyal performance for years.
- Braking comes from a twin-piston Nissin caliper up front and single-piston out back with 240mm rotors on both ends.
- Overall, our testers were more satisfied with the Honda’s sticks than they were with the Yamaha’s.
- This bike needs a little more power and cleaner jetting, which can easily be found in the aftermarket.
- The CRF felt more roomy and comfortable for all-day rides that required a decent amount of time in the saddle.
- 2012 Honda CRF250X Comparison
- Red engineers have kept the weight at 250 pounds with a full 1.9 gallons of fuel, nine pounds less than the Yamaha.
- The CRF was praised by all for its comfortable and precise handling.
- Lighter weight and a feathery clutch make getting over obstacles extra easy, but where's the skidplate?
- The CRF is comfortable straight away, which allows our testers to feel right at home behind the Renthal handlebars.
- The ergonomic package and chassis are the first things our riders commented on.
- The kickstand sticks out much wider than the Yamaha's. It makes for a more stable platform, but can also catch on trail debris.
- The layout comes from a fourth-generation twin-spar aluminum chassis. The side spars have deep indents that help keep the bike thin between the rider’s knees.
- Our testers loved the handlebar arrangement.
- Every person complained about the ridiculous odometer. The mechanical system is blocky and offers only one function.
- As with many carbureted four-strokes, the CRF suffers from a bog on the bottom end when the throttle is opened quickly, which isn’t helped any by the extra smog equipment.
- The 250X uses a 47mm inverted twin-chamber Showa cartridge fork with 16 positions of adjustment on both rebound and compression.
- Four out of six test riders preferred the Honda over the Yamaha.