Honda updates its CRF250R with new air forks and power delivery options. See the 2015 motocrosser in action in the 2015 Honda CRF250R First Ride photo gallery and read about all the changes in the 2015 Honda CRF250R First Ride.
- Overall we think the Honda’s SFF-Air forks are the best yet, though we still experienced a rise in pressure towards the end of a 20-minute session in the 100-degree-plus weather.
- The increased power output combined with selectable engine modes and an air fork that actually works well, make it the best 250cc Honda four-stroke yet.
- The 2015 Honda CRF250R has absolutely improved this year, and it does it without a change in price at $7999.
- The new Showa forks shed 2.8 pounds from the front of the CRF.
- While it still may not have the most powerful engine, the excellent chassis allows you to put all of what it does have to use.
- At the rear the Pro-link Showa equipped rear shock matches the front end, although our pro-level tester thought it was slightly soft.
- Honda made just a few changes to increase the muscle from the Unicam mill. Mechanically, the exhaust diameter has been enlarged for more low-end grunt.
- A larger 260mm wave rotor replaces the 240mm unit from last year and the stopping power has improved.
- The inner chamber’s 174 psi acts as the main spring rate and can be adjusted over a range of around 20 psi.
- The 2015 CRF250R now features an easy-to-use engine mode select button.
- One of the major updates to the 2015 CRF250R is the addition of the 49mm Showa Triple Air Chamber Separate Function Fork.
- On the track the new forks performed well after a few trips to the pits for adjustments to air pressure and clickers.
- On the right leg both the compression and rebound damping is adjustable through 16 clicks.