The New CRF250RX arrives in Cross-Country Spec

The new CRF250RX arrives in cross-country specification to further strengthen Honda’s off-road line-up. Sharing the frame and engine hardware of the CRF250R motocrosser, it is fully adapted to its role, with 8.5L fuel tank, forged aluminium sidestand and 18-inch rear wheel, plus revisions to power delivery and suspension settings. It also features 3-level HRC Launch Control as standard.

Model updates: The new CRF250RX arrives in cross-country specification to further strengthen Honda’s off-road line-up. Sharing the frame and engine hardware of the CRF250R moto-crosser, it is fully adapted to its role, with 8.5L fuel tank, forged aluminium sidestand and 18-inch rear wheel, plus revisions to power delivery and suspension settings. It also features 3-level HRC Launch Control as standard.

Honda’s CRF250R has shown itself a worthy weapon for battle in the hard-fought MX2 class. For 18YM, it made a giant leap, with a full model change that shared the ‘Absolute Holeshot’ philosophy of the 17YM CRF450R, featuring a new seventh-generation frame, revised geometry and Showa suspension – plus a brand new DOHC engine.

Now Honda is expanding the CRF250R platform and adding a cross-country option to the range; the CRF250RX mirrors the CRF450RX and takes the 19YM CRF250R as a base. Fast, agile and easy to ride, it’s a potent machine, with modifications that tailor it perfectly for its new role, making it equally at home speeding up a root-strewn climb or slicing precious seconds off a special Enduro test.

In common with the CRF450RX, the CRF250RX uses the rock-solid base of its moto-cross sibling and adds the essential ingredients for closed-course cross-country riding. Thus, it features a 8.5L fuel tank (like the CRF450RX), and also uses an 18-inch rear wheel plus revised suspension settings front and rear. Fuelling and ignition mapping have also been adjusted to deliver a softer power delivery compared to the moto-crosser, and a forged aluminium sidestand is fitted as standard.

The CRF250RX also benefits from the upgrades made to the CRF250R for 19YM: engine changes which boost low-rpm torque to gain time out of slower corners

Technical Specifications

ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single DOHC
Displacement 249.4cc
Bore ´ Stroke 79mm x 50.9mm
Compression Ratio 13.9 : 1
Oil Capacity 1.3 litres
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation Fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 8.5 litres
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Ignition Full transistor
Starter Electric
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multiplate
Transmission Type Constant mesh
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Aluminium twin tube
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2185mm x 827mm x 1262mm
Wheelbase 1,486mm
Caster Angle 27.3 degrees
Trail 115mm
Seat Height 961mm
Ground Clearance 329mm
Kerb Weight 111kg
SUSPENSION
Type Front 49mm Showa coil-sprung fork
Type Rear Showa monoshock using Honda Pro-Link system
WHEELS
Type Front Aluminium spoke
Type Rear Aluminium spoke
Tyres Front 90/90-21 Dunlop AT81
Tyres Rear 110/100-18 Dunlop AT81
BRAKES
Front 260mm hydraulic wave disc
Rear 240mm hydraulic wave disc

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