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
|Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single DOHC|
|Bore ´ Stroke||79mm x 50.9mm|
|Compression Ratio||13.9 : 1|
|Oil Capacity||1.3 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||8.5 litres|
|Clutch Type||Wet multiplate|
|Transmission Type||Constant mesh|
|Type||Aluminium twin tube|
|Dimensions (L´W´H)||2185mm x 827mm x 1262mm|
|Caster Angle||27.3 degrees|
|Type Front||49mm Showa coil-sprung fork|
|Type Rear||Showa monoshock using Honda Pro-Link system|
|Type Front||Aluminium spoke|
|Type Rear||Aluminium spoke|
|Tyres Front||90/90-21 Dunlop AT81|
|Tyres Rear||110/100-18 Dunlop AT81|
|Front||260mm hydraulic wave disc|
|Rear||240mm hydraulic wave disc|