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Honda XR250R
Manufacturer Honda
Production 81-04
Engine 250
Sparkplug DPR8Z '86-95
DR8ES-L '82
CR9EH-9 '96-04
DPR9Z '84-85
D8EA '81
Front Tire 3.00-21 '81 , '82 , '84-85
80/100-21 '86-95 , '96-04
Rear Tire 6340 '82
4.60-17 '84-85
100/100-18 '96-04
110/100-18 '86-95
4.00-18 '81
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The Honda XR250R is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1981 to 2004.

Intro

Prior to 1981 the XR250R didn't have the "R" suffix at the end and was simply called the XR250.


1981

1981 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'81 was sold in 1981 in Tahitian Red. The side cover and headlight cowl panels were black. The "XR" side cover logo was black. The engine color is solid black. The front wheel was 21" while the back was 17". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with two head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME010*BM200022.

1981 Honda Motorcycle Full-Line Brochure

1982

1982 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'82 was sold in 1982 in Tahitian Red. The side covers and headlight cowl panels were white. The "XR" side cover decal was white. The engine color was black with polished cylinder head fins. The front wheel was 21" while the back was 17". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with two head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME010*CM300008.

1984

1984 Honda XR250R
1984 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'84 was sold in 1984 in Flash Red. The number plate panels were yellow. The seat and tool bag were blue. The fork boots were black. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The front wheel was 21" while the back was 17". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with 2 carburetors and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed.

  • Engine: RFVC radial valve, 199cc dual-carburetor
  • Suspension: Pro-Link™ rear suspension
  • Wheelbase: 1365mm (53.7 in.)
  • Dry weight: 100 kg (220.4 lb)
  • Seat height: 905mm (35.6 in.)
  • Front wheel travel: 254mm (10 in.)
  • Rear wheel travel: 246mm (9.7 in.)
  • The serial number began JH2ME060*EK000001.

1985

1985 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'85 was sold in 1985 in Flash Red. The Honda wing tank decal was red, white, and blue. The "250R" tank decal was white and blue. The fork boots and shock springs were blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The seat and tool bag were blue. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The front wheel was 21" while the back was 17". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with 2 carburetors and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*FK100003.

1986

1986 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'86 was sold in 1986 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The gas tank and number plate panels were red. The fenders, frame, side covers, and headlight cowl were white. The engine color is silver with gold case covers. The seat and tool bag were blue. The fork boots and shock springs were blue. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*GK200001.

1987

1987 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'87 was sold in 1987 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The "XR" gas tank decal had a new design likewise the "250R" seat graphic. The gas tank and number plate panels were red. The fenders, frame, side covers, and headlight cowl were white. The seat and tool bag were blue. The fork boots and shock springs were blue. The engine color is silver with gold case covers. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*HK300001.

1988

1988 Honda XR250R


The XR250R'88 was sold in 1988 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The front fender, frame, side covers, and headlight cowl were white. The rear fender was red. The fork boots and shock springs were red. The gas tank and number plate panels were red. The seat and tool bag were blue. The engine color is silver with gold case covers. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*JK400001.


1989

1989 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'89 was sold in 1989 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The front and rear fenders were both red. There was a new style wing logo on the gas tank. A white "XR" in outline was on a red seat. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*KK500001.

1990

1990 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'90 was sold in 1990 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The tank, seat, and fork boots were red. The fenders, frame, and handguards were white. The "250R" tank logo and side cover panel were blue. The "Pro-Link" swingarm decal was red outline. The front fork was a cartridge type. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*LK600003.

1991

1991 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'91 was sold in 1991 in Shasta White with Rainbow Blue. The seat was red; but the fork boots and side cover panels were blue. The "XR" logo on the tank was red and blue. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*MK700001.


1992

1992 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'92 was sold in 1992 in Shasta White with Rainbow Blue. The gas tank and seat had new graphics. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*NM800004.

1993

1993 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'93 was sold in 1993 in Shasta White with Rainbow Blue. The gas tank and seat logos were redesigned. The width of the footpeg was increased. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*PM900001.

1994

1994 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'94 was sold in 1994 in Shasta White with Real Blue. The gas tank "XR" graphic was redesigned so that the "XR was blue outlined in red and the "HONDA" was red. The "200R" graphic on the seat was also redesigned. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*RM000001.

1995

1995 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'95 was sold in 1995 in Shasta White with Uranus Violet. The gas tank logos were redesigned so that the "XR" was red outlined in violet and the "HONDA" was violet. The "250R" graphic on the seat was also redesigned. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*SM100001.


1996

1996 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'96 was sold in 1996 in Ross White with Uranus Violet. The rear sub frame was removable. The head pipes were stainless steel. The seat was violet with red. The engine had an all-new dry-sump RFVC. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME080*TM000004.

1997

1997 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'97 was sold in 1997 in Ross White with Black. The gas tank logo was redesigned again. The seat was black with red. The fork boots were black. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME080*VM100001.

1998

1998 Honda XR250R



The XR250R'98 was sold in 1998 in Ross White. The gas tank logo was redesigned. There was also a new type of rear sub frame. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME080*VM100001.


2002

2002 Honda XR250R in Red
2002 Honda XR250R in Red


2003

2003 Honda XR250R


  • Engine: 249cc RFVC air-cooled single-cylinder
  • Bore and stroke: 73.0 x 59.5 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.2:1
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance
  • Final drive: O-ring sealed chain 13T/48T
  • Front suspension: 41mm leading-axle Kayaba cartridge fork with compression-damping adjustment; 269mm (10.6 in.) travel
  • Rear suspension: Pro-Link Kayaba single-shock with spring-preload, compression- and rebound-damping adjustment; 369mm (10.6 in.) travel
  • Front tire 80/100-21
  • Rear tire: 110/100-18
  • Ground clearance: 315mm (12.4 in.)
  • Seat height: 914mm (36.0 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
  • Dry weight: 109 kg (240 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 9.1 liters (including 1.9 liters reserve)
  • Honda Genuine Accessories™: HRC power-up kit, 430mm work stand

2004

2004 Honda XR250R
2004 Honda XR250R


  • Engine Type: 249cc air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 73.0mm x 59.5mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; four-valve RFVC
  • Carburetion: 30mm piston-valve
  • Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final Drive: #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/48T
  • Front Suspension: 41mm leading-axle Kayaba cartridge fork with 20-position compression-damping adjustability; 10.6-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link Kayaba single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability; 10.6-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake: Single disc
  • Front Tire: 80/100-21
  • Rear Tire: 100/100-18
  • Rake: 24.8 degrees
  • Trail: 92.0mm (3.6 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 55.1 inches
  • Seat Height: 36.0 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 12.4 inches
  • Dry Weight: 240.0 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gallons, including 0.5-gallon reserve
  • Emissions: California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • Available Colors: Red
  • Warranty: 6 months

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