Honda CRF250

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Honda CR250
Also called CR250M, CRM250AR, CRM 250 AR, CRF 250 F, CR250F, CR 250 F, CRF250F, CRF250L ABS, CRF250M, CRF250RE, CRF250L Rally ABS, CRF250R DELETE, CRF250RX, CRF250XRL, CRF250L Rally, CRF250R, CRF250X, CR250R, CRF250L, CRF 250 X, CRF 250 R, CR 250 R, CR 250
Production 1974 - 2019
Class Motocross
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 79.0mm x 50.9mm
Compression ratio 10.7
Top Speed 87 mph (140 km/h)
Horsepower 28.7 HP (21.4 KW) @ 9000RPM
Torque 17.85 ft/lbs (24.2 Nm) @ 8000RPM
Fuel System injection. dual-timing programmed fuel injection (pgm-fi), 46mm throttle body
Ignition full transistor
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: multi plate wet clutch
Suspension Front: 49mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted telescopic showa spg coil-spring fork.
Rear: pro-link system; fully adjustable showa single shock
Brakes Front: single disc. two-piston calipers.
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 120/90-19
Wheelbase 58.31 inches (1481 mm)
Length 85.91 inches (2182 mm)
Width 32.6 inches (828 mm)
Height 50.2 inches (1275 mm)
Seat Height 37.8 inches (960 mm)
Weight 223.11 pounds (101.2 Kg) (dry), 108.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.48 Gallon (1.80 Liters)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 1.66 Gallon (6.28 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 3.22 liters/100 km (31.1 km/l or 73.05 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Honda CRF250R was a single cylinder, four-stroke Enduro motorcycle produced by Honda between 1974 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 87 mph (140 km/h). Max torque was 17.85 ft/lbs (24.2 Nm) @ 8000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 28.7 HP (21.4 KW) @ 9000 RPM.


The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 79.0mm bore x 50.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 249.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multi plate wet clutch.


It came with a 80/100-21 front tire and a 120/90-19 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. two-piston calipers. in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 49mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted telescopic showa spg coil-spring fork. while the rear was equipped with a pro-link system; fully adjustable showa single shock. The CRF250R was fitted with a 1.66 Gallon (6.28 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 223.11 pounds (101.2 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.31 inches (1481 mm) long.

2004 Honda CRF250X[edit]

2004 Honda CRF250X

Equipped with an electric starter which makes taking off effortless, the 2003 CRF250X is a great small-to-middleweight off-road machine. Based on the CRF motocross bikes, the CRF250X is a version upgraded with off-road, enduro-compliant parts, ready to offer a thrilling experience in the toughest of environments.

Solid suspensions and a higher seat put the rider in control, offering a comfortable ground clearance and excellent obstacle surmounting capabilities. The Throttle Position Sensor ensures precise acceleration and predictable power deployment for tackling the rough terrain.

2004 Honda CR250R[edit]

2004 Honda CR250R

If there's no F on the MX Honda bikes' side panels, this means we're dealing with a 2-stroke machine, and this spells massive fun with almost twice the power for the same displacement. The 2004 Honda CR250R was, at its launch, the only bike to ever go undefeated in the AMA National 250cc Motocross Championship, having won 24 out of 24 races it entered.

Light, powerful and boasting exceptional handling, the 2003 CR250R is a true champion's bike. For younger riders, this machine is a must in their career, before taking the final step to the 450cc class. Great for off-road fun, too, this machine will deliver outstanding performance of the forest trail or out in the wild.

2004 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2004 Honda CRF250R 2004 Honda CRF250R

The 2003 CRF250R is the 4-stroke version of Honda's quarter-liter motocross machine, a beast engineered to be lightweight and boast plenty of punch for the most grueling of tracks. Great as a competition bike, the CRF250R is obviously an amazing motorcycle for fun with your friends in location far from asphalt and main roads.

Whether you like the smooth rumble of the 4-stroke engines more than you enjoy 2-stroke machines, and are looking for a motorcycle which can race just as it effortlessly strolls across plains and forest trails, the 2003 CRF250R may be one of the best choices.

2006 Honda CR250R[edit]

2006 Honda CR250R

The 2005 Honda CR250R is one of the benchmarks in the world of 2-stroke motocross and supercross machines. Having won innumerable races, this bike is the epitome of Honda's philosophy: keeping things simple and endowing them with what it takes to win race after race.

The winning recipe only received minor revisions for the next model year, being hard even for Honda to improve a bike which was already close to perfection. Suspensions have been revised for an even better response under tough racing conditions, too.

2006 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2006 Honda CRF250R

Just like its bigger sibling, the 2005 CRF250R has received a lot of upgrades in the technical areas. The engine got a new head porting, with new camshaft profiles, a new mapping which delivers more torque, a new side-electrode spark plug, lighter covers, stiffer clutch springs, and upgraded shift drum, forks and shafts for more precise shifting.

The exhaust has also been redesigned for better mass centralization, and the bike's suspensions have also been reworked. As for the rest, the 2005 CRF250R remains the same brawny, dependable, winning motocross machine, loaded with race-grade parts and ready to deliver holeshot after holeshot on the track.

2006 Honda CRF250X[edit]

2006 Honda CRF250X

Boasting the same top-drawer terrainability like its bigger sibling, the 2005 Honda CRF250X is an even nimbler machine, thanks to its lighter build and more slender profile. The 2005 iteration of the CRF250X brings a host of new parts, including new swingarm and monoshock body, a new rear hub, a better intake valve, the cable brackets and fork guards of the CRF450X and factory-inspired graphics.

2007 Honda CRF250X[edit]

2007 Honda CRF250X

If you think that a 450cc off-road machine is too much for your skills or needs, Honda has just the right replacement, in the shape of the 2006 CRF250X. Sporting all the race-grade components and features one expects to find in a top-drawer enduro machine, Honda brings a a ton of enhancements to the 2006 CRF250X.

The bike gets a CRF250R-inspired cylinder head, new piston rings, a revised mapping, new throttle pump and linkage, throttle cable linkage, a lighter front hub,,a stronger clutch basket and a lightweight chain guide.

2007 Honda CR250R[edit]

2007 Honda CR250R

Surprisingly powerful for it's displacement, the 2006 CR250R is the epitome of lightweight 2-stroke motocross machinery. Light, easy to flip and fun to ride on the dirt ruts, this bike has won countless AMA motocross and supercross championships. Loaded with a lot of works-grade parts and technologies, the machine stands as a testimony of Honda's bike-making excellence.

2006 brings revised Showa suspensions, offering the same reliability and performance one could ever expect from a top-notch bike. With even the most minute of details carefully engineered to offer enhanced performance and rideability, the 2006 CR250R is an all-out race machine engineered for winning.

2007 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2007 Honda CRF250R

2-stroke bikes aren't your thing? No problem, Honda knows that some fellows would rather go for a 4-stroke quarter-liter motocross beast, and there it is: the 2006 CRF250R, with a heap of enhancements and revised parts, now better than ever to fly though the ruts.

2006 brings almost an entirely new Unicam engine, loaded in the 4th generation twin-spar aluminum frame, and with optimized rider ergonomics for better handling and more aggressive styles.

2008 Honda CRF250X[edit]

Built by serious engineers for serious riders, the 2007 CRF250X is a zero-compromise machine, sworn to provide holeshot starts and as many wins as riders can count. One of the benchmarks in the MX world, this bike comes with a revised Unicam quarter-liter engine, a lightweight chassis, a very well balanced power deployment for optimal traction in multiple scenarios and updated wave rotors.

Equally glorious as a racing bike and as a trail machine for weekend fun, the 2007 CRF250X will put a big smile on the riders' faces, after the initial adrenaline rush dies out.

2008 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2008 Honda CRF250R 2008 Honda CRF250R

Welcome to the world of real MX-racing, throw a leg over the 2007 CRF250R and prepare to be blown away! If you think that a quarter-liter bike is tame and lazy, then the CRF250R will be happy to change your mind with it brawny Unicam engine and the heap of upgrades. Almost the entire engine was changed with better-performing parts, and the power deliver was also tuned for a more thrilling experience.

Honda added their Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) to the bike and together with the racing-specced Showa adjustable suspensions it will provide better tracking and a more precise directional control. Works-style rotors reduce weight, while the updated bodywork also comes in a special black livery.

2009 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2009 Honda CRF250R

The 2008 version of the acclaimed Honda CRF250R has received a lot of upgrades and revisions over the previous models, raising the bar in terms of off-road performance even higher. The bike got a new combustion chamber shape, a revised exhaust header, new transmission gears, a revised shift drum, and multiple aesthetic upgrades.

The brakes have also been revised, new works- style rotors came in place, and received a performance hike, too. By far one of the most popular choices in the world of quarter-liter off-road machines, the 2008 edition of the Honda CRF250R is definitely a better machine.

2009 Honda CRF250X[edit]

2009 Honda CRF250X

The 2008 Honda CRF250X offers a wonderful mix of power and enhanced, racing-class maneuverability: light and extremely sturdy, this bike can take on the toughest trails with no signs of effort. The high-revving, high-compression Unicam engine brings in all the race-bred brawn for a reassuring feel of being in control regardless of how rough the terrain is.

For either weekend racing or recreational adventures on less trodden forest trails, the 2008 CRF250X is a great choice: equally alluring for seasoned bikers and new ones, this off-road machine will provide tons of fun to those who don't mind getting a bit dirty.

2010 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2010 Honda CRF250R

If you feel you're not ready for the big-bore motocross bikes, you could try and swing a leg over the 2009 CRF250R, one of Honda's iconic MX machines dripping with accolades in official racing championships and in more "friendly races". You're going to enjoy the amazing maneuverability of the CRF250R and it's lightweight constructiopn, two rather uncanny characters for a bike which feels like a much bigger one, from the power deployment point of view.

The outstanding performance is doubled by the Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), ensuring much more precise tracking on rough ground. A revised, narrower aluminum frame and the all-new Showa suspensions make the 2009 CRF250R the perfect machine for a holeshot victory. Cue the new bodywork and muffler and get ready for the adrenaline rush!

2011 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2011 Honda CRF250R 2011 Honda CRF250R

Welcome to quarter-liter off-road excellence: the 2010 Honda CRF250R is here to show just how good middleweight MX bikes can be. Light, seemingly even lighter than what bike in its class should be, this machine packs an awesome punch, with the 4-stroke engine delivering a blasting deployment of power and torque. Control also improved for 2010, as the new Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) now sports a larger piston for better and more precise steering.

Revised fork and monoshock valving, a new muffler and other engine tweaks have increased the might of the 2010 Honda CFR250R, carrying on the racing heritage and making this bike stand tall as one of the benchmarks of the segment.

2012 Honda CRF250X[edit]

2012 Honda CRF250X

There hardly was a bike more maneuverable than the Honda CRF250X. This particular quarter-liter machine set standards so high in enduro and trail riding, that years after its introduction it still gives the competition a hard time. Light and extremely nimble regardless of the terrain, the 2011 iteration of the CRF250X is derived from the acclaimed MX 250cc-class machinery, a constant podium presence.

The racing-specced suspensions received some fine tuning for a more reassuring feel while the re-geared transmission can now handle whatever conditions the 2011 Honda CRF250X may come across. Works-like rotors were added for exceptional stopping power and a more precise steering in high-speed riding.

2012 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2012 Honda CRF250R

The 2011 Honda CRF250R is the expression of quarter-liter off-road bike performance. Engineered from ground up to claim victory after victory in the toughest MX competitions, the new machine boats new cylinder heads and a revised 46mm throttle body, new settings for both front and rear suspensions, longer and wider foot pegs for an enhanced feel and new front axle collars for firmer tracking.

Light and unbelievably maneuverable, the 2011 Honda CRF250R is capable to provide quite a thrill, as most riders report the bike feels like a 450cc-class machine in a smaller, easier-to-handle guise. If bog-bore bikes are not exactly your main crush, the quarter-liter CRF250R will surely appeal to you.

2012 - 2015 Honda CRF250L[edit]

2012 - 2015 Honda CRF250L 2012 - 2015 Honda CRF250L 2012 - 2015 Honda CRF250L

The 2012 Honda CRF250L is a step up from the CRF230L and its carbureted air-cooled 223cc SOHC engine. The new CRF250L is powered by a fuel-injected liquid-cooled DOHC four-valve Single Honda claims delivers “satisfying” torque at low revs and smooth acceleration at high rpms.

2013 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2013 Honda CRF250R

Enter the revised 2012 CRF250R, a competition bike with updated features for an even more exhilarating off-road experience. 2012 brings a new cylinder head and 46mm throttle body, for more power spread across the whole rpm range and a more responsive feel. The rear suspension linkage was changed, and the front suspensions also got upgrades, to work with the stiff frame and provide an even more sharp tracking around corners.

The bike was developed together with the works team and MX riders for obtaining a bike which can actually deliver victories to motorcyclists who are not afraid to ask for them.

2013 Honda CRF250X[edit]

2013 Honda CRF250X

For both track and trail, the 2012 CRF250X is ready to deliver top-notch performance and being re-engineered to comply with the demands of off-road riding, it also sports the right balance between weight and power, for a non-intimidating ride. The bike is powered by a modified Unicam engine which makes it very agile even when the going gets really tough.

Despite the fact that this machine is a competition-focused one, it can be used as a recreational bike for off-road explorations and single-track fun. It embeds multiple works-derived technologies and will take riders closer to what real racing feels like.

2013 Honda CRF250L[edit]

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The 2012 CRF250L is one nifty dual-sport Honda machine, created for those who value great mileage, consistent power, simplicity and road worthiness. Derived from the race-winning dirt machines, the CRF250L can be equally surprising on trail and road. The compliant suspensions are also providing excellent asphalt grip, while the race-grade suspensions ensure a very good riding stance on any surface.

A street-legal machine, the 2012 CRF250L is equipped with head- and tail-lights, turn signals and a license plate, so you can ride it to work on a daily basis and maybe take the long way home. Nimble and built like a tank, the 2012 CRF250L can fit both your commuter and off-road fun bills.

2013 - 2015 Honda CRF250M[edit]

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Tough, nervous and based on the highly-popular CRF250L, the 2013 CRF250M is an excellent supermoto machine to scrape both the track asphalt and the city roads. It packs revised suspensions to match the wider road-worthy tires and it A2 license-compliant. Light and exceptionally agile, this quarter-liter beast is exceedingly fun thanks to its punchy torque.

A compact bike for effortless city slicing, the 2013 CRF250M also comes with an updated digital dash and epitomizes the dual-purpose small-displacement philosophy: fun as a beginner bike and even funnier as experience builds up.

2014 Honda CRF250R[edit]

2014 Honda CRF250R 2014 Honda CRF250R

2013 brings a heavily-updated bike, with almost everything having received at least revisions, of not changed at all. A new aluminum frame with a low center of gravity, a new swingarm, updated fork a new rear shock with revised linkage and a completely new exhaust system, the 2013 CRF250R rides even better than before.

The engine got a new high-compression piston, a new cylinder head and new porting, wile the radiator became lighter. A new dual-stage injection is also present for impeccable performance.

2016 Honda CRF250L[edit]

If motorcycling is all about practicality, the CRF250L is still one of the best choices you can make. Awesome fuel economy. Tough, go-anywhere construction. A simple, reliable single-cylinder Honda engine with a wide powerband. An upright seating position that’s comfortable for a wide range of riders, from short to tall, beginner to expert.

2017 Honda CRF250L[edit]

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The 2017 Honda CRF250L has a 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine has more bottom-end torque and high rpm power, with a linear delivery. Peak power of 24 HP (18.2kW) @ 8,500rpm with peak torque of 22.6Nm (16.7 ft-lb) @ 6,750rpm.

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