Honda XR250R

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Honda XR250R
Manufacturer
Also called XR250 Baja, XR 250 Baja, XR250 Tornado, XR250R, XR 250 Tornado, XR 250 R, XR 250
Production 2001 - 2008
Class Enduro
Predecessor Honda XR250
Engine
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 73.7mm x 73.7mm
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Top Speed 87 mph (140 km/h)
Horsepower 22.8 HP (17.0 KW) @ 7500RPM
Torque 17.48 ft/lbs (23.7 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. 32 mm keihin
Ignition cdi
Spark Plug DPR8Z '86-95
DR8ES-L '82
CR9EH-9 '96-04
DPR9Z '84-85
D8EA '81
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: monoshock
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 120/80-18
Wheelbase 55.12 inches (1400 mm)
Length 83.86 inches (2130 mm)
Width 33.27 inches (845 mm)
Height 45.71 inches (1161 mm)
Seat Height 33.07 inches (840 mm)
Weight 295.42 pounds (134.0 Kg) (dry), 109.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.4 Gallon (1.50 Liters)
Oil Filter K&N KN-112[1]
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

Brochures ·


The Honda XR250R was a in-line four, four-stroke Enduro motorcycle produced by Honda between 1981 and 2008. It could reach a top speed of 87 mph (140 km/h). Max torque was 17.48 ft/lbs (23.7 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 22.8 HP (17.0 KW) @ 7500 RPM.


Intro[edit]

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

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 73.7mm bore x 73.7mm stroke result in a displacement of just 250.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 90/90-21 front tire and a 120/80-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a monoshock. The XR250 Tornado was fitted with a 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 295.42 pounds (134.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.12 inches (1400 mm) long.

The Honda XR250R is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1981 to 2004.



1981[edit]

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[edit]


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[edit]


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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.


2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2002 Honda XR250R in Red
2002 Honda XR250R in Red


2003[edit]

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[edit]

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




2004 Honda XR250R[edit]

2004 Honda XR250R

The 2003 XR250R is a quarter-liter off-road bike derived from the acclaimed CRF motocross machines, and equipped with enduro-specced components, ready to tackle the rough terrain and beings an excellent lightweight exploration motorcycle.

Dependable and adjustable suspensions and a generous ground clearance offer it excellent terrainability, while its small weight also makes its handling easy for enhanced confidence on tough trails. Muddy paths, sandy trails, vast grass plains, you name it, and the XR250R will get you to the other side.


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References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
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