Honda’s CRF250RX is a high-performance trail/enduro machine built to exploit all the advantages a 250 has to offer. And this year, it gets the same major upgrades as our CRF250R motocrosser: new frame and swingarm, head, piston, stronger clutch springs, and more. Best of all, part of that “more” includes more power. Special enduro-ready features include an 18-inch rear wheel, a bigger fuel tank, special suspension settings, a sidestand, and more. It’s all in the name of giving you the best bike in the class.
HRC LAUNCH CONTROL
We’re talking about a special ECU program here: push the button to select the mode, hold the throttle open, release the clutch, and the CRF250RX will do the rest, launching you into the first turn with a big advantage. It turns your bike into a holeshot-seeking machine!
The new CRF250RX is equipped with an effortless electric starter. Convenient and lightweight, it’s a huge deal if you need to restart a stalled bike in the heat of battle.
DOHC ENGINE LAYOUT
The CRF250RX uses a double-overhead-cam (DOHC) engine layout with a unique finger-follower rocker design. Together with the rest of the engine’s architecture (bore and stroke, intake tract, piston, and more), you get more power and a higher redline.
DUNLOP GEOMAX TIRES
The CRF250RX’s Dunlop Geomax tires are specially designed for enduro use. The AT81 tires are spec’d at 80/100-21 for the front and 110/100-18 for the rear. You read that right: the CRF250RX rolls on an 18-inch rear wheel.