2022 CRF250R

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Hmm is it just me or you 2 talking about 2 different bikes?Smile )
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3/20/2021 8:31am Edited Date/Time 3/20/2021 8:32am
sjodin73 wrote:
Hmm is it just me or you 2 talking about 2 different bikes?Smile )
Oh man I never even looked at his screenshots before but that's gotta be embarrassing Laughing gotta make sure you're right before telling someone else they're wrong Pinch
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3/20/2021 8:38am
Man am I confused now, I thought this was a Crf250r thread?!
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afk66 wrote:
Man am I confused now, I thought this was a Crf250r thread?!
Haha it is, I think cause one guy mentioned his Yamaha at a point then that confused the conversation Laughing
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afk66 wrote:
Man am I confused now, I thought this was a Crf250r thread?!
GaryC1 wrote:
Haha it is, I think cause one guy mentioned his Yamaha at a point then that confused the conversation Laughing
Yup, that guy asked about the yz250f earlier in the thread and off the rails it went 😂😂

We’re both right just not about the same thing 🤦🏻‍♂️👍
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3/20/2021 9:47am
But on another note...I’m impatiently awaiting Honda’s next 250f. Zero brand loyalty here 🤟
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Ryan625 wrote:
But on another note...I’m impatiently awaiting Honda’s next 250f. Zero brand loyalty here 🤟
Same
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3/20/2021 11:07am
Yeah I’ve not heard a word on the 22 yet.
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3/20/2021 11:33am
If the 22 250 is the all new version, I may look to chop in the 350... is it just me or does saying that out loud feel like cheating? 😂
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luke11 wrote:
If the 22 250 is the all new version, I may look to chop in the 350... is it just me or does saying that out...
If the 22 250 is the all new version, I may look to chop in the 350... is it just me or does saying that out loud feel like cheating? 😂
I’m sure the 22 will be a great bike either way man. 18-21 was the first generation of dual cams for the Honda so they probably learned a lot.
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In previous years have the 250 and 450 been released at the same time or have they always been at different times?
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JHipps835 wrote:
In previous years have the 250 and 450 been released at the same time or have they always been at different times?
450 has always gotten the updates a year before the 250, with new model coming every 4 years
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JHipps835 wrote:
In previous years have the 250 and 450 been released at the same time or have they always been at different times?
Kruse317 wrote:
450 has always gotten the updates a year before the 250, with new model coming every 4 years
Sorry I didn’t mean updates, I meant just the general release of the new bikes. Like are both bikes released the same month each year or does say the 450 come out in May while the 250 comes out in June (examples)
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JHipps835 wrote:
In previous years have the 250 and 450 been released at the same time or have they always been at different times?
Kruse317 wrote:
450 has always gotten the updates a year before the 250, with new model coming every 4 years
JHipps835 wrote:
Sorry I didn’t mean updates, I meant just the general release of the new bikes. Like are both bikes released the same month each year or...
Sorry I didn’t mean updates, I meant just the general release of the new bikes. Like are both bikes released the same month each year or does say the 450 come out in May while the 250 comes out in June (examples)
Oh my bad! I know when it's the brand new model (first year of the 450 or 250) it seems like it is fall, whereas the slightly updated models the following years roll out sooner. I have a 2022 450 showing up late May/early June, which is a lot sooner than I have personally seen in the past with Honda. Ideally wanted the new 250, but doesn't even have an announcement yet and I am bike less right now and who knows on the availability of those 250s if and when they do release.
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Kruse317 wrote:
Oh my bad! I know when it's the brand new model (first year of the 450 or 250) it seems like it is fall, whereas the...
Oh my bad! I know when it's the brand new model (first year of the 450 or 250) it seems like it is fall, whereas the slightly updated models the following years roll out sooner. I have a 2022 450 showing up late May/early June, which is a lot sooner than I have personally seen in the past with Honda. Ideally wanted the new 250, but doesn't even have an announcement yet and I am bike less right now and who knows on the availability of those 250s if and when they do release.
Highly doubt you see a 2022 250 show up in May/June. The 2022 450 is out soon because they didn't get it right on the 2021, so they fixed some small things like tuning and suspension and will call this the "2022", which would have been unchanged had they got it right the first time around.

I would guess the announcement for the 250 comes in June. That's when they came last year. Depending on supply chain stuff, August / September for bikes in dealers.

I am hopeful Honda will follow their usual pattern and release a new 250 the year after a new 450, but who knows what COVID has done to their R&D and supply chain for parts. Japan just declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and Osaka as cases continue to rise there, and they have only vaccinated 1 percent of their population.

Also hopeful that they don't make the same mistakes on the 250 that they did on the 450.
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I am seriously intrigued as to what Honda found and did to their 250's this year, every rider complained about them being so down on power compared to the other bikes, especially the Yamaha. From the looks of it, the HRC CRF250's that both Jett and Hunter are riding seem to have plenty of race winning horsepower and are consistently up front or pulling holeshots and they're not getting pulled nearly as bad as the geico bikes.
Of course this is in sx and the real true test will be outdoors this summer.
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I am seriously intrigued as to what Honda found and did to their 250's this year, every rider complained about them being so down on power...
I am seriously intrigued as to what Honda found and did to their 250's this year, every rider complained about them being so down on power compared to the other bikes, especially the Yamaha. From the looks of it, the HRC CRF250's that both Jett and Hunter are riding seem to have plenty of race winning horsepower and are consistently up front or pulling holeshots and they're not getting pulled nearly as bad as the geico bikes.
Of course this is in sx and the real true test will be outdoors this summer.
As a 2021 Honda 250 owner I've analyzed this a bunch.

I've got an 18 and a 21 sitting in the van right now and it's a world of difference.

My current theory is they haven't figured out the twin cam engine and that additional mass of the second cam robs the bottom.

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I am seriously intrigued as to what Honda found and did to their 250's this year, every rider complained about them being so down on power...
I am seriously intrigued as to what Honda found and did to their 250's this year, every rider complained about them being so down on power compared to the other bikes, especially the Yamaha. From the looks of it, the HRC CRF250's that both Jett and Hunter are riding seem to have plenty of race winning horsepower and are consistently up front or pulling holeshots and they're not getting pulled nearly as bad as the geico bikes.
Of course this is in sx and the real true test will be outdoors this summer.
mtl wrote:
As a 2021 Honda 250 owner I've analyzed this a bunch. I've got an 18 and a 21 sitting in the van right now and it's...
As a 2021 Honda 250 owner I've analyzed this a bunch.

I've got an 18 and a 21 sitting in the van right now and it's a world of difference.

My current theory is they haven't figured out the twin cam engine and that additional mass of the second cam robs the bottom.

But then what did Factory Honda do to make the 21 faster?
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I am seriously intrigued as to what Honda found and did to their 250's this year, every rider complained about them being so down on power...
I am seriously intrigued as to what Honda found and did to their 250's this year, every rider complained about them being so down on power compared to the other bikes, especially the Yamaha. From the looks of it, the HRC CRF250's that both Jett and Hunter are riding seem to have plenty of race winning horsepower and are consistently up front or pulling holeshots and they're not getting pulled nearly as bad as the geico bikes.
Of course this is in sx and the real true test will be outdoors this summer.
mtl wrote:
As a 2021 Honda 250 owner I've analyzed this a bunch. I've got an 18 and a 21 sitting in the van right now and it's...
As a 2021 Honda 250 owner I've analyzed this a bunch.

I've got an 18 and a 21 sitting in the van right now and it's a world of difference.

My current theory is they haven't figured out the twin cam engine and that additional mass of the second cam robs the bottom.

But then what did Factory Honda do to make the 21 faster?
They didn’t. Chase won last year on it. Jett was getting pulled bad in the longer sections by the star yz250f at Indy.
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But then what did Factory Honda do to make the 21 faster?
My best guess is that they invested a lot of time and money into the motor and didn't update parts for 2021.

Big picture, it doesn't matter. A production bike will see a small fraction of the performance engineering the factory bikes get.
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Any spy photos/info from the Japan Nationals yet?
Honda does not have a factory team in the Japan Nationals any more. The lead Honda team is Honda Dream Racing Bells. Their top 250F rider is #2 Kai Oshiro. You can see his bike in this video. Appears to be pretty stock.

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FGR01 wrote:
Honda does not have a factory team in the Japan Nationals any more. The lead Honda team is [url=https://bellsracing.com/]Honda Dream Racing Bells[/url]. Their top 250F rider...
Honda does not have a factory team in the Japan Nationals any more. The lead Honda team is Honda Dream Racing Bells. Their top 250F rider is #2 Kai Oshiro. You can see his bike in this video. Appears to be pretty stock.

Interesting. Do you know if it’s because of budget cuts ?
5/3/2021 10:25pm
So now how are we supposed to know if the '22 is gonna be all new?!!
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Any spy photos/info from the Japan Nationals yet?
FGR01 wrote:
Honda does not have a factory team in the Japan Nationals any more. The lead Honda team is [url=https://bellsracing.com/]Honda Dream Racing Bells[/url]. Their top 250F rider...
Honda does not have a factory team in the Japan Nationals any more. The lead Honda team is Honda Dream Racing Bells. Their top 250F rider is #2 Kai Oshiro. You can see his bike in this video. Appears to be pretty stock.

Do you think when Japanese riders see English letters on their Hondas, that they think it is as sexy as when we see Japanese writing on them?



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Do you think when Japanese riders see English letters on their Hondas, that they think it is as sexy as when we see Japanese writing on...
Do you think when Japanese riders see English letters on their Hondas, that they think it is as sexy as when we see Japanese writing on them?






I hope so
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In all seriousness, if the 2022 CRF 250 was going to be rehashed, wouldn't they have just released pictures of it along with the batch of 450s? Seems like pretty good evidence that it might be a new bike? Now I just need it to weigh 220 lbs and make 45 HP. That's all really...
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mark_swart wrote:
In all seriousness, if the 2022 CRF 250 was going to be rehashed, wouldn't they have just released pictures of it along with the batch of...
In all seriousness, if the 2022 CRF 250 was going to be rehashed, wouldn't they have just released pictures of it along with the batch of 450s? Seems like pretty good evidence that it might be a new bike? Now I just need it to weigh 220 lbs and make 45 HP. That's all really...
They did that with the 450 because they messed it up for 2021. All they had to do is change the springs and the map and release it early as a 2022. So they just put out a press release with the same picture.

This is not as easy to do with a brand new bike, which they are probably still finalizing. No reason to do them at the same time.
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H4L wrote:
Interesting. Do you know if it’s because of budget cuts ?
I don't have any specific info, but I think that's the general consensus. All the factories dropped their direct teams in Japan except for Yamaha.
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