2017 Honda CRF250R

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2017 Honda CRF250R
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First Impressions: 2017 Honda CRF250R

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For years now, Honda has had arguably the most nimble bike in the 250F field, but has struggled some years with their overall power. Per Honda's view on their motocross models, they tend to lean towards easier-to-ride, over pure power to the ground. But in 2016, Honda made a host of engine changes which on paper brought it closer to the top of the class. On the track however, it's still kept the easy-to-ride mentality, which can hide the overall improvements they've actually made. With the main focus being on the 450 for 2017, the 250 hasn't received any notable changes, but it does give us a chance to take a second look at what gains Honda has made in the past few seasons.

2017 CRF250R

The Good:

the motor is great and so is the frame geometry

The Bad:

The air forks are really stiff

Overall Review:

great bike overall it is ready to rip and fly around the tracks


Product Honda CRF250R
Model Year 2017
Engine Size 250cc
Engine Type Four-Stroke
Engine Displacement 249cc
Bore x Stroke 76.8mm x 53.8mm
Compression Ratio 13.5:1
Fuel System Dual-Timing Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm throttle body
Ignition Full transistor with electronic advance
Transmission Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive #520 Chain; 13T/49T
Suspension Front 49mm inverted Showa SFF-TAC Air fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 inches travel
Suspension Rear Pro-Link Showa single shockwith adjustable spring preload, 17-position rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns); 12.3 inches travel
Brakes Front Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Brakes Rear Single 240mm disc
Tires Front Dunlop MX52F 80/100-21
Tires Rear Dunlop MX52 100/90-19
Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Seat Height 37.4 inches
Wheelbase 58.6 inches
Ground Clearance 12.7 inches
Rake/Trail 27° 23' (Caster Angle)/ 118mm (4.6 inches)
Fuel Capacity 1.7 gallons
Curb Weight 231 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel–ready to ride)
Price $7,599
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