POWER WHERE YOU WANT IT
Horsepower is horsepower; right? Anybody who’s ever raced knows it’s a lot more complicated. Where your bike makes its power is at least as important as how much power it puts out. And that’s where our 2022 Honda CRF250R is a real game changer. Because we’ve made some big improvements to this bike’s engine; giving it way more power and torque in the midrange. And that means it’s easier to ride fast; because the midrange is key in critical track sections like whoops; managing jumps; or blasting out of deep loam and berms. And to handle all that extra torque; we’ve also given it a new nine-plate clutch. Finally; there’s the new single-pipe exhaust; a big contributor to the CRF250R’s lighter overall weight. Plus; the pipe’s design helps slim the bodywork so it’s even easier for you to move around.?Ready to ride; ready to win. And to make a great bike even better; it's eligible for our Red Rider Rewards contingency program.
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Say good-bye to clutch fade—the bike uses a nine-plate design to improve durability and hookup. That means less slip at peak horsepower; better torque transmission through the clutch pack and greater durability. Plus; the clutch pull is lighter; and you get improved engagement feel.
The CRF250R’s 79.0mm bore and short 50.9mm stroke let our engineers create a high-revving engine with plenty of room for large valves. The engine breathes and revs—the two keys to making power in the motocross world.
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 CRF250R will do the rest; launching you into the first turn with a big advantage. It turns your bike into a holeshot-seeking machine!
The CRF250R 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.
The key to riding a 250 fast is to keep it in the powerband. The 2022 CRF250R features a new cam; new valve timing; and a new press-fit cam sprocket along with new ignition timing. Together they boost the critical midrange torque and power significantly; giving you the advantage you need.
By installing the CRF250R’s fuel injector at a 60-degree angle; the injector sprays fuel all the way back to the throttle butterfly. The engine gets a cooler; denser fuel charge for more power and better torque. It’s little details like this that put the CRF250R up front.
Great handling starts with a superior frame; and that’s one place where the CRF250R’s chassis puts you out front. First; it’s light—over a pound and a half lighter than the previous generation’s. By making the frame’s main spars narrow; we save weight; but more important we make the chassis more responsive by fine-tuning the lateral rigidity. The result is a bike that gets into; around; and out of corners faster.
The 49mm Showa®?fork features a conventional spring design that helps increase the CRF250R’s front-suspension precision; handling and feel. The fork’s 39mm piston diameter and 25mm rod diameter are designed to provide a plush feel and supple action.
They may not help you go faster; but the sweet black DID DirtStar rims sure look good.