2015 Honda CRF250R
More Tunable, Better Handling. The Best 250 Out There.
Everyone knows the Honda CRF250R is one of the best handling bikes in the class. And for 2015 it just got a lot better, thanks to the addition of its new Showa® Air Fork SFF suspension. We made plenty of other fine-tuning changes as well. One ride, and we know you’ll agree it was worth the wait.
Some of the changes you’ll spot right away—the all-new Engine Mode Select button. It’s an industry first for MX bikes, and it’s going to make tuning your bike for changing track conditions a snap. Other changes include a larger front brake disc, a lighter throttle return spring and larger muffler exit-pipe diameter.
One thing’s for certain—the closer you look, and the more you ride, the more you’re going to realize that the new CRF250R is the best 250 you’ve ever wheeled up to a start gate.
Next Generation Showa Air Fork: Lighter and easier to tune than a conventional-spring fork, the CRF250R’s new Showa® SFF air fork improves suspension reaction and simplifies adjustments for track conditions.
Choose Your Power: This handlebar-mounted button lets you dial in engine power delivery character with a push of your thumb. Choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive, depending on track conditions.
Bigger Front Brake Disc: The CRF250R’s brakes have always been some of the best in the class, but they’re even better this year thanks to a larger front disc (260mm) and a new rear disc shape.
Twice As Good: New for 2015, a larger-diameter exit pipe means more power. The CRF250R’s mufflers are shorter, lower and tucked in much closer to the bike’s center of mass.
- 249cc Unicam Engine: With its high-compression head, relocated exhaust power and Dual Injector fuel-injection timing, the CRF250R’s engine is specifically tuned to work with the dual exhaust to give you more low-end horsepower and more free rev up top, making this the most rideable engine in the class.
- Short Twin-Muffler Exhaust System: Like our CRF450R, the new CRF250R uses an exclusive twin-muffler setup. The mufflers are way shorter and lower tucking in much closer to the bike’s center of mass. That helps make the CRF250R better handling machine, and also contributes to the bike’s improved power. For 2015, the mufflers’ outlet pipes are bigger, too.
- New Muffler Outlet Diameter: Along with its other tuning changes, since the CRF250R’s muffler-outlet pipes that are bigger in diameter this year, you’ll notice a boost in low-end torque feel.
- Engine Mode Select Button: Huge news for 2015, this simple handlebar-mounted button lets you dial in engine power delivery character with a push of your thumb. Choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive, depending on track conditions. If you want to change up the settings, you can reprogram the Smooth and Aggressive modes with our optional HRC Tuning Tool for a custom-tailored power delivery.
- Revised PGM-FI Settings: The revised settings on the CRF250R’s Programmed Fuel Injection help deliver smooth, predictable engine performance. And with our available HRC Fuel Injection Setting Tool, it’s easily adjustable to specific track conditions and you can refine your own settings in place of the smooth and aggressive settings on the engine mode selector.
- New Lighter Throttle Return Spring: The CRF250R’s engine revs fast, and a lighter throttle return spring lets you take advantage of that. At the end of a moto it’s a big deal.
- Next-Generation Aluminum Frame: The CRF250R’s twin-spar aluminum chassis features lower frame spars to help lower the center of gravity and improve center of mass. The result? A machine that’s both responsive and stable, and that’s easier than ever to rail around the next berm.
- Lightweight Rear Subframe: The CRF250R’s twin-muffler setup lets our engineers move the mufflers towards the bike’s center of mass. That also lets us move their mounting points so the subframe can be lighter—and that means improved handling characteristics.
- Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD): The HPSD is designed to work in conjunction with the front and rear suspension to give you unmatched steering precision under braking, acceleration, and in the whoops, ruts, and hardpack. There's nothing like it!
- New Showa Air Fork: The all-new 49mm inverted Showa SSF (Separate Functioning Fork) air fork weighs less than a conventional-spring design, it’s easier to adjust, and it helps keep the front end planted.
- Dunlop MX52FA Tires: Developed using Dunlop’s “block-on-block” technology, the unidirection MX52FA front tire and MX52 rear tire give excellent feedback and traction, and are a perfect complement for the CRF250R’s new suspension.
- Larger Front Brake Rotor: A full 260mm in diameter this year (up to 240mm) and featuring a revised wave profile for lighter weight, the CRF250R’s front disc offers excellent stopping power and also superior lever feel.
- New Rear Wave Disc: The wave-rotor shape of the CRF250R’s rear disc looks sharp, shaves weight, and collects less debris.
- New Rear Disc Guard: Both the front and rear discs get new covers/guards for 2015—small details, but they add up for that difference that gets you to the podium.
- Blacked-Out Accents: New blackened radiator fin guards, rear disk guard and brake line guides look sharp and help the CRF250R stand out from the competition.
- Engine Type: 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
- Bore And Stroke: 76.8 mm x 53.8 mm
- Induction: Dual-Timing Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46 mm throttle body
- Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance
- Compression Ratio: 13.5:1
- Valve Train: Unicam®, four-valve; 30.5 mm intake, titanium; 25 mm exhaust, steel
- Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive: #520 Chain; 13T/49T
- Front Suspension: 49 mm inverted Showa® air fork
- Rear Suspension: Pro-Link® Showa® single shock with spring preload, 12.4 in. travel
- Front Brake: Single 260 mm disc with twin-piston caliper
- Rear Brake: Single 240 mm disc
- Front Tire: Dunlop MX52FA 80/100-21
- Rear Tire: Dunlop MX52 100/90-19
- Rake: 27 deg. 23 min. (Caster Angle)
- Trail: 118 mm (4.6 in.)
- Wheelbase: 58.6 in.
- Seat Height: 37.4 in.
- Curb Weight: 231 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel–ready to ride)
- Fuel Capacity: 1.7 gal.
- Ground Clearance: 12.7 in.
- Available Colors: Red
- Model Id: CRF250R
- Engine Type
- Single-cylinder four-stroke; Unicam®, four-valve; 30.5 mm intake, titanium; 25 mm exhaust, steel
- 249 cc
- Bore and Stroke
- 76.8 mm x 53.8 mm
- Compression Ratio
- Fuel System
- Dual-Timing Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46 mm throttle body
- Full transistor with electronic advance
- Front Suspension
- 49 mm inverted Showa® air fork
- Front Brakes
- Single 260 mm disc with twin-piston caliper
- Front Tire
- Dunlop MX52FA 80/100-21
- Rear Suspension
- Pro-Link® Showa® single shock with spring preload, 12.4 in. travel
- Rear Brakes
- Single 240 mm disc
- Rear Tire
- Dunlop MX52 100/90-19
- Dry Weight
- Curb Weight: 231 lb.
- Fuel Capacity
- 1.7 gal.
- 58.6 in.
- Ground Clearance
- 12.7 in.
- Seat Height
- 37.4 in.
- 4.6 in. (118 mm)
- 27 deg. 23 min.
- Close-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive
- #520 Chain; 13T/49T