The New CRF250R. The Best Just Got Better.
The best-handling bike in the 250 class just got a whole lot better. That’s because Honda’s CRF250R is all new for 2014, with a major emphasis on doing what a 250 does best: offer precise, nimble, tack-sharp handling. So what did we do? First, we gave it our new, low-CG aluminum frame. Next, there's an updated fork, a new swingarm, a new shock and new linkage ratio. Finally, we added our patented dual-muffler exhaust -- all of these come together to make the new CRF250R handle better than ever.
We didn't stop there. Engine changes include a new, high-compression piston, new cylinder head and porting, a lighter radiator and new dual-stage fuel injection timing that offers crisp low to mid range power. Add it all up and you can see that the bike that Wil Hahn rode to win the 2013 250SX East title is even better for 2014!
Lower CG = Better Handling: By moving the main chassis spars downward, the 2014 CRF250R features a lower center of gravity. The result? Improved handling, and a perfect match of suspension action, steering feedback, and chassis balance and compliance.
Twice as Good: Like our CRF450R, the new CRF250R uses our exclusive twin-muffler exhaust system. Compared to a single-muffler setup, the CRF’s mufflers are way shorter, lower and tucked in much closer to the bike’s center of mass. That helps make the CRF250R more of a “whip and scrub” demon, and also contributes to the bike’s improved power, while keeping it quiet at 94db.
Updated Showa Fork: The CRF250R’s updated Showa fork features new settings with full compression and rebound-damping functions in each leg for balanced, proven performance.
More Control, Less Effort: Developed by our factory racing team, the Honda Progressive Steering Damper is lightweight, compact and enhances cornering ability while reducing rider fatigue.
Not Just More Power. Better Power: A new cylinder head, new higher-compression piston, and new dual-stage PGM-FI timing for the CRF250R’s fuel injection are fine-tuned to work with the new dual exhaust to give you more low-end horsepower and more free-rev up top.