Ready for the biggest news the off-road riding community is going to hear this year? Introducing the all-new Honda CRF250RX, a high-performance trail/enduro machine built to exploit all the advantages a 250 has to offer. Bigger Baja bikes may get all the attention, but 250 riders know where their bikes really shine: on tight, technical trails that leave those big open-class riders panting and exhausted, while they use the light weight and maneuverability to flick through challenging terrain. So we’ve equipped the new CRF250RX with the same great engine and chassis as the CRF250R motocrosser, but added an 18-inch rear wheel, a bigger fuel tank, special suspension settings, a sidestand, and more. It’s all about giving you the best bike in the class.
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 CRF250RX will do the rest, launching you into the first turn with a big advantage. It turns your bike into a holeshot-seeking machine!
The new CRF250RX 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 CRF250RX uses a double-overhead-cam (DOHC) engine layout with a unique finger-follower rocker design. Together with the rest of the engine’s architecture (bore and stroke, intake tract, piston, and more), you get more power and a higher redline.
The CRF250RX’s Dunlop Geomax tires are specially designed for enduro use. The AT81 tires are spec’d at 80/100-21 for the front and 110/100-18 for the rear. You read that right: the CRF250RX rolls on an 18-inch rear wheel.