Competition in the four-stroke, 250cc motocross class is fierce. To stay competitive, bikes must be made better each year, improving on the strengths of the outgoing model while expanding the power and handling envelope. Honda knows this well, as proven by the all-new 2014 CRF250R that has been brought in line with last year’s CRF450R [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Jeff Allen
DSR GP250R Café Racer Darrell Schneider’s first two-wheel custom is this Honda CRF250R-based café racer.
Photographer : James Wirth
Admit it: Riding dirtbikes on the street is fun. Problem is, it looks a bit awkward, like a dune buggy on asphalt. And there’s that whole no-license-plate thing. One solution? Convert your moto-cross bike into a chic café-style road-racer, which is precisely what Darrell Schneider, a well-known classic car restorer from Concord, California, has done [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Brian Blades
Honda is on a roll this year with significant improvements to its CRF line. Revisions to the CRF250R have endowed it with more power, better handling and improved traction, turning a perennial favorite into an even better motorcycle. In the 250cc four-stroke motocross category, more power is always welcome, but where that power is located [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Already a proven win-ner in Cycle World’s 2010 Lites-class shootout, the Honda CRF250R continues to evolve. Not in need of major revisions, it received a few key changes, which refined the package that got a major makeover just a year earlier. Updates include a redesigned muffler, revised engine tuning, an updated steering damper and new [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Middle ground is hard territory to defend. You always have combatants from either side trying to ram home their opinions. So when rumors began to surface a year ago about KTM’s non-conformist 350 SX-F, we, like many of you, wondered if it just might prove to be the perfect combination of power, light weight and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
American Honda has released information on the first of its planned 2011 rollouts. As is usually the case this early in the cycle, the first bikes announced are dirtbikes. Topping the list is a new CRF450R, which received updates to the engine to broaden its powerband with more bottom- to midrange power. Additionally, a new [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
2010 Honda CRF250R – Road Test Honda’s all-new CRF250R is the first 250cc motocrosser to use fuel injection.
You wanna talk new? Okay, how’s this? Except for the wheels, tires and an assortment of nuts and bolts, everything on the 2010 Honda CRF250R is all-new. Everything. The engine is a complete redesign, as are the frame and suspension, and even the bodywork is new. Not only that, this Lites-class Honda now is the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
One motorcycle has dominated Cycle World‘s Best Motocrosser category for seven consecutive years: Honda’s CRF450R. Accolades can be extended 200cc fewer in displacement to its CRF250R stablemate, as well, as its many qualities make the CRF a front-runner in any Lites-class comparison. Unlike the big bike, the 250R didn’t receive a comprehensive redesign for 2009; [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)