The 250 motocross class just might be the most competitive in all of racing. If you give an inch on the track; there are 20 or 30 other guys waiting to eat your lunch and use you for traction. First lesson: Winning starts with the holeshot; and getting the holeshot is where Honda’s CRF250R excels. We gave it an all-new DOHC engine last year; and this year we’ve continued with upgrades and refinements. Lesson number two: Hold on to the lead once you’ve got it. On a 250 this can be tough; especially in the slower corners. No problem on a 2019 CRF250R—we’ve made specific improvements in power delivery to give you that critical edge in the tight stuff. The open-class guys can just point and shoot here; but on a 250 that’s where a race is won and lost; by inches. So use every advantage you have; because you know what? There’s going to be someone else on the starting line riding a 2019 CRF250R; and if you’re not; you’ll end up behind them.Features may include:
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 CRF250R’s fuel-injection system sprays twice per intake cycle. That helps increase fuel atomization without adding the weight or complexity of a second injector. The better fuel atomization means more power in the midrange and on over rev—you’ll feel it the first time you race.
The 49mm Showa fork features a conventional spring design that helps increase the CRF250R’s front-suspension precision; handling and feel. The 39mm piston diameter and 25mm rod diameter guarantee a plush feel and supple action.