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– 2012 Honda CRF250R
2012 Honda CRF250R Review
A Champion Gets Even Better.
Superb handling and excellent power stand as the hallmarks of the CRF250R, and the revised 2012 model ups the ante in the 250 class. A new cylinder head and 46mm throttle body produce a broadened powerband featuring more low-end and midrange torque for an amazing, right-now hit of power. In addition, a new suspension linkage along with updated suspension settings front and rear bestow improved tracking and more precise handling upon the CRF250R, enhancements that make a great-handling bike even better than before. In addition to those changes, longer and wider footpegs deliver more support and Dunlop’s premium MX51 tires cap off championship-caliber credentials that make the CRF250R the bike to beat in 2012.
Of all the classes in motocross, the 250s are one of the toughest. And Honda’s CRF250R is the best—better than ever, in fact, with some great new updates for 2012.
Taking a cue from our revised CRF450R, we’ve changed the rear shock linkage so you get a softer start and a stiffer finish. It responds to small bumps better, but still resists bottoming over really big hits. Fine-tuning the rear travel helps with steering during hard braking and on long, fast downhill sections. New suspension settings front and rear keep the balance right and increase steering precision. In addition, the CRF250R gets a new cyclinder head and new camshaft, and new throttle body, airbox and intake boot, all designed to give you more user-friendly power. And finally we’ve even given the 2012 CRF250R wider, longer footpegs for better grip and comfort and fitted it with premium Dunlop MX51 tires for superior traction in corners and under acceleration.
2012 Honda CRF250R Features and Benefits
New for 2012
– New cylinder head and 46mm throttle body produce a broadened powerband featuring more low-end and midrange torque.
– Updated suspension settings front and rear for improved tracking and more precise handling.
– New foot pegs are wider and longer for more support, and are now silver color.
– New front axle collars add rigidity to the front end, increasing steering precision.
Light Makes Might.
Compact and batteryless, the CRF250R’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system optimizes performance, and improves fuel efficiency.
New front and rear suspension settings and rear shock linkage assembly keep the CRF250R hooked up and out in front. You’ll notice how well it steers the first time out.
New cylinder head, new cam, and new throttle body, airbox, and intake boot all contribute to the CRF250R’s power for 2012. Two-fifties need to make plenty of power, but it has to be usable power. And the CRF250R delivers the way only a Honda can.
Straighten Up and Fly Right.
Developed by our factory racing team, the Honda Progressive Steering Damper is lightweight, compact and enhances cornering ability while reducing rider fatigue.
Fine-tuning your way to the podium.
The CRF250R sets the standards in the Lites class. A perfect balance between performance, responsiveness and rider-friendly ergonomics, we’ve made it even better this year. The new rear shock linkage, new suspension settings, adjusted rear suspension travel and more all help sharpen the CRF250R’s steering precision and increase traction on downhills and under hard braking. The engine upgrades (cylinder head, cam timing, throttle body) give you more power—and, more important, power you can really use. Throw in wider footpegs and new premium Dunlop MX51 tires, and from the time the first start gate drops you’ll know you’re on the best Lites-class MX bike you’ve ever ridden.
2012 Honda CRF250R – US Specifications
USA MSRP Price – See Honda dealer for pricing.
Engine Type 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 76.8mm x 53.8mm
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 50mm throttle body
Ignition Full transistor with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 13.2:1
Valve Train Unicam®, four-valve; 30.5mm intake, titanium; 25mm exhaust, steel
Transmission Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive #520 Chain; 13T/49T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 48mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® Showa single shock with spring preload, 17-position rebound damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns); 12.5 inches travel
Front Brake Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc
Front Tire Dunlop MX51 80/100-21
Rear Tire Dunlop MX51 100/90-19
Rake 27° 12′ (Caster Angle)
Trail 117mm (4.6 inches)
Wheelbase 58.6 inches
Seat Height 37.6 inches
Curb Weight 227 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel?ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.5 gallons
Ground Clearance 12.8 inches
Available Colors Red
Model Id CRF250R
2012 Honda CRF250R – Canada Specifications
Candian MSRP Price – TBA CDN
Details to be announced.