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2016 Honda CRF250X Review
2016 Honda CRF250X on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Track Proven. Trail Ready…
Skilled off-roaders seek a bike that offers an ideal balance of power and size, performance and handling. That’s why we built the CRF250X.
Based on our popular and podium-friendly MX racer, the CRF250X is powered by a four-stroke Unicam® engine modified for optimum off-road riding. We’ve also specially tuned the suspension for the trails, and given the rugged transmission wide-ratio gearing to handle whatever conditions you come across.
Then there’s the electric starter that puts you on the fast track with the push of a button. So take a look at the CRF250X. We think you’ll like what you see.
The new CRF250X combines light weight, strong, versatile power, confidently responsive handling and unrivalled fun in one of the finest dirt bikes to be found in the world of off-road riding. For 2016, the 15YM CRF250X will come as standard with: Upgraded Yoshimura exhaust system; Black and red seat cover; Black plastics and Black Graphics.
A bike without equal
What makes it so good?
Start with a compact, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine with a Unicam® 4-valve head that churns out dynamic bursts of power with a smooth, responsive delivery. Wrap it up in a lightweight, race ready aluminium twin-spar frame and add compliant, high quality suspension to provide traction in the toughest conditions. Style with aggressive bodywork that turns heads, and you have the CRF250X.
With its Unicam® cylinder head, this liquid-cooled four-stroke puts out loads of power over a wide rpm band for maximum trail performance.
Our push-button electric starter offers all-around convenience, whether you’re starting out on your ride or quickly restarting in tough conditions.
2016 Honda CRF250X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Dominate In The Dirt.
Along with its powerful and lightweight engine, the CRF250X has dozens of smart features like works-type front and rear-brake discs, a narrow fuel tank that’s easy to move around and an 18-inch rear wheel for superior tire selection and traction. In short, all the attention to detail you’d expect in a Honda.
2016 Honda CRF250X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Engine & Drivetrain
Twin-sump lubrication system separates the oil supply for the crankshaft, piston and valve train from the clutch and transmission. This ensures a cool supply of oil to the clutch, eliminates clutch and transmission material contamination of the engine oil, reduces the amount of circulating oil, and permits the use of a smaller oil pump.
Steady cruising speed
Carburetor features a throttle position sensor (TPS) and an accelerator pump that help maintain linear throttle response throughout the rpm range.
37 mm Keihin FCR-type carburetor features four rollers on the flat slide, resulting in very light throttle effort, smooth operation, crisp throttle response and excellent rideability.
Performance & durability
Double-carburized connecting rod utilizes a big-end needle bearing for maximum high-rpm performance and durability. Nikasil cylinder lining is lightweight and provides cooler and quieter operation for extended engine life.
High RPM power
Forged 12.9:1-compression slipper piston is lighter than a conventional design, revving quickly while maintaining excellent cylinder sealing and high-rpm power.
Incredibly light weight
Unicam valve train features a carburized single camshaft that directly actuates two 31 mm titanium intake valves. The camshaft exhaust lobe actuates two 26 mm steel exhaust valves via a forked, low-friction, roller rocker-arm. Lightweight titanium intake valves permit use of smaller valve springs, reducing overall engine height. Vertically split crankcases feature a built-in oil pump, reducing weight compared to a conventional design.
Superb cold or hot starting
Lightweight, compact, internal auto decompressor system provides superb cold-starting and hot-starting operation.
Electric starter drives the clutch side of the crankshaft to provide superior lubrication to starter gears, and produce a narrow engine with a short, strong crankshaft.
Powerful 4-stroke 249 cc liquid-cooled four-valve Unicam engine is designed to produce power across a wide rpm band for easy-to-control operation. Unicam valve train provides the light weight of a compact single-cam design and the optimum combustion chamber shape for maximum power at all engine rpm.
Chassis & Suspension
Reduces unsprung weight
240 mm wave-style front and rear brake discs reduce unsprung weight.
HRC works-type rear brake system integrates the rear master cylinder and fluid reservoir, eliminating the need for a remote master cylinder reservoir and hose assembly.
Improved turning & handling
Compact dual-piston front brake caliper, anodized aluminum brake pistons and lightweight front brake disc minimize unsprung weight for improved turning and handling.
Rear shock damper piston diameter is 50 mm for consistent performance under demanding riding conditions.
Handles all situations
Pro-Link single-shock rear suspension system features a fully adjustable Showa rear damper and 313 mm (12.3 inches) of wheel travel, separate low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns) compression damping adjusters, and 17-position rebound damping adjustment.
Lightweight 47 mm inverted Showa twin-chamber cartridge fork with aluminum dampers is derived from the CRF250R and features settings unique to the CRF250X. The fork offers 315 mm (12.4 inches) of travel, and 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability. The inner surface of the front fork outer-tubes receives the same honing treatment as works bikes for low-friction operation.
Front wheel features large-diameter front axle and wide wheel-bearing span for excellent rigidity. Rear-axle diameter of 25 mm and large-diameter bearings provide optimum rigidity to withstand torturous off-road conditions.
18-inch rear wheel features the same lightweight rear hub and HRC works-type lightweight aluminum spoke nipples as used on the CRF250R.
Semi-double-cradle twin-spar aluminum frame features a single large-diameter tapered downtube. Two rugged box-section rails attach to the base of the downtube and support the engine. A forged aluminum steering head provides a compact and extremely durable mount for the frame spars and engine downtube. In addition, tall swingarm pivot plates and narrow frame spars create a narrow overall frame cross-section for superb rider comfort and manoeuvrability. Swingarm features a dual-axis, double-taper design with a large cast-aluminum cross-member.
Stainless steel clutch cable for long life.
Comfortable, durable controls and high-quality fasteners.
Removable rear subframe allows easy maintenance.
Chain guide material offers improved wear resistance, and service life is five times greater than conventional materials.
Reduced rider fatigue
Aluminum Renthal handlebar (971 bend) is rubber-mounted to reduce rider fatigue and improve comfort.
Light and practical
Rear brake pedal and shift lever are made of lightweight aluminum and are designed to complement the riding position.
Increased rider mobility
Seat cushion uses foam construction that follows the shape of the fuel tank, providing a smooth transition to increase rider mobility and comfort. Non-slip seat cover for increased rider control.
Powerful 35W halogen headlight features an innovative lens for a wide range of illumination. Integrated LED taillight in rear fender.
Improved comfort & handling
Rider ergonomics are optimized by adapting the handlebar, seat and footpeg height to place the rider’s legs at the narrowest cross-section of the frame for improved comfort and handling feel.
2016 Honda CRF250X – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7410 USD
Engine Type 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 78mm x 52.2mm
Ignition Keihin® 37mm flat-slide carburetor with Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
Ignition CD with electronic advance and lighting coil
Compression Ratio 12.9:1
Valve Train Unicam®, four-valve; 31mm intake valve, 26mm exhaust valve
Starting Electric and Kick
Transmission Wide-ratio five-speed
Final Drive #520 T-ring-sealed chain; 14T/53T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 47mm inverted Showa® cartridge fork with 16-position rebound- and 16-position compression-damping adjustability; 12.4-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); 12.4 inches travel
Front Brake Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 100/100-18
Rake 27.54° (Caster Angle)
Trail 118mm (4.7 inches)
Wheelbase 58.3 inches
Seat Height 37.7 inches
Curb Weight 254 pounds (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.9 gallons
Ground Clearance 13.6 inches
Model Id CRF250X
Emissions Meets current California Air Resource Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
Available Colors Red
2016 Honda CRF250X – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $8999 CDN
Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore & Stroke
78 mm x 52.2 mm
Keihin 37 mm flat-slide carb with throttle position sensor
#520 T-ring-sealed chain; 14T/53T
Chassis & Suspension
47 mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustment; 315 mm (12.4 in.) travel
Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 17-position rebound damping adjustment, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns); 313 mm (12.3 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
80/100 – 21 front; 100/100 – 18 rear
Front 240 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear 240 mm disc
346 mm (13.6 in.)
958 mm (37.7 in.)
1,480 mm (58.3 in.)
115 kg (253 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
7.3 litres, including 1.6-litre reserve
2016 Honda CRF250X – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £5999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Bore Ã— Stroke (mm) 78.0 x 52.2
Carburation 37mm Keihin FCR flat slide carburettor with throttle position sensor (TPS)
Compression Ratio 12.9 : 1
Engine Displacement (cm³) 249
Engine Type Liquid-Cooled 4-Stroke 4-Valve Unicam Single
Ignition System CD with electronic advance and lighting coil
Max. Power Output 21.9 kW/9,000rpm
Max. Torque 24.2 Nm/8,000rpm
Starter Electric and Kick
Brakes Front Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Brakes Rear Single 240mm hydraulic disc
Suspension Front 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression-damping adjustability; 315mm travel
Suspension Rear 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); 315mm travel
Tyre Size Front 80/100–21 M/C 54R
Tyre Size Rear 100/100–18 M/C 65R
Wheels Front Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Wheels Rear Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Dimensions and Weights
Caster Angle 27.5°
Dimensions (LÃ—WÃ—H) (mm) 2,174 x 827 x 1,261
Frame type Semi-double cradle; aluminium twin-spar
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 7.3 litres (including 1.6-litre reserve)
Ground Clearance (mm) 346
Kerb Weight (kg) 115
Seat Height (mm) 958
Trail (mm) 118
Wheelbase (mm) 1481
Final Drive #520 T-ring sealed chain
Gearbox Wide-ratio 5-speed
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