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2017 Honda CRF250X Review
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Track and Trail Champion…
Honda’s CRF250X stands tall as the machine that delivers a just-right balance of light weight, exemplary handling and tractable four-stroke power. Thanks to its handy size and weight and delightfully agile handling, this thoroughly capable off-road mount flat-out sets the standard for 250-class performance among off-road motorcycles. Whether you’re into off-road competition or you just enjoy leisurely explorations through the woods, the CRF250X is a great companion to have along for the ride.
Every off-roader wants the light weight, crisp handling, and razor-sharp performance of a racebike. But everyone also wants it to be easier to ride, more forgiving, and offer the reliability of a machine that’s not on the ragged edge. Oh yeah, and it can’t cost a million bucks, either. Well, you’re in luck, because Honda’s CRF250X offers the best of both worlds, with none of the drawbacks.
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.
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.
2017 Honda CRF250X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
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.
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.
Superb cold or hot starting
Lightweight, compact, internal auto decompressor system provides superb cold-starting and hot-starting operation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steady cruising speed
Carburetor features a throttle position sensor (TPS) and an accelerator pump that help maintain linear throttle response throughout the rpm range.
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.
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.
18-inch rear wheel features the same lightweight rear hub and HRC works-type lightweight aluminum spoke nipples as used on the CRF250R.
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.
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.
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.
Rear shock damper piston diameter is 50 mm for consistent performance under demanding riding conditions.
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.
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.
Reduces unsprung weight
240 mm wave-style front and rear brake discs reduce unsprung weight.
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.
Powerful 35W halogen headlight features an innovative lens for a wide range of illumination. Integrated LED taillight in rear fender.
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.
Light and practical
Rear brake pedal and shift lever are made of lightweight aluminum and are designed to complement the riding position.
Reduced rider fatigue
Aluminum Renthal handlebar (971 bend) is rubber-mounted to reduce rider fatigue and improve comfort.
Chain guide material offers improved wear resistance, and service life is five times greater than conventional materials.
Removable rear subframe allows easy maintenance.
Comfortable, durable controls and high-quality fasteners.
Stainless steel clutch cable for long life.
2017 Honda CRF250X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
•Powerful four-stroke 249cc liquid-cooled four-valve Unicam® engine is designed to produce power across a wide rpm-band for easy-to-control operation.
•Forged 12.9:1-compression slipper piston is lighter than a conventional design, revving quickly while maintaining excellent cylinder sealing and high-rpm power.
•37mm Keihin FCR-type carburetor features four rollers on the flat slide, resulting in light throttle effort, smooth operation, crisp throttle response and excellent rideability.
•Carburetor features a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) to help maintain linear throttle response throughout the rpm range.
•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.
•Exhaust system uses a lightweight stainless-steel exhaust header and muffler equipped with USDA-qualified spark arrester.
•T-ring-sealed chain is approximately 1.6mm narrower and is stronger compared with conventional chains.
•Durable five-speed wide-ratio transmission.
•Electric-start system for easy starting in all conditions.
•Fourth-generation Twin-Spar Aluminum Frame with forged-aluminum steering head.
•18-inch rear wheel features same lightweight rear hub and HRC works-type lightweight aluminum spoke nipples as used on the CRF250R.
•Aluminum Renthal handlebar (971 bend) is rubber-mounted to help reduce rider fatigue and improve comfort.
•Handlebar holders provide two different mounting positions to match rider preference.
•Front disc-brake cover helps protect rotor and caliper from damage.
•Removable rear subframe allows easy maintenance.
•Front wheel features large-diameter front axle and wide wheel-bearing span for excellent rigidity.
•Rear-axle diameter of 25mm and large-diameter bearings provide optimum rigidity to withstand torturous off-road conditions.
•Large 50mm diameter shock-damper piston for consistent performance under demanding riding conditions.
•Suspension tuned for competitive off-road riding needs.
•HRC works-type rear-brake system integrates the rear master cylinder and fluid reservoir, eliminating the need for a separate reservoir and hose assembly.
•Fuel-tank capacity is 1.9 gallons, including 0.4 gallon reserve.
•USDA-qualified muffler/spark arrester.
•Powerful 35-watt halogen headlight features an innovative lens for a wide range of illumination.
•Integrated LED taillight in rear fender.
•Washable, two-stage, easy-access foam air filter for optimal engine protection and easy maintenance.
Honda Genuine Accessories
Aluminum Work Stand, Oversized Handlebar Holder, Front and Rear Master Cylinder Cap, Front Brake Line Clamp, Rear Brake Adjuster Clevis, Engine Cover Inspection Plugs
WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda
Genuine Accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in
the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased
by the customer.
•Consult owner’s manual for optional racing parts
•Meets current CARB and EPA emissions standards
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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
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 fuelready
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
Available Colors Red
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Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN
Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-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
Front: 80/100 – 21; Rear 100/100 – 18
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
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European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Model may not be available.
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