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– 2010 Honda CRF250R
2010 Honda CRF250R
The CRF250R. All-new. And dominant as ever.
Boasting an all-new, more powerful, more compact engine with Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) combined with an all-new Twin Spar Aluminum Frame featuring the Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), the 2010 CRF250R continues Honda’s long-standing position of class dominance. This latest CRF250R sets a higher benchmark for impressive power and class-leading handling all rolled into one competition-ready package.
To be the best you can be, you must never stop improving. That’s why the Honda CRF250R has been re-thought, redesigned and re-engineered from the dirt up for 2010. Check out the new Unicam™ engine with a lightweight, battery-less PGM-FI fuel-injection system, the narrower aluminum frame with integrated Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), the all-new exclusive Showa front and rear suspension, and the more durable and higher-performing components almost everywhere you look. The 2010 CRF250R: Setting the bar just that much higher.
New for 2010
· All-new, more compact engine.
· Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI).
· Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD)-equipped aluminum frame
· All-new front and rear suspension, featuring upper and lower fork tubes and a shock body developed exclusively for the CRF250R chassis.
· Redesigned higher-capacity airbox for enhanced breathing and increased power also improves filter access.
· All-new single-muffler exhaust system improves mass centralization.
· All-new bodywork.
· All-new compact engine.
· Liquid-cooled four-valve Unicam® 249cc engine.
· Engine completely redesigned for improved power delivery from a significantly more compact package that lowers the center of gravity and enhances mass centralization for improved handling.
· New forged slipper-piston material permits a thinner crown. Low-friction surface treatment ensures high-rev potential.
· All-new Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-FI) utilizes a 50mm throttle body with 12-hole injector fed by lightweight 50-psi pump to ensure optimum fuel atomization and precisely targeted fuel charge. System also improves fuel consumption.
· PGM-FI system monitors throttle position, intake air and coolant temperatures and manifold pressure to accurately map fuel charge and ignition spark, significantly improving partial-throttle response and helping to ensure excellent rideability.
· AC generator enlarged to service the PGM-FI system. Two crankshaft position sensors quickly determine crank position to provide quick starts, hot or cold.
· New mechanical water pump seal improves durability
· Kashima coating applied to the clutch basket and clutch center improves clutch life and feel.
· All-new transmission ratios match engine power output.
· All-new HPSD-equipped Twin-Spar Aluminum Frame with forged-aluminum steering head. Spar height was reduced (70mm to 66mm) and width was narrowed (27mm to 26mm). Stronger downtubes improve front-end feel.
· Steering response and overall handling were improved by positioning the front wheel 15mm farther back and closer to the crankshaft.
· Frame, steering head and swingarm modifications permit a reduction in triple-clamp offset (22mm to 20mm).
· Removable rear subframe was redesigned to eliminate brackets. Shape altered to improve air filter access and narrow the bike profile.
· HPSD features a compact damper attached to the lower triple clamp and the steering head to allow more aggressive steering characteristics and assist straight-line handling. Damping action smoothly progresses as handlebar deflection increases, which produces very natural steering characteristics and feel.
· Pro-Link® Rear Suspension features exclusive Showa integrated reservoir with all-new damping and spring settings.
· Brake system integrates the rear master-cylinder and fluid reservoir, eliminating the separate reservoir and hose.
· Link-type front-brake master cylinder and a lightweight brake rotor provide strong braking.
· Engine stop switch features an integrated LED pre-ride check indicator. This confirms the PGM-FI system is operating normally.
· All-new higher-capacity airbox improves filter access.
· PGM-FI tuning connectors located behind radiator shroud for easier access
· Redesigned larger radiators, improve cooling performance
· New fuel-tank tether eliminates need to disconnect fuel line to work on top end.
· Rider ergonomics are optimized by adapting the handlebar, seat and footpeg height to place the rider’s legs at the narrowest part of the frame for improved comfort and handling feel.
· Adjustable front-brake lever for improved control.
· Quick-adjust clutch perch for easy cable adjustment.
· Aluminum Renthal handlebar (971 bend) is rubber-mounted to help reduce rider fatigue and improve comfort
Engine stop switch features an integrated LED pre-ride check indicator. This confirms the PGM-FI system is operating normally.
PGM-FI tuning connectors located behind radiator shroud for easier access.
Redesigned larger radiators, improve cooling performance.
Rider ergonomics are optimized by adapting the handlebar, seat and footpeg height to place the rider’s legs at the narrowest part of the frame for improved comfort and handling feel.
Adjustable front-brake lever for improved control.
Quick-adjust clutch perch for easy cable adjustment.
Aluminum Renthal handlebar (971 bend) is rubber-mounted to help reduce rider fatigue and improve comfort.
New HRC settings kit, developed from long years of racing experience, provides an easy-to-use programming system with precise data for setting up the machine to meet all race situations. Ignition timing and fuel mapping settings can be uploaded by connecting the motorcycle to a computer and following simple step-by-step instructions. The system radically simplifies the setup process and makes tuning accessible to a wide spectrum of riders. Connection is simple with only one connector and no need to remove the fuel tank.
2010 Honda CRF250R – USA Specifications
MSRP: $7,199 USD
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/48T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 48mm 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); 12.6 inches travel
Front Brake Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc
Front Tire Dunlop 742FA 80/100-21
Rear Tire Dunlop D756 100/90-19
Rake 27.9° (Caster Angle)
Trail 116mm (4.56 inches)
Wheelbase 58.8 inches
Seat Height 37.6 inches
Curb Weight 226 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
Model ID CRF250R
Available Color Red
2010 Honda CRF250R – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $8,299 CDN
Engine Type Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 249 cc
Bore & Stroke 76.8 mm x 53.8 mm
Compression Ratio 13.2:1
Valve Train Unicam, 4-valve
Fuel Delivery PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with 50 mm throttle body
Transmission Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive #520 chain; 13T/51T
Front Suspension 48 mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustment; 310 mm (12.2 in.) travel
Rear Suspension 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); 320 mm (12.6 in.) travel
Tires 80/100 – 21 front; 100/90 – 19 rear
Brakes Front 240 mm disc with twin-piston caliper; rear 240 mm disc
Ground Clearance 325 mm (12.8 in.)
Seat Height 955 mm (37.6 in.)
Wheelbase 1,493 mm (58.8 in.)
Curb Weight 102.5 kg (226 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 5.7 litres
Colour Extreme Red
2010 Honda CRF250R – Press Release
Honda’s New CRF250R Takes Lead From Big Brother
13 July 2009 – Honda’s 2010 CRF250R sets a higher benchmark than ever for impressive power and class-leading handling all rolled into one competition-ready package.
Honda didn’t have to look far for inspiration, adapting many of the same cutting-edge features found on the Pro Open class-leading CRF450R.
Boasting an all-new, more powerful, more compact engine with Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) combined with an all-new Twin Spar Aluminum Frame featuring the Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), the 2010 CRF250R continues Honda’s long-standing position of class dominance.
Its lighter weight, more potent liquid-cooled four-valve Unicam engine sports new forged slipper-piston material that permits a thinner crown. Low-friction surface treatment ensures high-rev potential, whilst the PGM-FI system ensures optimum performance and improved fuel consumption.
Overall, the changes to the engine incorporate an automatic variation of fuel flow and ignition timing depending on conditions, whilst gear ratios have also been revised to suit the overhauled engine. The bike also incorporates larger radiators as well as more durable pistons and valves.
An all-new single-pipe exhaust system design moves the muffler closer to the bike’s centre of mass, improving weight distribution and handling.
Its longer swingarm also improves stability as does larger diameter front forks and a lighter repositioned rear shock.
In addition to all-new bodywork borrowed from the CRF450R, Honda’s smaller motocrosser offers improved steering response and overall handling via a repositioned front wheel.
The new CRF250R will be released toward the end of the year
Topping the list of exciting news is the 2010 CRF250R motocrosser. Boasting an all-new, more powerful, more compact engine with electronic fuel injection and an all-new twin spar aluminum frame with the Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), the 2010 CRF250R continues Honda’s long-standing position of class dominance. This latest CRF250R sets a higher benchmark for impressive power and class-leading handling all rolled into one competition-ready package. Available in Red. In dealerships September 2009. MSRP: $7,199.00
Hang On For Honda’s 2010 CRF250R
1 July 2009 – Tis the season for the announcement of what the manufacturer’s have in store of their new release motocross bikes, and the rumour mill has been in overdrive as to what the 2010 competition machines will offer.
Whilst Honda will not be formally releasing details of their latest CRFs until later this month, they have confirmed that there will be some significant changes to the CRF250R that will put the bike squarely at the front of the pack.
“We will offer full details shortly on the comprehensive upgrades on the CRF250R,” said Honda’s General Manager, Motorcycles, Tony Hinton.
“But what I can tell you is that it will incorporate some race-proven technology that both amateur as well as professional riders will want to get their hands on.”
“The bike will also retain some of the specs that we know have worked well.”
“Some manufacturers are already claiming that they will be first in class with their latest release, however I say let’s just wait and see what happens.”
“With a number of similar models being released at this time of year, I would highly recommend that motocross fans wait to see what is on offer from each manufacturer to make sure they are getting the most current technology available,” Mr Hinton said.
Full details for the CRF250R will be available mid July from Honda Dealers nationally