Even with winning both Supercross Lites championships in 2012, Honda understands the never-ending need to push designs forward to stay competitive. To that end, the new CRF250R incorporates changes to its powerplant and suspension that help kick it up to the next level for 2013. Recalibrated fuel injection settings have given the CRF250R a bigger hit and more response in the low-end and midrange—this in an engine already noted for its broad powerband and amazing, right-now power response. Superb handling has long been the calling card of the CRF250R, and now new damping circuitry front and rear plus new fork springs with a stiffer rate deliver better bump absorption, improved tracking and more precise handling through those extra-rough sections of track. In addition, new-generation Dunlop Geomax MX51FA tires improve traction and feel, while the rear tire also shaves 0.9 pound of unsprung weight off the rear wheel assembly for more responsive action. Such improvements only serve to highlight the CRF250R ‘s well-documented championship-caliber credentials, and all this and more will help it retain its standing as the bike to beat on tracks all around the country in 2013.
NEW FOR 2013
– Recalibrated fuel injection settings give the engine a bigger hit and more response in the low-end and midrange.
– New damping circuitry front and rear plus a new fork spring with a stiffer rate deliver better bump absorption, improved tracking and more precise handling.
– New-generation Dunlop Geomax MX51FA tires improve traction and feel, while the rear tire also shaves 0.9 pound of unsprung weight off the rear wheel assembly.
Honda Genuine Accessories†
– HRC PGM-FI Tuning Kit, Skidplate, Billet Engine Cap, Work Stand
2013 Honda CRF250R Expert Specifications
||249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
|Bore and Stroke:
||76.8mm x 53.8mm
||Unicam®, four-valve; 30.5mm intake, titanium; 25mm exhaust, steel
||PGM-FI, 46mm throttle body
||Full transistor with electronic advance
||#520 chain; 13T/49T
||Front: 48mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, 17-position rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns); 12.3 inches travel
||Front: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Single 240mm disc
||Front: Dunlop MX51FA 80/100-21
Rear: Dunlop MX51 100/90-19
|Rake (Caster Angle):
||118mm (4.6 inches)
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.