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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.

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