2023 Honda® CRF250R
When Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence won not only the 250 East Supercross title on his CRF250R this year, but back-to-back 250 AMA Motocross National Championships, he made it look easy. But then, when you put an awesome rider on a bike as good as this, it’s certainly not a surprise. We gave the CRF250R a major makeover last year, and now the world has seen the payoff. That’s because the CRF250R stacks the deck when it comes to torque and midrange power—where you really need it for critical track sections like whoops, managing jumps, or blasting out of deep loam and berms. Plus, we’ve gone to extra lengths to keep the bike light, narrow, and responsive. The result is probably the best machine we’ve ever built in this class—and remember, we introduced our world-changing CR250M Elsinore fifty years ago this season.
Features may include:
- NINE-PLATE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
The CRF250R uses a nine-plate design to improve durability and hookup. That means less slip at peak horsepower, better torque transmission through the clutch pack and greater durability. Plus, the clutch pull is lighter, and you get improved engagement feel.
- HRC LAUNCH CONTROL
We’re talking about a special ECU program here: push the button to select the mode, hold the throttle open, release the clutch, and the CRF250R will do the rest, launching you into the first turn with a big advantage. It turns your bike into a holeshot-seeking machine!
- FUEL INJECTION
By installing the CRF250R’s fuel injector at a 60-degree angle, the injector sprays fuel all the way back to the throttle butterfly. The engine gets a cooler, denser fuel charge for more power and better torque. It’s little details like this that put the CRF250R up front.
- SUPERIOR FRAME RIGIDITY
Great handling starts with a superior frame, and that’s one place where the CRF250R’s chassis puts you out front. First, it’s light. By making the frame’s main spars narrow, we save weight, but more importantly we made the chassis more responsive by fine-tuning the lateral rigidity. The result is a bike that gets into, around, and out of corners faster.