The 2018 Honda CRF250R is out. This bike is about to achieve big things. Quietly, Honda developed a brand-new model. Changes are visible. Styling is new, with the revisited frame. Also, the CRF250R will have different exhaust pipes in 2018. Modifications don’t end here. The bike will offer better riding impression with updates on body and suspension. The new engine is there. However, besides the volume, the DOHC unit is going to be durable. The electric starter will increase reliability on cold days. All in all, the 2018 CRF250R is going to be the refresh on the market.
2018 Honda CRF250R first impressions
According to owners of the new bike, the 2018 Honda CRF250R has a lot to show. Overall ride is way better than before. Thanks to electric start system, the motorcycle starts immediately. Nevertheless, when a day is cold, a rider will need to push the throttle to help it a bit. Two separated exhaust pipes are working independently. Finally, the CRF250R introduces a 49 mm Show spring fork. Instead of the old SOHC Unicam system, the bike will come with a dual overhead camshaft.
2018 Honda CRF250R handling
Among many improvements in the engine room, we will also get a better handling of the new bike. The 2018 Honda CRF250R is heavier than its predecessor. However, 7 pounds of extra weight is not making it tougher to ride. Contrary, riders are surprised with the agility the bike offers. Quick response to any input is a highlight of the 2018 CRF250R. Also, stability in corners, even at higher speeds is pretty impressive. Tuning of the fork and suspension will make this bike better in the corner, or faster on a straight ride.
2018 Honda CRF250R price and verdict
The 2018 Honda CRF250R is the not by accident the most awaited model for this season. When they see the number of changes on the bike, fans are not regretting waiting. All the contrary, they are happy with all modifications that made Honda CRF250R a better motorcycle overall. The price jumped to $400 from the 2017 year model. The 2018 Honda CRF250R costs $8,000 and it comes in red color only.