This year is particularly interesting for the legendary off-road performer. The 2020 Honda CRF250R comes with numerous updates and it’ better than ever, both in terms of performances and comfort and convenience. A lot of things have been changed and upgraded with this update. Some of the things that come to mind first are new frame and swingarm, new intake and exhaust valves, a new intake cam, new head pipes, stronger clutch springs etc. The new model features a lower center of gravity, while the air filter is bigger than before. The CRF250R has always been an impressive performer, but the 2020 Honda CRF250R takes everything to the next level.
2020 Honda CRF250R Engine and Performances
Although the 2020 Honda CRF250R comes with a familiar 249cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled unit, there are so many upgrades we have to mention. One of the first things we should mention is HRD launch control, which guarantees that you’ll get to the first turn with a big advantage. Also, the clutch has been revised and uses two different friction materials, which help you to handle increased engine power that has also come with this update.
Another thing we particularly like about the 2020 Honda CRF250R is that it offers three different drive modes. Mounted on a handlebar, this switch allows you to quickly engage one of the three offered modes, depending on terrain and riding conditions. You can choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive modes. Of course, you may count on all other features that are typical for hi-performance off-roaders. Those would be things like shared engine/gearbox lubrication, titanium exhaust system, titanium fuel tank etc.
Chassis and Suspension
This aspect also comes with many amazing features. First of all, there is a new aluminum frame. Of course, we are talking about the same twin-spar layout, which is practically the same as on the CRF450R model, though the engine cradle is even lower, which is the main reason for 2020 Honda CRF250R’s superb handling and off-road performances.
When it comes to the suspension setup, you may count on 49mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa SPG coil-spring fork at the front, which provides impressive 12 inches of travel. On the other end, you get a classic Pro-link system, with fully adjustable Showa single shock that offers impressive 12.4 inches of travel.
Another thing we should mention is a new swingarm design, which ensures much better traction on the rear wheel. When it comes to brakes, you may count on hydraulic discs on both ends.
Design and Convenience
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2020 Honda CRF250R features the same frame as CRF450R. The same thing goes for the styling, so we can talk about one of the best-looking motorcycles in the class. Moreover, you may also count on amazing DID DirtStar black rims, as well as on great-looking in-mild graphics.
We already mentioned that this bike features a titanium fuel tank, but we didn’t mention that it also features a flat seat/tank junction. In practice, this means you will be in full control, as you can easily move back and forward.
2020 Honda CRF250R Price
The 2020 Honda CRF250R starting price is $7.999, while there is also a $380 destination charge. Of course, the bike comes in the famous Red finish.