The 2013 Honda CRF250R was a careful evolution of the previous model, a machine that won both U.S. Supercross Lites titles in 2012. Fighting in a finely balanced arena of competition the CRF250R has consistently proven itself a complete and winning package - its combination of power, poise and pin-sharp agility devastatingly fast.
For 2014 HRC's development engineers have chosen revolution over evolution, and upgraded the CRF250R with the same mass-centralised aluminium beam frame and design philosophy as the awesome open-class CRF450R. The engine and PGM-FI fuel injection likewise have received updates to further improve power, torque and throttle control, while weight has been trimmed wherever possible.
At the heart of the 2014 CRF250R's transformation is the aluminium. The low centre of gravity and reduced turning inertia the new chassis brings, help improve the already stunning handling abilities of the CRF250R over ground and - perhaps even more importantly - in the air, with improvements to the Showa inverted front fork and compact new Showa rear shock, revised Pro-Link suspension and redesigned aluminium swingarm.
Always a jewel of usability, delivering incredible drive from anywhere in its wide rev-range, the 249cc engine has received a multitude of upgrades from HRC's development engineers including major work on the PGM-FI fuel injection, gas flow through the head as well as intake and exhaust efficiency.
The new CRF250R has been honed to an even higher state of perfection and, once again, HRC has created a motorcycle in a state of the purest balance. The ultimate riding tool for the professional and amateur alike.
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