2014 Honda CRF250R
The New CRF250R. The Best Just Got Better.
The best-handling bike in the 250 class just got a whole lot better. That’s because Honda’s CRF250R is all new for 2014, with a major emphasis on doing what a 250 does best: offer precise, nimble, tack-sharp handling. So what did we do? First, we gave it our new, low-CG aluminum frame. Next, there's an updated fork, a new swingarm, a new shock and new linkage ratio. Finally, we added our patented dual-muffler exhaust -- all of these come together to make the new CRF250R handle better than ever.
We didn't stop there. Engine changes include a new, high-compression piston, new cylinder head and porting, a lighter radiator and new dual-stage fuel injection timing that offers crisp low to mid range power. Add it all up and you can see that the bike that Wil Hahn rode to win the 2013 250SX East title is even better for 2014!
Lower CG = Better Handling: By moving the main chassis spars downward, the 2014 CRF250R features a lower center of gravity. The result? Improved handling, and a perfect match of suspension action, steering feedback, and chassis balance and compliance.
Twice as Good: Like our CRF450R, the new CRF250R uses our exclusive twin-muffler exhaust system. Compared to a single-muffler setup, the CRF’s mufflers are way shorter, lower and tucked in much closer to the bike’s center of mass. That helps make the CRF250R more of a “whip and scrub” demon, and also contributes to the bike’s improved power, while keeping it quiet at 94db.
Updated Showa Fork: The CRF250R’s updated Showa fork features new settings with full compression and rebound-damping functions in each leg for balanced, proven performance.
More Control, Less Effort: Developed by our factory racing team, the Honda Progressive Steering Damper is lightweight, compact and enhances cornering ability while reducing rider fatigue.
Not Just More Power. Better Power: A new cylinder head, new higher-compression piston, and new dual-stage PGM-FI timing for the CRF250R’s fuel injection are fine-tuned to work with the new dual exhaust to give you more low-end horsepower and more free-rev up top.
- 249cc Unicam® Engine: A new cylinder head, higher-compression piston, head porting and new dual-stage injector timing for the CRF250R’s fuel injection are fine-tuned to work with the new dual exhaust to give you more low-end horsepower and more freerev up top.
- New High-Compression Piston: More compression means more power, and the CRF250R’s compression moves up to 13.5:1. Along with a new cylinder head and head porting, the CRF250R gives a stronger low-end hit you can feel, a big advantage in this class.
- New Air Box Design: The new CRF250R features a new easy-access airbox that makes filter service a snap, as well as improving airflow for more power.
- Short Twin-Muffler Exhaust System: The new CRF250R uses an exclusive twin-muffler setup. The mufflers are way shorter and lower tucking in much closer to the bike’s center of mass. That helps make the CRF250R a better handling machine, and also contributes to the bike’s improved power.
- PGM-FI: The CRF250R's fuel injection makes a big difference with a bike in this class. New settings this year include dual-stage injector timing and a new injector angle for improved low and mid-range performance. This technology provides smooth and consistent power with an improved throttle response. And fine-tuning it to specific track conditions is easier than ever with our HRC Fuel-Injection Setting Tool.
- New Transmission: We made the gears in the CRF250R’s new transmission wider to increase durability and better handle the bike’s increased power.
- New Aluminum Frame: A new twin-spar aluminum chassis features lower frame spars to help lower the CRF250R’s center of gravity and improve center of mass. The result? A machine that’s both responsive and stable, and that’s easier than ever to rail around the next berm.
- New Subframe: We shaved weight from the CRF250R’s subframe this year. How? In part due to the new twin-muffler setup. Moving the mufflers towards the bike’s center of mass moves their mounting points so the structure can be lighter and improves handling characteristics.
- Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD): Our HPSD has been purpose-built to help deliver precise steering at all points on the track, from acceleration to braking, whoops to hardpack. So you can hit your line from the opening gate through the final lap.
- New Front Suspension Settings: The CRF250R’s updated Showa fork features new settings. Since this is a true dual-function design, it offers full compression and rebound-damping functions in each leg for balanced, proven performance.
- New Swingarm and Rear Shock: Honda didn’t stop with the new frame. A new swingarm, linkage and Showa rear shock helps the bike hook up better under all types of track conditions.
- Works-Style Brakes: Honda's MX bikes have always had great brakes on the track, and the 2014 CRF250R continues that tradition. Front and rear discs with factory-spec master cylinders help you out brake the other guy into the turns. The front and rear rotor covers are new too.
- Dunlop MX51 Tire: A premium Dunlop MX51FA tire up front and an MX51 tire in the rear mean the new CRF250R is ready to win, right out of the box. Great handling starts from the ground up, and with these skins you’re off to the best start ever.
- New Fuel Tank: We increased fuel capacity this year, and that means you can ride longer motos before pulling in for gas.
- New Seat and Bodywork: New cutaway bodywork reduces mass. More important, it makes the bike feel narrower and makes it easier for you to move around, increasing control and handling.
- Engine Type: 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
- Bore And Stroke: 76.8mm x 53.8mm
- Induction: Dual-Timing Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm throttle body
- Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance
- Compression Ratio: 13.5:1
- Valve Train: Unicam®, four-valve; 30.5mm intake, titanium; 25mm exhaust, steel
- Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive: #520 Chain; 13T/49T
- Front Suspension: 48mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 in. travel
- Rear Suspension: Pro-Link® Showa single shock with spring preload, 17-position rebound damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns); 12.3 in. travel
- Front Brake: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
- Rear Brake: Single 240mm disc
- Front Tire: Dunlop MX51FA 80/100-21
- Rear Tire: Dunlop MX51 100/90-19
- Rake: 27 deg. 23 min. (Caster Angle)
- Trail: 118mm (4.6 in.)
- Wheelbase: 58.6 in.
- Seat Height: 37.4 in.
- Curb Weight: 231 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel–ready to ride)
- Fuel Capacity: 1.66 gal.
- Ground Clearance: 12.7 in.
- Available Colors: Red
- Model Id: CRF250R
- Engine Type
- Single-cylinder four-stroke; Unicam®, four-valve; 30.5mm intake, titanium; 25mm exhaust, steel
- 249 cc
- Bore and Stroke
- 76.8 x 53.8 mm
- Compression Ratio
- Fuel System
- Dual-Timing Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm throttle body
- Full transistor with electronic advance
- Front Suspension
- 48mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 in. travel
- Front Brakes
- Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
- Front Tire
- Dunlop MX51FA 80/100-21
- Rear Suspension
- Pro-Link® Showa single shock with spring preload, 17-position rebound damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns); 12.3 in. travel
- Rear Brakes
- Single 240mm disc
- Rear Tire
- Dunlop MX51 100/90-19
- Dry Weight
- Curb Weight: 231 lb.
- Fuel Capacity
- 1.66 gal.
- 58.6 in.
- Ground Clearance
- 12.7 in.
- Seat Height
- 37.4 in.
- 4.6 in. (118 mm)
- 27 deg. 23 min.
- Close-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive
- #520 Chain; 13T/49T