What does it feel like to win? What does it sound like? What does it take to win? Motocross isn’t a sport for the timid. When you show up at that starting gate, both you and your bike need to be ready to grab the holeshot and hang on to it until the checkered flag. That’s why Honda is determined to give you the best bike in the 250 class, the all-new 2018 CRF250R. Major upgrades everywhere, including a new DOHC engine featuring increased power and higher redline, give you the advantages you need and make the CRF250R an absolute holeshot machine.
The 2018 CRF250R uses an all-new double-overhead-cam (DOHC) engine layout with a unique finger-follower rocker design. Together with the rest of the engine’s new architecture (bore and stroke, intake tract, piston, and more), you get more power and a higher redline.
The 49mm Showa® fork features a conventional spring design that helps increase the CRF250R’s front-suspension precision, handling and feel. The 39mm piston diameter and 25mm rod diameter guarantee a plush feel and supple action.
The CRF250R’s all-new dual-exhaust system is light, compact, and positioned close and low in the frame to take weight off the rear end and bring more mass to the bike’s center for improved handling. It also allows for more airflow, and that equals added horsepower.
Big news for 2018—the new CRF250R gets an effortless electric starter. Convenient and lightweight, it’s a huge deal if you need to restart a stalled bike in the heat of battle.