Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 CRF250RX

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The new CRF250RX arrives in cross-country specification to further strengthen Honda’s off-road line-up. Sharing the frame and engine hardware of the CRF250R moto-crosser, it is fully adapted to its role, with 8.5L fuel tank, forged aluminium sidestand and 18-inch rear wheel, plus revisions to power delivery and suspension settings. It also features 3-level HRC Launch Control as standard.

Model Overview

In common with the CRF450RX, the CRF250RX uses the rock-solid base of its moto-cross sibling and adds the essential ingredients for closed-course cross-country riding. Thus, it features a 8.5L fuel tank (like the CRF450RX), and also uses an 18-inch rear wheel plus revised suspension settings front and rear. Fuelling and ignition mapping have also been adjusted to deliver a softer power delivery compared to the moto-crosser, and a forged aluminium sidestand is fitted as standard.

The CRF250RX also benefits from the upgrades made to the CRF250R for 19YM: engine changes which boost low-rpm torque to gain time out of slower corners

(thanks to revisions from the throttle body all the way to the exhaust), a new front brake caliper, Renthal Fatbars and 3-mode HRC Launch Control to help any rider gain a good start, every time.

Key Features

  • Strong bottom-end torque, same top-end power as CRF250R
  • Benefits from 19YM CRF250R upgrades: revised throttle body, cylinder head, intake and exhaust for improved low-down performance
  • 3 level HRC Launch Control optimises start performance

New for YM19 (and as with the CRF250R) HRC’s Launch Control system gives any rider the best option for a strong start and has 3 modes to choose from:

Level 3 – 8,250rpm, muddy conditions/beginner
Level 2 – 8,500rpm, dry conditions/basic
Level 1 – 9,500rpm, dry conditions/expert

Activating HRC Launch Control is easy – to turn on, pull in the clutch and push the Start button (on the right). The LED will blink once for Level 1 selection. Push the Start button again, for 0.5s or longer, and the LED will blink twice for Level 2. Repeat the process and the LED will blink 3 times, indication Level 3 has been chosen.

The Engine Mode Select Button (EMSB) alters the engine’s characteristics and three maps are available to suit riding conditions or rider preference: Mode 1 (Standard), Mode 2 (Smooth) and Mode 3 (Aggressive). The LED also displays Mode selected.

Chassis

  • Renthal Fatbar has 4-way adjustable positioning
  • DID rims finished in black, 18-inch rear wheel
  • Shares CRF250R upgrades for 19YM: new front brake caliper and hose for improved stopping performance; redesigned sump guard and fork protectors

The CRF250RX uses the same tapered-spar aluminium frame as the CRF250R, which returns excellent feedback and rear wheel grip due to its low centre of gravity.

Unchanged in its transition to RX-spec. it does use a new twin-piston front brake caliper – common with the YM19 CRF450R – which has 30 and 27mm diameter pistons. This allows for a lighter body and, along with low expansion rate brake hose, improved brake feel and staying power. It works on a 260mm wave-pattern disc, matched by a rear 240mm wave-pattern disc and single-piston caliper.

Specifications

ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single DOHC
Displacement 249.4cc
Bore ´ Stroke 79mm x 50.9mm
Compression Ratio 13.9 : 1
Oil Capacity 1.3 litres
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation Fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 8.5 litres
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Ignition Full transistor
Starter Electric
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multiplate
Transmission Type Constant mesh
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Aluminium twin tube
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2185mm x 827mm x 1262mm
Wheelbase 1,486mm
Caster Angle 27.3 degrees
Trail 115mm
Seat Height 961mm
Ground Clearance 329mm
Kerb Weight 111kg
SUSPENSION
Type Front 49mm Showa coil-sprung fork
Type Rear Showa monoshock using Honda Pro-Link system
WHEELS
Type Front Aluminium spoke
Type Rear Aluminium spoke
Tyres Front 90/90-21 Dunlop AT81
Tyres Rear 110/100-18 Dunlop AT81
BRAKES
Front 260mm hydraulic wave disc
Rear 240mm hydraulic wave disc

 

Recommended Retail price:
R105 999 Including VAT

For more information visit: www.honda.co.za