There are two things you need to know about 250 motocrossers: First, the most direct path to the podium starts with snaring the holeshot. Second, Honda’s CRF250R is an absolute holeshot-seeking machine. And this year, your lock on the holeshot is looking better than ever. That’s because the 2020 CRF250R gets a new frame and swingarm, new intake and exhaust valves, a new intake cam, new head pipes, stronger clutch springs, and other improvements like the battery mounted lower for a better center of gravity. Air filter volume and surface area is up, and that means more power, all making an awesome bike even better.
HRC LAUNCH CONTROL
We’re talking about a special ECU program here: push the button to select the mode, hold the throttle open, release the clutch, and the CRF250R will do the rest, launching you into the first turn with a big advantage. It turns your bike into a holeshot-seeking machine!
The CRF250R is equipped with 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.
DOUBLE-SPRAY INJECTOR SETTINGS
The CRF250R’s fuel-injection system sprays twice per intake cycle. That helps increase fuel atomization without adding the weight or complexity of a second injector. The better fuel atomization means more power in the midrange and on over rev—you’ll feel it the first time you race.
SHOWA SPRING FORK
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.