The Honda CRF250R is a reliable, light and easy to handle motorcycle that was carefully designed to be able to conquer the toughest terrains without breaking a sweat.

For 2015 the Honda CRF250R receives a new Showa Air Fork SFF suspension, an all-new Engine Mode Select button, a larger front brake disc, a lighter throttle return spring and larger muffler exit-pipe diameter.

Power comes from a liquid - cooled, single - cylinder four - stroke engine with a displacement of 249cc which is paired with a close ratio five speed transmission. For improved performances, the unit features revised PGM-FI settings.

The engine is combined with a twin-spar aluminum chassis which features lower frame spars to help lower the center of gravity and improve center of mass.

The Honda CRF250R is offered with a starting price of $7,599.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda CRF250R.

  • 2015 Honda CRF250R
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Transmission:
  • Energy:
    Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
  • Displacement:
    249 cc
  • Top Speed:
    67 mph (Est.)
  • Price:


2015 Honda CRF250R High Resolution Exterior
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More Tuneable, Better Handling. The Best 250 Out There.

Everyone knows the Honda CRF250R is one of the best handling bikes in the class. And for 2015 it just got a lot better, thanks to the addition of its new Showa® Air Fork SFF suspension. We made plenty of other fine-tuning changes as well. One ride, and we know you’ll agree it was worth the wait.

Some of the changes you’ll spot right away—the all-new Engine Mode Select button. It’s an industry first for MX bikes, and it’s going to make tuning your bike for changing track conditions a snap. Other changes include a larger front brake disc, a lighter throttle return spring and larger muffler exit-pipe diameter.

One thing’s for certain—the closer you look, and the more you ride, the more you’re going to realize that the new CRF250R is the best 250 you’ve ever wheeled up to a start gate.

2015 Honda CRF250R Key Features:

2015 Honda CRF250R Exterior
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CRF250R & CRF450R Tech Talk

The CRF250R has a lot of great updates for 2015 and this video will take you through them, as well as all the updates on the 2015 CRF450R.

Next Generation Showa Air Fork

2015 Honda CRF250R Exterior
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Lighter and easier to tune than a conventional-spring fork, the CRF250R’s new Showa® SFF air fork improves suspension reaction and simplifies adjustments for track conditions.

Choose Your Power

2015 Honda CRF250R Exterior
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This handlebar-mounted button lets you dial in engine power delivery character with a push of your thumb. Choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive, depending on track conditions.

Bigger Front Brake Disc

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The CRF250R’s brakes have always been some of the best in the class, but they’re even better this year thanks to a larger front disc (260mm) and a new rear disc shape.

Twice As Good

2015 Honda CRF250R Exterior
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New for 2015, a larger-diameter exit pipe means more power. The CRF250R’s mufflers are shorter, lower and tucked in much closer to the bike’s center of mass.

2015 Honda CRF250R Features and Benefits:

2015 Honda CRF250R Exterior
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Good, Better, Best: The CRF250R Difference.
At Honda, we built our reputation on racing, right from the very start. And Honda motorcycles have won just about every racing championship on the planet. How? By innovating, and offering our racers the best machines in their class. That’s why we’re so proud of the 2015 CRF250R. It was already a winner, but the 2015 changes—especially the new air-fork front suspension—just put it that much farther out front. Built for the way you ride, the CRF250R is also built to put you in the winner’s circle.

Larger Front Brake Rotor
A full 260mm in diameter this year (up to 240mm) and featuring a revised wave profile for lighter weight, the CRF250R’s front disc offers excellent stopping power and also superior lever feel.

Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD)
The HPSD is designed to work in conjunction with the front and rear suspension to give you unmatched steering precision under braking, acceleration, and in the whoops, ruts, and hardpack. There’s nothing like it!

New Lighter Throttle Return Spring
The CRF250R’s engine revs fast, and a lighter throttle return spring lets you take advantage of that. At the end of a moto it’s a big deal.

Engine Mode Select Button
Huge news for 2015, this simple handlebar-mounted button lets you dial in engine power delivery character with a push of your thumb. Choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive, depending on track conditions. If you want to change up the settings, you can reprogram the Smooth and Aggressive modes with our optional HRC Tuning Tool for a custom-tailored power delivery.

New Showa Air Fork
The all-new 49mm inverted Showa SFF (Separate Functioning Fork) air fork weighs less than a conventional-spring design, it’s easier to adjust, and it helps keep the front end planted.

Blacked-Out Accents
New blackened radiator fin guards, rear disk guard and brake line guides look sharp and help the CRF250R stand out from the competition.

249cc Unicam Engine
With its high-compression head, relocated exhaust power and Dual Injector fuel-injection timing, the CRF250R’s engine is specifically tuned to work with the dual exhaust to give you more low-end horsepower and more free rev up top, making this the most useable engine in the class.

Revised PGM-FI Settings
The revised settings on the CRF250R’s Programmed Fuel Injection help deliver smooth, predictable engine performance. And with our available HRC Fuel Injection Setting Tool, it’s easily adjustable to specific track conditions and you can refine your own settings in place of the smooth and aggressive settings on the engine mode selector.

Next-Generation Aluminum Frame
The CRF250R’s twin-spar aluminum chassis features lower frame spars to help lower the 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.

Lightweight Rear Subframe
The CRF250R’s twin-muffler setup lets our engineers move the mufflers towards the bike’s center of mass. That also lets us move their mounting points so the subframe can be lighter—and that means improved handling characteristics.

Short Twin-Muffler Exhaust System
Like our CRF450R, the new CRF250R uses an exclusive twin-muffler design. Compared to a traditional single-muffler setup, the CRF250R’s mufflers are shorter and lower, tucking in closer to the bike’s center of mass. That helps make the CRF250R a better handling machine. And for 2015 the mufflers’ outlet pipes are bigger, contributing to the bike’s improved power.

New Muffler Outlet Diameter
Along with its other tuning changes, since the CRF250R’s muffler-outlet pipes that are bigger in diameter this year, you’ll notice a boost in low-end torque feel.

New Rear Disc Guard
Both the front and rear discs get new covers/guards for 2015—small details, but they add up for that difference that gets you to the podium.

New Rear Wave Disc
The wave-rotor shape of the CRF250R’s rear disc looks sharp, shaves weight, and collects less debris.

Dunlop MX52 Tires
Developed using Dunlop’s “block-on-block” technology, the unidirection MX52F front tire and MX52 rear tire give excellent feedback and traction, and are a perfect complement for the CRF250R’s new suspension.


Engine Type Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 249cc
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 49mm inverted Showa SFF-Air fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link Showa single shockwith adjustable 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 inches travel
Front Brake Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc
Front Tire Dunlop MX52F 80/100-21
Rear Tire Dunlop MX52 100/90-19
Rake 27° 23’ (Caster Angle)
Trail 118mm (4.6 inches)
Wheelbase 58.6 inches
Seat Height 37.4 inches
Curb Weight 231 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel–ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.7 gallons
Ground Clearance 12.7 inches
Available Colors Red
Price $7,599
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