Honda Unveils New 2015 CRF250R Motocross and Supercross Bike | Motorcycle News
The new 2015 Honda CRF250R has been revealed by Honda, and it has enjoyed an number of important upgrades. With all the success Honda had in the 250 Supercross class, one might have thought it would stand pat, but it has not.
However, the 2015 CRF250R gets a new 49mm Showa Separate Function Fork, Triple Air Chamber (SFF-Air), which Honda claims weigh nearly 3 pounds less than last year’s forks. Additionally, the new Showa fork has a wider range of adjustability.
The twin mufflers have been redesigned, and there are new fuel maps for the Dual-Timing PGM-FI fuel injection system. Honda claims more peak power, smoother acceleration, improved throttle response, and quicker revving. Just like its big brother, the 2015 Honda CRF250R has an Engine Mode Select button that allows the rider to choose between three power modes, depending on track conditions and demands.
To slow the bike down, the 250R gets a new, larger diameter 260mm wave-style front disc. New-generation Dunlop Geomax MX52 are installed to improve grip in the dirt.
The 2015 Honda CRF250R will be available in August, and have a suggested retail price of $7599.
And overview of the changes for the 2015 Honda CRF250R:
- New Engine Mode Select button that allows the rider to easily select one of three different ignition maps to match each track conditions. An HRC accessory tuning tool can be used to program custom maps actuated by the Engine Mode Select button.
- Larger-diameter exhaust system and new fuel-mapping settings for the Dual-Timing PGM-FI fuel injection system increase engine performance for smoother acceleration, improved throttle response, quicker revving and more peak power.
- New throttle return spring gives a lighter pull.
- New 49mm Showa Separate Function Fork, Triple Air Chamber (SFF-Air) fork eliminates steel springs for less weight (2.8 pounds lighter) while offering a wider range of adjustments compared to conventional spring fork.
- Left fork leg contains the triple air chamber, while the right fork leg contains the rebound and compression damping mechanism.
- Pro-Link rear suspension uses a single shock now equipped with a lighter and stiffer spring.
- New front/rear wave-style rotors with a larger 260mm front brake disc add to overall braking performance.
- New-generation Dunlop Geomax MX52 motocross tires front and rear offer improved traction in a wide variety of terrain.
- Front brake guide and radiator grill now feature a black finish
- New fork covers. – All-new CRF graphic.
|Specifications||2015 Honda CRF250R|
|Engine Type:||249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore and Stroke:||76.8mm x 53.8mm|
|Valve Train:||Unicam®, four-valve; 30.5mm intake, titanium; 25mm exhaust, steel|
|Induction:||Dual-Timing PGM-FI, 46mm throttle body|
|Ignition:||Full transistor with electronic advance|
|Final Drive:||#520 chain; 13T/49T|
Front: 49mm inverted Showa SFF-Air fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock with 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: Single 260mm wave-style disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Single 240mm wave-style disc
Front: Dunlop MX52 80/100-21
Rear: Dunlop MX52 100/90-19
|Rake (Caster angle):||27° 23’|
|Trail:||118mm (4.6 inches)|
|Seat Height:||37.4 inches|
|Ground Clearance:||12.7 inches|
|Fuel Capacity:||1.7 gallons|
|Curb Weight||231 pounds|
|Price||2015 Honda CRF250R: $7599|