Buyers Guide 2016 Honda CRF250X | Buyer’s Guide & Specs

2016 Honda CRF250X | Buyer’s Guide & Specs

2016 Honda CRF250X

2016 Honda CRF250X | Buyer’s Guide & Specs
2016 Honda CRF250X

Not quite a race bike, but more than a easy-going trail bike, the 2016 Honda CRF250X will appeal to serious trail riders and casual off-road competitors.

Sure, the powerplant is getting a bit long in the tooth, as it still runs a 37mm Keihin flat slide carburetor (rather than fuel injection) and a five-speed transmission (a sixth cog would be nice), but the 249cc Unicam motor runs flawlessly once it’s warmed up. The electric starter is a big plus, with a kickstarter at the ready should the battery go on strike.

Like the motor, the suspension—despite over 12 inches of travel at each end -isn’t neither the latest nor the greatest, yet the inverted 47mm Showa cartridge forks and linkage-assisted Showa shock (with high- and low-speed compression damping adjustments) work more than well-enough right off the showroom floor for all but the most serious riders. Although it hasn’t been updated for years, it’s still a credible machine for aggressive off-road riding.

2016 Honda CRF250X Specs:

  • Engine Type: 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 78mm x 52.2mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.9:1
  • Valve Train: Unicam, four-valve; 31mm intake valve; 26mm exhaust valve
  • Induction: Keihin 37mm flat-slide carburetor with Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
  • Ignition: CD with electronic advance and lighting coil
  • Starting: Electric and kick
  • Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
  • Final Drive: #520 T-ring-sealed chain; 14T/53T
  • Front Suspension: 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.4 inches travel
  • Rear Suspension: 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 Brakes: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brakes: Single 240mm disc
  • Front Tire: 80/100-21
  • Rear Tire: 100/100-18
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Rake: 27.9°
  • Trail: 4.7 inches
  • Seat Height: 37.7 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 13.6 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve
  • Color: Red
  • Curb Weight: 254 pounds
  • 2016 Honda CRF250X MSRP: $7410

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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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