2019 Honda CRF250RX and CRF450RX | The RX Line Doubles In Size
When the Honda CRF450RX debuted in 2017, the consensus was that it was only a matter of time until we saw a Honda CRF250RX.Well, it took two years, but the 2019 Honda CRF250RX has arrived! Like the CRF450RX, the CRF250RX is based on the current CRF-R motocrossers, and are all about GNCC and WORCS racing, as they are closed-course competition motorcycles.
1. The 2019 Honda CRF250RX gets the expected modifications for off-road racing. Take the 2019 Honda CRF250R motocrosser, and soften the suspension settings, add a 2.2-gallon resin fuel tank, install a 18-inch rear wheel, bolt on a forged aluminum kickstand, and link up a sealed drive chain, and the result is the 2019 Honda CRF250RX.2. The CRF250RX is based on the latest version of the CRF250R.Check out our coverage of the 2019 Honda CRF motocrossers to find out what updates the CRF250R received for 2019—the CRF250RX benefits from the same changes.3. Like the CRF250RX, the 2019 Honda CRF450RX gets the updates given to the CRF450R. Roost on over to our full coverage of the new 2019 Honda CRF450R so you can know what changes have been made to make the 2019 Honda CRF450RX lighter and more powerful this year.4. The 2019 Honda RX models won’t be available until September. Sorry, but you’ll have to be patient if you want the 2019 Honda CRF250RX or CRF450RX. When they hit the showroom floor, you’ll see an $8299 price tag on the CRF250RX, while the CRF450RX will run $9599.
2019 Honda CRF450RX and CRF250RX Specs
Motor: Four-stroke single
Displacement: 450cc (CRF250RX: 249cc)
Bore x stroke: 96.0mm x 62.1mm (CRF250RX: 70.9 x 50.9mm)
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!