Honda: 2011 Honda CRF250R Dirt Bike Motorcycle

Quieter. Faster. Better than ever.

Despite winning numerous comparison tests and awards in 2010, the Honda CRF250R enters the new season sporting a number of improvements that will help it continue its winning ways.

honda, honda dirt bikes, honda dirt, honda bikes, 2011 honda motorcycles, 2011 honda, 2011 honda crf250r, honda crf250, honda crf250r dirt bikeA new Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) with a larger, 24mm damper piston aids tracking precision, and new suspension settings front and rear help give this stellar-handling machine even better chassis balance for 2011.

Changes to engine tuning now give the CRF250R a stronger bottom-end and midrange hit, and this model also features a new muffler that meets the 94-decibel sound level required by some racing organizations in 2011.

Are you a winner?

Do you want to ride like one?

Then you better get yourself on a 2011 CRF250R. We’ve given our quarter-liter wonder some serious upgrades for 2011 and it likes to win.

Because there’s a new 94dB exhaust rule this year, we gave the CRF250R a new muffler. But we also gave it a new ECU settings which, combined with the exhaust, gives you more usable power, especially in the midrange. It’s a win-win situation: A quieter bike and one that’s even easier to ride.

Like the CFR450R, we also gave the CRF250R a new Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) with a new, bigger 24mm piston. That gives you more damping when you need it, but still remains as transparent as ever when you don’t. Better handling, better balance, better tracking, especially at the limits of performance: the new 2011 CRF250R has it all.

The technology you need to win.

The CRF250R has won Transworld Motocross magazine’s “250 Four-Stroke MX Bike of the Year” not just once, but four straight years. Year after year, the CRF250R keeps leading the way, not only in terms of technology, but in terms of how rider-friendly this awesome bike is. Big changes in the exhaust system, new suspension settings, a bigger, better HPSD and more midrange power make the 2011 CRF250R the best 250 ever.

Light Makes Might.

Compact and batteryless, the CRF250R’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system optimizes performance, and improves fuel efficiency.

Not just Quieter: Better.

The new muffler combines with a new subframe and numberplate. On a bike this refined, just slipping on a new silencer won’t get the job done.

The Power of One.Honda Motorcycles

More compact and more power – it’s all anyone could ask from their MX machine, and the CRF250R’s Unicam® engine delivers. Big time.

Straighten Up and Fly Right.

We’ve upgraded the CRF250R’s Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) for 2011 with a bigger piston, ensuring even sharper cornering ability and straight-line handling.

2011 Honda CRF250R Features

New for 2011

•New engine tuning produces added response and midrange power production.

•Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) features larger piston diameter (20mm to 24mm) for improved tracking traits.

•Revised fork valving offers improved balance and bottoming resistance.

•New shock valving helps deliver optimum chassis balance and improved suspension action.

•Redesigned muffler lowers sound emissions to 94 dB.

Features

249cc Unicam® Engine

Works-Style Front and Rear Brakes – Compact twin-piston front brake caliper, anodized-aluminum brake pistons and lightweight 240mm front disc increases stopping power while minimizing unsprung weight for improved turning and handling. HRC works-type rear brake system adds a 240mm brake rotor to its integrated rear master-cylinder and fluid reservoir, a set-up that eliminates the separate reservoir and hose.

Works-Style Front and Rear Brakes – Compact twin-piston front brake caliper, anodized-aluminum brake pistons and lightweight 240mm front disc increases stopping power while minimizing unsprung weight for improved turning and handling. HRC works-type rear brake system adds a 240mm brake rotor to its integrated rear master-cylinder and fluid reservoir, a set-up that eliminates the separate reservoir and hose.

Batteryless Fuel Injection – Other fuel injection systems are heavy compared with the CRF250R’s, which is light and compact – call it fuel injection done right.

Twin Spar Aluminum Frame – The 2011 CRF250R boasts an HPSD-equipped twin-spar aluminum frame with a forged aluminum steering head. We even tweaked the subframe this year to work better with the new exhaust silencer.

94 dB Exhaust System – The CRF250R’s new silencer teams with the bike’s revised fuel-injection settings to help fatten up the low- and midrange.

Honda Progressive Steering Damper – We’ve taken the revolutionary HPSD and made it even better for 2011 by giving it a bigger 24mm piston. You get more damping when you need it, but the HPSD operation is still completely transparent when you don’t.

2011 Honda CRF250R – United States of America Specifications
USA MSRP $7,199. Available in Red beginning October 2010.

Model: CRF250RHonda Motorcycles
Engine Type: 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 76.8mm x 53.8mm
Compression ratio: 13.2:1
Valve Train: Unicam, four-valve; 30.5mm intake, titanium; 25mm exhaust, steel
Induction: PGM-FI, 50mm throttle body
Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance
Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain; 13T/49T
Suspension Front: 48mm inverted Showa 16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.2 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 17-position rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns); 12.5 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Single 240mm disc
Tires Front: Dunlop 742FA 80/100-21
Rear: Dunlop D756 100/90-19
Wheelbase: 58.6 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 27° 12′
Trail: 117mm (4.6 inches)
Seat Height: 37.6 inches
Ground Clearance: 12.8 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.5 gallons
Color: Red
Curb Weight*: TBD
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel–ready to ride.

Consult owner’s manual for optional parts.

Specifications are preliminary and subject to change

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2 comments to Honda: 2011 Honda CRF250R Dirt Bike Motorcycle

  1. Steven Wright Jr.
    February 3rd, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Very detailed facts on dirt bikes.Good Job! I race a 2008 CRF 450 for at least one more season, but on the market for a new race bike. On the fence more than ever over what to buy. Thanks for the details. Thank You! Steve Wright Jr.

  2. Motorcycle Advice USA
    February 4th, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Thank you for your comment! Thats awesome, do you like the power of the 450? Well you have come to the right place to check out bikes. The 2011 Honda CRF250R is great, it has the perfect amount of power for racing and just having fun! The CRF250R is a lighter weight bike than the 450 so you can throw this dirt bike around more so than on your 450 but not as much power as the 450. If you have any Questions on different Dirt Bikes or Motorcycles lets us know and we will help you out!

    Thank you!
    Motorcycle Advice USA.com