Here’s what we know about the new bikes from Honda. It looks as though the main difference between the CRF250R and the CRF250X is that the X seems to be more for the enthusiast, with it’s optional electric starter. They are slated as an early 2004 release model. That means, if you want one by the beginning of next summer, you might want to order one now. Expect to see Factory Honda’s Ernesto Fonseca racing this bad boy, as the 2003 National season gets underway at Glen Helen in May of 2003. Until then, drool away.
Engine Type: 249.8cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke OHC Unicam(tm)
Bore and Stroke: 78.0 x 52.2mm
Carburetion: FCR 37mm
Starting system: Kick-start (CRF250R), Electric start, plus kick-start(CRF250X)
Front: 47mm fork with 12.4 inches travel
Rear: Single-shock with 12.4 inches travel
Wheelbase: 58.2 inches
Seat Height: 37.3 inches
Ground Clearance: 13.7 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.95 gallons
Overall length: 85.6 inches
Specifications subject to change without notice.