2018 Honda CRF250R First Ride Review

Honda steps up with an all-new, 249.5cc, DOHC engine and a chassis that mimics the superb-handling CRF450R. Does the 2018 CRF250R have the goods to become the 250cc motocross class champion?

When Honda unveiled its all-new quarter-liter motocross contender last July, the 2018 Honda CRF250R featured a twist that even the 2018 Honda CRF450R can’t claim – an all-new, DOHC, dual exhaust port engine.

Naturally, we were dying to swing a leg over the new machine and see for ourselves whether it has the goods to reclaim the top spot in the 250cc motocross hierarchy. That day finally came at Zaca Station, near Buellton, California, where Honda invited us to come and experience the 2018 CRF250R for ourselves. Coincidentally, Honda finally announced the MSRP for the new 250R, which will be available in dealer showrooms this December for $7,999.

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