Service Honda CRF250JR-X | First Ride

Long-term solution for short people

By Karel Kramer, Photography by Karel Kramer
tech SPEC
Price $7999
Engine type l-c single
Valve train SOHC, 4v
Displacement 249cc
Transmission 5-speed
Measured horsepower 29.5 bhp @ 9000 rpm
Measured torque 18.1 lb.-ft. @ 7800 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel semi-double-cradle with aluminum swingarm
Front suspension Showa 37mm fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Showa shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake Nissin single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Rear brake Nissin single-piston caliper, 190mm disc
Front tire 70/100-17 Dunlop K490
Rear tire 90/100-14 Dunlop K695
Seat height 34.0 in.
Wheelbase 49.1 in.
Fuel capacity 1.1 gal.
Claimed curb weight 183 lbs.

Verdict 4 out of 5 stars
An excellent albeit expensive solution for vertically challenged off-road riders.

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