The Honda CRF250RX is Big Red’s 250cc four-stroke cross-country competition bike. It has many of the same features as its motocross stablemate, the CRF250R, but sees changes like a larger fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel, kickstand, O-ring chain, and modified suspension settings to extract more off-road performance.
After testing the 2019 Honda CRF250RX at the bike’s intro at Cahuilla Creek MX in Anza, California, we logged more than 400 miles of off-road and motocross riding on it and were impressed with its performance. After getting to know its characteristics in stock trim, we added some aftermarket parts to it that improved its worth as an all-around MX and off-road bike.
Some competitors for the 2020 Honda CRF250RX include the 2020 Yamaha YZ250FX and 2020 KTM 250 XC-F. As far as pricing, the CRF250RX costs $8,299, which is $200 less than the YZ250FX and $1,200 less than the 250 XC-F.
The Honda CRF250RX was first introduced in 2019, but received a slew of changes for 2020 including a new exhaust cam profile, an optimized combustion chamber shape, and the addition of a gear-position sensor. On the exhaust system, the resonator on the header pipe was removed. Also, the bike’s air filter size was increased by 10 percent and the left-side radiator was enlarged. Among other revisions to the transmission and clutch, the CRF250RX received a lighter frame and swingarm, newly shaped footpegs, and the battery was repositioned 28mm lower. Multiple parts of the rear brake were new along with the graphics.