While everyone is hyped about the 2013 bikes, especially the Honda CRF450, many are overlooking another great introduction from Honda, specifically the 2013 Honda CRF250 and, why not, its street-legal variant, its cousin the CRF250L. Honda has other new releases as well, among the more mentionable being the electric-start CRF110F with automatic clutch. Although Honda doesn’t need to prove anything anymore, especially since winning all the great competitions in 2012, they love their improvements and the constant perfecting of a bike, so for the new 2013 Honda CRF250 they’ve come up with changes for the powerplant and suspension.
Starting next year this Honda CRF250 will have a bigger hit thanks to some recalibrated fuel injection adjustments. Lucky riders of this bike will also notice more response from the midrange and low-end, even though the engine it uses is well known for its large powerband. The response to commands and other factors is quick and great, just like previous models of the 250 have gotten us accustomed to. Those who get to purchase or ride the bike will notice and enjoy the new damping circuitry rear and front; the new Honda CRF250 is also fitted with new fork springs with a stiffer rate deliver that provide better bump absorption and better handling on rough terrain, more precise movement and turning in general.
Another great addition to the CRF250 is its new-generation tires from Dunlop Geomax MX51 which will definitely improve traction, not to mention the fact that the rear lost some 0.9 pounds, which will help improve its response to commands. For those truly passionate about Hondas, we’re going to mention some of the more relevant specifications present on this Honda CRF250. Starting with the engine, which is a 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder with a compression ratio of 13.2:1, unicam, four-valve train, 30.5 mm intake from titanium and a 25 mm exhaust made from steel.
The Honda is fitted with a full transistor with electronic advance ignition and a close-ratio, five-speed transmission. The front suspension is a 48 mm inverted Showa fork and the rear with a Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload. The front and rear brakes are made up from single 240 mm discs. While it is definitely designed for off-road requirements, the 2013 CRF250 maintained its street-ride accommodations. Not counting that is has fuel-economy features, this bike offers its rider just the amount of power needed and it never falls short of expectations. This bike will be great for both off-road competitions and inner-city riding.
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