Video by Scott Smith and Dustin Vance
Now that Dirt Rider has completed the 2013 250F motocross shootout, we wanted to take a look back at some of the individual bikes in this comparison. First up: The 2013 Honda CRF250R. Having been a dedicated contender in the mid-sized four-stroke class for quite some time, Honda stepped up its game in 2013 with even further revisions to the well-rounded 250R. Unlike the CRF450R—which is essentially an all-new bike for 2013—the CRF250R retains much of the same features as it did in 2012, but with revised EFI settings, new front and rear suspension components and updated Dunlop MX51 stock tires, all of which make the bike a serious contender in this division.
Here, Dirt Rider Editor Chris Denison sits down with Senior Editor Adam Booth and Associate Editor Kris Keefer to discuss the finer points of the Honda. If you like what you see here, stay tuned to www.dirtrider.com for video breakdowns of the other bikes in this comparison: the Suzuki RM-Z250, the Yamaha YZ250F, the KTM 250 SX-F, the Husqvarna TC250R and the Kawasaki KX250F. Also, don’t forget to look for our full run of 2013 450 videos as well. For the full print 250F MX shootout including results, check out the March 2013 issue of Dirt Rider, which features Mike Brown on the cover. And as always, if you have any questions or comments about these bikes, feel free to share your thoughts at www.facebook.com/dirtridermag. Enjoy!