I jumped on the CRF250R and my first impression was that I felt taller and stronger on the 250 than I did on the 450. Even though both bikes are pretty close, if not the same, in size and ergonomics, when you are sitting on a 450, the extra 200cc makes a big difference while riding it! The little Honda did feel way underpowered on my first lap coming off the big bike, but I also felt a lot more in control and not as worried about what the bike was going to do or where it was going to go. After doing a lap to get a quick feel, I was ready to record my three lap times. I probably needed a few more sessions to get used to the power again, but as the laps ticked off, I was able to get my lap times faster. The bike felt like a toy and I was able to put it where I wanted and really attack the track. I wasn’t getting as tired and didn’t need to hold on to the handlebar like I did on the 450. I ripped through the turns like no other and was having a blast! Lap three came and I was still fresh. When I was done, I stopped on the side of the track to check out my times. I felt like I could have gone a little faster or at least be a little more consistent, but a few mistakes were costly on the small bike.