After riding the first-place bike in our 250F shootout, the Honda CRF250R, and the sixth-place bike, this RM-Z250, and comparing my lap times on both, I realized how close these machines are and just how amazing every single bike in the shootout is. On complete opposite sides of the spectrum between the first-place bike and sixth-place bike, my lap times were only 0.8 second apart. If you’re racing over the course of 20 laps like a professional supercross racer, this can equal a huge difference. However, for most riders in the market for a new 250F, the pleasure of riding is getting out on the track and having a good time. So when it comes to pulling the trigger on a new 250F motocrosser in the golden era of moto we live in today, it all comes down to preference.