2020 Honda CRF250RX

The second iteration of Big Red’s 250 four-stroke off-road machine.

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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.

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2020 Honda CRF250RX Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

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.

CRF250RX front right
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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.

Honda CRF250RX Updates For 2020

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.

CRF250RX left side
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2020 Honda CRF250RX Claimed Specifications

Price $8,299
Engine Liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder
Displacement 249cc
Bore x Stroke 79.0 x 50.9mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 37.8 in.
Rake 27.4°
Trail 4.5 in.
Front Suspension 49mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 12.0-in. travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable; 12.4-in. travel
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 110/100-18
Wheelbase 58.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.25 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 244 lb.