2022 Honda CRF250R Dyno Test

Horsepower and torque figures on Big Red’s all-new 250F motocrosser.

All-new for 2022, the Honda CRF250R was the most highly anticipated bike of the year. Although it didn’t win the 2022 250 Four-Stroke Motocross Shootout, test riders praised it as an improvement over the prior-generation model, namely for its abundant low-end grunt. Big Red did trade some high-rpm power for it though.

With 37.6 hp and 18.1 pound-feet of torque, as measured on our in-house dyno, the ‘22 CRF250R produces 1.4 hp less at peak and 0.7 pound-feet of torque less at peak than the ‘21 model. However, the new-generation bike’s engine is better on the track, which, at the end of the day, is what matters most.

2022 Honda CRF250R Dyno Chart.Robert Martin Jr.

2022 Honda CRF250R Engine Specifications

Engine Type: DOHC, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.
Displacement: 249cc
Bore x Stroke: 79.0 x 50.9mm
Compression Ratio: 13.9:1
Fuel Delivery: Electronic fuel injection w/ 44mm throttle body