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.