2025 Honda CRF 250 and 450 Race Bikes: New Features Revealed

Explore Upgrades in Honda's 2025 CRF250R and CRF450R Series, Including Off-Road Enhancements

Honda is back with a bang, unleashing its revamped 2025 CRF race bike lineup, featuring six models in both the 250cc and 450cc categories. From motocross tracks to off-road trails, these bikes promise an exhilarating ride with their upgraded frames, suspension, engines, and braking systems.

2025 Honda Crf 250cc And 450cc Race Bikes

2025 Honda CRF 250cc and 450cc Models:


ModelsDescription
2025 Honda CRF450R2025 Honda CRF450R2025 Honda CRF450R boasts a powerful 450cc engine with a compression ratio of 13.5:1. Equipped with EFI and a 44mm throttle body, it delivers impressive performance on the track.
2025 Honda CRF450RWE2025 Honda CRF450RWEThe 2025 Honda CRF450RWE features premium upgrades including a Yoshimura R&D exhaust and Hinson Racing clutch basket. With a price tag of $12,599, it offers top-notch performance and style.
2025 Honda CRF450RX2025 Honda CRF450RXPriced at $9999, the 2025 Honda CRF450RX is designed for off-road enthusiasts. It comes with off-road-specific suspension settings and an 18-inch rear wheel for superior traction.
2025 Honda CRF250R2025 Honda CRF250RThe 2025 Honda CRF250R, priced at $8299, features a 249cc engine with a compression ratio of 13.9:1. Its EFI system and 44mm throttle body ensure responsive performance on the track.
2025 Honda CRF250RWE2025 Honda CRF250RWEWith a price of $10,599, the 2025 Honda CRF250RWE offers premium features including a Yoshimura R&D exhaust and hand-polished cylinder ports, making it a top choice for motocross enthusiasts.
2025 Honda CRF250RX2025 Honda CRF250RXPriced at $8699, the 2025 Honda CRF250RX is tailored for off-road adventures. It comes equipped with off-road-specific ECU settings and a 1-gallon resin fuel tank for extended rides.


2025  Honda CRF450R



The New Frame:


The heart of these beasts receives a significant upgrade with a new frame. Honda boasts that 70 percent of the main frame comprises new components, enhancing torsional rigidity, particularly in the front end, for improved handling and stability.

Enhanced Suspension:


Riders can expect smoother rides with the updated suspension. The 49mm Showa fork and shock feature new springs, valves, and seals to enhance consistency and reduce bottoming out. Additionally, the redesigned linkage aims to keep the chassis steady while minimizing shock removal time.

2025 Honda CRF450RWE

Powerful Engines:


The 2025 CRF racing motors receive upgrades in the form of a new airbox, exhaust head, and ECU maps. These enhancements aim to deliver more power across the rev range, ensuring swift acceleration and strong performance on the track.

Improved Braking:


With increased speed comes the need for better braking performance. The front brake caliper receives upgrades with new pistons and seal grooves to maintain consistent performance even under intense heat, ensuring riders can stop on a dime when needed.

2025 Honda CRF450RX

Model-Specific Upgrades:


The RWE models stand out with premium upgrades, including Yoshimura R&D exhausts, hand-polished cylinder ports, and Hinson Racing clutch baskets. On the other hand, the RX models cater to off-road enthusiasts with specific modifications like off-road ECU settings and 18-inch rear wheels for enhanced traction.

Specifications for 2025 CRF450R, CRF450RWE, and CRF450RX:


SpecificationCRF450RCRF450RWECRF450RX
Price$9699$12,599$9999
Engine Type450cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke450cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke450cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke96.0mm x 62.1mm96.0mm x 62.1mm96.0mm x 62.1mm
Compression Ratio13.5:113.5:113.5:1
Valve TrainUnicam SOHC; four valves per cylinderUnicam SOHC; four valves per cylinderUnicam SOHC; four valves per cylinder
InductionProgrammed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 44mm downdraft throttle bodyProgrammed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm downdraft throttle bodyProgrammed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 44mm downdraft throttle body
TransmissionClose-ratio five-speedClose-ratio five-speedClose-ratio five-speed
Final Drive#520 Chain; 13T/49T#520 Chain; 13T/49T#520 Chain; 13T/49T
Front Suspension49mm inverted Showa fork with 13-position rebound and 15-position compression-damping adjustability; 12.2-inch travel49mm inverted Showa fork with titanium oxide-coated lower legs; 13-position rebound and 15-position compression-damping adjustability; 12.2-inch travel49mm inverted Showa fork with 13-position rebound and 15-position compression-damping adjustability; 12.2-inch travel
Rear SuspensionPro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, 11-position rebound and six-position high- and low-speed compression-damping adjustability; 12.2-inch travelPro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, 11-position rebound and six-position high- and low-speed compression-damping adjustability; 12.4-inch travelPro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, 11-position rebound and six-position high- and low-speed compression-damping adjustability; 12.4-inch travel
Front BrakeSingle 260mm disc with twin-piston caliperSingle 260mm disc with twin-piston caliperSingle 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 240mm discSingle 240mm discSingle 240mm disc
Front TireDunlop MX33 80/100-21Dunlop MX33 80/100-21Dunlop Geomax AT81 90/90-21
Rear TireDunlop MX33 120/80-19Dunlop MX33 120/80-19Dunlop Geomax AT81 120/90-18
Wheelbase58.3 inches58.3 inches58.3 inches
Rake27.3°27.3°27.5°
Trail4.5 inches4.5 inches4.6 inches
Seat Height37.8 inches37.8 inches37.7 inches
Ground Clearance13.1 inches13.1 inches13.1 inches
Fuel Capacity1.7 gallons1.7 gallons2.1 gallons
Curb Weight249 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel)249 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel)256 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel)
Available ColorsRedRedRed


2025 Honda CRF250RX

Specifications for 2025 CRF250R, CRF250RWE, and CRF250RX:


SpecificationCRF250RCRF250RWECRF250RX
Price$8299$10,599$8699
Engine Type249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke79.0mm x 50.9mm79.0mm x 50.9mm79.0mm x 50.9mm
Compression Ratio13.9:113.9:113.9:1
Valve TrainDOHC, four valves per cylinderDOHC, four valves per cylinderDOHC, four valves per cylinder
InductionProgrammed Fuel-Injection system (PGM-FI); 44mm throttle boreProgrammed Fuel-Injection system (PGM-FI); 44mm throttle boreProgrammed Fuel-Injection system (PGM-FI); 44mm throttle bore
TransmissionFive-speedFive-speedFive-speed
Final Drive#520 Chain; 13T/50T#520 Chain; 13T/50T#520 Chain; 13T/50T
Front Suspension49mm leading-axle inverted Showa® SPG coil-spring fork with rebound- and compression-damping adjustability; 12.2-inch travel49mm leading-axle inverted Showa® SPG coil-spring fork with rebound- and compression-damping adjustability; 12.2-inch travel49mm leading-axle inverted Showa® SPG coil-spring fork with rebound- and compression-damping adjustability; 12.2-inch travel
Rear SuspensionPro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, rebound- and compression-damping adjustability; 12.1-inch travelPro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, rebound- and compression-damping adjustability; 12.1-inch travelPro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, rebound- and compression-damping adjustability; 12.1-inch travel
Front BrakeSingle 260mm discSingle 260mm discSingle 260mm disc
Rear BrakeSingle 240mm discSingle 240mm discSingle 240mm disc
Front TirePirelli Scorpion MX32; 80/100-21Dunlop Geomax MX33; 80/100-21Dunlop Geomax AT81; 90/90-21
Rear TirePirelli Scorpion MX32; 100/90-19Dunlop Geomax MX33; 100/90-19Dunlop Geomax AT81; 110/100-18
Wheelbase58.4 inches58.4 inches58.4 inches
Rake27.5°27.2°27.4°
Trail4.6 inches4.5 inches4.6 inches
Seat Height37.6 inches37.9 inches37.7 inches
Ground Clearance13.0 inches13.1 inches13.0 inches
Fuel Capacity1.7 gallons1.7 gallons2.1 gallons
Curb Weight234 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel)236 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel)242 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel)
Available ColorsRedRedRed


Release Dates and Pricing:


The staggered release of these models begins in July with the CRF250R and continues through November with the flagship CRF450RWE. Prices vary depending on the model, ranging from $8299 for the CRF250R to $12,599 for the CRF450RWE.

Last updated on 27-05-2024. Published in US Motorcycle News
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