Honda Announces All-New CRF250R

Publish Date: 
Jul 17, 2009

An all-new CRF250R is the highlight of Honda’s summer release of 2010 units. The announcement follows the earlier release of Honda’s 2010 Fury, and the SH150i and Elite scooters.

“Leading the list of big changes is the all-new CRF250R, featuring a whole-new engine with fuel injection and an all-new twin-spar aluminum frame,” Honda’s Bill Savino said in a news release. “These new 2010 models together with the 2009 and 2010 models already released represents our complete line of off-road motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-side vehicles. Later this year, we will be announcing additional street models.”

The CRF250R’s new engine is reportedly more powerful and compact than the previous version’s. The bike, which comes in red only, also features the Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD). MSRP is $7,199.

The 2010 CRF450R returns in red, but there’s no word yet on pricing or availability.

Honda will also be offering a lineup of Honda Genuine Accessories for the CRF250R and CRF450R. The HRC-branded line will include both functional and cosmetic accessories. Honda says more information will be available later this summer.

The CRF250R will hit dealerships in September, along with the following returning models: the FourTrax Rancher 4x4 (plus the version with Electric Power Steering), the FourTrax Rancher 4x4 ES (plus the EPS version), the FourTrax Rancher AT (plus the EPS version), the FourTrax Rincon, the Big Red and the Gold Wing.

The 2010 FourTrax Rancher and its ES version won’t hit dealerships until January, according to Honda.

All four FourTrax Rancher 4x4 models receive pre-load adjustable front and rear suspension for 2010 that can be altered to suit specific riding conditions and terrain. These models along with the other FourTrax models (except the Rincon) also get a new seat with added foam padding for increased comfort and a new rack design that “facilitates easier cargo lashing.” (Continued)