2019 Honda CRF250RX Review

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By Ryan Adams

2019 Honda CRF250RX

Editor Score: 90.0%

Engine 17.0/20
Suspension/Handling 14.0/15
Transmission/Clutch 9.0/10
Brakes 9.0/10
Instruments/Controls 4.5/5
Ergonomics/Comfort 9.75/10
Appearance/Quality 9.0/10
Desirability 9.0/10
Value 8.75/10
Overall Score 90/100

Not all that long ago, if you wanted an off-road competition bike, you were stuck converting a motocrosser for off-road duty. More recently, if you were looking for a high-performance trail bike, you could either build out an “X” model, or start with a motocrosser and deal with the shortcomings of each where they may fall. My first real dirtbike, aside from the clapped out vintage machines my friends and I would tinker on in our youth, was a KX250F converted for trail duty. It was a great dirtbike to learn on and grow with out in the desert, but it had a fairly substantial list of modifications to get it to that point. With the Honda CRF250RX, the market for GNCC racer-types and avid trail riders alike receives a new performance-based model for 2019.

With Honda’s off-road lineup stacked for 2019 with everything from Rs to Xs and RXs and RWEs, it can be hard to keep track of what all of these letters mean to those who aren’t paying close attention. Most folks will be familiar with the CRF-R motocross models as well as the CRF-X trail models. Though the CRF-X trail models are built heavily on the motocross platform, they are built with the masses in mind. These are bikes that will appeal to a large swath of riders who enjoy spending their weekends out on the trail year-round and can do so with these EPA and CARB-compliant machines. The R motocross bikes are built for racing. These models don’t need to tiptoe the red tape and bureaucracy in order meet standard and are simply built to be …read more

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