2016 Honda CRF250X

Bikes with 250 cc in Honda’s lineup displacement are updated for upcoming season. There are two very attractive models, which are similar to their predecessors. The 2016 Honda CRF250X and CRF250L are entry-level motorcycles for dirt ride. Although these are very similar, there are some differences. Main is typical race oriented X type, and L model is street-legal. One thing is mutual – both are present in market from 2013. Since that season, both models are pretty much the same. However, same is for current 2016 machines.

2016 Honda CRF250X front view

2016 Honda CRF250X engine

As its sibling 250L, 2016 Honda CRF250X uses liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke drivetrain with displacement of 249 cc. Nevertheless, there are many features that improve riding impression. Although engine is the same, few tunings make it better. For example – weight drop. The 2016 CRF250X performs better around corners and offers better fuel economy. Furthermore, there is excellent bore and stroke rating, that boosts stability. It is very important for dirt bikes. As its sibling, X model gets PGM-FI system for better fuel economy, smoother ride and easier start. There are also many additional systems and features so 2016 Honda CRF250X can perform better.

2016 Honda CRF250X side view

2016 Honda CRF250X redesign

There is no much to say about styling of the 2016 Honda CRF250X. It is very similar to previous edition. At first sight, it is classical, stripped dirt bike. It is used for races, and its seat is high for better visibility. Also, it is comfortable. Instrument panel is digital, which is not so important for racers. Furthermore, frame is lighter for sport activities. It is reliable and strong. Subframe is steel, and exhaust system is new. Rake has 4.4-inch of trail. Showa forks set travels 9.8 inches. Pro-link suspension is installed on both X and L models. Brakes are better for dirt, race bike. Rims are from CRF-R bike. Front is 21-inch, and rear one is 18-inch.

2016 Honda CRF250X rear view

2016 Honda CRF250X price

With a lot of improvements for racing bike, price increases. Its dirt version costs $7,500. There are many competitors in the class. However, 2016 Honda CRF250X is a leader in purchases and wins in championships.

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