The 2015 Honda CRF450R and CRF250R are coming soon for the American market and other markets. Honda is offering a host of new features and improvements for the 2015 model year of its popular off-road machines.
2015 Honda CRF450R
For 2015, both CRF450R and CRF250R receive the new Engine Mode Select Button – an industry first among motocross machines – with choice of three different EFI/ignition maps for different power delivery (Standard, Smooth and Aggressive).
Other engine improvements for the 2015 Honda CRF450R include new cylinder head and updated piston made with a new heat-treatment process. The CRF450R also comes with an updated throttle return spring with a lighter pull, new exhaust system with larger-diameter pipe and exhaust outle, a new ACG flywheel, a new clutch cable design, and its Dual-Timing PGM-FI fuel injection feature has been revised with fueling and ignition settings for improved performance.
For suspension, the 2015 Honda CRF450R gets a new KYB Pneumatic Spring Fork (PSF) with high/low compression and rebound damping adjustments, and new front/rear wave-style rotors with a larger 260mm front brake disc.
New-generation Dunlop Geomax MX52 tires are fitted as standard, and the front brake guide and radiator grill now feature a black finish. Furthermore, the 2015 Honda CRF450R also receives new graphics.
2015 Honda CRF250R
The 2015 CRF250R gets a new 49mm Showa Separate Function Fork with Triple Air Chamber (SFF-Air) air fork. The new air fork has been developed specifically for the unique demands of a 250cc competition machine. It offers a wider range of adjustability and much lighter (about 2.8 pounds) and stronger than a conventional spring fork.
Like the 2015 CRF450R, the 2015 Honda CRF250R also gets a new throttle return spring, a larger 260mm front disc brake, Dunlop’s Geomax MX52 tires, new fork covers, new exhaust system, new graphics, as well as black front brake guide and radiator grill.
The 2015 Honda CRF450R and CRF250R will be offered in Red. The new CRF450R will hit dealerships in September 2014, but MSRP is still to be determined, while the new Honda CRF250R will be available in August 2014 August for $7599.