2012 Honda CRF250X - Features & Benefits

It’s the machine that delivers a just-right balance of light weight, exemplary handling and tractable four-stroke power: the CRF250X. This handy, agile and thoroughly capable off-road mount flat-out sets the standard for 250-class performance among the off-road crowd whether you’re into racing or just fun-time explorations through the woods.


New for 2012

- Bold new graphics.

Unique Features

- Electric-start system for easy starting in all conditions.

- Gas-tank capacity is 1.9 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve.

- USDA-qualified muffler/spark arrester.

- Powerful 35-watt halogen headlight features an innovative lens for a wide range of illumination.

- Integrated LED taillight in rear fender.

- Easy-access air filter.

- Suspension tuned for competitive off-road riding needs.

- 18-inch rear wheel for greater flat-tire protection.


- Powerful four-stroke 249cc liquid-cooled four-valve Unicam® engine is designed to produce power across a wide rpm-band for easy-to-control operation.

- Forged 12.9:1-compression slipper piston is lighter than a conventional design, revving quickly while maintaining excellent cylinder sealing and high-rpm power.

- 37mm Keihin FCR-type carburetor features four rollers on the flat slide, resulting in light throttle effort, smooth operation, crisp throttle response and excellent rideability.

- Carburetor features a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) to help maintain linear throttle response throughout the rpm range.

- Twin-sump lubrication system separates the oil supply for the crankshaft, piston and valve train from the clutch and transmission. This ensures a cool supply of oil to the clutch, eliminates clutch and transmission material contamination of the engine oil, reduces the amount of circulating oil and permits the use of a smaller oil pump.

- Exhaust system uses a lightweight stainless-steel exhaust header and muffler equipped with USDA-qualified spark arrester.

- T-ring-sealed chain is approximately 1.6mm narrower and is stronger compared with conventional chains.

- Durable five-speed wide-ratio transmission.


- Fourth-generation Twin-Spar Aluminum Frame with forged-aluminum steering head.

- 18-inch rear wheel features same lightweight rear hub and HRC works-type lightweight aluminum spoke nipples as used on the CRF250R.

- Front wheel features large-diameter front axle and wide wheel-bearing span for excellent rigidity.

- Rear-axle diameter of 25mm and large-diameter bearings provide optimum rigidity to withstand torturous off-road conditions.

- Large 50mm-diameter rear shock damper piston for consistent performance under demanding riding conditions.

- HRC works-type rear brake system integrates the rear master cylinder and fluid reservoir, eliminating the need for a separate reservoir and hose assembly.

Additional Features

- Aluminum Renthal handlebar (971 bend) is rubber-mounted to help reduce rider fatigue and improve comfort.

- Handlebar holders provide two different mounting positions to match rider preference.

- Front disc brake cover helps protect rotor and caliper from damage.

- Removable rear subframe allows easy maintenance.

- Washable, two-stage foam air filter for optimal engine protection and easy maintenance.

- Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.


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