The 2021 CRF250F: Fit for the Toughest Trails

Honda Motorcycles has been producing the CRF250F for quite some time and there is no slowing them down. It’s proven itself reliable, good-looking, and ready for just about any excursion. It also happens to be another bike in the 2021 Honda lineup that is off-road legal in all 50 states all year round.

The Japanese motorcycle is one of the most confidence-inspiring on the market as far as off-road bikes go. It maintains an excellent rear wheel hookup while twisting the throttle. This comes from the Showa suspension and SOHC long-stroke, air-cooled engine.

The CRF250F maintains a fuel injection system capable of cold weather riding or adventures at high altitudes. It also has a strong twin-spar frame that can take a beating. All while the bike’s styling looks like it is ready for a championship-motocross race and fit for the toughest of trails.

The 2021 Honda CRF250F starts at $4,699 USD / $5,649 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Honda CRF250F in one place.

2021 Honda CRF250F


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $4,699 USD / $5,649 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Fuel Injection
    • Disc brakes front and rear
    • Electric starter

Main Specs

  • Engine: 249cc air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Power: 39 horsepower
  • Wet Weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
  • Seat Height: 883 mm (34.8 in.) at lowest point

2021 Honda CRF250F


2021 Honda CRF250F Specifications

From Honda

ENGINE

Engine 249cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Power 39 horsepower
Bore x Stroke 71.0mm x 63.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Fuel System Fuel-injection, 34mm throttle bore
Starter Electric
Valve Train SOHC; four-valve

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T

CHASSIS

Suspension Front 41mm telescopic fork; 8.5 inches of travel
Suspension Rear Pro-Link® Showa single shock with spring-preload adjustability; 9.0 inches of travel
Brakes Front 240mm disc
Brakes Rear 220mm disc
Tires Front 80/100-21
Tires Rear 100/100-18
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.6 gallons
Color Red

ELECTRICAL

Ignition Fully transistorized
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Overall Width
Trail 102mm
Wheelbase 55.9 inches
Ground Clearance 11.3 inches
Seat Height 34.8 inches
Curb Weight 265 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)

WARRANTY

Warranty Unlimited-mileage, limited warranty
Extension Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®

2021 Honda CRF250F


2021 Honda CRF250F Features

ENGINEERING

SINGLE-CYLINDER ENGINE

A single is the perfect choice for a bike like the CRF250F. It’s light, simple, fuel-efficient, and features plenty of power and torque in all areas, along with smooth power delivery—ideal for a wide range of rider experience.
CLEAN-RUNNING ENGINE

Another benefit of fitting the CRF250F with fuel injection? Now it even meets California’s stringent CARB emissions standards for off-road motorcycles—good news for everyone.
FUEL INJECTION

Fuel injection means the CRF250F starts right up, even in cold weather. Compared to a carbureted bike, it also helps reduce emissions and enhance performance and fuel efficiency. And say goodbye to clogged pilot jets when you put this bike away for storage.
PETAL-DISC FRONT BRAKE

Check out that front brake rotor—the petal-disc design is right off the competitive MX circuit. It’s light, runs cooler, and also helps reduce unsprung weight.
REAR DISC BRAKE

Drum brake in the rear? Not the CRF250F. We gave it a disc rear, just like the front. You get crisp, balanced, powerful braking at both ends.

HANDLING

STRONG, LIGHT TWIN-SPAR FRAME

The CRF250F gets a tubular-steel twin-spar frame that’s both light and tough.
18-INCH REAR WHEEL

A 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel give you a wide selection of tire choices for trail riding.
21-INCH FRONT WHEEL

A 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel give you a wide selection of tire choices for trail riding.
PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION

Thanks to our single-shock Pro-Link® rear suspension and Showa® damper, the CRF250F delivers excellent comfort, traction and handling, while also improving rider confidence. The rear suspension features 9.0 inches of travel.
SHOWA® FORK

The telescopic Showa® fork features large 41mm sliders. That makes it strong and helps add to the CRF250F’s excellent handling.

CONVENIENCE

ELECTRIC STARTER

Turn the key, push the button, and let’s go riding! Electric starting is a big help on cold mornings, or if you need to restart out on the trail. Honda’s proven system makes riding just that much more fun.

COMFORT

COMFORTABLE SEAT POSITION

With a long, motocross-style seat, you can move forward and back, left and right with ease, helping you navigate changing terrain in comfort.
COUNTERBALANCED ENGINE

Because it features a counterbalancer, the CRF250F’s engine is a smooth runner. You get the narrow overall width and power advantages of a single along with the smoothness of a multi-cylinder bike.

STYLE

MX STYLING

Honda’s CRF450R and CRF250R are two of the hottest motocross bikes on the circuit. And they’re some of the coolest looking. We gave the CRF250F plenty of that racing DNA when it comes to style. This is one bike you’ll be proud to ride!


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2021 Honda CRF250F Videos


2 Comments

  1. Matthew J. Doll
    May 3, 2021
    Reply

    WRONG horsepower figure. This article is the first Google search result for “2021 Honda CRF250F horsepower” and yet it has the wrong horsepower figure. The CRF250R has 39 horsepower but the CRF250F only has around 23 horsepower.

  2. Lee
    May 16, 2021
    Reply

    The HP is way off. If you can’t get that right who will believe anything else in your article?

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