Seems like the age of Supermoto’s are catching up pretty fast, than any company would expect. Keeping that in mind Honda has unveiled its latest CRF250M, an affordable Supermoto based on their existing platform the CRF250L.
The bike stands out of the crowd with exceptional design factor that oozes out from every angle yet built with both fun and function in mind.
The CRF250M combines high performance coupled with low running costs and high build quality that makes a bold statement in midst of the high maintenance gas guzzlers. Even though the CRF250M is based on the CRF250L, the CRF250M sits 20mm lower than its sibling. Thanks to the revised front and rear suspension added with wider springs which achieves this lower stance. The CRF250M also comes with a 17 inch wider road tires, a powerful front disc brake offering more grip and better handling in Tarmac.
The CRF250M is powered by a single cylinder liquid cooled mill that churns out 23ps @ 8500rpm with a torque figure of 22Nm @ 7000rpm making it a free revving engine that offers exceptional power delivery with instant throttle response available on the flick of the throttle. The CRF250M also features a compact low friction rocker arm that requires little or no maintenance. The Fuel system in CRF250M is Honda’s patented PGM-FI system with 36mm throttle body that ensures optimum combustion efficiency.
The CRF250M is built using a steel twin oval-section main spar frame that is fully blackened out to give it a stealth look. To complement the looks further the front offers a Showa 43mm inverted fork that also wears a black alumite surface finish. The braking department in CRF250M is taken care by a large 296mm floating front disc with Twin Pot caliper and a 200mm disc at the rear with a single pot caliper that saves lives in emergency braking situations with utmost care.
To sum it up CRF Lineage still remains unchanged in the new CRF250M with streaking lines combined with stealth looks. Hope sometime bikes like these hit India soon.