The separate front function AIR (forks) with Triple Air Chamber (SFF-AIR-TAC) front suspension has been developed for the CRF250R by SHOWA and saves 1.3kg from up spring weight. This latest generation structure allows the air leg to be on the left side, and further improves left/right weight balance for optimised handling. With only 800g weight difference between left and right, CRF250R’s air forks enable advanced adjustability, lightweight machine balance and are remarkably user-friendly.
The fully adjustable right fork leg controls both compression and rebound damping force while the left leg compresses air using a damper-less structure, which achieves controlled balance, accurate tracking and super-fast reaction over bumps. Three chambers in the left leg manage “spring” rate: the Balance chamber operates at low speed, the Inner chamber is responsible for the mid-range stroke and the Outer Cylinder chamber is used near full compression.