Designed around the principle of ‘mass centralisation’, the CRF250R’s seventh-generation aluminium tapered twin-spar frame locates everything as close as possible to the machine’s low centre of gravity, to elevate rear wheel traction. The fully adjustable 49mm Showa USD steel spring front fork is matched by a fully adjustable Showa rear shock; both offer supple control and feedback on the limit. The redesigned front brake calliper uses different sized pistons–it’s lighter and more powerful–while a new fork protector neatly reduces the chance of picking up stone damage.
The Renthal Fatbar reduces the weight of the steering system and flexes slightly for comfort; the top yoke features two handlebar-holder locations for moving the handlebar rearward and forward by 26mm. When the holder is turned 180 degrees, the handlebar can be moved an additional 10mm from the base position, resulting in four unique riding positions.