Good ergonomics , suspension a chassis means that the CRF is well balanced either on road when you’re sat down or off-road stood up. It weaves slightly at speeds over 65mph, but this could be just down to tyres.
The CRF uses a de-tuned CBR250R engine with the benefit of more low and mid range power. Soft, user friendly delivery will help you make good ground without getting you into trouble. It’s also very quiet, ideal for trail riding.
Difficult to speak about long term reliability as it’s a brand new bike, but it feels typical Honda and high quality. If it’s anything like its predecessors the XL or XR250 it will last for years.
At £3950 it’s over £500 cheaper than its main Kawasaki KLX250 rival and it’s better. Close to £4000 is still big money for a 250, but if you’ve got a passion for the outdoors and off-road it will put a smile on your face for years to come.
It’s an off road bike, so not masses available, but it has a neat digital dashboard with speed, tripometers and fuel gauge.