Supermotos are fast becoming popular and bike manufacturers seem to be working overtime to meet the increased demand for these bikes.
Keeping in with the fast catching trend, Japanese auto giant Honda has unveiled the new 2013 Honda CRF250M supermoto that is based on the CRF250L.
Visually, there is no mistaking the CRF250M for anything but a Supermoto and the new bike comes with aesthetically appealing and well crafted panels.
The new Honda CRF250M sits 20mm lower than the CRF250L and has revised front and rear suspensions that get wider springs. The CRF250M rides on 17 inch wheels.
The CRF250M is built using a steel twin oval-section main spar frame and the front suspension has 43mm inverted forks. Braking is courtesy 296mm floating front disc with Twin Pot caliper and a 200mm disc at the rear with a single pot caliper.
Powering the new Honda CRF250M is a single cylinder, liquid cooled, 250cc motor that has a max power output of 23hp@8500 rpm and a peak torque rating of almost 22Nm@7000 rpm. The CRF250M benefits from low friction rocker arm that is almost maintenance free. Fuel is fed to CRF250M’s single cylinder motor by Honda’s PGM-FI fuel injection system with 36mm throttle body.
The CRF250M looks all set to make the boffins at rivalling bike manufacturers really worried.
2013 Honda CRF250M specifications
Engine Type: 249.4cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke: 76mm x 55mm
Power: 23 HP and 21.69 Nm
Induction: PGM-FI, 36mm throttle body
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: DOHC – four-valve
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted forks
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link® single shock
Front Brake: Single 256mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake: Single 220mm disc
Front Tire: 3.00- 17 inch
Rear Tire: 120/80- 17 inch
Curb Weight: 145 kg
Fuel Capacity: 7.5L