News Releases 2004

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December 16, 2004

New Body Color for the XR250 and XR250 Motard

Tokyo, December 16, 2004—Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the addition of a new body color for the off-road XR250 and the on-road XR250 Motard sports bikes. The exceptional driving performance of these bikes will be available in either a traditional Black or new Extreme Red color scheme starting Friday, December 17, 2004.

Adopted from Honda’s CRF-series motocross bikes, the new Extreme Red coloring features a CRF-series stripe across the tank shroud and a white meter visor for a distinctly competitive image. The traditional Black coloring has been modified to include an exclusive racing stripe along the tank shroud and high-quality gold wheel trim. In addition, a black protector applied to the front fork of the XR250 Motard endows this bike with a dauntless presence.

The XR250 off-road sport bike is the product of technology cultivated in some of the world's most demanding rallies and races. The XR250 Motard is a modification of the off-road bike that applies 17” on-road tires to both the front and rear wheels to effect a Super Motard*

*Super Motard:… A bike race that has recently become popular, mainly in Europe, featuring off-road bikes with
small-diameter wheels and on-road tires that compete for speed over asphalt and dirt surfaces.




Annual sales target for series (Japan): 3,000 units
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price 
  XR250 ¥535,500 (¥510,000 before consumption tax)
XR250·Motard ¥546,000 (¥520,000 before consumption tax)
*Prices are for reference only and do not include insurance, taxes (except consumption tax) registration or
other fees.


Model Name XR250 XR250·Motard
Model Type Honda BA-MD30
L x W x H (m) 2.175×0.805×1.190 2.110×0.790×1.150
Wheelbase (m) 1.425
Ground Clearance (m) 0.285 0.240
Seat Height (m) 0.875 0.855
Vehicle Weight (kg) 133 134
Dry Weight (kg) 119 120
Number of Riders 2
Turning Radius (m) 2.2
Engine Type MD17E (air-cooled 4-stroke OHC single-cylinder)
Displacement (cm3) 249
Bore x Stroke (mm) 73.0×59.5
Compression Ratio 9.3
Maximum. Power (kW[PS]/rpm) 21[28]/8,000
Maximum. Torque (N·m[kg·m]/rpm) 25[2.6]/7,000
Fuel Consumption (km/L) 40.0 (60 km/h constant-altitude driving)
Carburetor Type VE88
Starting Self-starting type
Ignition CDI battery ignition
LubricationSystem Pressure feed (dry sump)
Fuel Tankapacity (L) 9.7
Clutch Wet-type, multi-plate and coil spring
Transmission Constant mesh, 6-speed return
Gear ratios 1st 2.769
2nd 1.882
3rd 1.380
4th 1.083
5th 0.923
6th 0.814
Differential (Primary/secondary) 3.100/3.076 3.100/3.000
Castolr Angle (degrees) /Trail (mm) 26°30´/105 25°15´/71
Tire Size Front 3.00-21 51P 110/70-17M/C 54H
Rear 4.60-18 63P 130/70-17M/C 62H
Braking System Front Hydraulic disc
Rear Hydraulic disc
Suspension Front Telescopic
Rear Swing arm (Pro-Link)
Frame Semi double cradle