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11-Apr-2017 07:49

Despite several major changes for 1996, the new XR250R remains somewhat overshadowed by all the press attention given to it's bigger sibling, the XR400R.

Here to rectify the quandary we've contributed to is a detailed report of our experience with Honda's quarter liter XR -- one year later.

The concept, claimed to markedly improve cooling, uses the front section of the frame as an oil reservoir .

Flimsy plastic brush guards, an Enduro style headlight, resettable odometer, folding footpegs, O-ring chain, snail-cam adjusters, and a quick detach rear wheel make for a complete offering.

In fact the lack of water cooling combined with a dry sump lubrication system keeps engine weight down to a mere 74.3 pounds.

In stock form the motor produces torque and horsepower at low to mid-range rpm ranges.

Stopping the thumper are the same high quality Nissan units found on Honda's MX machines. As with our XR400, action is extremely light and resistant to fade at both ends.

Suspending the XR up front is a pair of fat 41mm cartridge forks with 10.6 inches of front wheel travel and 20-position compression damping adjustments.More accurately this begins the contest of who can fall off first.

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