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Honda announce their brand new CRF250R – a serious MX contender!

The CRF250R has always been a serious contender in the motocross world, and the 2018 revised model is no different!

For 2018, Honda’s new CRF250R has a redesigned DOHC engine, making 9% more peak power over a much broader rev range with higher redline. It also features electric start as standard, and shares its mass-centralised chassis with the CRF450R as well as featuring 49mm Showa USD front fork.

Mr Mikio Uchiyama, Large Project Leader (LPL) 18YM CRF250R says:

“Our new CRF250R has been redesigned to achieve outstanding hole shot start acceleration AND much greater engine performance over a lap. We have replaced the Unicam power unit with a brand new DOHC engine that revs so much harder, and higher. It’s matched with our CRF450R chassis that improves handling and rear wheel grip. Developed with direct input from HRC to be the complete package, the 18YM CRF250R is a competitive, durable and formidable race machine.”

Get in touch with our Offroad Team for more information on 0117 977 0466, or contact us online.

Yamaha announce new Motocross and Enduro models for 2018

Yamaha today unveiled their all-new electric start YZ450F, featuring the world’s first smartphone tuning app on a production motocross bike. Powered by a new reverse-head engine, this completely restyled YZ450F gives Yamaha riders the power to discover their real potential. Equipped with the latest cutting edge technology, and delivering outstanding engine power and agile chassis performance, the new YZ450F represents the start of a whole new era of advanced racing technology in which the rider feels at one with their machine, and where trackside fine-tuning can be done quickly and easily using the touch screen of a smartphone, with the Yamaha Power tuner app. The YZ450F also sports a new, redesigned engine, slimline bodywork and a lightweight electric start.

Yamaha also unveiled two limited edition WR450F and WR250F EnduroGP models to complement the company’s current off road competition line up. These specially-developed enduro race bikes are inspired by the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team factory machine, that took Loïc Larrieu to 3rd overall in the 2016 E2 World Enduro Championship, and secured an EnduroGP class victory at the 2017 EnduroGP of Italy. Based on Yamaha’s standard WR models, these limited edition bikes include a number of exclusive upgrades (Akrapovic slip-on muffler, graphics kit, optimised ECU mapping and Acerbis tri-fit handguards).

For further details and availability on any of these bikes, please get in touch with the Fowlers Off-Road Team on 0117 977 0466, or contact us here.