2004 Honda XR250R Features

The XR250R retains its status as the class favorite, thanks to an outstanding combination of torquey power, excellent handling and legendary toughness.

Features & Benefits

New for 2004

• New Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.


• Lightweight and durable 249cc dry-sump four-stroke engine develops excellent torque and horsepower, especially at low-and mid-range rpm.

• Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC™) for maximum combustion efficiency and horsepower.

• Gear-driven counterbalancer for engine smoothness.

• 30mm carburetor works with large-capacity airbox and free-flow cylindrical muffler to offer excellent response.

• Dual intake and exhaust ports for maximum engine efficiency and power.

• Hinged-cover airbox design gives good access for air-cleaner maintenance.

• Free-flowing three-chamber USDA-qualified muffler/ spark arrester provides high power output.

• Stainless steel dual exhaust header resists corrosion.

• Large cylinder fins and an oil-carrying frame improve engine cooling.

• Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner.

• Six-speed transmission with specially designed shift mechanism for light and accurate shifting.

• Primary kickstarting with automatic camshaft- integrated decompression system for easy starts. Supplemental manual decompressor is fitted.

• Maintenance-free solid-state CD ignition with electronic advance.


• Computer-engineered, oil-carrying semi-double- cradle frame incorporates swingarm pivot point with rear engine mount for low weight and compact wheelbase.

• Bolt-on subframe can be quickly and easily removed for rear suspension maintenance.

• 41mm Kayaba hybrid cartridge fork uses thin-wall extruded aluminum tubes with bonded bottom-case units which underhang below the axle by only 65mm to reduce ground contact in ruts.

• Pro-Link® rear suspension with fully adjustable high-quality Kayaba rear shock.

• Brake levers, master cylinders, calipers and rotors are the same as those used on Honda's CR® models.

• Lightweight hubs and rims incorporate straight-pull spokes.

• 18-inch rear wheel for greater tire selection and is quickly detachable.

• Aluminum box-section swingarm has snail-type chain adjusters.

• Low, slim seat gives excellent rider comfort and control.

• Heavy-duty O-ring-sealed chain reduces maintenance.

Additional Features

• Enduro-style headlight.

• Lightweight, tubular aluminum engine guard.

• Folding shift lever and brake pedal tips.

• High-quality handlebar, comfortable grips and dogleg levers with brush guards.

• Motocross-style seat allows maximum rider movement.

• Durable, wide front and rear fenders.

• Combination two-piece headlight/number plate directs cool air to the engine and oil-carrying frame.

• Wide-section, comfortable footpegs are cleated, folding and self-cleaning.

• Resettable, easy-to-read three-digit competition tripmeter.

• Transferable six-month limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

• Ownership includes one-year complimentary Membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America™. Benefits include discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance and much more. For HRCA® details, call 1-800-847-HRCA.