Mark Daniel checked out Honda’s new TRX 520 ATVs.
This newcomer is powered by a new, 250cc four valve engine with Keihin electronic fuel injection for increased power.
Strong torque and a linear power delivery enables new riders to learn at lower, less intimidating rpm, and advanced offroaders can use its torque for climbing on farm.
The increase in torque at all rpm also results in fewer shifts, allowing riders to focus more on the trail ahead.
Its tubular steel frame is durable and makes for excellent handling, a benefit appreciated by all riders.
And the repositioning of the exhaust muffler closer to the centre of mass helps give the bike a lighter feel, responsiveness and good handling especially at the entrance to corners.
The Pro-Link rear suspension puts the smooth power to the ground, and the Showa 41mm fork works with the new frame’s steering geometry for maximum front-wheel traction.
Braking is by new petal-style rotors for improved modulation, heat transfer and mud clearing.
The CRF Performance Line inspired bodywork - aggressive and compact - keeps the rider in touch with the machine.
Hot or cold, stored in the garage or stopped on a challenging hill, the CRF250F’s EFI and electric starter always does its thing. There are no carburetor circuits to clog with fuel residue if the bike has to sit for a long time.