2001 HONDA CR125 & CR250

May 18, 2000
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Want to know what’s different on the 2001 CR125 compared to the CR250 other than a smaller motor?

HERE’S WHAT’S NEW ON THE 2001 CR250

1. New cylinder port shapes and timing specs provide a smoother and stronger power delivery, and produce lightning-quick acceleration.
2. All-new lighter 38mm flat-slide Mikuni TMX carburetor adds both initial throttle crispness and improved throttle response to complement the new engine character.
3. New reed-petal stopper shape improves mid-range and high-rpm power delivery.
4. New exhaust pipe and muffler design completes the new power delivery package.
5. New ignition timing curve is matched to the cylinder port changes to produce maximum power over a wide rpm-range.
6. New lightweight drive chain is 3 ounces lighter than the previous design.
7. New increased spring rates, with lighter damping forces in both fork and shock.
8. New piston in rear shock provides improved shock absorption and consistent damping for excellent riding comfort over a wide range of operating conditions.
9. New anodized aluminum brake pistons reduce unsprung weight by 48 grams in the front brake caliper.
10. New lightweight steering stem features aluminum top threads and stem nut to reduce weight 2 ounces.
11. New handlebar grips add to rider comfort.
12. New side panels feature 20 percent wider air intake openings for improved response.
13. Optional 20-inch front wheel improves cornering traction and rider comfort.
14. Team Honda-inspired colors and graphics.


HERE’S WHAT’S NEW ON THE 2001 CR125

1. New cylinder porting shapes and specifications contribute to improved engine performance.
2. New, larger air intake connecting tube.
3. New 4-petal reed valve combined with a new asymmetrical reed block improves off-idle response, driveability and top-end power.
4. New reed-valve stopper shape adds low-end driveability.
5. New exhaust pipe joint seal.
6. Exhaust flange bore shape is now oval, which improves mid-range and top-end power delivery.
7. Exhaust valve flaps add a tuned, 2.5mm hole for improved bottom-end response.
8. Redesigned exhaust governor components provide added stroke adjustment.
9. Ignition flywheel mass increased by 8 percent to improve top-end over-rev character.
10. Aluminum ignition cover for better sealing against water and mud.
11. New lightweight drive chain is 3 ounces lighter than the previous design.
12. New heavier spring rates in front fork combine with new damping force rates to produce improved ride quality in varying riding conditions.
13. New anodized aluminum brake pistons and newly designed front brake disc reduce unsprung weight by nearly 5 ounces in the front brake system.
14. New lightweight steering stem features aluminum top threads and stem nut to reduce weight 2 ounces.
15. New handlebar grips add to rider comfort.
16. New side panels feature 20 percent wider air intake openings for improved mid-range and high-rpm throttle response and power.
17. Optional 20-inch front wheel improves cornering traction and rider comfort.
18. Team Honda-inspired colors and graphics.

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