When Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence won the 250 East Supercross title on his CRF250R, he made it look easy. But then, when you put an awesome rider on a bike as good as this, it’s certainly not a surprise. We gave the CRF250R a major makeover last year, and now the world has seen the payoff. That’s because the CRF250R stacks the deck when it comes to torque and midrange power—where you really need it for critical track sections like whoops, managing jumps, or blasting out of deep loam and berms. Plus, we’ve gone to extra lengths to keep the bike light, narrow, and responsive. The result is probably the best machine we’ve ever built in this class—and remember, we introduced our world-changing CR250M Elsinore fifty years ago this season.