CRF250R changes from 2007 to 2008

January 6, 2008 version

Changes for 2008 include:

- New piston with 13.1:1 compression ratio.
- New cylinder head porting for improved power.
- New lighter-weight valve train components raise rev limit to 13,500 rpm.
- New lighter counterbalancer shaft and drive gears.
- New exhaust system for more power.
- New camshaft timing for added power.
- Revised carburetor jetting gives smooth power delivery under all riding conditions.
- Engine torque now reaches maximum at 8500 rpm.
- New clutch features judder spring for smother engagement.
- New Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD). Tested by Team Honda, this lightweight, compact steering damper improves cornering ability and reduces rider fatigue.
- New fork triple clamps with 22mm offset for improved cornering.
- New Showa fork features a larger cartridge rod and new cartridge oil piston for improved oil flow and less friction, plus stiffer springs for improved mid-stroke action.
- New rear shock valving matches changes to the fork.
- New works-style front and rear brake discs reduce unsprung weight.
- New rear fender shape for improved mud protection.
- New larger left-side engine guard.
- New Black color (2008 special color, limited color run, less than 500)

Here are the differences, in parts catalog order.
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