2022 Dust Rider 250F Motocross Bike Comparability Check

The prolonged solstice season is turning into synonymous with motocross comparability exams for the Dust Rider crew. No sooner had the 2022 450 Motocross Shootout completed up in late November than the 2022 250 4-Stroke Motocross Shootout acquired underway in early December. It’s not the vacation spirit alone that strikes us; bike availability determines once we conduct these in-depth comparisons, which is why they each came about later within the yr than standard.

GasGas MC 250F vs. Yamaha YZ250F vs. KTM 250 SX-F vs. Honda CRF250R vs. Kawasaki KX250 vs. Husqvarna FC 250.

GasGas MC 250F vs. Yamaha YZ250F vs. KTM 250 SX-F vs. Honda CRF250R vs. Kawasaki KX250 vs. Husqvarna FC 250. (Jeff Allen/)

We’re hardly complaining, although. November and December are a joyful time of yr, temperatures are cooler, and the possibility of rain is larger in SoCal in the course of the winter months. Observe situations are at all times higher when Mom Nature reveals as much as water it, no less than carefully.

Preprinted number plate backgrounds and arched front fender stickers for each machine were provided by DeCal Works.

Preprinted quantity plate backgrounds and arched entrance fender stickers for every machine had been offered by DeCal Works. (Jeff Allen/)

So far as bike availability is worried, Suzuki respectfully declined to enter its RM-Z250 for the second yr in a row. We’ll take a look at it individually, like we did final yr, so maintain an eye fixed out for that evaluation to hit the positioning sooner or later. That places the pinnacle rely at six for Dust Rider’s 2022 250F Motocross Shootout, with the Yamaha YZ250F, Kawasaki KX250, KTM 250 SX-F, Husqvarna FC 250, Honda CRF250R, and GasGas MC 250F all in attendance.

Dunlop Geomax MX33 soft-to-intermediate-terrain tires were mounted on each machine to guarantee equal traction across the board.

Dunlop Geomax MX33 soft-to-intermediate-terrain tires had been mounted on every machine to ensure equal traction throughout the board. (Jeff Allen/)

After making use of DeCal Works preprinted quantity plate backgrounds, all six bikes had been run on our in-house dyno with Dunlop D404 avenue tires mounted on the rear wheels. Dunlop additionally performed an element in our on-track testing by supplying Geomax MX33 soft-to-intermediate-terrain tires for every machine; this eradicated any traction variances between bikes, as not the entire machines characteristic the identical rubber in inventory trim. Weighing every motorbike with a full tank of gas and measuring the seat heights was the ultimate order of enterprise earlier than heading to the monitor.

Bike stands for the six motorcycles were supplied by Works Connection. Fox Raceway provided the backdrop for all static and action shots.

Bike stands for the six bikes had been provided by Works Connection. Fox Raceway offered the backdrop for all static and motion photographs. (Jeff Allen/)

A mixture of scenic backgrounds and its internet hosting two rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Professional Motocross Championship made Fox Raceway a simple alternative of a location for static and motion pictures. Check days had been spent on the hilly Glen Helen Raceway, the stadium-style State Truthful MX, and the pure terrain tracks of Cahuilla Creek Motocross.

2022 250F Motocross Shootout Dyno Comparison Chart.

2022 250F Motocross Shootout Dyno Comparability Chart. (Robert Martin Jr./)

Producers had been in attendance at Glen Helen to make any changes their bikes would possibly have to accommodate every rider. Our take a look at staff consisted of 5 riders, who ranged in age from 23 to 51, in means from novice to AMA professional, and in weight from 125 to 170 kilos.

2022 Yamaha YZ250F First Journey Evaluate

2022 KTM 250 SX-F Evaluate

2022 Honda CRF250R First Journey Evaluate

Bike Weight, Full Tank (lb.) Gasoline Capability (gal.) Seat Top (in.) MSRP
MC 250F 231 1.8 37.5 $8,699
CRF250R 231 1.7 37.2 $8,099
FC 250 232 1.8 37.2 $9,499
KX250 238 1.6 37.2 $8,399
250 SX-F 232 1.8 37.6 $9,399
YZ250F 235 1.6 37.6 $8,499

Greatest Motocross Bike Winner: 2022 Yamaha YZ250F

Greatest Motocross Bike 2nd Place: 2022 KTM 250 SX-F

Greatest Motocross Bike third Place: 2022 GasGas MC 250F

Greatest Motocross Bike 4th Place: 2022 Husqvarna FC 250

Greatest Motocross Bike fifth Place: 2022 Honda CRF250R

Greatest Motocross Bike sixth Place: 2022 Kawasaki KX250