Honda Service Repair Manuals


1981 XR250R'81

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with two head pipes
    • Spark plug: D8EA
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 106
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 53 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link
  • DIMENSION
    • Front wheel: 21"
    • Rear wheel: 17"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Tahitian Red
    • The side cover and headlight cowl panels were black
    • The "XR" side cover logo was black
    • The engine color is solid black
    • Fuel tank: plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME010*BM200022.
1981 XR250R
1981 XR250R

1982 XR250R'82

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with two head pipes
    • Spark plug: DR8ES-L
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 106
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 53 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link
  • DIMENSION
    • Front wheel: 21"
    • Rear wheel: 17"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Tahitian Red
    • The side covers and headlight cowl panels were white
    • The "XR" side cover decal was white
    • The engine color was black with polished cylinder head fins
    • Fuel tank: plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME010*CM300008.
1982 XR250R
1982 XR250R

1984 XR250R'84

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with 2 carburetors and 2 head pipes
    • Engine: RFVC radial valve, 199cc dual-carburetor
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed.
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 50 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-LinkTM rear suspension
    • Brakes: front hydraulic disc brake
  • DIMENSION
    • Front wheel: 21"
    • Rear wheel: 17"
    • Wheelbase: 1365mm (53.7 in.)
    • Dry weight: 100 kg (220.4 lb)
    • Seat height: 905mm (35.6 in.)
    • Front wheel travel: 254mm (10 in.)
    • Rear wheel travel: 246mm (9.7 in.)
  • OTHER
    • Color: Flash Red
    • The number plate panels were yellow
    • The seat and tool bag were blue
    • The fork boots were black
    • Fuel tank: plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*EK000001.
1984 XR250R
1984 XR250R

1985 XR250R'85

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with 2 carburetors and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 50 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Front hydraulic disc brake
  • DIMENSION
    • The front wheel was 21" while the back was 17"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Flash Red
    • The Honda wing tank decal was red, white, and blue
    • The "250R" tank decal was white and blue
    • The fork boots and shock springs were blue
    • The number plate panels were yellow
    • The seat and tool bag were blue
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*FK100003.
1985 XR250R
1985 XR250R

1986 XR250R'86

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Front hydraulic disc brake
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Flash Red with Shasta White
    • The gas tank and number plate panels were red
    • The fenders, frame, side covers, and headlight cowl were white
    • The engine color is silver with gold case covers
    • The seat and tool bag were blue
    • The fork boots and shock springs were blue
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*GK200001.
1986 XR250R
1986 XR250R

1987 XR250R'87

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Front hydraulic disc brake
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Color: Flash Red with Shasta White
    • The "XR" gas tank decal had a new design likewise the "250R" seat graphic
    • The gas tank and number plate panels were red
    • The fenders, frame, side covers, and headlight cowl were white
    • The seat and tool bag were blue
    • The fork boots and shock springs were blue
    • The engine color is silver with gold case covers
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*HK300001.
1987 XR250R
1987 XR250R

1988 XR250R'88

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Front hydraulic disc brake
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Flash Red with Shasta White
    • The front fender, frame, side covers, and headlight cowl were white
    • The rear fender was red
    • The fork boots and shock springs were red
    • The gas tank and number plate panels were red
    • The seat and tool bag were blue
    • The engine color is silver with gold case covers
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*JK400001.
1988 XR250R
1988 XR250R

1989 XR250R'89

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Front hydraulic disc brake
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Flash Red with Shasta White
    • The front and rear fenders were both red
    • There was a new style wing logo on the gas tank
    • A white "XR" in outline was on a red seat
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*KK500001.
1989 XR250R
1989 XR250R

1990 XR250R'90

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Front fork: Cartridge type
    • Brakes: Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Flash Red with Shasta White
    • The tank, seat, and fork boots were red
    • The fenders, frame, and handguards were white
    • The "250R" tank logo and side cover panel were blue
    • The "Pro-Link" swingarm decal was red outline
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*LK600003.
1990 XR250R
1990 XR250R

1991 XR250R'91

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Shasta White with Rainbow Blue
    • The seat was red; but the fork boots and side cover panels were blue
    • The "XR" logo on the tank was red and blue
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*MK700001.
1991 XR250R
1991 XR250R

1992 XR250R'92

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Hydraulic disc (front and rear)
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Shasta White with Rainbow Blue
    • The gas tank and seat had new graphics
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*NM800004.
1992 XR250R
1992 XR250R

1993 XR250R'93

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Hydraulic disc (front and rear)
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Shasta White with Rainbow Blue
    • The gas tank and seat logos were redesigned
    • The width of the footpeg was increased
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*PM900001.
1993 XR250R
1993 XR250R

1994 XR250R'94

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Hydraulic disc (front and rear)
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Shasta White with Real Blue
    • The gas tank "XR" graphic was redesigned so that the "XR was blue outlined in red and the "HONDA" was red
    • The "200R" graphic on the seat was also redesigned
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*RM000001.
1994 XR250R
1994 XR250R

1995 XR250R'95

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: DPR9Z
    • Plug gap: .028
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Hydraulic disc (front and rear)
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Shasta White with Uranus Violet
    • The gas tank logos were redesigned so that the "XR" was red outlined in violet and the "HONDA" was violet
    • The "250R" graphic on the seat was also redesigned
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME060*SM100001.
1995 XR250R
1995 XR250R

1996 XR250R'96

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • The engine had an all-new dry-sump RFVC
    • Spark plug: CR9EH-9
    • Plug gap: .035
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Hydraulic disc (front and rear)
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Ross White with Uranus Violet
    • The rear sub frame was removable
    • The head pipes were stainless steel
    • The seat was violet with red
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME080*TM000004.
1996 XR250R
1996 XR250R

1997 XR250R'97

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: CR9EH-9
    • Plug gap: .035
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Hydraulic disc (front and rear)
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Ross White with Black
    • The gas tank logo was redesigned again
    • The seat was black with red
    • The fork boots were black
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME080*VM100001.
1997 XR250R
1997 XR250R

1998 XR250R'98

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes
    • Spark plug: CR9EH-9
    • Plug gap: .035
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Suspension: Pro-Link Rear suspension
    • Brakes: Hydraulic disc (front and rear)
  • DIMENSION
    • Rear wheel: 18"
  • OTHER
    • Color: Ross White
    • The gas tank logo was redesigned
    • There was also a new type of rear sub frame
    • Fuel tank: Plastic gas tank
    • The serial number began JH2ME080*VM100001.
1998 XR250R
1998 XR250R

2003 XR250R'03

  • ENGINE
    • Engine: 249cc RFVC air-cooled single-cylinder
    • Bore and Stroke: 73.0 x 59.5 mm
    • Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
    • Spark plug: CR9EH-9
    • Plug gap: .035
    • Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: Six-speed
    • Final Drive: O-ring sealed chain
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Suspension: 41mm leading-axle Kayaba cartridge fork with compression-damping adjustment; 269mm (10.6 in.) travel
    • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link Kayaba single-shock with spring-preload, compression- and rebound-damping adjustment; 369mm (10.6 in.) travel
    • Front Tire: 80/100-21
    • Rear Tire: 110/100-18
  • DIMENSION
    • Ground clearance: 315mm (12.4 in.)
    • Seat height: 914mm (36.0 in.)
    • Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
    • Dry weight: 109 kg (240 lb)
    • Fuel capacity: 9.1 liters (including 1.9 liters reserve)
  • OTHER
    • Color: one color: Red
    • Honda Genuine AccessoriesTM: HRC power-up kit, 430mm work stand
2003 XR250R
2003 XR250R

2004 XR250R'04

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: 249cc air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
    • Bore and Stroke: 73.0mm x 59.5mm
    • Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
    • Valve Train: SOHC; four-valve RFVC
    • Spark plug: CR9EH-9
    • Plug gap: .035
    • Fuel Delivery: 30mm piston-valve
    • Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: Six-speed
    • Final Drive: #520 O-ring-sealed chain
    • Chain: #520 x 108
    • Front sprocket: 13 T
    • Rear sprocket: 48 T
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Suspension: 41mm leading-axle Kayaba cartridge fork with 20-position compression-damping adjustability; 10.6-inch travel
    • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link Kayaba single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability; 10.6-inch travel
    • Front Brake: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
    • Rear Brake: Single disc
    • Front Tire: 80/100-21
    • Rear Tire: 100/100-18
  • DIMENSION
    • Rake: 24.8 degrees
    • Trail: 92.0mm (3.6 inches)
    • Wheelbase: 55.1 inches
    • Seat Height: 36.0 inches
    • Ground Clearance: 12.4 inches
    • Dry Weight: 240.0 pounds
    • Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gallons, including 0.5-gallon reserve
  • OTHER
    • Emissions: California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
    • Colors: Red
    • Warranty: 6 months
2004 XR250R
2004 XR250R
2004 XR250R
2004 XR250R



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