News 5 Aug 2021

MX2 leader Webster shakes down 2022 CRF250R

Honda Racing rider excited at prospect of finishing season on new bike.

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Current Australian MX2 championship leader Kyle Webster has had the opportunity to shakedown the new 2022 Honda CRF250R, labelling it ‘solid all-round’.

Webster was given the opportunity to test the new bike at the hard-pack, tight Hastings motocross track, impressed with the progression made in stock trim.

“My first impressions, I noticed the gearbox and how the second and third gears have changed a little bit”, Webster explained when contacted by MotoOnline.

“They’ve made the bike quite a lot better – they’ve made an improvement on the bottom-end, which was definitely good, and it was solid all-round.”

While the 2022 CRF250R boasts notable improvements, the calibre of his current 2021 race bike can’t be undermined and is testified by Webster’s success so far this season.

“Our bike that we have at the moment, the 2021 model, is also very competitive, so it was good to compare the two but I think that they’ve definitely got a really good starting point at the moment with the new bike,” he added.

While all remaining events on the 2021 Penrite Aus ProMX calendar are currently postponed, the Honda Racing team rider indicated that if the opportunity arose he would be excited to finish the season on the new bike.

“If the opportunity arises I would definitely love to race it, we just need to do obviously a bit of time on the bike and make sure everything is good and ready to go,” Webster continued.

“I’m very comfortable on the bike that I’m on at the moment and I think that everything has got to be right to make the transition to the new one for the rest of the season if that happens.

“I think it would be a great opportunity if we can do more with that, if we do get to race it would be cool to do well on it and finish the season out on the new model.”