To get the geometry right, a Merge Link Knuckle was used to
stabilize the rear end without compromising the front.
MX-Tech’s TAC-R system made the air forks feel more like spring
forks. The system is a bit complicated, but it is worth every penny.
A custom bracket was made under the tank to hold the black box
due to the steering damper being in the way on the head tube.
Heavy Duty Racing:
Technix Gear Racing:
simple, and it works like a charm.
The MX-Tech TAC-R system costs $325 and can
be installed by anyone who is mechanically inclined.
MX-Tech offers how-to videos to guide you through
the process, or they will do the job for $500. On top
of the TAC-R system, both the front and rear components were re-valved to work in unison. The forks
were finished off with Kashima-coated outer tubes
and DLC-coated lower tubes to reduce friction. The
shock included MX-Tech’s two-way sub-valve-style
WHAT DID WE REALLY THINK?
Believe it or not, MX-Tech drove all the way from
Illinois to SoCal to have the MXA wrecking crew
test the 2001 Honda CR250—or is that a 2015 Honda
Overall, this bike handled better than most 2017
models on the market today. It has all the modern
accoutrements with the cache of an iconic two-stroke
engine from a brand that stopped producing smokers a decade ago. Of course, it should be noted that
Jeremy Wilkey spent more money on his CR250 than
he would have for a brand-new 2017 race bike, but
this is more than just a bike; it’s an adventure. It
brings back memories of a time gone by without the
hassles of vintage iron. If your goal is to have fun, this
is a terrific package. MX-Tech and Service Honda did
a great job of resurrecting an old warhorse and turning it into something unique and valuable. ;