With the economy still suffering in the Obama years, bike manufacturers have been feeling the crunch. Yes, we all love brand new models, but sometimes a little can go a long way when it comes to rebuilding one type of machine. Honda had one of the best 250Fs out on the market in 2012, so they decided to “refine” their latest addition, the 2013 CRF250. Honda asked Dirt Rider to meet them at the Lake Elsinore MX Park (the site of the final round of the AMA MX National) so they could get their hands on the new and improved 2013 CR 250.

Click here to read what Dirt Rider‘s Kris Keefer thought.

Photo courtesy Max Mandell, Dirt Rider