A completely new 250cc DOHC engine has been designed to perfectly match the new generation chassis. All internal components have been revised and repackaged in order to reposition the engine within the new chromoly steel frame, shifting the mass closer to the centre of gravity of the motorcycle. In combination with the shorter and lighter carbon fibre rear subframe, revised 4CS fork, new shock, new rear link and shorter exhaust, the new FC 250 has enormously improved handling, manoeuvrability and performance compared to the previous generation.
WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN DESIGNING THE MOST ADVANCED STEEL FRAMES IN OFFROAD, THE ENGINEERS IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT HAVE DESIGNED A COMPLETELY NEW CHROMIUM MOLIBDENUM STEEL FRAME THAT REDEFINES EVERY STRUCTURAL ASPECT IN ORDER TO IMPROVE HANDLING, ERGONOMICS AND PACKAGING. THE TORSIONAL RIGIDITY AND LONGITUDINAL STIFFNESS HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY RETHOUGHT. THE 6MM WIDER AND 2MM LOWER STEEL TUBES OFFER 20% MORE TORSIONAL RIGIDITY AND 30% LESS LONGITUDINAL STIFFNESS COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS GENERATION FRAME DESIGN. THESE CHARACTERISTICS, MATCHED TO THE NEW ENGINE STAYS, IMPROVE HANDLING PRECISION WHILE AT THE SAME TIME INCREASING BUMP-ABSORPTION AND FEELING.