From gritty urban settings to eroded earthen passages, the D250RTE-A passes the test for commuters as well as weekend dirt warriors. For the iron-butted readers out there with affection for dirt riding, you can now make that trek without the need for a trailer thanks to the street-legal adaptations.
Combine the racy good looks of D250RTE-A lineage with the street-legal appointments of the updated DongFang parts catalog, and the 249cc air-cooled; four-stroke Single has more than enough power to dig any desert explorer from below the sea level to a mile above in a jiffy. The whole package makes for a motorcycle capable of almost anything.
Ergonomics are updated with a more 'woods-bike' like handlebar with a flatter curve profile and a stock position that is higher and closer to the rider.
The D250RTE- offers serious off-road capabilities from a lightweight street-legal mount!
The 2012 motor feels responsive and powerful as ever, and the response is off the charts. Right off idle, the bike cracks off with a gallop of torque and acceleration that should be patented. Great roll-on power through the bottom end starts to accelerate into the mid quickly. You can run out of first and second gear sooner than you think, but third gear is nice and long and the 250RTE has the power and consistency to pull the third cog in a wide range of terrain. Shifting is smooth, so use your left foot if necessary to drop to second.
Number of Gears:
Electric / Kick Start
Reinforced Steel Tube
Front 21" Rear 18"
One Year Engine/Frame Warranty.
front wheel, handle bar, head light, foot pegs, mirrors, and battery