Honda AX-1 (NX 250)

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Honda NX250 (Dominator)

The enduro model Honda AX-1 (NX250) dates back to 1987 and was produced until 1994 (in the Japanese market). The model name AX-1 was used only for the Japanese version, the motorcycle was exported under the name NX 250 (Dominator).

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The model is a dual-use motorcycle capable of traveling on roads of any quality - from asphalt to dirt roads. The main feature of the Honda AX-1 (NX250) is the high reliability of the main components and assemblies - it is not uncommon for a motorcycle to travel 100,000 km or more without engine repair. The undercarriage of the motorcycle is also very reliable and does not require frequent maintenance.

The Honda AX-1 (NX250) is powered by a liquid-cooled, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine producing 29 hp. power and 24.5 Nm of torque. The maximum performance of the motor is reached at 7500-8500 rpm, acceleration to 100 km / h occurs in 6.5 seconds, and the maximum possible speed reaches 140 km / h. European versions (NX250) deliver up to 26 hp. power and 23.5 Nm of torque. Also, for the market of some European countries, modifications were made with a reduced volume engine (239 cc), giving out 23 hp. power and 22 Nm of torque.

Key features of the Honda AX-1 (NX250) include a conventional steel frame, simple suspensions in the form of a telescopic fork in the front and a monoshock (with a progression) at the rear, a 6-speed gearbox and disc brakes (NX 250 has rear drum brakes).

The main differences between the Japanese version of the motorcycle (Honda AX-1) and the export version (Honda NX250):

  • alloy wheels
  • aluminum rear suspension
  • rear disc brake
  • double round headlights
  • stainless exhaust
  • modified carburetor and ignition settings



Specifications Honda AX-1 (NX250):

Model Honda AX-1 (NX250)
Motorcycle type enduro
Year of issue 1987-1994
Frame steel
engine's type 1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Working volume 249 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke 70mm x 64.8mm
Compression ratio 11.0: 1
Cooling Liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system carburetor, Keihin 32mm (PD 6BA)
Ignition type CDI
Maximum power 29 hp at 8500 rpm (26 HP - NX250 Dominator)
Maximum torque 25.49 Nm @ 7,500 rpm (23.5 Nm @ 7,000 rpm - NX250 Dominator)
Transmission 6-speed
type of drive chain
Front tire size 90 / 100- 19
Rear tire size 120 / 90-16
Front brakes 1 disc
Rear brakes 1 disc (NX250 - drum)
Front suspension 37mm Showa Telescopic Fork, 220mm Travel
Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (Pro-Link), stroke - 200 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 6.5 sec
Overall dimensions (LxWxH) 2085x805x1120 mm
Seat height 810 mm (NX250 - 820 mm)
Wheelbase 1350 mm
Maximum speed 140 km / h
Fuel consumption 1.98 l / 100 km
Gas tank capacity 9 l
Motorcycle weight 114 kg - dry (NX250 - 118 kg)

124 kg - equipped (NX250 - 128 kg)

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