Honda NX 250 Dominator (AX-1): review, history, specs


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Class: dual sport

Production: 1987-1994

Models
Honda NX250 Dominator

(Europe, USA, Canada)

Honda AX-1

(Japan)

Honda NX250 Dominator
Honda AX-1

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine Colors
1987 Japan Name: Honda AX-1

Frame/Engine: MD21-100XXXX/ MD21E-XXXXXXX

Code: NX250J

Honda AX-1
1988 Japan, North America, Europe Name: Honda AX-1 (Japan); Honda NX250 Dominator (Europe, North America)

Frame/Engine: MD21-101XXXX / MD21E-XXXXXXX (Japan); MD215XXXX, MD216XXXXXX (Europe); JH2MD21XXXXXXXXX (North America)

Code: NX250J (Europe, Canada, Japan); NX250A / NX250AC (USA)

Honda NX250 (Dominator)
Honda AX-1
1989 Japan, USA, Europe Name: Honda AX-1 (Japan); Honda NX250 Dominator (Europe, USA)

Frame/Engine: MD21-110XXXX / MD21E-XXXXXXX (Japan); MD215XXXX, MD216XXXXXX (Europe); JH2MD21XXXXXXXXX (USA)

Code: NX250K (Europe, Japan); NX250A / NX250AC (USA)

Honda NX250 (Dominator)
Honda AX-1
1990 Japan, USA, Europe Name: Honda AX-1 (Japan); Honda NX250 Dominator (Europe, USA)

Frame/Engine: MD21-115XXXX / MD21E-XXXXXXX (Japan); MD215XXXX, MD216XXXXXX, MD25XXXXX (Europe); JH2MD21XXXXXXXXX (USA)

Code: NX250L, NX2502L (Europe); NX250A / NX250AC (USA); NX250K (Japan)

Honda NX250 (Dominator)
Honda AX-1
1991 Japan, Switzerland Name: Honda AX-1 (Japan); Honda NX250 Dominator (Switzerland)

Frame/Engine: MD21-115XXXX / MD21E-XXXXXXX (Japan); MD255XXXX (Switzerland)

Code: NX250M (Switzerland); NX250K (Japan)

Honda NX250 (Dominator)
Honda AX-1
1993 Japan, Europe Name: Honda AX-1 (Japan); Honda NX250 Dominator (Europe)

Frame/Engine: MD21-115XXXX / MD21E-XXXXXXX (Japan); MD215XXXXXX, MD253XXXXXX, MD255XXXXXX, JH2MD259*XXXXXXXXXX (Switzerland)

Code: NX250P, NX2502P (Europe); NX250K (Japan)

Honda NX250 (Dominator)
Honda AX-1
1994 Japan Name: Honda AX-1

Frame/Engine: MD21-120XXXX / MD21E-XXXXXXX

Code: NX250R / NX250RIII

Honda AX-1

Specifications

Honda NX 250 Dominator (AX-1): specs

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2085 mm / 82,1 in (ND, G, GII types – 2095 mm / 82,5 in)
Overall width 805 mm (31,7 in)
Overall height 1120 mm (44,1 in)
Wheelbase 1350 mm (53, 1 in)
Ground clearance 250 mm (9,8 in)
Seat height 810 mm / 31,9 in – AX-1

820 mm / 32,3 – NX250

Dry weight 118 kg (260 lbs) – NX250

114 kg(251 lbs) – AX-1

Curb (wet) weight 128 kg (282 lbs) – NX250

124 kg (273 lbs) – AX-1

FRAME Type Diamond, tubular steel double cradle
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 37 mm, 220 mm (8,7 in)
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock, 200 mm (7,8 in)
Front tire size 90/100-19 55P
Rear tire size 120/90-16 63P
Front brake Single disc
Rear brake Drum (AX-1 – single disc)
Fuel capacity 9,0 l / 2,38 US gal (inc. reserve – 1,6 l / 0,42 US gal)
Trail 89 mm (3,5 in)
Fuel economy 1,98 l / 100 km (50 km/h)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder inclined 15° from vertical
Bore & Stroke 70,0 x 64,8 mm (2,76 x 2,55 in)
Displacement 249 cm³ (15,1 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Valve train Chain drive, DOHC
Max. power 25 hp (19 kW) / 8500 rpm – NX250

29 hp (21,3 kW) / 8500 rpm – AX-1

Max. torque 23,5 Nm (2,4 kgf-m) / 7000 rpm – NX250

25,5 Nm (2,6 kgf-m) / 7500 rpm – AX-1

0 to 100 km/h 6,5 sec
Top speed 140 km/h
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x Keihin 32 mm
Identification number PD 6BA (PD 6BB, PD 6BC)
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Primary reduction 2.7272 (60/22)
Final reduction 3.1538 (41/13)
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.8461 (37/13)

1.7777 (32/18)

1.3333 (28/21)

1.0416 (25/24)

0.8846 (23/26)

0.7857 (22/28)

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI
Alternator 200W/5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-6AH

Images

Honda NX250 Dominator (AX-1): images, gallery.

Honda AX-1
Honda AX-1
Honda AX-1
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Honda NX250 Dominator
Honda NX250 Dominator

Videos

Honda NX250 Dominator (AX-1): video.

HONDA AX1 250 1988. KOKKINA FEGARIA CLASSIC
Honda NX250 Dominator

Manuals

Honda NX250 Dominator (AX-1): manuals, parts, microfiches.