|By their very definition, dual-sport bikes are a compromise - part dirt, part street. The often-conflicting requirements of these two applications can be a real challenge for engineers. Too dirt-focused and dual-sport bikes can wear themselves out on the street, too street-focused and they become clumsy off-road. Luckily Honda engineers have extensive experience in both disciplines and a multitude of high tech components to draw on when creating the perfect dual-sport. |
More than just a smooth gravel-road runner the CRF250L really shines off-road. Rocks, mud, sand? Tght single track? Bring it on. A long travel inverted fork up front, perfectly matched Pro-link rear suspension, generous ground clearance and slim off-road ergonomics will have even hardcore dirt riders feeling right at home. As capable as the CRF is off-road it won't suffer when it returns to the pavement either, the counterbalanced single is remarkably smooth even at highway speeds and the under-stressed, liquid-cooled design means it’ll run down that highway all day or all week without worry.
Fuel injection is the icing on the cake helping to ensure easy starts, automatic altitude compensation and exceptional fuel economy.
CRF250L wherever you ride.
Compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 249 cc single-cylinder four-stroke powerplant produces smooth and consistent torque at low rpm, plus excellent high-rpm performance.
|The engine's wide spread of power makes the CRF250L easy and confidence-inspiring to ride, while also returning impressive fuel economy.|
|Honda's Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for the current riding and atmospheric conditions, thereby delivering optimal performance and remarkably crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions, plus improved fuel economy.|
|The PGM-FI system incorporates an Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) to smooth responses to small changes in throttle position.|
|New, extremely compact roller rocker arm design for the low-friction valve train allows the use of a smaller cylinder head.|
|The crankshaft runs in plain bearings for quieter operation and the big end of the connecting rod spins in a needle bearing, both contributing to the engine's high-performance credentials.|
|A gear-driven counterbalance shaft helps quell engine vibration for enhanced rider comfort. It's located so close to the crankshaft that the balancer weight passes between the two crank weights to keep the engine as compact as possible while improving mass centralization.|
Chassis developed specifically for the CRF250L provides excellent stability and agility.
|Strong 43 mm Showa inverted fork provides 250 mm (9.8 inches) of travel.|
|Pro-Link¨ single-shock rear suspension delivers 240 mm (9.4 inches) of rear-wheel travel.|
|Front and rear disc brakes ensure strong and consistent stopping power.|
Digital multi-function instrument panel includes a fuel-level gauge and clock.
|Lockable tool box is tucked away behind the left-side number plate.|