MotoGP racing team LCR Honda seems to love America. For the second straight year, the Monaco-based team is enlisting an American racer to compete in the U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Last year, LCR recruited Roger Lee Hayden as an injury replacement for Randy De Puniet who was sidelined with a fractured leg. This […]
2012 Honda CRF250L Announced for Europe But Not For America … Yet
Honda announced it will introduce the new CRF250L to Europe this year. North American availability has not been confirmed, though it appears the new dual-sport, which shares a similar engine to the Honda CBR250R, may soon be announced for these shores.
While there’s no official word on the Honda CRF250L in the U.S.,the liquid-cooled dual sport has already appeared in North America, appearing last weekend at the Montreal Motorcycle Show. A member of the ADVRider forum reports Honda Canada only received the CRF250L recently and the price is expected to be about CN$5000. That puts it close to the price of the ABS-enabled CBR250R.
Official specifications have yet to be announced, though Honda did confirm the CRF250L uses a twin-tube oval pipe steel frame, inverted forks, ProLink rear suspension and aluminum swingarm.
Honda Canada should make a formal announcement shortly, and hopefully American Honda will soon as well.
[Source: Honda, ADVRider]
2012 Honda CRF250L – New Dual Sport with CBR250R Engine