2013 Honda CRF250L Dual-Sport Officially Announced for US

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As expected, Honda has officially announced it will introduce its new CRF250L to the U.S., offering it as a 2013 model for $4,499.

The 2013 Honda CRF250L is powered by a liquid-cooled fuel-injected 249cc Single inherited from the CBR250R, so it carries the same low-friction innovations such as the roller rocker arm design. Like the CBR, the CRF250L is produced in Thailand, helping keep costs low. By contrast, the CRF250L is $500 cheaper than the CRF230L it replaces, despite adding a larger engine with fuel injection, double-overhead cams, and liquid cooling.

American Honda hasn’t released U.S.-spec figures but the specs sheet for European and Japanese models claim  an output of 23 hp at 8500rpm and 16 ft-lb. at 7000rpm. According to Honda, the CRF250L has a curb weight of 320 pounds. Fuel economy, at least for other markets, is stated as 104 mpg, so the 2.0 gallon tank should provide enough for 208 miles.

The Honda CRF250L is equipped with a 43mm inverted fork with 9.8 inches of travel and a spring preload-adjustable Pro-Link rear monoshock with 9.4 inches of travel (by comparison, the CRF230L used a 37mm fork with 9.0 inches of travel and 6.3-inches of travel at the rear.) Braking is handled by a single 256mm disc with twin-piston caliper up front and a 220mm disc at the back.

Other features include Honda CRF styling, a 21-inch front wheel, 18-inch rear wheel, digital multi-function display and a lockable toolbox on the left side above the rear wheel.

American Honda will offer the 2013 CRF250L in red while other markets also get a white version.

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[Source: Honda]

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  • Overload in CO

    That’s a lot better mileage than the CBR250R gets (77mpg). Is it geared differently?

  • Don Cullinan

    2012 and 2013 CRF250L way too heavy. My old faithful XR400R is plated/legal street and weights less.
    KTM 500 dual sport, direct competition with Hondas upcoming 450 weights in at 256 lb dry. #1 in sales in this catagory.
    Honda, you can do better than this.
    Have ridden Red for many years and dont want to change now!

  • Sezam

    Well build. Good price, but too heavy and too less power, unfortunately :( I have to take WR 250 R, which is pricey

  • Dhenzig

    Well I live on a dirt road to get to asfalt highway. As a former BSA spitfire owner (thats dates me) the 250CRF L with a 320 weight sounds good. Any comments by any one who has rode same would be appreciated.

  • mike

    ya, i kinda was liking the idea of this crf 250l until i found out the weight……….Ouch, like come on honda, you can do better than that…. And besides, why….o why do you not offer 450 enduros as well. Its about weight guys, figure it out!

  • Dominique jones

    The crf250l is Good bike but they need to get more graphics an plastics for it an exhaust that fit it or they need to have a option on honda’s page if you want a white version or red I prefer the white

  • ricardo josé

    é uma moto muito bonita não vejo a hora de compra uma modelo bem diferenciado ….

  • walter leverette jr

    when is honda gona make a fullblown power cruiser like the v65 again thats what im waiting on something to beat the v max a v4 nightmare thats what im saving my money for