June 18, 2012
Torrance, CA - Industry News From Honda
Honda has announced that the CRF250L we told you about in April is, in fact, coming to a U.S. dealer near you for the 2013 model year. As previously reported, this bike will feature a version of the same engine found in the CBR250R, tuned for stronger low-end power (with a smaller throttle body, for instance). MSRP will be $4,499.
With a claimed curb weight of 320 pounds, it is more than 30 pounds lighter than the CBR250R. This weight includes fluids, so the dry weight should actually be under 300 pounds … not bad. This dual sport lacks any sort of suspension adjustment, except for preload on the rear spring. A small 2 gallon gas tank should provide adequate range with fuel mileage estimated in the neighborhood of 100 mpg. Here are the specifications provided by Honda for the U.S. market version of this bike. Take a look at Honda’s web site for additional details.