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2016 Honda CRF250L Review
2016 Honda CRF250L on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Do it All, and Have Fun Doing It…
If motorcycling is all about freedom, then the CRF250L is one of the best bikes on the planet. Dirt trails, gravel roads, city streets, open highways—the CRF250L is your loyal travelling company for all of them.
If motorcycling is all about practicality, the CRF250L is still one of the best choices you can make. Awesome fuel economy. Tough, go-anywhere construction. A simple, reliable single-cylinder Honda engine with a wide powerband. An upright seating position that’s comfortable for a wide range of riders, from short to tall, beginner to expert.
And if motorcycling is all about fun, well the CRF250L is a knockout. Light, narrow, and able to take you just about anywhere a motorcycle can, we dare you to ride one and not come back with a huge smile in your helmet.
Look, no matter what you think a motorcycle should be, the CRF250L is a bike we’re sure you’ll enjoy. And the more you ride one, the more you’ll agree.
Here’s reason number one why the CRF250L is the best choice in its class: its fuel-injected single-cylinder Honda engine. An electric starter is convenient, and a counterbalance makes it smooth.
Tailor-Made for Comfort
Dual sports are a great choice for a wide range of riders because they’re so comfortable. Out on the trail, the CRF250L’s upright seating helps put you in control. Around town, you can see traffic, scan for potholes, and maneuvering in tight spots is a breeze.
Great mileage may not be the only reason for riding the CRF250L, but it’s a nice bonus—especially when we’re talking about getting up to 77 miles per gallon.* Ride far enough, and this bike can pay for itself! *Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions; tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
2016 Honda CRF250L www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
On road or off, it’s all Honda.
One part of you probably likes the CRF250L because you know it’s going to be a blast to ride. But the other part knows it’s also super-practical, thanks to Honda engineering. While some makers might scrimp on the technology when it comes to a 250cc machine, Honda’s designers went all out.
For all life’s roads.
2016 Honda CRF250L www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Engine & Drivetrain
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.
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.
Extremely compact roller rocker arm design for the low-friction valve train allows the use of a smaller cylinder head.
The PGM-FI system incorporates an Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) to smooth responses to small changes in throttle position.
Improved 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 engine’s wide spread of power makes the CRF250L easy and confidence-inspiring to ride, while also returning impressive fuel economy.
Excellent performance at any RPM
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.
Chassis & Suspension
Front 21-inch and rear 18-inch wheels boast lightweight aluminum rims.
Outstanding stopping power
Front and rear disc brakes ensure strong and consistent stopping power.
Excellent performance over rough terrain
Pro-Link single-shock rear suspension delivers 240 mm (9.4 inches) of rear-wheel travel.
Comfortable downhill ride
Strong 43 mm Showa inverted fork provides 250 mm (9.8 in.) of travel.
Excellent stability & agility
Chassis developed specifically for the CRF250L provides excellent stability and agility.
Digital data at a glance
Digital multi-function instrument panel includes a fuel-level gauge and clock.
Lockable tool box is tucked away behind the left-side number plate.
2016 Honda CRF250L – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4999 USD
Engine Type 249.6cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 76mm x 55mm
Induction PGM-FI, 36mm throttle body
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Valve Train DOHC; four-valve
Final Drive #520 chain; 14T/40T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 43mm inverted fork; 8.7 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® single shock with spring; 9.4 inches travel
Front Brake Single 256mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc
Front Tire 3.00-21
Rear Tire 120/80-18
Rake 27°35′ (Caster Angle)
Trail 113mm (4.4 inches)
Wheelbase 56.9 inches
Seat Height 34.7 inches
Curb Weight 320 pounds
Fuel Capacity 2.0 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 73 MPG – Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Ground Clearance 10.0 inches
Available Colors Red
Model Id CRF250L
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, unlimited mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2016 Honda CRF250L – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $5299 CDN
Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore & Stroke
76 mm x 55 mm
Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection, 36 mm throttle body
Six-speed with manual clutch
#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 14T/40T
Chassis & Suspension
43 mm Showa inverted fork; 222 mm (8.7 in.) travel
Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload adjustment; 240 mm (9.4 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
3.00 – 21 front; 120/80 – 18 rear
Front 256 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper
255 mm (10 in.)
875 mm (34.4 in.)
1,445 mm (56.9 in.)
145 kg (320 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
1 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2016 Honda CRF250L – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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