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2013 Honda CRF250L Comparison Photo Gallery

Honda attacks the dual-sport segment with its new CRF250L. See how it fares in the 2013 Honda CRF250L Comparison review.

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While plenty powerful the Honda’s front brake lacks a degree of feel which makes it trickery to modulate on slippery surfaces.
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Engine power is exceptionally smooth and there is a good amount of mid-range power which is perfect for street duty.
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Although it offers the lowest seat height the close proximity of the footpegs and seat make it more difficult for taller riders to stand on the footpegs.
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The Honda CRF250L is generally easy to ride but it lacks a degree of performance to be top dog in the class.
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The Honda CRF250L offers exceptional build quality for its price ($4809 with destination charge).
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The CRF250L uses the same single-cylinder water-cooled 249cc engine from the CBR250R sportbike.
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The CRF250L looks similar to Honda’s line of CRF motocross bikes giving it instant credibility on the dirt.
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The CRF250L offers superior instrumentation and it’s the only 250 to offer the convenience of a fuel gauge.
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While great on the street on the dirt the Honda’s suspension doesn’t fare as well on rough trails.
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Although the Honda’s powerband is smooth and rider-friendly it lacks snap and makes it more challenging to hop over rocks and obstacles.
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We applaud Honda for producing an affordable dual-sport that can take riders off the grid and explore Mother Nature.
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The Honda’s seat proved to be the most comfortable and street oriented.
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2013 250 Dual Sport Shootout - Horsepower chart.
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2013 250 Dual Sport Shootout - Torque chart.