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