New Honda CRF250L Designed for Sale in the United States


Thanks GARY, AK!

Some keen eyes have spotted language on Honda’s web site for the new CRF250L dual sport indicating it was designed for sale in several markets, including the United States! Specifically, the web site references emissions requirements for the U.S., including California.

The power unit for the U.S. and Thailand also complies with those countries’ environmental regulations, specifically California’s evaporative emission standards and Thailand’s 6th emission standards, through the adoption of an evaporative emission control system.


You can follow this link to a micro-site set up by Honda for the CRF250L, which has all the details. This is a thoroughly modern engine design which shares features with the CBR250R. Engine performance should match the class-leading Yamaha, although the indicated weight (roughly 316 pounds) of the Honda may be on the high end for the class.

We are awaiting official word from Honda that the CRF250L will be made available through U.S. dealers. Stay tuned. Below are the specifications for the new CRF250L.

Model name CRF250L (European model)
Model type Honda MD38
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 2,195 x 815 x 1,195
Wheelbase (mm) 1,445
Ground clearance (mm) 255
Seat height (mm) 875
Curb weightRiding capacity (kg) 144
Riding capacity (No.of occupants) 2
Minimum turning radius (m) 2.3
Engine liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder
Displacement (cc) 250
Bore x Stroke (mm) 76.0 x 55.0
Compression ratio 10.7
Fuel supply system Programmed fuel injection system (PGM-FI)
Starter Self-starter
Ignition Full-transistor battery ignition
Lubricating Wet sump
Fuel tank capacity (L) 7.7
Clutch Wet multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed return
Transmission gear ratio 1st 3.333
2nd 2.117
3rd 1.571
4th 1.304
5th 1.115
6th 0.962
Reduction gear ratio (primary/secondary) 2.807/2.857
Caster angle/Trail (degree/mm) 27.6°/113
Tire size Front 3.00-21 51P
Rear 120/80-18 62P
Brakes Front Hydraulic disk
Rear Hydraulic disk
Suspension Front Telescopic (Inverted)
Rear Swing arm (Pro-link suspension system)
Frame Semi-double cradle

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