TOKYO, Japan, April 13, 2012 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the start of sales in Japan on May 14, 2012, of a new 250-cc on/off-road model, the CRF250L, which offers an agile ride in a wide range of riding environments from urban to off road riding.
Under the slogan, “‘New On & Off Gear, your right buddy on the road’ to make ‘On’ (daily life) more convenient and ‘Off’ (weekends) more enjoyable,” the development team, by pursuing total balance and driving stability to the utmost, created a vehicle that enables a broad spectrum of users from beginners to experienced riders to enjoy the sheer fun of handling the machine.
The CRF250L is powered by a liquid-cooled 250-cc 4-stroke DOHC single-cylinder engine with powerful output in the low-to-mid rpm range. Low-friction technologies including an offset cylinder are also employed to realize the excellent fuel efficiency of 44.3 km/L (measured at a constant speed of 60 km/h on a level road).
A newly-designed frame makes use of the steel twin-tube structure to offer the rider a nimble ride while ensuring both agility and stability. In addition, an agile, high-performance run-through ability in a wide range of situations from urban riding to off road is realized through the adoption of an inverted suspension with a 250-mm cushion stroke for the front and the Pro-Link suspension with 240 mm of axle travel for the rear.
Styling has been refined to be sharper and more aggressive while inheriting the basic concept of Honda’s CRF motocrosser series, resulting in a design that asserts a Honda identity fitting for a new-era CRF. Customers are offered a choice of two color schemes: Extreme Red to present an aggressive image or Ross White for those who wish to impart a cool image.
|Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)||2,195×815×1,195|
|Ground clearance (mm)||255|
|Seat height (mm)||875|
|Curb weight (kg)||143|
|Riding capacity (No. of occupants)||2|
|Minimum turning radius (m)||2.3|
|Engine type||MD38E, Liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve single cylinder|
|Total displacement (cm3)||249|
|Bore × Stroke (mm)||76.0×55.0|
|Maximum output (kW[PS]/rpm)||17/8,500|
|Maximum torque (N･m[kgf･m]/rpm)||22[2.2]/7,000|
|Fuel efficiency (km/L)||44.3
(constant speed of 60 km/h on a level road)
|Fuel supply system||Electronic
< Programmed Fuel Injection System (PGM-FI) >
|Starter type||Self starter|
|Ignition type||Full-transistor battery ignition|
|Lubricating type||Wet sump|
|Fuel tank capacity (L)||7.7|
|Clutch type||Wet multiplate with coil springs|
|Transmission type||Constant mesh 6-speed return|
|Transmission gear ratios||1st||3.333|
|Reduction gear ratio
|Caster angle (°) /Trail (mm)||27°35´/113|
|Tire size||Front||3.00-21 51P|
|Brake type||Front||Hydraulic disc|
|Suspension type||Front||Telescopic (Inverted)|
|Rear||Swing arm (Pro-Link suspension system)|
|Frame type||Semi-double cradle|