Honda CRF250L (2012 - present) review

By Mark Forsyth on Wed, 1 Aug 2012 - 12:08

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Off Road
Overall
3
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The CRF250L must be mercilessly and utterly thrashed at all times – it’s the only way. And it’s fun.

Remember Honda’s once ubiquitous XL185?

It was a solid and dependable, if unexciting performer and became the chosen steed of the die-hard green laner. The little XL curried such favour because you could literally throw one upside down into a stinking bog and it’d still tick over like a sewing machine until you righted it and rode on your way.

Doff, doff, doff, doff.

But the best thing about trail riding on an XL185 was not its cast iron reliability but rather its un-intimidating size, budgie lipped economy and its comparative silence.

For glaringly obvious rambler-related reasons, noise, sorry, NOISE! is a massive issue for trail riders. Db closes green lanes faster than TB closes farmland.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-honda-crf250l-review/21256.html#ixzz2CwxzFDS9

Remember Honda’s once ubiquitous XL185?

It was a solid and dependable, if unexciting performer and became the chosen steed of the die-hard green laner. The little XL curried such favour because you could literally throw one upside down into a stinking bog and it’d still tick over like a sewing machine until you righted it and rode on your way.

Doff, doff, doff, doff.

But the best thing about trail riding on an XL185 was not its cast iron reliability but rather its un-intimidating size, budgie lipped economy and its comparative silence.

For glaringly obvious rambler-related reasons, noise, sorry, NOISE! is a massive issue for trail riders. Db closes green lanes faster than TB closes farmland.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-honda-crf250l-review/21256.html#ixzz2CwxzFDS9

Score Breakdown
Overall
3
Engine
3
Brakes
3
Handling
4
Comfort
3
Build Quality
4
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