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Motorbike Mondays: Honda CRF250L Review

June 1, 2015

If the weekend seems like a distant memory, fear not! We’re back with our latest edition of Motorbike Mondays and today’s Honda CRF250L review is guaranteed to get you revved for the week ahead. Introduced to the CRF series in 2012, the CRF250L brought Honda speeding onto the dual-sport motorbike market – and we’re finding out what all the fuss is about. Today’s review will give you the low-down on everything you need to know about this off-roader – and if you’re interested in exploring your Honda finance options, we can help there, too.


When it comes to Honda motorbikes, the Japanese manufacturers know how to design a bike fit for purpose – and this dual-sport motorcycle does just that. For a practical street bike that also puts in an impressive off-road performance, the Honda CRF250L won’t let you down. Taking its lead from the CRF range, the CRF250L’s styling is typical of Honda – with an added eye-catching, aggressive finish.

Performance and Handling

This CRF comes with a 250cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine and, at just 144kg, weighs less than the average street bike – meaning the lightweight Honda CRF250L will cover plenty of ground while putting in a well balanced performance. Thanks to its responsive steering, long-travel suspension and smooth performance, the CRF250L will iron out any bumps in the road – putting this motorbike right at home in the city or out on the open road.

Honda CRF250L Specs

    • Engine: 4-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
    • Power: 23bhp @ 8,500rpm
    • Torque: 22Nm @ 7,000rpm
    • Fuel Economy: 90.4mpg


  • Top Speed: 85mph
  • 0-60mph: 8.6 seconds


Thanks to Honda’s attention to design, the CRF250L carries adequate kit for cruising. The tidy, easy-to-read dashboard displays a speed and fuel gauge with a built-in clock and twin trip functions. Whether you’re weaving through urban streets or heading out on the open trail, the upright seat provides plenty of comfort and support – allowing the rider to find their perfect position. If you’re looking for extra kit, opt for Honda Genuine Accessories – which adds a cargo net, u-lock and handlebar pocket to the Honda CRF250L.

Honda Motorbike Finance

Whether you’re looking for a lightweight city cruiser or a fun weekend ride, the Honda CRF250L makes the perfect travelling companion. Rolling in at £4,199, this versatile ride may be slightly out of your price range – but that’s where the Car Loan Warehouse can help. We offer flexible motorbike finance deals to suit any budget, with payments you can afford. Head over to our Honda motorbike finance page to explore your options – or for a quick quote, try our motorcycle finance calculator today.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.