2012 Honda CRF Review


Honda is well known for making superior and well performing bikes and the 2013 Honda CRF250L is no exception. The 2013 Honda CRF250L is a sleek dual sports machine that is perfect for both off roading as well on roading. This fast and powerful bike allows the rider the best of both worlds due to the innovations and top of the line technology provided by Honda. The sleek and stylish look of the bike is also sure to turn heads. Honda went all out with this dual sports bike to make the bike an eye appealing bike as well as one that handles with precision. From the angular headlight to the custom colors, Honda has you covered with the all new 2013 Honda CRF250L.

The new 2013 Honda CRF250L has an upright seating position which allows one for a long and comfortable ride in both the urban setting and exploring the off road. The comfortable seating position allows the rider to move forward or back all depending on the terrain and the riding conditions. The suspension in the new Honda CRF is built to handle long travel as well as helping you maneuver over those potholes and bumpy roads. The frame is suspended by an upside fork that is 43mm and has a Pro-link rear end strokes. A rider can expect 9.8 inches of travel in the front and 9.4 inches of travel in the back.

In the 2013 Honda CRF250L one can expect to experience the power of the fuel-injected single cylinder engine that also features an electrical starter and double overhead cams. These additions deliver a bike that is powerful, rider friendly and handles with precision around every corner. Honda has added all the bells and whistles into this compact dual sport bike that leaves it hard to pass this one by.

The 2013 Honda CRF250L is a lightweight bike that delivers the right balance of power, performance, handling and style. Off road, on road whatever you choose the Honda CRF250L may just be the perfect fit for you.

New For 2012

  • All transmission gears were widened to help with off road use.
  • Judder springs were added to the clutch to absorb the shock that is often placed on the drive-train when riding off road.
  • Exhaust pipes and diameter were fine tuned to help balance the power.
  • ECU settings adjusted to help with the performance and power of this dual-sports machine.
  • Throttle body is now a 36mm unit instead of the 38mm in previous years. The new throttle body also breathes through a larger airbox.
  • The estimated fuel economy is stated to be around 73 MPG but is still in the testing mode.
  • Electric starter is a key feature of the new of 2013 Honda CRF250L.

2012 Honda CRF Specs

  • Model: 2013 Honda CRF 250L Engine Type: Single Cylinder Four Stoke
  • Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC; Four- Value
  • Induction: 36mm Throttle Body
  • Ignition: Digital Transistorized with electronic advance
  • Transmission: Six-Speed
  • Final Drive: 14t/40t
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.0 Gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: TBD
  • Brakes (Front): Single 256mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Single 220mm disc
  • Suspension (Front): 43mm Inverted Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Pro-link single shock
  • Wheelbase: 56.9 inches
  • Rake: 27.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.4 inches
  • Seat Height: 34.7 inches
  • Curb Weight:320 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 3.00-21
  • Tires (Rear): 120/80-18


  • Custom fitted cycle cover that is waterproof and has a moisture venting system. Helps to keep your bike in clean and pristine condition as well as protecting from the elements.
  • Custom hand guards. These are designed to keep the weather elements away from the hand grip area allowing one to ride even when the weather is an issue.
  • Rear carrier that allows for an extra six pounds of storage at the rear of the bike.
  • Custom fit rear carrier bag. This bag is waterproof and allows for extra storage. The bad uses hooks and loop straps which allows for easy. mounting and dismounting of the extra carrier bag. Portable so one can take the bag with them as well.
  • Oversized handlebar holder available as well.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Honda CRF

  • 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S
  • 2013 Yamaha WR250R
  • 2013 Reiju Tango