Perfect for around-town jaunts, the 2020 Honda CRF250L is at the small end of dual sporters when it comes to engine size, but that translates into a lighter feel that’s appreciated in the dirt. First introduced for 2013, the 2020 Honda CRF250L is an affordable dual sport machine that’s an excellent choice for newer riders yet it doesn’t skimp on features. It’s a full-size bike with long-travel Showa suspension, 21-inch front/18-inch rear wheels, disc brakes at both ends (with optional ABS), and peppy twin-cam, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine.The Rally version offers more than styling changes; its suspension has longer travel for those planning to seek more of their adventures off the beaten path.
In 2017, Honda brought out a companion version dubbed the CRF250L Rally that instantly brings to mind the company’s winning Dakar racebikes. That version comes with longer travel as well as more fuel capacity, windscreen, skid plate, hand guards, and larger front brake, but that’ll cost extra, of course: $5,949 for the Rally and $6,249 for the Rally ABS versus $5,199 for the CRF250L and $5,499 for the CRF250L ABS. By comparison, Kawasaki’s KLX250 is $5,399 while Yamaha’s got two models: the XT250 for $5,199 and the WR250R for $6,699.
New graphics are the sole difference between the 2020 and 2019 versions of the Honda CRF250L and CRF250L Rally.