2020 Honda CRF250L/CRF250L Rally

Great around town or on the trails, less displacement doesn’t mean less fun.

CRF250L right side
2020 Honda CRF250LHonda North America

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.

2020 Honda CRF250L Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

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.

CRF250L Rally right side
2020 Honda CRF250L RallyHonda North America

Honda CRF250L Updates For 2020

New graphics are the sole difference between the 2020 and 2019 versions of the Honda CRF250L and CRF250L Rally.

2020 Honda CRF250L Claimed Specifications

Price $5,199–$6,249
Engine Liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder
Displacement 250cc
Bore x Stroke 76.0 x 55.0mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 34.4 in./35.2 in. (Rally)
Rake 28°/ 28.2° (Rally)
Trail 4.4 in./4.4 in. (Rally)
Front Suspension 43mm inverted Showa fork, nonadjustable; 9.8-in. travel/11.0-in. travel (Rally)
Rear Suspension Pro-Link, single Showa shock absorber, preload adjustable; 9.4-in. travel/10.3-in. travel (Rally)
Front Tire 3.00-21
Rear Tire 120/80-18
Wheelbase 56.9 in./57.3 in. (Rally)
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal./2.7 gal. (Rally)
Claimed Wet Weight 322 lb./346 lb. (Rally)
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