2020 Honda CRF250L Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

2020 Honda CRF250L Buyer's Guide: Specs & Price

This 2020 Honda CRF250L is a throwback to the concept of “You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” It’s an unintimidating dual-sport motorcycle that welcomes new riders into the wide world of motorcycling. The abilities of the CRF250L are varied, and that means the possibilities are endless.

As a dual-sport motorcycle, the Honda CRF250L is not limited to pavement. It’s happy to go off-road, and can even be counted on to take on black-diamond rated trails. Now, before you get too excited, keep in mind that it will be tackling those off-road routes at a leisurely pace.

2020 Honda CRF250L Buyer's Guide: Specs & Price

The CRF250L is not a fast motorcycle, and while it may have a name and styling close to the CRF250RX off-road racer, it has virtually no common parts. However, with a low 34.4-inch seat height, the CRF250L will take you where you want to go without drama—just be patient.

As a commuter and city motorcycle, the 2020 Honda CRF250L is an obvious winner. It is easy to ride, gives you a view about the traffic, the power is not overwhelming, and the long-travel suspension will take on the largest of city potholes without complaint.

Impressively, the CRF250L’s fuel-injected 250cc DOHC motor will take you up to freeway speeds, particularly in the city. If you’re buying the Honda CRF250L primarily for street riding and have limited off-road ambitions, be sure to spring for the ABS option for an additional $300—you can afford it with an MSRP of $5199.

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2020 Honda CRF250L Specs


  • Type: Single-cylinder
  • Displacement: 250cc
  • Bore and stroke: 76 x 55 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, four valves
  • Fueling: EFI w/ 38mm throttle body
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: 520 chain


  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable inverted 43mm forks; 9.8 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted non-adjustable shock; 9.4 inches
  • Front tire: 3.00 x 21; IRC Trails GP-21F
  • Rear tire: 120/80 x 18; IRC Trails GP-22R
  • Front brake: 256mm disc w/ twin-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc
  • ABS: Optional ($300)


  • Wheelbase: 57.3 inches
  • Rake: 27.6 degrees
  • Trail: 4.4 inches
  • Seat height: 34.4 inches
  • Ground clearance: 10.0 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 2.1 gallons
  • Curb weight: 322 pounds


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2020 Honda CRF250L Price:

  • $5199