Buyers Guide Honda 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 & PriceThe 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.

Read our CRF250L Review.

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

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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