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dfhmotor 11-10-2011 08:20 AM

The 2012 CRF250L thread
 
Anyone find any info on this bike yet?

It looks like it could give the WR250R/X faithful a run for their money, especially if it is as cheap as the CBR250R counterpart.

Here is the link:

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...50l/19469.html

eakins 11-10-2011 08:36 AM

this is the thread for that.
thanks for the link!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722307

windquest 11-10-2011 08:38 AM

This thread needs pictures...
 
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t...a287/43406.jpg

http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t...a287/43404.jpg
I'm taking a guess in saying it will probably be about 300lbs, looks like a lower seat height compared to the KLX250S and the WR250R. Should be a nice compliment to this class of bikes.

G19Tony 11-10-2011 10:04 AM

If it comes to the states, I may be in. :D

dirt hokie 11-10-2011 10:42 AM

not what we need
 
we already have that bike, a klx 250 and a wr 250 r.

If honda wants to sell somthing, put a plate on a CRF 250 X . Yamaha should do the same for the wr 250 and 450.
That is the market segment that gets ignored by the Japanes bikes. The WR 450 F with a factory plate is what i want. Great off road performance with not quite the fininky maintainess and expensive parts of the European bikes.

skatetokil 11-10-2011 10:48 AM

Why is is that all the Jap manufacturers feel the need to weigh down their MX bikes for on road use? Any moron with an ebay account could dualsport a factory MX bike with less than 25lbs of added stuff. Yamakawahondazuki can't figure this one out?

jefmad 11-10-2011 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skatetokil (Post 17275226)
Why is is that all the Jap manufacturers feel the need to weigh down their MX bikes for on road use? Any moron with an ebay account could dualsport a factory MX bike with less than 25lbs of added stuff. Yamakawahondazuki can't figure this one out?

You mean except the large population of us who cannot plate a MX bike no matter what we do to it?

rickypanecatyl 11-10-2011 12:34 PM

The article seemed to put an emphasis on how it looked almost like a competition bike and yet still kept the price down. And that Honda is showing what can be done with it with different paint and graphics.

Living here in Asia I would say compared to the US that really is a huge draw - having a simple, reliable vehicle that one one hand is like everyone elses but at the same time is easy to cusomize with paint and stickers and bling to be uniquly yours.

I don't think they are trying to dethrone the WR250R....

scooterspirit 11-10-2011 01:26 PM

>I don't think they are trying to dethrone the WR250R....
It's not going to be punchy like that, or like the xr and raunchy too. woods weapon, that thing is sweet.
I've seen 16k miles cbr250rs and I have nearly 8k miles on mine, pin it all day, the thing is good to go. It's really smooth too.
I'm going to get one, $4200! The problem is- how am I going to hide that?:cry

Rainshadow 11-10-2011 01:44 PM

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This version is looking a bit more sassy!

rivercreep 11-10-2011 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skatetokil (Post 17275226)
Why is is that all the Jap manufacturers feel the need to weigh down their MX bikes for on road use? Any moron with an ebay account could dualsport a factory MX bike with less than 25lbs of added stuff. Yamakawahondazuki can't figure this one out?

Depending on the State a person lives in, you can't always make a dirtbike street legal; it has tome come with a street worty title. (can't YOU figure that out?)

What I wonder is, if YOU don't want all that weight, why don't YOU just buy an off-road only model. No one is forcing you to buy one of these and there's plenty of off road bikes in this class already. (so buy one and go visit e-bay like you suggest)

As for being a capable D.S. that can be ridden to the off road riding location and not have to be trailered there....I have to ask; where is the large capacity gas tank.

All this compromise and none of the mfg.s have been able to make ANYONE happy.
Dude, where I feel your frustration, try feeling it from this perspective.

Everything out there right now...SUCKS! = too heavy/under powered, too high strung/maint. intensive, and most of all, too freaking expensive when they come close to hitting the mark.
I have to admit, I've given up on the (street legal) D.S. market in general.:cry

Llamaha 11-12-2011 01:02 AM

If someone would make a 6 speed 400cc bike with fuel injection and good suspension I would be willing pay a lot of money for it. This is still pretty sweet though.

southy 11-12-2011 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dirt hokie (Post 17275185)
we already have that bike, a klx 250 and a wr 250 r.

If honda wants to sell somthing, put a plate on a CRF 250 X . Yamaha should do the same for the wr 250 and 450.
That is the market segment that gets ignored by the Japanes bikes. The WR 450 F with a factory plate is what i want. Great off road performance with not quite the fininky maintainess and expensive parts of the European bikes.

You need to move to Oz. We get all those bike as well as the CRF450X and KLX450 fully plated. Ride anywhere anytime. :D

eakins 11-12-2011 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SAJourneyman (Post 17287196)
If someone would make a 6 speed 400cc bike with fuel injection and good suspension I would be willing pay a lot of money for it. This is still pretty sweet though.

japanese?
the euros do right now.

Sub Zero 11-12-2011 02:47 AM

I like it, though Id prefer this mamma jamma right here if yamaha would make it legal here in the states.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...-Racing-X2.jpg


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