The 2012 CRF250L thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by dfhmotor, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. yyz

    yyz Adventurer

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    I hope it comes to Canada. The WR is too tall, the Klx has horrible carburation. The crf looks just right, efi and a reasonable seat height.
  2. The Rizz

    The Rizz Been here awhile

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    Subscribed. Would love one of these to replace the DR650.
  3. strongbad

    strongbad Been here awhile

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  4. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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  5. rockinrog

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    I see what you mean... comparing the XR650L 8199can 6690 us...you guys really do get screwed on pricing.
  6. Parigi

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    Hopefully that means adjustable suspension, but from what I saw so far, there isn't.
  7. FreckledAvenger

    FreckledAvenger Trainee Stunt Double

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    Considering a WR250R here is around $10K Australian "ride away" (about $11K US for a comparison) the Canadian's are not the only ones getting screwed. Mind you the "recommended retail price" here is $12K Australian (I kid you not).

    I really hope Honda brings the bike to Australia and prices it a little more reasonably. The CBR250R is much more reasonably priced here - ABS version has a rec retail of $6K for example - so here is hoping.
  8. eakins

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    not straight rate math, but more the fact the exact same bikes cost more in canada than the us.
  9. Toshito

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    It is coming to Canada, see my earlier post. I saw one "in the flesh" at the Montreal Moto Show, and the dealer has received a couple of bikes to be sold in the coming weeks.
  10. yyz

    yyz Adventurer

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    Honda dealer in Burlington, Ontarfio confirmed the bike was coming to Canada, looking forward to seeing the actual bike and trading in my KLX250.
  11. rockinrog

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    I called Honda Powersports American Div. today to see if they had any info.
    They did not and said it if it comes to the usa it will be on the Website before they are even told about it where I called. He did create a ticket that I was asking for it and said that they do review these files to see what people are requesting.
    So if you have a few extra minutes to burn it won't hurt to give them a call and tell them you would like to have this bike in the USA.
    (866) 784-1870
  12. jon_l

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    Still nothing on Honda Canada website. What are they thinking? Surely they'd want to generate interest in a new product? Maybe they're hoping to sell off the 230Ls come the first sign of Spring, before the price is devalued by the 250L.
  13. TonyBKK

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    Specs for the new Honda CRF250L have finally been released in Australia :deal

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    CRF250L specifications

    Engine Type 249.6cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke
    DOHC 4-valve single cylinder
    Bore and Stroke 76mm x56mm
    Valve Train DOHC 4-valve

    Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

    Ignition CDl with electronic advance

    Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
    Starter Electric

    Final Drive 520 a-ring chain

    Front Suspension 43mm inverted fork
    Rear Suspension Pro-link single shock

    Front Brake Hydraulic disc
    Rear Brake Hydraulic disc

    Front Tyre 3.00 x 21 inch
    RearTyre 120/80 x 18 inch

    Dimensions 2,195mm x 819mm x 1,195mm
    Wheelbase 1,445mm
    Seat Height 882mm
    Ground Clearance 258mm

    Fuel Capacity 7.7 litres
    Kerb Weight 147kg

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    Less ground clearance and significantly more weight than the Kawasaki KLX250... I'm not terribly impressed... :huh
  14. Llamaha

    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    147kg wtf? How is that even possible.
  15. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    I was very interested in this. I love my CBR250R. But a trailie suits me better.

    But the weight, combined with the sub 8 litre gas tank. No thanks, I'll keep my CBR.

    Honda does it again.
  16. NJ-Brett

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    320 pounds is not that bad for a fuel injected water cooled electric start bike that is built strong.
    Electric start, 20 pounds (at least), water cooling, 5 pounds at least, fuel injection adds a bit because the electrical system usually puts out more power.

    I bet changing the exhaust/silencer will save 20 pounds.
    My tu250 is 320 pounds and is a smaller bike, less suspension, smaller suspension bits, air cooling.....
    You can't have a light bike and have it hold up to hard use.
  17. Reconstructed

    Reconstructed Been here awhile

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    I know there are a lot of guys who look at this bike and say "it's not a street legal motocross bike, so I'm not interested.

    This bike is plainly not a competition focused bike. Doesn't have to be to sell well. Look at your 650 class offerings from the Japanese brands. They all use proven technology. They are all reliable enough to go round the world on, so that is good enough for me.

    The suspension can be fixed. The exhaust can be fixed. Any other little nit pick thing that is not just perfect for a specific person can be fixed.

    I'm cool with any of the Japanese brands, whether red, yellow, blue, or green. I'm very interested in this bike because I am guessing it will have better torque than the blue bike (and a lower price tag?), it does have FI, unlike the green bike, there is not really a comparison to be made with the yellow bike, and hopefully will have a better price tag than the current offerings from red.

    So, if this bike does make it to the states, I just may have to sign up for one.

    Just my .02
  18. Kawidad

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    Hmm. 35" seat height and 320 lbs. Sounds like we're getting into XRL650 territory. WTF?????:huh
  19. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    At that weight, I won't even think about buying one.

    Honda built a XL200R (factory legal dual sport) in the early eighties that wieghed less than 260lbs. I had one and while it lacked the power, suspension and brakes of new bikes, it was light enough that I really could go just about anywhere on it, even if that meant physicaly lifting it over a log or large rock.

    The light weight of that fully factory legal XL200R is what made it attractive. Anything with that small of an engine should never come close to 300lbs. It was kick start only, but it had a 12v charging system and a battery.
  20. strongbad

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    It's 324 lbs and the weight is a huge disappointment. Wet wet (full tank of gas) of the Yamaha WR250R is 298lbs. The only possible redemption for the Honda is extremely low cost and they have to do everything else (suspension) right. I think I just fell out of love with the CRF250L. WR250R and X owners can take some relief that this bike won't kill their resale.

    I've often wondered what makes the CBR250R such a heavy pig. I guess we know now that it's the engine.