XR250L, CRF250L and CRF250X Comparison

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by 1wheelwonder, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. 1wheelwonder

    1wheelwonder Adventurer

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    I currently own a bone stock 93 xr250L. Its been a great little bike and will go ANYWHERE I want to go as long as Im in no hurry. Ive got new bike-itis (the urge to buy a new bike) . The new fuel injected CRF250L caught my eye and the price tag is very attractive. Could someone give me some input of engine power difference between and old air cooled 250 vs new liquid cooled fuel injected 250 . Also interested in the CRF250X which I could get licensed for street. What are the differences between the X and the L. Would the X model have the same longevity as the L model?
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  2. Kevinsterner

    Kevinsterner Been here awhile

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    Go to the Honda website to compare the L and X. I own the L and I love it. The X is a motor cross bike that you can get street legal
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  3. 1wheelwonder

    1wheelwonder Adventurer

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    Thanks im also interested in what the power difference is between old school 93 xr250L and new school fuel injected CRF250L. I would also like to know the longevity of the 250X motor compared to the L motor.
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  4. Krono

    Krono Speed Junkie

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    If you want a no-brainer economical bike pick the L, but it will probably not impress you with its perfs.

    With the X, you'll be in another world in power, but also in mileage & maintenance cost.

    Im trying to have the best of both in the process of tuning my L, as the initial price lets a good margin for that

    L
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  5. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    The no-brainer economical bike pick the L, the XR250L. :D Power is basically the same and can be made much higher. The suspension is as good with real adjustments. More ground clearance and much lighter too.
    No complex fuel injection to leave you stranded. Cheapest to buy and build also.

    :beer
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  6. yard dog

    yard dog cheap but not free

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    I sold a 93 XR250L which I bought new to buy a CRF250L. Two reasons why, no more kickstarting in 100 degree heat at the bottom of a hill and the thing was 20 years old. Let it fall apart on someone else. Very happy with my new one and ain't looking back although the XR was a great bike.
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  7. 1wheelwonder

    1wheelwonder Adventurer

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    Yes Ken it has been a great bike and still is. ( I have your old bike )I didnt know you bought a crf250L... You should let me come over and check it out. I told you when I bought it from you I would give you first opportunity to buy it back, and here it is
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  8. yard dog

    yard dog cheap but not free

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    I figured that was you Rick :lol3 There aren't many XRL's around. After buying the new bike I'm poor. Take a hundred bucks for it :deal I'll call you. Ken
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  9. jseligman

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    Definitely feel it depends on the riding u plan on doing. The L is a very nice bike., perfect for a commuter but doesnt do as well on trails. The fuel injection makes for a smooth ride, though. With that said, id go for the x as i was considering getting the L as well, but now i think id rather convert my klx300r due to my 50/50 dirt/street habits. How would u go about street legalizing the X to a street title? Seems that will be the hardest obstacle.
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