Honda brought their CRF250L to market in Canada last fall (read about it here). The word on the street is that they’re selling very well, not just in Canada, but around the world. And the aftermarket is quickly catching up.
TCI Products was one of the first aftermarket builders that we heard was looking at the CRF250L. We checked their website to see their progress, and sure ’nuff, they’ve been busy.
TCI has adapted several of their luggage racks, as well as their headlight guard, skid plate, wind screen, and rear brake cylinder guard for the CRF250L. They’ve also built a radiator guard for the bike. Check their site for prices.
Ricochet has long been known for making affordable skid plates for dual sport bikes. They’ve got an aluminum unit for the CRF250L for about $100. For $20 they can anodize it, changing it to a different colour.
Dual Sport Armoury also has CRF250L protection available; check out their rack/rad guard/skid plate combination for $200ish.
If you want to hop up your CRF250L, you can check out Yoshimura’s offerings. Besides some billet bits, they also have a slip-on and full exhaust system available (mid-90s db range, not EPA compliant), as well as a fender eliminator.
FMF also has two exhaust cans for the CRF250L (the Q4 and PowerCore 4) and two headers (PowerBomb and MegaBomb). Check them out here.
BestDualSportBikes.com has a few hop-up kits for the CRF250L that include a full FMF exhaust (modified with internal ceramic coating), a folding shift lever, 13T front sprocket, and some air box modifications.
Some of them also include an EFI programmer. They cost in the $525-$700 range. The kits supposedly add 3-6 hp to the bike – a pretty significant boost for a 250.
Race Tech has a selection of suspension parts available for the new Honda. Prices around the web seem to be about $450 for their fork springs and Gold valves, and $750 for their custom rear shock.
Bill Blue, who developed a popular Kawasaki KLX250 big bore kit, is also working on one for the CRF250L. You can see one of his early efforts here. We don’t know what final pricing will be, but this is something that also ought to be interesting to CBR250 owners.