The lowly Honda CRF250L might be one of Big Red’s most modestly priced models, but it’s hugely popular — and now it’s getting some updates for 2017.
The quarter-litre duallie now makes more horsepower — Honda claims between 24.4 hp, up from the previous model, which made approximately 23 hp (depending who you ask). Peak torque has risen from 22 Nm to 22.6 Nm — modest power gains to be sure, but steps in the right direction. These improvements come from changes to the airbox, fuel injection (bigger 38 mm throttle body), and exhaust systems.
Bodywork is also changed a bit for 2017, and the digital gauges now have a new tach and fuel gauge display.
Unfortunately, the bike still weighs a bit more than most 250s, at 146 kg curb weight.