2017 Honda CRF250L

Bikes Built To Do It All. And To Have Fun Doing It.

We think motorcycles should be about getting out and enjoying the world around you. The sun, the smells, the wind, the weather. More reality and less virtual. And you know what’s even better? If you could find one bike that could do it all. Let you go exploring in the dirt. Zip along mountain roads. Commute to work every day. And even save you some money at the gas pump. Well, guess what—the CRF250L and new CRF250L Rally are going to be the perfect bikes for all those things.

First, the CRF250L: We’ve given it some great new updates for 2017. Some highlights: A larger throttle body improves the feel of the bike’s low- and mid-range power, as does the new muffler design, revised airbox, and larger diameter exhaust header. And check out its new graphic treatment, matched up to our CRF450R MX bike. The all-new CRF250L Rally gets the same updated engine as the standard 250L, but it also gets a larger fuel tank, totally new Dakar-style bodywork, handguards, a windscreen, skid plate and even more suspension travel. And both give you a great upright seating position that’s comfortable for longer rides, ideal for both urban traffic or out on the trail. They’re even available with optional ABS.


  • 21-INCH / 18-INCH FRONT AND REAR WHEELS: A 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel give you a wide selection of tire choices for everything from serious off-road trail riding to smooth on-road adventures.
  • CARGO CONVENIENCE: Special cargo hooks make it easy to secure a light load to the passenger seat with bungee cords. It's just another one of the nice touches that help make these bikes so versatile. It also has a storage box on the left side for small items you need to keep secure.
  • PASSENGER READY: With its long seat and fold-up frame-mounted passenger footpegs, the CRF250L models are fully equipped to carry a passenger so you can share the fun.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: Thanks to our single-shock Pro-Link rear suspension, the CRF250L models deliver excellent comfort, traction and handling, while also improving rider confidence. The Rally’s suspension front and rear offers more travel and greater ground clearance.
  • STRONG STEEL FRAME: A sturdy steel frame is strong and designed to survive in the real world of rough pavement or off-road trails.
  • COMFORTABLE SEATING POSITION: With a long, motocross-style seat, you can move forward and back, left and right with ease, helping you navigate changing terrain in comfort.
  • FUEL INJECTION: Fuel injection means the CRF250L models start right up, even in cold weather. Compared to a carbureted bike, it also helps reduce emissions and enhance performance and fuel efficiency. And for 2017, a larger throttle body improves response and power.
  • SINGLE-CYLINDER ENGINE: A single is the perfect choice for a bike like the CRF250L and CRF250L Rally. It's light, simple, returns excellent fuel economy, and features a broad powerband with plenty of low-revving torque—just what you want in this type of a motorcycle.
  • ENGINE COUNTERBALANCER: Because it features a counterbalancer, the engine is a smooth runner. You get the narrow overall width and power advantages of a single along with the smoothness of a multi-cylinder bike.
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: The CRF250L's digital instrument cluster is new for 2017. Integrated with the headlight visor, it gives you all the information you need: Speedometer, clock, twin tripmeter, fuel gauge, and more. The CRF250L Rally’s digital instrument cluster tucks in behind the rally-style windscreen, just like the big Dakar bikes.
  • INVERTED FORK: An inverted Showa fork features large 43mm sliders. That makes it strong and helps add to the CRF250L model's excellent handling in on or off-road conditions.
  • DISC BRAKES: The CRF250L models feature front and rear hydraulic discs for excellent stopping power and brake feel, both for on-road and off-road use.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2017
Model CRF250L
Model Code CRF250LH
Color Red



Front - Single 256 mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear - Single 220 mm disc


Front - 3.00-21

Rear - 120/80-18


Weight Curb - 317.5 lbs.
Ground Clearance 10.6 in.
Wheelbase 56.9 in.
Seat Height 34.4 in.


Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive #520 chain; 14T/40T


Engine single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 249.6 cc
Bore x Stroke 76 mm x 55 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7
Fuel System PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal
MPG Rating TBD MPG - Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Cooling liquid-cooled



Front - 43mm inverted fork; 9.8 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link® single shock with spring; 9.4 in. travel

Rake 27°60' (Caster Angle)
Trail 113 mm (4.4 inches)


Warranty One year transferable, unlimited mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

MSRP excludes destination charge. Visit powersports.honda.com to view applicable destination charge amount.

ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. NEVER RIDE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, AND NEVER USE THE STREET AS A RACETRACK. OBEY THE LAW AND READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY. For rider training information or to locate a rider training course near you, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 800-446-9227. CRF is a registered trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.