2018 Honda CRF250L


Honda's 250 cc class dual-sport is more than ready to take on exciting off-road challenges without giving up street-riding accommodations. The compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 250 cc single-cylinder four-stroke powerplant produces smooth and consistent torque at low rpm to aid off-road work, yet the short-stroke engine also spins up excellent high-rpm performance for the street. All through the rev range, the CRF250L pumps out a well-balanced and very capable level of power with good throttle response. Its off-road-oriented chassis, which includes a long-travel 43 mm inverted fork and single-shock Pro-Link® rear suspension, makes the bike equally at home on city streets or country trails. And with styling cues carried over from Honda's incredible CRF450R motocross bike, the CRF250L offers the full package, whether the day calls for low-cost transportation, a weekday commute or genuine dual-sport adventure.

Chassis / Suspension

  • Steel frame offers solid performance on rough pavement or off-road trails.
  • A 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel open the door to a wide selection of tire choices for everything from serious off-road trail riding to smooth on-road adventures.
  • Long, motocross-style seat allows the rider to move forward and back, left and right with ease, helping you navigate changing terrain in comfort.
  • Fold-up, frame-mounted passenger foot pegs enable a passenger to come along for the ride.
  • Special cargo hooks make it easy to secure a light load to the passenger seat with bungee cords.
  • Digital instrument cluster gives displays all pertinent information, including: Speedometer, clock, twin trip meter, fuel gauge, and more.
  • CRF450R-inspired graphics give the CRF250L aggressive looks.
  • Inverted Showa fork features large 43 mm sliders for excellent handling in on or off-road conditions.
  • Pro-Link® rear suspension delivers excellent comfort, traction and handling, while also improving rider confidence.

Engine / Drivetrain

  • Roller rocker arm design for valve train allows for a compact cylinder head.
  • Engine counterbalancer enables smooth running.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2018
Model CRF250L
Model Code CRF250LJ
Color Red



Front - Single 256 mm disc with twin-piston hydraulic caliper

Rear - Single 220 mm disc with hydraulic caliper

Wheels Front - 21 in.

Rear - 18 in.


Front - 3.00 - 21

Rear - 120 / 80 -18


Length 86.4 in.
Height 47 in.
Width 32.1 in.
Weight Curb - 317.5 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel - ready to ride.)
Ground Clearance 10 in.
Wheelbase 56.9 in.
Seat Height 34.4 in.


Transmission Six-speed manual
Final Drive 14T / 40T; O-ring sealed chain


Engine 20º single-cylinder four-stroke, DoHC, four valves
Displacement 249.6 cc
Bore x Stroke 76 x 55 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Fuel System PGM-FI, 38 mm throttle body
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal
Ignition Full transistorized
Clutch Multiplate wet
Cooling Liquid
Exhaust Two chamber muffler with 38 mm exhaust head pipe


Starting Electric
Frame Steel

Front - 43 mm inverted fork; 9.8 in. travel

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

Rake 27.6°
Trail 113 mm
Instrumentation Speedometer, clock, twin trip meter, fuel gauge


Includes Handguards, fold-up passenger footpegs, cargo hooks

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.