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Honda Announces Upgrades For 2017 CRF 250L

Chaparral Motorsports
November 18, 2016


(Press Release Honda Powersports)
Honda's 250cc class dual-sport motorcycle got a number of important upgrades for the 2017 model year. This is a machine that's more than ready to take on exciting off-road challenges without giving up street-riding accommodations. The compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 249cc 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, and changes for 2017 improve throttle response and increase power in the lower and midranges. Its off-road-oriented chassis, which includes a long-travel 43mm inverted fork and single-shock Pro-Link® rear suspension, makes it equally at home on city streets or country trails. And with styling cues carried over from Honda's incredible 2017 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.


Compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 249cc single-cylinder four-stroke powerplant produces smooth and consistent torque at low rpm, plus excellent high-rpm performance.
For 2017, a 38mm throttle body (up 2mm from 2016) combines with a revised airbox, reshaped air boot, new muffler design and a larger-diameter exhaust head pipe to provide improved response and better power in the low and midranges.
New ECU.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI).
Extremely compact roller rocker arm design for the low-friction valve train allows the use of a smaller cylinder head.
Gear-driven counterbalancer shaft helps reduce vibrations for rider comfort.
Electric start for easy starting.
Lightweight aluminum crankcase.
Maintenance-free CD ignition.
Heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement.
Smooth-shifting, versatile six-speed transmission.
Heavy-duty O-ring-sealed chain for durability and reduced maintenance.
Quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
Maintenance-free sealed battery.


Chassis developed specifically for the CRF250L provides excellent handling and agility.
Lightweight semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame.
Strong 43mm inverted fork provides 9.8 inches of travel.
Pro-Link single-shock rear suspension delivers 9.5 inches of rear-wheel travel.
Tapered aluminum swingarm.
Powerful wave-design 256mm front disc brake, and 220mm rear disc brake provide strong and consistent stopping power.
Meter assembly, taillight and license-plate holder have all been updated for 2017.
Strong, lightweight rims with straight-pull spokes.
CRF450R-inspired bodywork and graphics.
Front 21-inch wheel and 18-inch rear wheel with lightweight aluminum rims.
Digital multifunction speedometer.
Lockable toolbox.
Motocross-style seat is low and comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.
Durable front and rear steel sprockets.
High-quality handlebar with comfortable grips.


Engine Type 249.6cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore x Stroke 76.0mm x 55.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Induction PGM-FI; 38mm throttle body
Ignition Full transistorized ignition
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive Chain
Valve Train DOHC; four valves
Front 43mm telescopic inverted fork; 9.8 in. travel
Rear Pro-Link® single shock; 9.4 in. travel
Front Single 256mm disc w/ twin-piston caliper; ABS Single 256mm disc w/ twin piston caliber
Rear Single 220mm disc; ABS Single 220mm disc
Front 3.00-21
Rear 120/80-18
Rake (Caster Angle) 27.6°
Trail 113mm
Seat Height 34.4 in.
Ground Clearance 10 in.
Wheelbase 56.9 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.
Color Red
Curb Weight* 321.9 lbs. 317.5 lbs.
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride

Chaparral Motorsports is an authorized Honda dealer.

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