It’s totally no surprised that you may find all positive Honda CRF250L reviews and that this is a perfect motorbikes for the light adventure ride with mixture of on and offroad tracks. The CRF250L also scores for its durability as well as ease of use for newbies. To put it quickly, the Honda CRF250L is a great motorbike for all of our Vietnam motorbike tours. Let’s explore some interesting things about this kind of bike with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert through the blog post below.
Honda CRF250L Overview
Launched in 2013, Honda CRF250L has undergone many improvements to suit the needs of users. Until now, it is still praised as the favorite choice for those who like the feeling of being “flying” on the roads.
Engine – what to expect
Despite its small engine, most Honda CRF250L reviews recommend that you should use it for a Vietnam motorcycle tours. This vehicle is a 250cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke dual sport motorcycle. The engine is equipped with 6-number of gears. These things make you feel comfortable when driving or climbing uphill is easy even with an extra person and luggage behind. Therefore, the CRF250L is a great choice if you want to explore the narrow corners of the Northern tours such as Ha Giang Motorbike Tours, and Cao Bang Motorbike Tours,… Besides, if you are a begginer riderwind, learning how to use a clutch is quite simple due to the low 1st gear and torque right off of an idle RPM.
You can achieve 130km/h (~80mph) on a CRF250L. However, a steady speed on the highway is more important. If you want to save more gas or protect the engine when traveling long distances, you may want to replace the other rear sprocket. This helps reduce RPM and the engine is worn on for highway riding.
CRF250L fuel consumption
The fuel tank capacity of CRF250L is 7.7l. With this volume, it is designed to consume fuel more economically. According to a survey on the website fuelly.com, most users consume 2.5l of gasoline per 100km in mixed road conditions. Some people can use up to 3l, others about 2.1l of gasoline. If you want to ensure your long journey, you should probably use an extra fuel tank.
Why does the Honda CRF250L become a great choice for off-roading?
You may wonder why there are a lot of positive comments on Honda CRF250L reviews. Experiencers love it for its multitasking, durability as well and quality ride on rough roads.
With the above designs, the CRF250L is extremely versatile. You can use it for both off-road trails and city streets. Plus, this bike is relatively lightweight, so you can easily handle unexpected situations.
According to information on Honda CRF250L reviews from knowledgeable riders, it’s a fantastic off-roader and also a continental road tourer. CRF250L can accompany you for several years when you discover new countries, but the quality is still perfect. Besides, in the city, its height helps you to see the whole of the traffic.
Ride quality & brakes
CRF has good ergonomics, suspension, and chassis. As a result, people write in Honda CRF250L reviews that it is quite well-balanced on the road either sitting or standing up. Moreover, the bike’s light pull clutch allows you to start the bike gently. As expected from Honda, shifting is light and precise. You will have no problem with missing shifts or finding neutral when stop.
The Honda CRF250L has a nearly 57-inch wheelbase and over 27 degrees rake, which makes it decently stable. In addition, when accelerating to the mid-70s, the IRC Trails GP-21F and GP-22R tire still feels surprisingly secure.
When traveling on dirt roads, the rear disc brake is a good speed control aid when going downhill. The front brake is similarly adjusted and won’t let you fall off the motor when biting too quickly. Novice and experienced riders both praise this point.
Reliability & build quality
Honda has never let us down in large distribution motorcycle models. The engine of the CRF250L has proven to be reliable in this segment. It can even run thousands of miles for many years as long as you take good care of it.
In case you use the CRF250L with a dual purpose, you can reach a distance of 20,000 miles or more before needing to repair the engine. You can count on this model to take you anywhere without any issues.
Limitation of CRF250L
According to many Honda CRF250L reviews from novice dirt riders, its biggest drawback is the tires. Tires are slightly waved when gradually reaching top speed. In addition, maybe the tire type is used to focus more on on-road ability, so the newbies find it difficult when off-road. In addition, another point that you may not like about the CRF250L is that it cannot accelerate quickly, despite using a DOHC fuel injection engine. However, it has the plus point of having a relaxed pace. In hot summer, you may also find it a little uncomfortable to use this bike. It is liquid-cooled but heats up pretty quickly, and requires extra air to cool. On the contrary, you can enjoy the warmth that hugs your feet on cold days. Therefore, running the CRF250L in the cool Northern high mountains all year round is very suitable.
10,000km Honda CRF250L Review
It is no coincidence that the CRF250L receives countless compliments. As mentioned above, it is a durable vehicle that can accompany you for thousands of miles. The weight is only 145kg so even traveling alone you can still easily pick it up in case of a fall.
After tens of thousands of kilometers on the road, users still rate the CRF250L as a relatively fuel-efficient bike. Depending on the terrain as well as the weather, the amount of fuel consumption also varies. Driving at a constant speed of 60km/h, without the wind, you can travel about 30km for 1 liter of gasoline. If riding at 110km/h on the highway, the efficiency is only 20 km/liter.
Besides, when commenting on the ability to cross the terrain, it is also highly appreciated. Although only 22 horsepower, not too much, the mass is only 145kg. This makes the CRF250L able to run roughly without too much shaking or overtaking forest roads and trails.
In terms of maintenance, you only have to have an official oil change after 12,000km. However, to be sure, you can change the oil earlier.
Our customers’ feedback after using Honda CRF250L on tours
We provide a variety of large distribution vehicles to ensure the needs of customers. Mostly, the CRF250L is used for the Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tours. Here are some briefs of Honda CRF250L reviews after tours.
“I just recently returned from a 4-day Northwest Vietnam motorbike tours. The tour was organized by Vietnam Motorbike Tour Experts (“VMTE”) and it was an amazing experience in terms of seeing remote parts of a country and experiencing the culture of the local people.
From my initial contact with Chung Can at VMTE, I was impressed with his professionalism. His communication and willingness to accommodate my needs made me feel confident that I was going to have a good time. And I did; Chung organized the best ride and trip.
He provided the equipment I needed and a Honda CRF250L which turned out to be perfectly suited for the roads and track we traveled on. It was ultra-reliable and never missed a beat…”
“Did the 6-day Northeast Vietnam tour to Ha Giang with Johnnie (Cuong). Highly recommend this tour provider for a few key reasons:
- Excellent English-speaking tour guide
- Flexibility of route, food choices, bikes, accommodation, etc
- Modern, well maintained Honda CRF250L (costs extra)
The tour itself was amazing with phenomenal scenery and an unreal experience through every condition you can imagine, we flew over from Australia solely riding for this tour and were not disappointed!”
“The trip for me was pretty spontaneous with not much time or planning given before the date I would have to leave. I had already booked the time off of work and inquired out of curiosity for something to do.
This unforgettable trip would not have been possible without Chung’s speedy, proactive, and reassuring emails. That man is dedicated and I could not wait to shake his hand upon arrival.
The tour itself was so my better than I thought it would be.
The bikes (Honda CRF250L) were like new and we didn’t encounter any issues. Honestly, I was sad to have to hand it over knowing I’d be going back to my car in Australia…”
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Above is information about the Honda CRF250L review. The CRF250L is a great choice if you are looking for safety as well as durability.