Honda Motor Southern Africa today announced a new model to their motorcycle line up. The brand new CRF250L, “a dual purpose, multi role motorcycle”.
According to Honda most important, and a driving force for the engineers working to deliver a multi-faceted motorcycle, was to produce something that could connect many people to Honda, and help them realize their dreams in a way that only a motorcycle can.
Honda says the CRF250L is that motorcycle.
The CRF250L is a full dual-purpose motorcycle. Its dimensions, ergonomics, low weight, long-travel 43mm Showa USD forks and Pro-link rear suspension make it equally at home on city streets or country trails. The single-cylinder engine provides useful power and torque across a wide rev range, with excellent fuel economy.
A first for Honda in a single-cylinder off-road engine is the crank journal. It employs a half-split, press-fit metal bearing while the crank bearing uses a cast-iron bush. The net result of this new design reduces weight and makes for a smoother engine; it strengthens the rigidity of the case housing and minimizes the internal diameter change due to thermal expansion. A primary balance shaft further reduces vibration. The new six-speed gearbox and clutch were designed in conjunction and strengthened to cope with the extra stress off-road riding can produce.
The CRF250L will be available at dealers across SA from 20 August 2012.
Price – R39 900
You can also have a look at the little thumper at the annual AMID Bike show in Johanneburg, 24-26 August 2012.
CRF250L – Specification
|Engine Type||liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder|
|Engine Displacement||250 cc|
|Max. Power Output||17.0/8500 kW/rpm|
|Max. Torque||22.0/7000 Nm/rpm|
|Fuel consumption||32.1km/L* Honda in-house measurement|
|Oil capacity||1.8 L|
|Rev limit||10500 (rpm)|
|Carburation||Programmed fuel injection system (PGM-FI)|
|Clutch||Wet multiplate with coil springs|
|Gearbox / transmission type||Constant mesh 6-speed return|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Kerb Weight||144 kg|
|Maximum allowable weight/load carrying||159 kg|
|Fuel Capacity||7.7 L|
|Length x Width x Height||2.195×0.815×1.195 m|
|Seat Height||0.875 m|
|Ground Clearance||0.255 m|
|Wheels, Suspension and Brakes|
|Brakes Front||Hydraulic disk (256-mm brake disc/2-piston caliper)|
|Wheels Front||Wire Spoke (Rim size : 21 X 1.60)|
|Brakes Rear||Hydraulic disk (220-mm brake disc/1-piston caliper)|
|Wheels Rear||Wire Spoke (Rim size : 18 X 2.15)|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic (Inverted) 43mm diameter slide pipe|
|Front wheel travel||250 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Swing arm (Pro-link suspension system) 40mm diameter cylinder|
|Rear wheel travel||240 mm|