2016 Honda CRF250L

Do it All, and Have Fun Doing It

If motorcycling is all about freedom, then the CRF250L is one of the best bikes on the planet. Dirt trails, gravel roads, city streets, open highways—the CRF250L is your loyal travelling company for all of them.

If motorcycling is all about practicality, the CRF250L is still one of the best choices you can make. Awesome fuel economy. Tough, go-anywhere construction. A simple, reliable single-cylinder Honda engine with a wide powerband. An upright seating position that’s comfortable for a wide range of riders, from short to tall, beginner to expert.

And if motorcycling is all about fun, well the CRF250L is a knockout. Light, narrow, and able to take you just about anywhere a motorcycle can, we dare you to ride one and not come back with a huge smile in your helmet.

Look, no matter what you think a motorcycle should be, the CRF250L is a bike we’re sure you’ll enjoy. And the more you ride one, the more you’ll agree.

Standard Features

  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTATION: The CRF250L's digital instrument cluster is integrated with the headlight visor to give you all the information you need: speedometer, clock, twin tripmeter, fuel gauge, and more.
  • 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.
  • CARGO CONVENIENCE: Special cargo hooks make it easy to secure a light load to the passenger seat with bungee cords without scratching the bodywork. It's just another one of the nice touches that help make the CRF250L so versatile. It also has a storage box on the left side for small items you need to keep secure.
  • 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 touring.
  • INVERTED FORK: An inverted Showa fork features large 43 mm sliders. That makes it strong and helps add to the CRF250L's excellent handling in on or off-road conditions.
  • STRONG STEEL FRAME: A sturdy steel frame is strong and designed to survive in the real world of rough pavement or off-road trails.
  • FUEL INJECTION: Fuel injection means the CRF250L starts right up, even in cold weather. Compared to a carbureted bike, it also helps reduce emissions and enhance performance and fuel economy.
  • SINGLE-CYLINDER ENGINE: A single is the perfect choice for a bike like the CRF250L. It's light, simple, returns excellent fuel economy, and features a broad powerband with plenty of low-revving torque-just what you want in a first motorcycle.
  • ENGINE COUNTERBALANCER: Because it features a counterbalancer, the CRF250L 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.
  • PRO-LINK REAR SUSPENSION: Thanks to our single-shock Pro-Link rear suspension, the CRF250L delivers excellent comfort, traction and handling, while also improving rider confidence.
  • DISC BRAKES: The CRF250L features front and rear hydraulic discs for excellent stopping power and brake feel, both for on-road and off-road use.
  • PASSENGER READY: With its long seat and fold-up frame-mounted passenger footpegs, the CRF250L is fully equipped to carry a passenger so you can share the fun.


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

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model CRF250L
Model Code CRF250L
Color Red



Front - Single 256 mm disc with 2-piston caliper

Rear - Single 220 mm disc


Front - 3.00-21

Rear - 120/80-18


Weight 320 lbs.
Ground Clearance 10 in.
Wheelbase 56.9 in.
Seat Height 34.7 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive #520 chain; 14T/40T


Engine 249.6cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 249.6 cc
Bore x Stroke 76mm x 55mm
Compression Ratio 10.7 : 1
Fuel System PGM-FI, 36 mm throttle body
Fuel Capacity 2 gal.
MPG Rating 73
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Cooling Liquid



Front - 43 mm inverted fork; 8.7 in. travel

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

Rake 27° 35' (Caster Angle)
Trail 4.4 in. (113 mm)