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Honda CRF250L Dual Sport Is India Bound


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The 2-wheeler division of Honda Motor Company has announced that it will be launching its new CRF250L off-road motorcycle in the global market this year. The company gave out a press release where it mentioned that the Honda CRF250L Dual Sport on-road/off-road model will be first debuting in the Japanese market on 14th May, 2012 with sales starting to commence on the same day. It will debut in the market of Canada by late July. However, Honda has not mentioned anything about the bike coming to the Indian market but sources inform us that a 2013 launch is likely.

The Honda CRF250L Dual Sport gets a cool tagline of ‘New On & Off Gear, your right buddy on the road’ to make ‘On’ (daily life) more convenient and ‘Off’ (weekends) more enjoyable.” The Honda CRF 250L Dual Sport is powered by the same 249.6cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder unit that does duty on the Honda CBR250R. However, the power and torque figures have been altered to keep the off-roading requirements in mind. The 250cc unit in the Honda CRF250L Dual Sport produces 23 PS of peak power at 8500 RPM and 22 NM of peak torque at 7000 RPM.

Fuel delivery to the Honda CRF 250L Dual Sport is via Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection System (PGM-FI). The engine is mated to a 6 speed constant mesh gearbox. The Honda CRF 250L Dual Sport rides on 3.00- 21 51P tires at the front and 120/80- 18M/C 62P at the rear. At the front, the Honda CRF 250L Dual Sport gets inverted type telescopic shocks while at the rear it receives Swing-arm pro-Link type suspension. Honda has also claimed the CRF 250L Dual Sport has a fuel efficiency figure of 44.3 km/l (constant speed of 60 km/h on a level road). This bike has the potential to give some serious competition to the Hero MotoCorp Impulse which is powered by a lower powered engine. But expect the CRF250L to be priced not less than Rs. 1.3 lakhs.

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  • Deepak Dongre April 16, 2012, 8:53 pm

    I want those forks on my CBR :(

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  • hritik April 17, 2012, 8:26 am

    watch out impulse :)

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  • Aryan April 17, 2012, 10:51 am

    KTM also in line buddy !!!
    don’t forget that in this off-road segment KTM are WORLD No 1.

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  • Deepak Dongre April 17, 2012, 11:06 am

    I think the 250L is playing the cards safe and offering a cheaper option. The 250R would have been one heck of an offroader. But in the end- it doesn’t matter if the L comes with the CBR engine and if it retains the handling characteristics of the universally acclaimed R version…then I think it’ll be more than a handful. The KTM would be much more expensive in my opinion.

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  • Ninu April 17, 2012, 2:32 pm

    Big daddy of Impulse…Hero here Honda comes….

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  • Biswajit Guha April 22, 2012, 9:30 pm

    Needed lengthy seat for my girlfriend and need footrest too.

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  • Meraj Husain January 14, 2013, 7:49 pm

    Can u give waiting list no to d Indians for launching crf250L, YAMAHA d gr8.

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    • Faisal Khan January 14, 2013, 10:00 pm

      Meraj, they are not planning to launch anything immediately.

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      • Meraj Husain February 21, 2013, 2:08 pm

        this model is 2 yrs old, except indian.

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  • akash January 14, 2013, 8:51 pm

    what is this

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  • BEBOO MENGHANI January 18, 2013, 1:56 pm

    I JUST WENT TO BOOK IMPULSE ,I WAS SUPPOSED TO GET DELIVERY IN 15 DAYS ,I DON”T KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO ME I JUST CHECKED NEW UPCOMING OFF ROAD BIKE IN INDIA AND THE ANSWER WAS FROM GOOGLE THAT HONDA IS COMING WITH 250CC IN 2013 MY BOOKING AMOUNT 10,000 GOT LOSS BUT LITERALLY WAITING FOR THIS BIKE FROM CHILDHOOD ,I AM BIG FAN OF DIRT BIKE FROM DT YAMAHA, HONDA ,KMT BUT PLEASE LAUNCH SOON .I MEAN YOU PEOPLES SHOULD GIVE THIS BIKE FREE OF COST TO ME, PEOPLE THEY LOOK ME WHEN I RIDE, YOUR SALE WILL REALLY INCREASE 100 TIMES MORE IN 6 MONTHS AS I PROMISE I AM THE LONG MILES RIDER IN INDIA AS I PROMISE I WILL TAKE THIS BIKE TO JAMMU AND KASMIR ALL THE WAY FROM MUMBAI IN 4 DAYS PLEASE SPONSOR THIS EVENT ONLY I JUST WANT A FREE PETROL MY EUROPEAN GIRL IS READY TO GIVE COMPANY WHEN WE GO TO THIS LAUNCHING FOR NEW HONDA , AS I WENT TO (SAVE TIGER MISSION RIDE) PEACE MISSION RIDE TOO IN MY ENFIELD AS WE ALL GUY ARE READY TO MAKE IN MUMBAI HONDA CRF250 GROUP ,IN INDIA ROYAL ENFIELD ALREADY THEY HAVE A RIDERS GROUP LIKE IN AMERICA NORTON BIKE RIDER GROUP, I WILL REALLY PLAN FOR THIS CRF GROUP IN INDIA I AM INTO EVENTS MY COMPANY NAME IS HONEYLION ENTERTAINMENTS LOOKING FORWARD FOR BEST EVENTS MY BEST REGARDS TO MR HONDA AND HONDA TEAM OF INDIA.

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    • No One January 18, 2013, 2:35 pm

      Yes, give him free Bike, free petrol and salary to ride the bike :)

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  • don marcel April 27, 2013, 3:26 am

    My dream to ride off road byke in India is coming to a reality, waiting for this byke for very long time had test drive on hero honda impluse but to my dismay it doest hau that power of punch, need to know when? when?

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  • Meraj Husain May 13, 2013, 7:56 pm

    is India, in the launching list of honda crf 250l ?
    enjoy with out dated bike Like dream yuga, Activa etc.

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    • Faisal Khan May 14, 2013, 1:40 am

      Meraj, nope, CRF not coming to India anytime soon.

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      • Meraj Husain August 7, 2013, 7:03 pm

        If launch even after two years.Honda will not give us d same specification of crf250l, which they already gave to other.

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  • Meraj Husain August 20, 2013, 2:56 pm

    Two Year Old lolipop to indians from Honda.

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