Honda XR250L Specifications

by Andrew Cohen
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Honda, the Japanese motor company, launched by making motorcycles in 1948 as Japan tried to recover from World War II. The company's first dirt bike, the "Elsinore," debuted in 1970. Since that time, Honda has made huge strides in the production of dirt bikes, and they produce some of the most popular models on the market. Honda's XR series has been around since the manufacturer started making dirt bikes. The XR250L is meant for off-road riding but is also street legal. The XR250L was discontinued in 2002.

Engine Specifications

The Honda XR250L features an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine. The dry-sump engine's bore cylinder diameter is 73mm, while the engine's piston stroke length is 59.5mm. The XR250L's engine has a compression ration of 9.3 to 1. The engine's induction system is a 33mm diaphragm-type constant-velocity carburetor. The ignition is a solid-state CDI, and the starter is electric. The XR250L has a six-speed transmission and an O-sealed chain drive.

Suspension/Brake/Tire Specifications

The front suspension on the Honda XR250L is a 43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork. This setup features 16-position compression damping adjustability. The front suspension allows the wheel to travel 240mm. The rear suspension is a pro-link Showa single shock with a single preload. The rear suspension has 20-position compression and 20-position rebound damping adjustability. The rear suspension allows the wheel to travel 220mm. The front brake on the XR250L is a single 269mm disc with a two-piston caliper. The rear brake is a single 269mm disc. The front tire has a width of 80mm, an aspect ratio of 100 and rim diameter of 21 inches. The rear tire has a width of 100, an aspect ratio of 100 and a rim diameter of 18 inches.


The Honda XR250L's seat sits 36 inches off the ground. The XR250L has a ground clearance of 12.4 inches and a wheelbase of 55.1 inches. The dry weight of the XR250L is 250 pounds, and the maximum recommended rider weight is 249 pounds.

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