CRF300L Introducing the CRF300L Starting From £4,999.00

CRF250L

The dirt and traffic buster

Increased cubic capacity for Honda’s popular dual-purpose tool, plus revised air intake, inlet cam timing and exhaust system that extract more peak power and considerably stronger torque across the rev-range.

Shorter gearbox ratios are topped with a taller 6th gear while an assist/slipper clutch allows confident control of the rear wheel. Handling on any terrain is improved with a new swingarm and more laterally flexible frame, increased ground clearance, longer travel suspension and revised riding position.

Sharp new bodywork and graphics mark the 2021 upgrades, and there’s a crisp, positive LCD instrument display. Kerb weight is reduced by 4kg to 142kg, making for a 13% improvement in power to weight ratio.

Starting from £4,999

The essence of what makes a true dual-purpose motorcycle has long been in Honda’s DNA. In the late 1970s the XL250S was launched - a bike providing genuine on-road usability with excellent off-road performance. The entire XL range that followed became legendary, and proved that combining an economical and easy-to-use single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a competent chassis created a motorcycle that was useful, versatile and, as riders the world over found, a great deal of fun.

Over a decade ago, exhaustive discussions within Honda R&D took place about the creation of a brand-new dual-purpose machine. The company’s long history – in off-road competition and trail-ready machinery – was a useful touchstone when development of the bike first began.

Looking to the needs of customers came first. While some riders insist upon competition-level off-road performance, many others value ease of use, practicality and convenience. For weekday, urban environments they wanted a tough, practical bike with cutting-edge off-road style. But, come the weekend, it needed to provide a ticket to ride, wherever they wanted to go, on or off-road.

Honda’s new dual-purpose bike was always viewed by its development team with global perspective. It not only needed a powerful and frugal engine, its chassis also had to have a broad and capable range. And it needed to be affordable, offering high quality and outstanding value for money, with low overall running costs a priority.

The CRF250L, launched across Europe in 2012, was just that motorcycle.

And Honda’s engineers got the formula right. The CRF250L has proved a fruitful base platform which, as well as spawning a RALLY version*, enjoys consistent sales success around the world.

Time marches on, however, and now the new CRF300L takes the stage for 2021 – lighter, more powerful and with an array of detail improvements. It is every bit the do-it-all, dual-purpose motorcycle the CRF250L was. Just more so.

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, single cylinder DOHC
Engine Displacement 286cc
Max Power Output 20.1kW/8500rpm
Max Torque 26.6Nm/6,500rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm) 76.0 x 63.0mm
Front Brake 256mm x 3.5mm disc with two piston caliper
Rear Brake 220 mm x 4.5mm disc with single piston caliper
Front Suspension 43mm telescopic USD fork
Rear Suspension Prolink
Front Wheel Aluminium spoke (80/100-21M/C 51P)
Rear Wheel Aluminium spoke (120/80-18M/C 62P)
Dimensions 2230 x 820 x 1200mm
Frame Type Steel semi-double cradle
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.8L
Kerb Weight 142kg
Seat Height 880mm
Clutch Wet multiplate, assist/slipper clutch
Final Drive Chain
Gearbox 6-speed
CRF250L Starting from £4,899 OTR
Overview Increased cubic capacity for Honda’s popular dual-purpose tool, plus revised air intake, inlet cam timing and exhaust system that extract more peak power and considerably stronger torque across the rev-range.