Category Archives: Project: Honda CRF250L

News from Milan: lightweight or just small capacity?

Milan’s 2016 EICMA bike show saw the emergence of several new ‘lightweight adventure bikes’, as some of the biking media have been describing them. Me, I’d sooner call them ‘small-capacity adventure-styled’ bikes between 250 and 400cc. In some cases they’ve mini versions of established models, a … Continue reading

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Honda CRF250L vs XR250 Tornado

updated May 2018 Two 250 Honda trail bikes: one which I used in the UK then owned in the US; the other which I’ve used as a rental in Morocco several times. How do they compare? First, some stats, mostly gathered from the web and … Continue reading

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Tested: Trail Tech Vapor and Voyager

TRAIL TECH VAPOR (Voyager, see below) IN A LINE For my sort of use, better than the more complex and expensive Voyager. WHERE TESTED Around SW USA for a few weeks on a Honda CRF250-L. PRO • Easy to fit. … Continue reading

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CRF250L Southwest USA – Gear Review

Like the CRF250L itself, I use longer rides to try out new stuff, new ways of doing things or whatever else catches my imagination. Below is the equipment roll call from the 2013 Honda ride around Southwest USA. What worked, what … Continue reading

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Honda CRF250L 3200-mile review

CRF250L long-term test • Original 200-mile UK test ride • Gear review here • CRF vs XR250 Tornado • KLX250 Mohave and Baja In my short CRF-L test in the UK back in February 2013 I speculated: ‘If you can cruise at a real world … Continue reading

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CRF Mile 3105: southern Utah BDR

The last leg of my Southwest tour followed the southern UTBDR down to the Arizona border (map, right or zoom here) to arrive in time for the Overland Expo near Flagstaff in a few days time. The remains of the BDR could … Continue reading

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CRF Mile 2121: Moab and the White Rim Trail

Previously in SW USA: Death Valley, CA Trans Nevada Let me tell you, I’ve done my share of mind-blowing desert biking, seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion and all that stuff, but the WRT will be among … Continue reading

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