Honda’s CFR 250L Does It All

There is no doubt that Honda has a history in manufacturing long lasting motorbikes. Honda markets its not-new-but-improved Honda CRF 250L as a dirt bike that is street legal, or maybe a street bike with off-road capabilities. It’s that, and a pretty competent one, but they might be missing its biggest virtue. While Honda bikes shy away from saying it directly, it could be a contender for the title of Swiss Army Knife Bike.

Honda bike

Honda bikes gather many positive characteristics that attract most drivers. Think about it.

It’s bulletproof. For many years now, Honda knows how to build bikes, and this one, based on the reliable 2010 Honda CFR 250F, should be just about unbreakable. It combines so many desirable attributes that makes it even more appealing to its audience.

It’s relatively inexpensive to own. So if you value a low cost means of transportation, this Honda bike could be for you. The buy in, L3950 or U$4499, is dead even with the competing KLX 250. Honda doesn’t make a mileage claim, but we’d expect it to match or exceed the Kwacker’s 70 mpg. And that flying wing on the tank and the word “HONDA” pretty much assure good re-sale value.

Speaking of this displacement class, 250 is plenty big enough for safe operation on the highway at any speed up to and well over whatever is legal. And, it has the brakes to match, with decent-sized discs front and rear.

It can manage two-up just fine, no need to leave anyone behind, although it really shines solo. And it’s already got bungee hooks, so you really can bring home the groceries.

Honda makes a point of the upright seating position and the comfortable, flat seat, a big plus to the general riding feel.

The current incarnation features fuel injection for seamless, right-now throttle control, cold start and running flexibility, and freedom from maintenance.

It’s agile and narrow, ideal for threading through trees or traffic.

But here’s the real bonus for small dual-sport bikes, and this one in particular; they work absolutely dynamite in the real world of potholes, curbs, and parking places (or lack of) particularly convenient for those who live in cities. That useable size, long travel suspension, great brakes, and excellent throttle control make this a killer urban bike as well as a potent cow-trailer. I’d take one in a heartbeat.

The author of this article has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry.

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Why Honda Cars Are A great choice

Most people do not know what to look for in a car. While some people want something sexy, others want a car that can get them to their destination without mechanical problems. One of the best car companies on the market is Honda. Not only will people enjoy driving a Honda, they will feel safe and secure.

Honda Civic

Reliability is, for most people, a critical factor when choosing a car. Now, it does not take a lot of research to realize that Honda offers exceptional reliability. When driving down the street, it is not uncommon to see ten or 20 year old Hondas running strong. Not only that, a lot of Honda owners realize that the maintenance schedule is not demanding. Meaning, a Honda owner will not spend a lot of time and money maintaining the car.

Hondas also offer a lot of safety. Now, some people see that Honda Civics are not large cars and worry about safety. In reality, the engineers at Honda have done a terrific job ensuring that the car is safe and protects the passengers in the event of an accident. Honda routinely has four and five star ratings tests and rarely disappoints in regards to safety. The crumple zones and multiple air bags in a Honda protect the passenger from a violent accident even against a larger vehicle. Check out the new Honda Civic for proof of this.

Not only are Honda cars reliable and safe, they offer an excellent resell value. When buying a car, many car buyers neglect to research resell value. When driving a car off the lot, many large American cars lose a large chunk of their value. With Hondas, an owner can have the car a few years and still get a good amount of money for the car.

In reality, Hondas are some of the best cars on the market. While other car manufacturers routinely disappoint, Honda always leaves the customer satisfied.

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