2013 Honda CRF250L Vs. 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S - Lightweight Dual Sport Comparison




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David Outlaw: So are any of these automatic? I'm new to this

GisaK Oner: so which is better?

turbo311: I wonder if the CRF will get upgraded to a 300cc when the CBR300R arrives since they share an engine, or will it stay a 250? It would benefit from the extra torque I'm sure. 

Ricky Beck: Like Old School Kawasaki 

cardchris21: with the handa can u change out the rear shock and swap it for a adjustable shock? i kinda want to know i have like 250 lbs and i just kinda wondering wat kind of a ride will it give me and wat other bikes should i look at i want a duel sport but i kinda new at well riding so just want a good bang for my buck i want one that has power and get up and go but not to much that will throw me off the bike when i take off

Beej Jorgensen: I'm a new rider, having picked up my first bike (a used KLR650) about 16 months ago. And today I found myself looking at this review of a brace of 250s, thinking, "Ooooo...." What the hell's the matter with me? There's not enough dirt around here to satisfy the KLR, let alone some of these guys, and these 250s will never do the type of long distance adventure riding I want to do... and yet... Ooooo.... Obviously I've contracted some kind of sickness. 2013 Honda CRF250L vs. 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S - Lightweight Dual Sport Comparison Edit: I said "never", I know, but put a big fat asterisk next to that. I realize people have taken bikes far less than a 250 on trips far longer than I'll ever do.

Jason Melo: The seat hight on these bikes are too high

ZotoMoto13: If you're serious about getting a 250 dual sport, its a better idea to buy a Yamaha wr250r ( of course if your budget allows). the Yamaha has a newer better engine which gives much better performance. But then again the Kawasaki and Honda are both great bikes.

Chester Little: Honda vs Kawasaki and Honda wins. Why I am not so surprised, after all if we need to compare the features, the comfort, the stability on the road and the price definitely Honda will be what most of the bikers will choose.

TS50ER: If anything that Honda should be called an 'XL', the CR badge conjures up images of rip-snorting world-class dirt machines, and I feel this bike sallies the lineage in some ways. As for the KLX, they need a bit of work to get the best out of: aftermarket pipe, racing carb, and 300cc hop up kit will transform it. The CRs are manufactured in Thailand, hence the cheaper pricing. The good news is that there are plenty around now in S.E Asia, which sure beats riding scooters when on holiday.:)

MrManslaghuter: dont forget the honda 5 spd transmission vs the kawi 6 spd transmission.

Zin Bo Aung: Kawasaki good

Lawrence Carmichael: If you are going off road, get the lightest bike you can, tires and fueling(jetting) can always be changed, but a heavy bike ain't going to get much lighter, heavier is NOT what you want to be picking up or trying to muscle around when you should be having fun off road... get the lighter one...

Pikwhip: Would love to see this comparison again with the KLX offering EFI this year.

William Burns III: How short are those little men?

mystic1754: just think if you buy the Honda that is 600 bucks cheaper you maybe able to affort to buy one of those ARAI helmets that the test riders are wearing ! bahahaha ! he did say that the Honda does not have adjustable suspension ....so there is where Honda saved money making a cheap ass bike again ....too bad ! .... so if the rebound and dampening ain't right for your weight ...your screwed !....buy the kaw ! ....adjust the suspension right for you and motor the Honda ! the Kaw also has electric start same as the Honda and will start up every time ! and if you want to install a performance pipe on the Honda with that fuel injection ...your going to have to take it to someone with a dyno to get the pipe tuned in every time you change the exhaust ....but with a carb on the Kaw when you change the pipe you just pop in the next size bigger jet yourself and ride ! the Kaw is my choice of these two ...and i am a Honda fanboy and a retired Honda mechanic !

bottwaandcalover: Yeah, I chose between these two. Was a hard choice, for sure. The honda felt too low and wide, and its also a bit heavier. For my body type the kawa felt more natural. The carb is a bit of an annoyance... but thats all it is; an annoyance. It will always start, it will always get you there. Make sure before you get drawn into a conclusion to actually sit on the bike in question. 

frankenz26: honda the best

gartsful: They have no idea what they are talking about, they don't even know proper off road riding positions. To say the bikes are built with light trails, tells me they are RTF. They just repeat the specifications of the bike, but don't really put the bikes to the test, totally JUNK reniew!

TheHenry4: WR250 is not in this class the XT250 is. The WR is in the same price class as the DRZ400, KLR650, DR650, XR650 price class.

Garth W: I just bought a 250, was looking at the honda and rode both at the dealer, The thing that made me choose the Kawi was either bike didn't have enough power for me, but i wanted the nimble light weight 250. I normally ride my Honda VTX1800, its nice having a little maneuverable bike too. But I chose the Kawi because i planed on modding it. I did a rejet, new exhaust, opened up the intake, HID conversion, Rear rack and trunk and many other mods. My Kawi will walk all over the honda now, its a real screamer. You can't do those mods with FI, your stuck with the way the bike is from the factory. Unless you want to do a ton of remapping the FI, and spend tons of cash doing it, but then again you wont get the power of a modded klx250s. I have never had any problems starting my kawi, it started right up in stock and modded form in any weather and any altitude.

PeteyK473: No neither are auto,and the Honda started unlike the Kawi.Forget big bore kits only an idiot would take apart a new engine.A Bigger bike to consider would be the Suzuki Drz 400.Don't forget these are only quarter litre bikes.They will scream when on anything with speeds in excess of 100km/h. (60mph).

Mark Hoagland: lol!!! "It was a finicky little bitch today, wasn't it?"

Zin Bo Aung: Kawasaki good

BikerzBits: Excellent comparison of the new Honda CRF250l with the Kawasaki KLX250S.

Limoman7: Looking to buy a 250 dual sport this year. Too bad Kawasaki does not offer FI

ConcreteJungle: Honda 250... Is beautiful! I'm looking for my first bike. Never ridden one before. I have lots of biking and skating experience. I'm 5'11, will the Honda be hard to stand with at a stop light for me? I'm mostly going to be riding to school and around town. But the dual sport is appealing since I won't want to kill myself if I drop it hahah. Good bike for a beginner? Thanks anyone who helps out! 

Abbas ERDOĞAN: Bence bu segmentte WR 250 YAMAHA 

frankenz26: Crf engine is from cbr..

Mavrick Cruise: What song is that in the beginning, god I can't wait to get a dual purpose, all around Oahu 

tednuggentfan: Nonadjustable suspension, the winner can only be the KLX

jack schitt: at 320 lbs, crf250l is not light weight.

CoolStoryBro603: 5:55 haha. Fuel injected Honda dirtbike ? freaking awesome!

Oswaldo Ortiz: me pueden hacer el favor de colocarle subtitulos en español. gracias.

HJZ75driver: buy it! wont go wrong.

HJZ75driver: no running lights in Aus mate ;) just indicators.

plaid13: lots of reviews on this bike out there but none comparing it to its only real competitor the wr250r. of course we know its better then a old design with a carb. what about the yamaha with a very similar setup? and honestly stop looking at the tires on test rides. tires are changed almost as often as oil thats not a selling point. Everyone rides differently so everyone likes different tires. It is not important to mention them.

Charley Osgood: Kawi every day

walkyree honda: but i like yamaha DT 125 MX 1985 go to the forest in THAILAND

Darkamerica91: Honda 4 life!

CPLBSS88: I'm considering this as well. Glad to hear you like it.

ericbusa: I test rode both and the Honda wins hands down better bike by far the kaw is gutless to the Honda see my review

TommyNitro: This wasn't a totally biased review or anything ;) I note they bragged about the FI, but didn't mention that they both have the same peak HP (if I'm not mistaken) even though the Honda is 20 pounds heavier than the Kawi.

Jeffrey Espinal: im 5'1 can I fit in it??

rangerclass7s: isnt the crf250l the same as the south american honda xr250 tornado?

SmalltimR: I wish they would have included the Yamaha WR250R in there. Then again... it probably wouldn't have been a fair comparison I guess.

Justin P: they run on like bright they blink when there on to turn they werent blinking

C3HENRYS: The Honda is slowest so why is its motor a plus? Honda 0 - 60 mph 8.6 seconds 1/4 mile 16.94 seconds @ 75.13 mph Kawasaki 0 - 60 mph 8.4 seconds 1/4 mile 16.67 seconds @ 76.21 mph While out riding the CRF it is too linear and has no surge of power so it is boring to ride. Honda is 21 lbs heavier Honda went cheap on the suspension for sure so why is value a plus? I would take great suspension over fuel injection any day. Honda is the new kid on the block but not the winner! Go green and grin!

Senetor17: I own a 2010 KLX250S which is essentially the same bike, just different graphics. It's a great bike and I can highly recommend it to anyone. I too had the starting problem you mentioned. But after about 2000 miles on the clock it has sorted itself out. Maybe the bike you had was too new. My dealer and a few people I know with the KLX told me that the starting problem goes away with a few more miles on the bike. Great review keep up the good work.

Uncle5cary: price is not an issue as the klx are usually discounted. Also the klx is overshadowed by big brother klr650.
Rating:
2013 Honda CRF250L vs. 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S - Lightweight Dual Sport Comparison 4.7 out of 5

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