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...
Obviously I've contracted some kind of sickness.
2013 Honda CRF250L vs. 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S - Lightweight Dual Sport
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
Pikwhip: Would love to see this comparison again with the KLX offering EFI this
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
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.
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
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.