Honda bakal menghadiahkan peminat-peminat dunia Scrambler dengan satu model baru. Dinamakan sebagai CRF250L, motosikal tahan lasak ini bakal menjadi persaingan sengit buat model scrambler yang sedia ada di Malaysia terutamanya kepada Kawasaki D-Tracker 250 dan KLX250 yang telah lama berada di pasaran Malaysia.
Dengan kehadiran model baru ini sudah tentu akan menyemarakkan lagi industri permotoran terutamanya kepada peminat motosikal lasak. Berikut adalah sedikit petikan yang diambil dari laman blog Motomalaya:
The New CRF250L A dual-purpose bike that is sharp on the street and fun on the dirt The new CRF250L is the image of ruggedness and versatility – light, nimble and ergonomically appealing. Based on the legendary XL series, this multi-purpose bike combines competition-level off-road performance with responsive handling and practicality.
The new CRF250L is equipped with a semi-double cradle steel frame chassis that provides the strength and toughness needed for off-road riding. Its wheelbase design gives the machine excellent stability and agility supporting two adults plus a 5kg load.
The chassis encases a newly developed liquid-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder 250cc DOHC engine that produces consistent torque at low rpm and excellent performance at high rpm; making power delivery well balanced throughout a broad rev range. The lightweight and compact engine is also responsive, due to the internal dimensions of the throttle body and exhaust pipe. Combustion efficiency is enhanced with an iridium spark plug along with precise metering fuel from the Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-FI).
The new CRF250L has a new six-speed gearbox and clutch, designed to cope with the extra stress off-road riding can produce. With its reputation as an off-road traveler, the new CRF250L has superb handling capabilities, maintaining correct rigidity balance, which is suitable for use over a wide range of terrain and speeds. The braced handlebar provides an upright and relaxed riding posture, with plenty of leverage, and 45° turning angles on either side give a tight turning circle – useful for dealing with urban traffic or tight trails. Its brake system has also been tuned to offer a high level of controllability, making maneuvers precise and giving full control to the rider. Pro-Link rear suspension and Showa shock absorbers, together with the new CRF250L’s 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels add to this great sense of control, increasing stability on rough terrain.
The slim fuel tank can hold 7.7 litres, and enclosed with a comfortable flat seat offering choices of riding position for maximum control. Seat height is 875mm. The cooling system uses a 10.7 kW heat-release radiator protected with a polypropylene grill baffled to improve airflow. A thin guide-ring cooling fan is used to keep temperatures even at low speeds – useful when in traffic or tricky off-road situations. Carbon emissions are managed with an O2 Lambda sensor, which works together with a secondary air injection system – making this bike Euro III Emission Regulations compliant. The Honda CRF250L comes in Extreme Red at the nett selling price of RM22,688.00 and will be available at the end of August.