The 2013 CRF250L.
$4,500 MSRP, pegged as a do-it-all slash entry level bike. I’m pegging it as a future classic, and the beginning of a return to awesome, sensible motorcycles.
I’m a Honda guy and I’m neither a beginner, or a returning rider— aka old guy. Instead I’m just a dude who wants a rad bike that he can rip around the city on, go camping with, and in general have a blast on.
I live in California, and I wanted a new dual sport. Most of the bikes on the market are lame, heavy, or expensive—or better yet… all three. The CRF250L is affordable—costs less than the premium being asked for aging dual sports or homogenized “cafe” Honda CBs, and additionally it looks pretty alright, and has a license plate.
I get mine in a few days, in the meantime here is a stock PR photo.