Honda XL250

Honda XL250 is a four stroke 250cc motorcycle from Honda introduced in 1972 and manufactured through most of the 1980s. When it appeared it was the first modern four stroke enduro motorcycle and the first mass-produced 4-valve motorcycle. (The first 4-valve single was the Rudge 4-valve of the 1920s, and the first 4-valve engine was the Indian 8-valve V2 racer of 1911).

A Honda XL250 from the 1990s

The XL250, and the later XL350, laid the groundwork for the revolutionary Yamaha XT500 of 1975, which initiated the big modern four-stroke-enduro wave.

The XL250 is an "enduro" or dual-sport bike meaning it physically looks like a dirt bike, and shares many characteristics with a dirt bike, but it is street-legal and intended for on and off-road use. The bike is completely mechanically operated as there are no hydraulics on the bike. The 250cc 4-stroke motor produces 24 horsepower at the wheel. The bike weighs 288 lbs with oil, grease, and gasoline. Fuel capacity is 2.4 gallons (9.5 litres). Demand for this model has remained high among collectors and enthusiasts.

1973 Honda XL250

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Enduro is the name of Yamaha Dual Purpose Motorcycles made in the 1970's. The Honda XL series ( And SL series) were Named by Honda "Motosports".