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Honda Motorcycles
XR250, XR250R, & XR250L

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XR250'79 The XR250'79 was sold in 1979 in Tahitian Red. The "HONDA" tank decal was red. The top of the tank, side cover panel, and headlight cowl were black. The "XR250" side cover logo was red and white. The front wheel was 23" and the rear wheel was 18". The engine was a 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began ME01-5000032.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250'80 The XR250'80 was sold in 1980 in Tahitian Red. The gas tank now had a wing decal. The control levers and kickstarter arm were black. The front wheel was 23" and the rear wheel was 18". The engine was a 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began ME01-5100011.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'81 The XR250R'81 was sold in 1981 in Tahitian Red. The side cover and headlight cowl panels were black. The "XR" side cover logo was black. The engine color is solid black. The front wheel was 21" while the back was 17". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with two head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME010*BM200022.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'82 The XR250R'82 was sold in 1982 in Tahitian Red. The side covers and headlight cowl panels were white. The "XR" side cover decal was white. The engine color was black with polished cylinder head fins. The front wheel was 21" while the back was 17". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with two head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME010*CM300008.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'84

XR250R'84
The XR250R'84 was sold in 1984 in Flash Red. The number plate panels were yellow. The seat and tool bag were blue. The fork boots were black. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The front wheel was 21" while the back was 17". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with 2 carburetors and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed.
Engine: RFVC radial valve, 199cc dual-carburetor
Suspension: Pro-Link™ rear suspension
Wheelbase: 1365mm (53.7 in.)
Dry weight: 100 kg (220.4 lb)
Seat height: 905mm (35.6 in.)
Front wheel travel: 254mm (10 in.)
Rear wheel travel: 246mm (9.7 in.)
The serial number began JH2ME060*EK000001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'85 The XR250R'85 was sold in 1985 in Flash Red. The Honda wing tank decal was red, white, and blue. The "250R" tank decal was white and blue. The fork boots and shock springs were blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The seat and tool bag were blue. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The front wheel was 21" while the back was 17". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with 2 carburetors and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*FK100003.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'86 The XR250R'86 was sold in 1986 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The gas tank and number plate panels were red. The fenders, frame, side covers, and headlight cowl were white. The engine color is silver with gold case covers. The seat and tool bag were blue. The fork boots and shock springs were blue. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*GK200001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'87 The XR250R'87 was sold in 1987 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The "XR" gas tank decal had a new design likewise the "250R" seat graphic. The gas tank and number plate panels were red. The fenders, frame, side covers, and headlight cowl were white. The seat and tool bag were blue. The fork boots and shock springs were blue. The engine color is silver with gold case covers. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*HK300001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'88 The XR250R'88 was sold in 1988 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The front fender, frame, side covers, and headlight cowl were white. The rear fender was red. The fork boots and shock springs were red. The gas tank and number plate panels were red. The seat and tool bag were blue. The engine color is silver with gold case covers. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*JK400001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'89 The XR250R'89 was sold in 1989 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The front and rear fenders were both red. There was a new style wing logo on the gas tank. A white "XR" in outline was on a red seat. The bike had a front hydraulic disc brake. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*KK500001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'90 The XR250R'90 was sold in 1990 in Flash Red with Shasta White. The tank, seat, and fork boots were red. The fenders, frame, and handguards were white. The "250R" tank logo and side cover panel were blue. The "Pro-Link" swingarm decal was red outline. The front fork was a cartridge type. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*LK600003.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250L'91 The XR250L'91 was sold in 1991 in Shasta White with Rainbow Blue. This was "essentially a street-legal XR250R." The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MD220*MK000003.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'91 The XR250R'91 was sold in 1991 in Shasta White with Rainbow Blue. The seat was red; but the fork boots and side cover panels were blue. The "XR" logo on the tank was red and blue. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*MK700001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250L'92 The XR250L'92 was sold in 1992 in Shasta White with Rainbow Blue. The gas tank and seat had new graphics. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MD220*NK100005.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'92 The XR250R'92 was sold in 1992 in Shasta White with Rainbow Blue. The gas tank and seat had new graphics. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*NM800004.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250L'93 The XR250L'93 was sold in 1993 in Shasta White with Rainbow Blue. The gas tank and seat had new graphics. The width of the footpeg was increased. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MD220*PM200004.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'93 The XR250R'93 was sold in 1993 in Shasta White with Rainbow Blue. The gas tank and seat logos were redesigned. The width of the footpeg was increased. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*PM900001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250L'94 The XR250L'94 was sold in 1994 in Shasta White with Real Blue. The gas tank had redesigned graphics where the "XR" was blue outlined in red and the "HONDA" was red. The "250L" graphic on the seat was also redesigned. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MD220*RM300001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'94 The XR250R'94 was sold in 1994 in Shasta White with Real Blue. The gas tank "XR" graphic was redesigned so that the "XR was blue outlined in red and the "HONDA" was red. The "200R" graphic on the seat was also redesigned. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*RM000001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250L'95 The XR250L'95 was sold in 1995 in Shasta White with Uranus Violet. The gas tank decal was also redesigned so that the "XR" was red outlined in purple and the "HONDA" was purple. The "250L" seat graphic was also redesigned. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MD220*SM400001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'95 The XR250R'95 was sold in 1995 in Shasta White with Uranus Violet. The gas tank logos were redesigned so that the "XR" was red outlined in violet and the "HONDA" was violet. The "250R" graphic on the seat was also redesigned. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME060*SM100001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250L'96 The XR250L'96 was sold in 1996 in Shasta White with Uranus Violet. The gas tank logo was redesigned so that the "XR was white outlined in Red on a purple background. The "HONDA" logo was white. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MD220*MK000003.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'96 The XR250R'96 was sold in 1996 in Ross White with Uranus Violet. The rear sub frame was removable. The head pipes were stainless steel. The seat was violet with red. The engine had an all-new dry-sump RFVC. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME080*TM000004.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'97 The XR250R'97 was sold in 1997 in Ross White with Black. The gas tank logo was redesigned again. The seat was black with red. The fork boots were black. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME080*VM100001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'98 The XR250R'98 was sold in 1998 in Ross White. The gas tank logo was redesigned. There was also a new type of rear sub frame. The bike had a front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The rear wheel was 18". The bike had a Pro-Link suspension and a plastic gas tank. The engine was a 249cc OHC RFVC single with one carburetor and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ME080*VM100001.
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Clymer Honda : XL/XR 250-350, 1978-1995 XR200R, 1984-1985, XR250L, 1991-1996
XR250R'03 The XR250'03 was sold in one color: Red.
Engine: 249cc RFVC air-cooled single-cylinder
Bore and stroke: 73.0 x 59.5 mm
Compression ratio: 10.2:1
Transmission: Six-speed
Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance
Final drive: O-ring sealed chain 13T/48T
Front suspension: 41mm leading-axle Kayaba cartridge fork with compression-damping adjustment; 269mm (10.6 in.) travel
Rear suspension: Pro-Link Kayaba single-shock with spring-preload, compression- and rebound-damping adjustment; 369mm (10.6 in.) travel
Front tire 80/100-21
Rear tire: 110/100-18
Ground clearance: 315mm (12.4 in.)
Seat height: 914mm (36.0 in.)
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry weight: 109 kg (240 lb)
Fuel capacity: 9.1 liters (including 1.9 liters reserve)
Honda Genuine Accessories™: HRC power-up kit, 430mm work stand