Honda XL250 Review from United Kingdom

1980 Honda XL250

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 4 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10


Brilliant bike!


Nothing that wasn't my fault.

General Comments:

Lordy! For a baby bike it had some grunt! That engine was a gem; loads of low down power made it a great off roader. The bike made you feel you were riding a much bigger machine.

Popping the front end up was so easy, and the engine made a lovely noise.

The bike didn't rev very high, and so changing gear was more frequent than desirable.

The head light... I think Honda basically forgot the head light and fitted a jam jar with a couple of glow worms in it! Dire, truly dire. I recall revving the engine on a country lane one night in order to read a sign post. All part of the fun I suppose.

Huge fun!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2008

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review