Honda XL250S (1978-79)

The Honda XL250S is a single-cylinder, four-stroke motorcycle produced from 1978 to 1979. The engine has a capacity of 249cc, with a bore x stroke of 74 x 57.8 mm and a compression ratio of 9.1:1. It has a 28mm Keihin induction and an electronic ignition, starting with a kick. The maximum power output is 20.2 hp at 7500rpm, with a maximum torque of 19.6 Nm at 8000rpm. It has a wet multi-plate clutch and a five-speed transmission with a final chain drive. The front suspension has oil damper telescopic forks, while the rear suspension is a swinging fork. The front and rear brakes are drums, with the front tire measuring 3.00-23 and the rear tire measuring 4.60-18. The bike weighs 118 kg dry and 132 kg wet, with a fuel capacity of 9.5 liters. The seat height is 848 mm, and the bike has a length of 2174mm, a width of 873.7 mm, and a height of 1183 mm. It was tested in the Bike magazine Group Test in 1978.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Honda XL250S

Year: 1978-79

Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valve
Capacity: 249 cc / 15.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 74 x 57.8 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.1:1
Induction: 1x 28mm Keihin
Ignition: Electronic
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 20.2 hp / 15 kW @ 7500rpm
Max Torque: 19.6 Nm / 14.5 lb ft @ 8000 rpm
Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Gear Ratio: 1st 25.2, 2nd 16.65, 3rd 12.37, 4th 9.99, 5th 8.1.
Front Suspension: Oil damper telescopic forks

Rear Suspension: Swinging fork
Front Brakes: 155mm Drum
Rear Brakes: 140mm Drum
Front Tyre: 3.00 -23
Rear Tyre: 4.60 -18
Dimensions: Length 2174 mm / 85.6 in Width 873.7 mm / 34.4 in Height 1183 mm / 46. 6in
Wheelbase: 1389 mm / 54.7 in
Seat Height: 848 mm / 33.4 in
Dry Weight: 118 kg / 260 lbs
Wet Weight: 132 kg / 291 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 9.5 Litres / 2.6 US gal
Road Test: Bike magazine Group Test 1978

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