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Cycle News 2013 Issue 04 Jan 29

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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SHOOTOUT 2013 250 DUAL SPORT SHOOTOUT HONDA CRF250L VS. KAWASAKI KLX250S VS. YAMAHA WR250R BY THE CN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIT PALMER F or a while now, the Kawasaki KLX250S and the Yamaha WR250R have been the only real players in the midsized, 250cc entry-level dual sport category. But not anymore. They've had to make room for the all-new Honda CRF250L, which gave us a great reason to revisit the KLX and WR and compare them to the new kid on the block. In a nutshell, these three We pit the new Honda CRF250L against the Kawasaki KLX250S and Yamaha WR250R in a fight for entry-level dual sport supremacy P58 bikes are very similar in design. They are all powered by water-cooled, single-cylinder, four-valve, DOHC motors with electric starting and six-speed gearboxes, and they all produce similar power (which is to say, not a whole lot). They all FOO-FOO F

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