CRF250L vs XT250
My daughter owns a CRF250L and I have a 2009 XT250. Both are used for mainly dirt, occational street. Both are basically stock. The CRF is quieter. If you are like seeing animals on forest service roads, its better. The biggest complaint I have on the CRF is the lack of folding rear brake and shift levers. They bend every time the bike goes over. I don't ride it that much, but whenever my daughter goes in the dirt and drops it I have to bend it out so we can get it home and then take it off and straighten it in a vice. The XT has folding levers and there is no issues when the bike goes over.