Recently added a CRF230L to my stable.
I just bought my '08 CRF230L a few weeks ago. I've been riding for ~44 years during which I covered 300,000+ miles with ~7500 miles of extremely off-road true wilderness riding. I've done two solo rides to Alaska, once on my K1200LT, then again on my R1200GS. On the second trip I made side excursions to the Arctic Circle and into the Northwest Territories.The GS is definitely the perfect bike for that kind of long distance do-anything, go-anywhere riding, but I bought the Honda with the intention of doing more closer-to-home trail riding in West Virginia and Southern Ohio. I think the CRF230L is an ideal size & weight for even the well experienced trail rider. Any perceived lack of power is easily made up for by the Honda 6-speed transmission.
09 R1200RT, 08 R1200GS, 03 K1200LT, 99 R1100RT
98 R1200C, 88 R100GS, 78 R80/7, 08 CRF230L
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