A few days ago Honda had teased its new CRF250L and CRF250Rally. Honda has now unveiled both these models.
The CRF250L comes inspired on the development concept of “Evolved ON-OFF GEAR”, which are a refinement of On (convenience of daily life) and Off (fun of holidays).
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New CRF250L and CRF250 Rally
Both bikes achieve high-level performance. Besides, the CRF250 RALLY has undergone a full model change along with the CRF250L.
249cc robust motor
Including a large windscreen with a high windshield effect, a large fuel tank. And irregularly shaped headlights, based on the development concept of “The Dakar Replica Weekend Adventurer”.
Both the models arrive with a 249cc water-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single-cylinder engine. With six-speed gear transmission, the engine makes 24hp at 9,000rpm and 23Nm at 6,500rpm.
By optimizing the intake and exhaust system from the air cleaner to the exhaust and muffler, the motor has robust and tenacious output characteristics in the low and middle rpm range.
The engine mount position comes updated via raising the ground clearance with a 10mm increase in stroke. It is all done to improve offroading performance.
The newly design steel twin-tube frame, a swing arm and an aluminium forged bottom bridge optimizes the rigidity balance and reduces weight.
And the suspension is combined with front and rear suspensions that extend the stroke amount (compared to the conventional model).
The frame is 4kg lighter than the standard model.
And to improve the performance on the road, the brakes come equipped with 2-channel ABS with independent front and rear wheels as standard equipment.
The design of the CRF250L follows the aggressive structure of the competition motocross machine “CRF450R”.
Adopting Extreme red as the primary colour and newly adopting a thin LED headlight that expresses the lightness of the off-road model.
The load on the clutch lever and a slipper function come reduced via a slipper clutch which is responsible primarily to push the rear wheel down in case it hops.
Assist and slipper clutch
Front and rear suspension now have a stroke of 260mm which will improve the absorbency. For front suspension and bottom bridge, Honda engineers have changed the material from steel to lightweight forged aluminium.
Again to optimize the link ratio pro-link type rear suspension has a newly designed link and connecting rod.
Both the brakes get wave-shaped disc rotors. The rims come polished by black alumite.
The digital dash shows important parameters like gear position / average fuel consumption meter/fuel consumption meter / average speed, as well as the engine speed displayed on the bar graph.
The footing is now improved thanks to the position of seat rail which is updated.
Honda has put the toolbox to store the tools and the toolbox as the key.
Secured toolbox with key
The CRF250 RALLY is a design that expresses the adventurous spirit of the “CRF450 RALLY” and participates in the Dakar Rally with the same extreme red as the CRF250L as the primary colour.
In addition to following the asymmetrical twin-lens, LED headlights do produce a unique front view is more popular than before.
LED head and taillights
The touring performance goes up as Honda expanded the fuel tank capacity to 7.8L. Similarly, fuel efficiency goes up.
Besides, both the models come with extended suspension stroke.
- Side stand with increased ground contact area for stability during parking.
- Push-type helmet holder
- Loading hook convenient for touring
- Reinforced handle lock mechanism & reinforced key cylinder.
Side stand and loading hook
For both the models, the price stays the same, which is 599,500 in Japan.