Honda CRF250 Rally is a re-bodied concept based on the CRF250L and would be showcased at the Osaka Motorcycle Show between March 20 – March 22 as well as the Tokyo Motorcycle Show to be held on March 27 – March 29.
Essentially the CRF250 Rally takes inspiration from the CRF450 Rally, the Dakar Rally racer which was ridden by Team HRC riders Joan Barreda Bort, Paolo Goncalves and Laia Sanz.
The CRF250 gets power from a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 250 cc engine from the CRF250L which produces 23 PS of power at 8,500 rpm and 22 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The machine is targeted towards the entry-level adventure rider who looks to challenge any kind of terrain in front.
The Honda CRF250 Rally would be an ideal bike to take for a long distance journey, specially through the harsh terrains of the African landmass, deserts of Central Asia, South America or Siberia. With it’s biggest advantage being a lightweight motorcycle with a small engine that proves to be very economical over long distances.
While the CRF250 Rally is currently in concept stage, if Honda plans to put the motorcycle into production, it would be a welcome move by all the hardcore adventurists who don’t want large, bulky adventure motorcycles that are usually at their disposal.