What’s New About the New Honda CRF250L Rally?

2017 Honda CRF250L Rally

By Aaron Jennings, Touratech Adventure Expert

Honda has just announced that they are going to sell the new CRF250L Rally in the USA. The price is stated to be $5,899, with the bike slated to arrive in showrooms in March!

This bike certainly looks the ticket, but what is it really all about?

The Good:

-Rally-inspired design

-Bigger fuel tank than CRF250L (2.66 gal vs 2.1 gal)

– Twin LED headlights with Honda “floating windshield”

-Switchable 2 channel ABS standard-can be switched off for the rear brake!

-Rally fairings with excellent weather protection.

-Revised engine with larger throttle body should make more horsepower

-Steel Frame to support luggage options like Touratech waterproof soft panniers & locking toolbox on LH side of bike

The Bad:

346.1 pounds fully fueled ready to ride- fully 25 pounds more than the standard 2017 CRF250L ABS, which is already a portly bike…

I still think the bike looks fantastic, and can’t wait to throw a leg over one when they arrive.