FOR THE ADVENTUROUS
A small capacity machine made for the serious dual-sport rider.
With styling that’s directly linked to the HRC CRF450 RALLY Dakar racer, the CRF250 RALLY has the look of a competitive desert racer that could take on the world. This bike delivers a real taste of adventure to riders who prefer a light, easy-to-manage machine. Around the world or around the block, it’s good to go anywhere you want to take it, trail or tarmac.
The driving force comes from it’s close relative: the CRF250L. The engine is a revamped, EURO4 compliant, 250cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder. It’s a four-valve DOHC type, which makes 24.4hp at 8,500rpm and 16.66lb/ft torque 6,750rpm, thanks to a revised air-box, throttle body and new, lighter exhaust system.
Trial by trail
An engine that’s matched with a frame constructed from steel with twin oval-section main spars and a semi-double cradle is a strong combination, and tough enough to take on a long, off-road excursion.
The right balance
A primary balance shaft reduces engine vibration, while the six-speed gearbox and clutch are manufactured to cope with the extra stress of riding off road – as well as delivering smooth control in town traffic.