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Old 03-17-2015, 01:36 AM   #1
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Crf250 rally

Did you guys know this was being shown at the 31st Osaka Motorcycle Show 2015 and the 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22 at Intex Osaka and the 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show from Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29 at Tokyo Big Sight.




< Concept models (exhibition models) >
・CRF250 RALLY An adventure model based on the CRF250L with styling image inspired by the CRF450 RALLY. <World premiere>

http://world.honda.com/news/2015/215...how/index.html

Yes I know it's only a concept. And yes I would personally prefer it were bigger 450-650. But I thought some of you guys might be interested.
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:13 AM   #2
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Honda are definitely moving in the right direction
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:20 AM   #3
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If they released that now, surely they would obliterate Yamaha WR250R sales, and anything else in the class.

I wonder if this starts a run for other manufacturers to compete... I am pretty sure Yamaha have a 250 Tenere in some markets.
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:49 AM   #4
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Wasn't there a guy on here that got hold of some HRC stuff and was putting it on a CRF250l?

Wonder if it he is part of it...

Edit, doubt it, it was this guy I was thinking of...

Post 4805... http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...43325&page=321
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:49 AM   #5
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Looks nice. However, I was hoping for a CRF300 Rally . . .
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:41 AM   #6
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Looks nice. However, I was hoping for a CRF300 Rally . . .
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if this bike makes it to production I wish it will be 300 cc. They have the material (CBR 300), so why not. A little bit of extra torque is welcome.

And if they manage to keep the weight relatively low, they have a winner. I'll be watching this. Very very interesting.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:53 AM   #7
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looks nice. However, i was hoping for a crf300 rally . . .
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:23 AM   #8
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they are here, too

https://www.facebook.com/crf250lrally
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:31 AM   #9
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I don't think they could build these fast enough... People are going to eat them up if they do. WR sales would circle the bowl with a swiftness.


Or a 350...
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:44 AM   #10
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How is a CRF250L with MORE weight going to kill WR sales? I like the concept but, it dosen't seem aimed at the WR at all.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:54 AM   #11
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until they make it a 450, I say "no thanks". and thats just another unicorn.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:04 AM   #12
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Here's a video of it showing more angles, the GPS mount, headlights, etc.:



Looks like all parts are functional. I think the "concept" designation just means it's an idea right now and they're not committing to production, but the bike appears to be functional.

I agree, a 350 or 400 version of this would be killer!
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:11 AM   #13
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It's lipstick on a Pig!

It's a cosmetic "Rally" bike nothing hardcore about this thing at all. I don't know why you people are going so nutso over this bike. An XR650L with an Acerbis tank will go longer, farther and faster than this bike ever would.

The bike I wish Honda would build is their own version of the Tenere. Stuff one of the big Thumper Quad engines (TRX700 engine ) in a bike with Fuel Injection, a small windscreen (heck even make it look rally or Dakar inspired to get the ADV fan boys into it), a big fuel tank, USD Forks, good brakes and we'd have something that would be real competition for the KTM 690...
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:35 AM   #14
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I agree this is just a dressed up CRF250L. But the exciting part is that this is at least a start. Any new activity in the ADV or DS bike world is welcomed, IMO. Usually all we get are new cruisers.

It makes sense for Honda to dress up a CRF250L because this is the lowest cost, lowest risk path to testing the market for such a rally inspired bike (if it ever goes into production). If this bike sells well, it might lead them to designing a more advance model. And based on this bike and the True Adventure prototype, it looks like Honda is leaning more towards rally inspired looks, which no other manufacturer is really doing. Personally, I like the rally look so that's why I'm excited!
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:59 PM   #15
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It's much more than just "cosmetic or dressed up". They based it off this guys bike.

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