CRF300L and CRF300L Rally

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  1. Lapchik

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  2. Lapchik

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  3. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Been here awhile

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    I sure hope this isn't fake. Going to be really tempting to upgrade if true. 300cc's, led lighting, gear indicator, 304lbs!!! Love it!
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    Some of this seems a bit hard to believe, but if it is that is a serious step up from current models.
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    Nothing is hard to believe, it would be logical. Every other Honda model is different cc for their market compared to west, CBR, CBX, CBF, CMX.. What is not logical to me is the fact that they did update the 250 aswell to pass euro5, that costs money.. and they dont need that for their market. At the same time 300 is also euro5 since last rebel, twinspark and fancyness on it would just be overkill and future proof. Weight reduction is something that Honda did on basically every updated model since 2019 CBX, with some of them losing up to 10kg. Nothing here is too surprising. Good find Lapchik.
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    Good Find
    Why Honda Thailand gets to put it up? And no proper Honda World Release...
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    We have to wait until November 13th ...
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  8. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Just buy a 450rx stick a rally kit on... bingo you got the bike this wants to be
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  9. skywalker714

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    Love it. I built a 300 years ago FC18201F-010F-4735-A119-1CD70BF31218.jpeg and it was great. However it Was not enough and sold it. I built a 450 and it rocks!
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  10. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    what model 450 did you start with
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  11. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    I'd be aiming at this or something close too. But based on a 450 rx

    rather than buy get bored and sell


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  12. Lapchik

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    Rear frame is no longer bolt on also. So when you overload it and break the frame, you have to replace the whole thing [if you can't weld it]
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  13. Lapchik

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    Honda Thailand website....I don't see how it could be fake.
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    It’s about damn time :D
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    This issue I have with all the 450 based options are the issues inherent with using the race bred power plant. Namely, the throttle that acts like a light switch, the stalling, and super frequent recommended maintenance intervals. They are the main reasons I went with the 250L. If they came out with a true 450L (Honda fixed their naming by going with the "RL" to better align to the "R" and to maybe set expectations), I would buy one. Until then, this 300L might be my best option...if it hits our shores.
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    Wtf, how can it have that much more ground clearance while maintaining the same seat height?
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    I'm trying real hard to not get my hopes up. Learning about the 450's maintenance cycles killed me.
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    It has a different frame and tank. Would be interesting to see an old 250L next to the new 300 just to compare the outlines.
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    Assuming the big numbers at the top are the selling price in Thailand currency (Thai Baht), costs for them are going from $4,495 to $4,809. $300 bucks for all those changes! Nice!
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  20. breakm

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    This will probably be a bit worse fit for taller people, 32mm worse. Ground clearance is great, I cant think of how many times 33mm extra would mean no hit, but seat needs to be taller too by frame design, tall fat aftermarket seats are ugly..
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