HONDA CRF250 RALLY

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Brendan J, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Brendan J

    Brendan J Pfft

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    So, I know this prototype has been covered here a couple of times before, but if it were to go into production and by good fortune made available here for sale, who would be interested in buying. If you would not buy one, why not and what do you think Honda would need to change so you would ?

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  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    500cc (parallel twin) in that chassis/format = instant winner as a capable adventure/dirt tourer in my book.

    The CRF250 platform will win a lot of hearts (those that like the WRF 250R for example) as a light trail/dirt tourer...
    but for a bit more power/capacity for the medium range to longer haul, I think a @ 500 cc package would fit right in between the CRF250 rally and whatever the new Africa Twin/True adventurer CRF1000R turn out to be.
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  3. nevgriff64

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    I really like it. :clap

    Would I buy one? I'd certainly consider it if the price was right.

    But, if a 400 - 500cc came out in the same configuration then i'd definitely go for the bigger option.
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  4. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Like this?

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  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    By jove... that look's interesting... whatizzit (exactly)... look's like it could be a privateer septics attempt to DYI a CRF 500 Rallye twin...?

    Is this the ultimate self serve unicorn?
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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    :nod:nod:nod ^^^ HRC / HONDA... wake up and smell the coffee... :clap stop f¤%&ing around and BUILD THIS!!!!

    you see... ALL THE BIT'S ARE ALREADY THERE...

    I'd by one in a Kasayahoo heartbeat. :-)
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  8. Lupine128

    Lupine128 That's MR Band Aid!

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    They have all the tooling for the 450x chassis already, and have a million CB300 and 500 motors lying around.
    Why hasn't someone shoehorned A into B and put a sign with "Give us all your money" out front?
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  9. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Long timer

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    I will hold you to that Troy

    I read on here ADV that the CEO of Honda " bean counter " is no longer steering the ship. hhhmmmm

    Hopefully the next guy is a business man.

    This is my guess.
    Honda need a Iconic bike first " CRF1000L / African Twin ".
    Then as Honda do, build 250 then the next size, 450 / 500, twin would be the go.
    Then something around the size of a 700 maybe.

    I wonder what they would call the CRF250 Rally?
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  10. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    No-one's going to argue with the idea of a light ADV bike

    But the CRF250L weighs about 145kg in stock trim - add to that probably 15kg of kit, and you're up around 160kg - that's not far off a DR

    And the powerplant puts out 23HP

    The thing obviously looks good, but seriously ...

    You can bling up a WR450F and get twice the bike:

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  11. nevgriff64

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    My guess is it would called a "Yamaha". :nod
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  12. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Long timer

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    Then get the DR and add 15kg same same kit and your over 180kg with 35hp
    WR450F 500km, that's 2 oil changes a day on a good ride.
    And then someone else chimes in and the thread turns to a cock show.

    Some food for thought:
    People are saying Honda made a mistake dropping the XR range.
    CRF..".L's" are the new XR's IMHO.
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  13. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Why would you do that?

    Mate, bit of research needed

    WR450F 2,000km oil change interval

    I'm doing it more often, as it makes me feel better

    Plenty of them running big kilometres
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  14. TB650

    TB650 An average punter living the dream

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    Our WR250Rs weigh 145kilos with about 14Ls on board, see photo. They are accurate scales used to weigh race cars for setup. As for the power available, well I just rode one across the Simpson desert carrying 34L and I am considered somewhat big boned and it did it so easy it was embarrassing. We do oil changes between 4 / 5 thousand kms. The final day of our ride the "little" WR went with the big bores from Broken Hill to Dubbo on the dreaded slab, some 780kms. It sat on an accurate 115kph GPS speed the whole way (8,100rpm with our gearing) Over 7 hrs that means that piston went up and down 3,402,000 times that day alone. Once home oil change and air filter, ready for hire.

    I reckon you will see more and more small bore ADV bikes in the very near future they are very impressive. Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki I dont care a rising tide floats all boats. (Good for our sport)

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  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I know where you can buy one just like this :evil

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  16. dazzarulz1990

    dazzarulz1990 Been here awhile

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    Can any 1 tell what engine the 1000 would be and have they made any or starting rolling off the showroom floor ?
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  17. Brendan J

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    I think production starts later in the year. Will be inline twin, I'm guessing most likely have a 270° crank so it will feel like a 90° v twin.
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  18. numbaphive

    numbaphive not quite rite

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    I have money burning a hole waiting for a small 'adv' bike. The CRF250Rally looks the shit but needs more power and less weight. Waiting patiently for the KTM390A and AJP PR7. If they don't appear by years end I'll pull the trigger on a WRR.

    @TB650: Nice:clap. How loud is that Barrett pipe?
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  19. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Make sure you ride a WR250R before buying - obviously get around the paddock Ok, but they're just 250s

    I test-rode one - not my cup of tea

    WR450F much nicer ride IMO - DRZ400 with a wide-ratio gearbox also an option
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  20. tomo8r

    tomo8r Been here awhile

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    The only reason I'm not going out and buying a WR250R right now is because of this Rally concept and the KTM, Benelli and CF Moto rumours.
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