2017 Honda CRF250L Rally Video Preview

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Adventure becomes more accessible

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If EICMA is the barometer of where the moto-industry is headed, it appears as if 2017 will be the year of the small-displacement adventure bike. In addition to the CRF250L Rally on this page, Suzuki unveiled a V-Strom 250, Kawasaki debuted its Versys-X 300, and BMW revealed its G310GS.

2017 Honda CRF250L Rally Preview

This new Rally from Honda is based on the CRF250L, which also receives a few updates for 2017, and it takes the stripped-down dual-sport image to an ADV-themed format, including a windshield and the addition of a considerable amount of bodywork, especially around its 249cc single-cylinder engine. Intake and exhaust mods, including a larger throttle body for the EFI, are intended to improve and broaden power output. It’ll retail for $5,899 when it hits dealers in March.

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