New Honda CRF250 Rally

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Ready for weekend adventure, long distance tour or the daily commute, with long travel suspension, large-disk ABS brakes, excellent weather protection from the CRF450 RALLY-inspired bodywork and an impressive cruising range. Engine performance combines solid bottom-end torque with substantial top-end power.

With styling DNA drawn directly from the HRC CRF450 RALLY Dakar racer, the CRF250 RALLY brings something new to the market. It not only looks ready to compete in a desert stage, but also delivers a real taste of adventure to riders who prefer a light, easy-to-manage machine. Around the world or around the block, the CRF250 RALLY is good to go.

The CRF250 RALLY’s 250cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine’s performance is focused on bottom-end torque and high rpm power, plus a linear delivery. Peak power of 18.2kW is delivered @ 8,500rpm with peak torque of 22.6Nm arriving @ 6,750rpm.

The PGM-FI feeds the fuel/air mixture through a 38mm throttle body and draws air from the airbox via a direct connecting tube. The exhaust muffler has a diameter of 115mm, houses the catalyzer and uses two chambers. A large-bore downpipe helps the engine breathe and make more power.

The engine uses a compact roller/rocker arm valve train and cylinder head, with bore and stroke of 76x55mm. An offset cylinder reduces frictional losses while the piston itself incorporates a special surface material, plus a molybdenum coating. The oil pump features an internal relief structure that prevents aeration of relieved oil.

The crank journal employs a half-split, press-fit metal bearing while the crank bearing uses a cast-iron bush, reducing weight, smoothing the engine and strengthening the rigidity of the case housing, minimizing the internal diameter change due to thermal expansion.

A primary balance shaft further reduces vibration and the six-speed gearbox and clutch are manufactured to cope with the extra stress of riding off-road. The 10.7 kW heat-release radiator features a thin guide-ring cooling fan to maintain even temperatures at low speeds.

The CRF250 RALLY engine is EURO4 compliant.

The CRF250 RALLY is designed to cover distance and its styling reflects this. Derived from the parts used by the CRF450 RALLY, the ‘floating’ screen, upper/lower fairing and side shrouds effectively shield the rider to offer excellent defence against the elements. Hand guards offer further protection, both for the hands and the brake and clutch levers.

From the machine’s mid-section back, the style is MX-sharp, with side panels and a seat/tank interface that help the rider move freely. A skid plate protects the machine’s underside and the gear lever features a folding tip. Seat height is 895mm, 20mm taller than the CRF250L.

The headlight is a compact, asymmetric dual LED unit while the rear light, LED indicators and number plate bracket tuck discreetly away. Cohesively laid-out, the digital dash features a speedometer, tachometer plus fuel gauge and clock.

The 10.1L (including 1.6L reserve) fuel tank delivers a range of over 320km thanks to fuel consumption of 33.3km/l (WMTC mode). The flat filler cap is hinged for convenience.

The CRF250 RALLY’s frame is constructed from steel, with twin oval-section main spars and a semi-double cradle. A wheelbase of 1,455mm is matched to a 28.1° rake with 114mm trail and ground clearance of 270mm (15mm more than the CRF250L). Wet weight is 157kg.

A new 43mm Showa inverted fork shares the same 250mm stroke as its sibling, but with 50mm extra overall length. Light weight and rigid, one side houses the spring while the other provides damping control. Both spring rate and damping have been optimised to suit the CRF250 RALLY’s adventurous long-distance aspirations. A 17mm front wheel spindle (2mm larger in diameter) improves strength and handling feel.

Pro-Link rear suspension features a 265mm axle stroke, 25mm more than the CRF250L plus a leverage ratio revised for ride comfort. The Showa shock absorber is a single tube design with 40mm diameter cylinder.

The tapered aluminium swingarm incorporates a monoblock casting that provides the correct rigidity balance and reduces un-sprung mass. Extruded aluminium is used for the chain adjustment collar. For extra braking power a 296mm floating wave-style disc is worked by a two-piston caliper. Two-channel ABS is fitted as standard and gives the rider the option to switch it off for the rear caliper.


Colour Options


Extreme Red

Extreme Red


Black

Black



Representative example

CRF250RLA RALLY 17YM - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£85.00
APR6.9%
OTR£5,399.00
Deposit£925.16
HUK Contribution£0.00
Amount of Credit£4,473.84
Final Payment£2,088.16
Final Payment inc Option Fee£2,098.16
Total Amount Payable£6,083.32
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge6p
Interest Rate pa6.60%

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CRF250RLA RALLY 17YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£139.00
APR6.9%
OTR£5,399.00
Deposit£876.58
Honda Deposit contribution£0.00
Amount of Credit£4,522.42
Total Amount Payable£5,880.58
Interest Rate pa6.69%
CRF250RLA RALLY 17YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£139.00
APR6.9%
OTR£5,399.00
Deposit£870.41
Honda Deposit contribution£0.00
Amount of Credit£4,528.59
Total Amount Payable£5,884.41
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Interest Rate pa6.60%


Specifications

Bore × Stroke (mm)76.0 x 55.0
CarburationPGM-FI
Compression Ratio10.7:1
C02 Emissions70 g/km
Engine Displacement (cc)250cc
Engine Type (cm³)Liquid-cooled, Single, DOHC
Max. Power Output18.2kW/8500rpm
Max. Torque22.6Nm/6750rpm
Oil Capacity (Litres)1.8L
StarterElectric
ClutchWet multiplate hydraulic
Final DriveChain
Transmission Type6-speed
Battery Capacity (VAh)12V-7AH
Caster Angle28.1°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)2210 x 900 x 1425mm
Frame typeSteel Twin Tube
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)10.1L
Fuel Consumption33.3km/litre
Ground Clearance (mm)270mm
Kerb Weight (kg)157kg
Seat Height (mm)895mm
Trail (mm)114mm
Wheelbase (mm)1455mm
Suspension Front43mm Telescopic Upsidedown
Suspension RearProlink
Tyre Size Front3.00-21 51P
Tyre Size Rear120/80-18M/C 62P
Wheels Front21 inch
Wheels Rear18 inch
HeadlightsLED
InstrumentsDigital
Tail LightBulb

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