The 2021 Honda CRF 250L and CRF 250 Rally are launching in Europe, with more power and more suitable names. More specifically, these Japanese-made bikes are named CRF 300L and CRF 300 Rally.
These bikes sport a Euro 5 compliant 286cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. It will produce 26,95 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 19,6 ft-lbs of torque at 6,500 rpm. The boost in power is made possible with a longer stroke supposedly installed due to Euro 5 compliance.
Other than the displacement changes, other changes present in the Japanese variants remain the same. These include the shorter ratios from the first to fifth gear. The sixth gear is taller and will help with using the power of the bike to its fullest.
Also, the frame and ground clearance is revised for more accessibility with these bikes. The gas tank capacity for the 300L is 7,8L, while the capacity for the Rally is 12,8L.
There is an apparent downgrade from the Japanese market counterpart when it comes to LED lighting. More specifically, the CRF 300L has no LED head or taillights, while the CRF 300 Rally only has an LED headlight.
The prices and availability of these two bikes are still not disclosed. For now, you can contact your local Honda dealer for more specific details, as the European market is quite complex when it comes to pricing.
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Source: Ride Apart