Honda, Give Us the CRF250 Rally Already

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For the second year in a row, Honda will be showing its CRF250 Rally concept at the prestigious Tokyo Motorcycle Show – further tempting us with its small-displacement adventure bike.

Honda announced the re-showing of the CRF250 Rally concept today, along with a slew of other machines and concepts it plans on displaying at the Tokyo show.

This announcement only seems to confirm the internet speculation, which widely pegs the model to debut for the 2017 model year. Its continued arrival at trade and enthusiasts only fuels that fire.

Frankly, we have been surprised that the Honda CRF250 Rally hasn’t already debuted as a 2016 model year machine, as we thought for sure we would see a production model at the 2015 EICMA show in Milan, Italy last November.

For those that don’t recall, the Honda CRF250 Rally concept is based off the Honda CRF250L, with the aesthetics of the machine trying to mimic the Honda CRF450 Rally race bike.

The concept seems to be production-ready, but with Honda being Honda, the lumbering Japanese motorcycle manufacturer is slow to fully commit, and green-light the project.

Adventure-touring enthusiasts have been clamoring for a lightweight small-displacement option to the otherwise cumbersome models that seem to dominate the realm. The answer to that request seems nigh…though, we’ve said that before.


Source: Honda World