Honda seems to be on a roll with new models these days, though we still cringe looking at their litre class sports offerings. We had recently brought to you an article featuring the teaser of the 2016 Honda CB500F. Today, we get you the details of another product that is rumored to start rolling off the production line in the near future, the Honda CRF250 Rally. Reports suggest that Honda recently trademarked the CRF250 Rally tag for the European and the US markets. If the rumours turn into reality, this will be another adventure segment launch this year after the Africa Twins.
The concept images indicate that the CRF250 Rally will be based on the CRF250L but will draw its design from the CRF450 rally works motorcycle. With this, there will be no R&D investment involved to create a mass based version of the rally motorcycle. This quarter-litre bike will be ideal for the younger lot training for the higher versions of the CRF series. The current generation 2015 CRF250L is powered by a 249.6 cc liquid cooled four stroke engine mated to a six speed transmission and we expect to see identical output figures on the CRF250 Rally. The suspension duty is performed by 43 mm inverted forks upfront and a Pro-link single shock at the rear.
Although Honda refuses to divulge other details of the CRF250 Rally such as pricing or the launch date, we hope to see it at the upcoming EICMA Motor Show in Milan. What do you feel about this upcoming quarter-litre off-roader? Let us know your opinion via the comments section below.