The crankshaft runs in plain bearings for quieter operation and the big end of the connecting rod spins in a needle bearing, both contributing to the engine's high-performance credentials.
A gear-driven counterbalance shaft helps quell engine vibration for enhanced rider comfort. It's located so close to the crankshaft that the balancer weight passes between the two crank weights to keep the engine as compact as possible while improving mass centralization.
Final Drive : #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 14T/40T
Six-speed transmission with manual clutch
Compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 249 cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine produces smooth and consistent torque at low rpm, plus excellent high-rpm performance. The engine's wide spread of power makes the CRF250 Rally easy and confidence-inspiring to ride, while also returning impressive fuel economy.
Enhancements to the engine's intake and exhaust systems boost horsepower by a full 10 percent over the 2016 CRF250L while also increasing torque at low rpm – all without changing the CRF250 Rally's easy-to-ride nature.
The engine's Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture, thereby delivering optimal performance and remarkably crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions. A large 38 mm throttle body and extended air-intake tube contribute to the engine's significant power increase.
The PGM-FI system incorporates an Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) to smooth responses to small changes in throttle position.
The exhaust system's header pipe is tapered rather than straight, which combines with a compact two-chamber muffler to enhance overall power and torque while also reducing weight.
Extremely compact roller rocker arm design for the low-friction valve train allows the use of a smaller cylinder head.
To enhance the CRF250 Rally’s off-road capabilities, the Showa suspension has been significantly altered compared to the CRF250L, including increased front and rear travel, and a new link and connecting rod in the Pro-Link rear end The result is improved control over rough surfaces without hampering supple comfort on the road, plus an extra 25 mm of ground clearance.
The Rally’s adventurous spirit requires a powerful braking system, including a floating wave disc at the front with a larger 296 mm diameter (compared to 256 mm on the CRF250L).
A large 10-litre fuel tank with hinged cap, combined with the engine’s excellent fuel efficiency, allow you to extend your adventures far off the beaten track.
A sturdy engine skid plate and durable body panels help to protect your CRF250 Rally when the going gets really tough.
Warranty : 12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
Wheelbase : 1,445 mm (56.9 in.)
Colour : Extreme Red
Tires : Front: 3.00-21 Rear: 120/80-18
Seat Height : 895 mm (35.2 in.)
Curb Weight : 157 kg (346 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride
Fuel Capacity : 10.1 litres
Ground Clearance : 270 mm (10.6 in.)
Behind the Dakar-style windscreen you’ll find a fully digital multi-function instrument panel that displays a wealth of information, plus a power socket and a mounting bar for attaching a GPS or other accessory.
Bright, dual-chip, frame-mounted LED headlights are adjusted so that the low-beam lights cover a much wider range than usual, while the high-beam lights illuminate the road and the surroundings farther ahead.
A larger lockable storage area inside the left side cover provides ample room for tools plus a map, a spare pair of gloves, or other small items.
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