Honda has finally revealed the new CRF300L and the CRF300 Rally. Those new bikes are replacing the famous CRF250L and CRF250 Rally dirt bike. These 2021 models have received massive upgrades in the mechanical and aesthetic departments. The CRF300L and CRF300 Rally run on the same engine. Both have a single-cylinder engine with a capacity of 286 cc, compared to 250 cc in the previous model, thanks to an increase in stroke of 8 mm, which is now 63 mm. The new 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine produces 27 hp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque of 26.6 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The 300L and 300 Rally also get an assist-and-slip clutch.
250 were Honda's off-road bikes for entry-level. But in the world of Euro-5 emissions, these bikes had to be upgraded to 300cc for better performance and emissions. Overall, both models are 4 kg lighter than their predecessors, with the CRF300L weighing 142 kg and the Rally 153 kg. The six-speed gearbox has been modified and shorten to five gears for better performance on the road. The 300L features a smaller 7.8-liter fuel tank, while the Rally has a 12.8-liter unit. The Rally variant also has weighted handlebars, rubber footpeg inserts and flexibly mounted LED indicators.
Ground clearance increased by 5 mm in the Rally, to 275 mm, and by 30 mm in the CRF300L to 285 mm. The array of new LCDs is also part of what the new models have to offer. Suspension travel on both bikes has been increased to 260mm at both the front and rear. The braking system has been moved from the 250. Two-channel ABS comes as standard. The new models come with a number of changes that make them more lighter, including heavy features like more powerful and better off-road bike than the previous variants.
Honda has not disclosed pricing for both models at this time. Both bikes are expected to reach dealerships in Europe by January 2021. Honda’s dirt bike line-up was never available in Nepal, and it’s unlikely that the CRF300L and CRF300 Rally will make their way here in the near future. For more information about auto news, please stay tune with us.