Honda CRF250 RALLY (2BK-MD44) 2017

Light Motorcycle Adventure Model "Honda CRF250 RALLY" Type LD & ABS Overview, Specs, Price & Pictures Gallery

Honda released the adventure model CRF250 RALLY equipped with a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, single-cylinder 250cc engine; a large screen and a large-capacity fuel tank on February 20 (Monday) 2017.
Honda CRF250 RALLY ABS 2017 red
2017 Honda CRF250 RALLY ABS photo.
Body color: extreme red.

The Honda CRF250 RALLY was unveiled as a concept model for the first time in the world at the 31st Osaka Motorcycle Show/42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show held in March 2015, and was very well received. Based on the development concept of "The Dakar Replica For Weekend Adventurers", we have inherited and developed not only the form of the Dakar rally machine "CRF450 RALLY" but also its development philosophy.

Reminiscent of the CRF450 RALLY, it features a large, wind-protective screen that enables comfortable high-speed cruising, as well as a frame mount similar to that of a rally machine, and an asymmetrical twin-lens LED with a unique front view. In addition to adopting headlights, the body color is extreme red to give an aggressive impression. In addition, by adopting long-stroke front and rear suspensions that take into account driving on unpaved roads, it creates a sense of presence that exceeds the frame of the 250cc class. The engine is equipped with an easy-to-handle, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, single-cylinder 250cc engine that combines powerful torque in the low-rpm range and extended output in the high-rpm range. The brake system is equipped with an ABS type that suppresses tire lock during sudden braking or sudden changes in the road surface. In addition, the front and rear suspensions have been changed, and the seat height has been lowered by 65mm to make it easier to get your feet on the ground.

Honda CRF250 RALLY Pricelist 2017

Planned sales volume (domestic/annual) : 2,100 units

Manufacturer's suggested retail price (including 8% consumption tax)

  • Honda CRF250 RALLY price : 648,000 yen (600,000 yen without consumption tax)
  • Honda CRF250 RALLY Type LD price : 648,000 yen (600,000 yen without consumption tax)
  • Honda CRF250 RALLY ABS price : 702,000 yen (650,000 yen without consumption tax)
  • Honda CRF250 RALLY Type LD ABS price : 702,000 yen (650,000 yen without consumption tax)
  • Prices (including recycling costs) do not include insurance premiums, taxes (excluding consumption tax), registration fees, etc.

2017 Honda CRF250 RALLY Main Features


  • The engine employs low-friction technology and is based on a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, single-cylinder 250cc engine that is popular for its excellent fuel efficiency and ease of handling in a variety of situations. In addition, it achieves both powerful low-speed torque
  • Employment of a throttle body with a larger caliber and an expanded exhaust pipe with an expanded pipe diameter in the middle of the pipe realizes engine characteristics that are easier to handle
  • By creating a two-chamber structure inside the muffler, it is possible to create a crisp, pulsing feeling in the exhaust sound, while realizing a lightweight and compact design

Motorcycle Body

  • Floating windscreen with the same shape as the CRF450 RALLY and frame-mounted asymmetric twin high-brightness LED headlights
  • The knuckle guard, shroud, middle cowl, and under cowl are designed with air management in mind. In addition, by reducing the air resistance that the rider receives along with the windscreen, rider fatigue is reduced and comfortable high-speed cruising performance is achieved
  • Large-capacity 10-liter fuel tank for long-distance touring convenience while ensuring freedom of riding position
  • Airplane type hinged tank cap for ease of use when refueling
  • A minimum ground clearance of 270mm *1 is ensured to improve off-road performance on unpaved roads, while newly designed exclusive front and rear wheels create a sense of presence that exceeds the limits of the 250cc class. Suspension
  • Newly designed front forks with optimal rigidity and settings for excellent handling, and newly designed links and connecting rods for a supple and comfortable rear suspension
  • Type LD with low-down specifications, which has changed the front and rear suspension and lowered the seat height by 65mm to improve foot grounding
  • Type set with ABS specifications that can cut off the control of the rear tires so that it can handle the fun rides that are unique to off-road driving
  • In addition to the tool set, a tool box with a key lock for storing small items
  • *1 Type LD is 205mm


  • Extreme red with the color of the Dakar Rally machine "CRF450 RALLY"

2017 Honda CRF250 RALLY Main Specifications

Car name/model
Honda 2BK-MD44
Length×Width×Height (mm)2,210〔2,175〕×900×1,425〔1,360〕
Wheel Distance (mm)1,455〔1,430〕
Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)270〔205〕
Seat height (mm)895〔830〕
Vehicle weight (kg)155〔154〕157〔156〕
Capacity (person)2
Fuel consumption *2 (km/L)Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism reported value
Steady-state fuel efficiency value
44.3 (60km/h steady-state driving test value) with 2 passengers
WMTC mode value
33.1 (class 2-2) *3 1 person When boarding
Minimum turning radius (m)2.3
Engine model/typeMD38E・water-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve single cylinder
Total Displacement (cm3 )249
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)76.0×55.0
Compression Ratio10.7
Max Power (kW[PS]/rpm)18[24]/8,500
Max torque (N・m[kgf・m]/rpm)23[2.3]/6,750
Fuel supply systemElectronic / electronically controlled fuel injection system (PGM-FI)
Starting methodSelf-operated
Ignition typeFull transistor battery ignition
Lubrication methodCombined pumping and splashing method
Fuel tank capacity (L)10
Clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring type
Transmission typeConstant mesh 6-speed return
Transmission ratio1st gear3.333
2 speed2.117
3 speed1.571
4 speed1.304
5 speed1.103
6 speed0.967
Reduction ratio (primary/secondary)2.807/2.857
Caster angle (degrees)/Trail amount (mm)28°05´〔27°35´》/114 [113]
TireFront3.00-21 51P
Rear120/80-18M/C 62P
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc
Rearhydraulic disc
Suspension systemFrontTelescopic
RearSwing Arm Type (Pro-Link)
Frame formatSemi-double cradle

[ ] is Type LD

  • *2 The fuel consumption rate is the value under specified test conditions. Varies depending on various conditions such as the customer's usage environment (weather, traffic jams, etc.), driving method, vehicle condition (equipment, specifications), maintenance condition, etc.
  • *3 WMTC mode values ​​are calculated values ​​based on emissions test results measured in driving modes that have become international standards, including starting, accelerating, and stopping. Driving mode classes are classified by displacement and maximum speed
  • Manufacturer/Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Country of manufacture/Thailand Importer/Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


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