Purchased the Honda CRF 250 Rally new in January 2020.
Then lock down ARGHHHH!!!!
First Mods Barkbusters, Michelin Anarchy Wilds and a Rear Rack.
The IRC Stock Rubber was not too bad on the road but they were useless in the mud.
I’ve never actually dropped the 250 Rally Off Road to date, but that does not mean I’m an off road hero it just means I very rarely get above second gear. 😳
I’ve been meaning to get some Off Road Training since the lockdown, that’s definitely happening in 2122.
The 250 Rally has about 24 bhp, it will comfortably sit at 60mph on the motorway with some limited scope for overtakes up to about 75mph at most.
You have to ring it’s neck on the twisty country roads to get the most out of it but the 10.1 litre tank can often induce fuel anxiety, as the gauge stays full for a long time then seems to drop rapidly.
I doubt that I will do any more mods to this bike as I doubt I will ever be doing any seriously knarley off road riding.
The ABS on the rear can be turned off but not the front.
The rear shock has a huge amount of sag when you sit on it, even with my skinny frame on it. As a 6 footer I can flat foot it but I often have to swing an arse cheek on any sort of camber.
On the road at over about 35mph you can hear the Anarchy Wilds give a little whine, you can also imagine the impact of travelling on motorway to the Yorkshire Moors and back.
The rear in particular was shot to bits but generally the Anarchy Wilds are pretty good on the road if its dry, front and back, but the rear can get a bit out of shape if the roads are wet.
In the dry on the roads you can really throw the bike around once you get used to riding a 21” front tyre.
Whilst the 250 Rally is not particularly light in terms Off Road bikes it carries its weight very well which is probably due to the small 10.1 Litre tank.
Overall the bike is great fun to ride on the road and Off Road and always puts a smile on my face, apparently this little thumper is bullet proof so hopefully it will still be running when by latest ride is a Zimmer frame.
@Drabslab In addition, visit Hill 62 sanctuary wood, there you find trenches that are maintained in the simpliest way possible, and just imagine living there under the treath of bullets, gas, and equally deadly, rain and cold.
@Steven-8 I doubt that you would like to do the shortestn usually most boring, route.
I would enter my start and endpoint (london and nordkapp) and let MRA calculate the shortest route.
Then put a waypoint visually in the middle of that route, then another on the lower half of the route, and one on the upper half. That should give you stretches of around 1000 km. Cut that in 3 visually and you have parts of 300km on the highway.
That is 5 minutes work with a bit of experience and a good start. Combine two stretches and you have a 600km highway day,
Move over Jeremy Clarkson, @Timo-Martosatiman-MRA has arrived 😉 #TopGear
Nice review 👏🏼
You are right, you could bbq a whole cow on that grill and I’m not sure if I like it or not. And those wheels! are they strong enough? We have some potholes here that would eat them.