Honda Philippines is upgrading the enjoyment of enduro riders with a much needed boost to the power of the legendary CRF250L and CRF250 Rally. Honda’s favorite dual sports have been rechristened as the new CRF300s, offering a new generation of design and performance off-road.
The all-new CRF300L sports design inspired by the CRF450L. It features a thin headlight for a sleeker look, a gold-plated upside-down fork, and a pro-link rear suspension system for better performance off-road. Even with the upgrades, the new model is lighter than its predecssor by 6-kg.
The all-new CRF300 Rally lives up to its more rugged reputation with a new headlight design, as well as a large Rally Raid-style windshield. True to its long-distance enduro aspiration, it comes with a 12.8-liter fuel tank for longer rides. It’s also lighter than its predecessor by 5-kg.
The new CRF300s are powered by a new 286cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, engine that is Euro-5 compliant. The new engine produces 10% more peak power, now at 27 Ps at 8,500 rpm and 18% more peak torque, now at 26.6 Nm at 6,500 rpm. They’re paired with a 6-speed transmission with an Assist/Slipper Clutch for smoother shifting as standard. Furthermore, Honda says the new models are capable of achieving an average rating of 29.5Km/L.
“The year 2020 clearly showed us what motorcycles can do for us in our lives other than daily commuting, paving way to endless possibilities for motorcycle innovations. For Honda, there is no end of the road to creating a better normal for Filipinos,” said HPI President Susumu Mitsuishi.
We’ve written about the possible price of these untis some weeks back and it appears they’re still correct. The CRF300L is priced at Php259,900, while the CRF300 Rally is priced at Php300,000.
Both models were set to arrive at all Honda dealerships nationwide on March 24, 2021. As such, they might already be available for viewing at your nearest dealer.
The arrival of the CRF300L and CRF300 Rally are part of Honda's vast array of motorcycles made to improve every Filipino’s riding experience. It is in line with the company's "One Dream" campaign, which aims to fulfill every Filipino's dream through the joy of mobility.