Honda Philippines has launched the new CRF300L and CRF300 Rally, just in time to catch the growing off-road riding wave. The new CRF300 platform is an evolution of the previous CRF250L and CRF250 Rally duo.
Both new models will be powered by a new Euro 5-compliant 286cc DOHC four-stroke single-cylinder engine. This new mill is capable of 26.2hp at 8,250rpm and 26.1Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, with a claimed fuel efficiency of 29.5km/L. It is paired to a six-speed manual transmission with an assist/slipper clutch for smoother shifting.
Both the dual-sport CRF300L and the rally/adventure style CRF300 Rally get a digital meter panel with a gear-position indicator, inverted forks, pro-link rear suspension, 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels, front and switchable rear ABS, slimmer seats, and more features suited to tackling uncharted terrain.
The new CRF300L, available in Extreme Red, is priced locally at P259,000, and receives CRF450R-inspired bodywork along with weight savings of 6kg over the CRF250L.
The CRF300 Rally, also in Extreme Red, is priced at P300,000. Features include a rally-style windshield, a larger 12.8-liter fuel tank, and a curb weight 5kg lighter than that of the outgoing CRF250 Rally.
If you want to give these versatile dual-sport machines a look, both are now available at Honda dealerships nationwide.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.