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Re: New CRF 250 Rally or 2008 KTM690
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2019, 02:29:04 pm »
Some dealers are now doing new old stock 2018 690s for 99k. Or you could pay 90 for a 250 Rally if you like
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Re: New CRF 250 Rally or 2008 KTM690
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2019, 03:09:54 pm »

Honda, however:

dont' overlook the CRF 250L - it costs a lot less, has quite a bit less weight on it (Rally is 13kg more if also taking the extra fuel into account IIRC) so the rear spring likely less saggy than that on the 250 Rally, due to the additional weight, etc.


When Rally was launched, an American (respected) motorcycle journo reckoned the 250L was the better bike at the price point, and left money over to make SOME changes, if needed.



Maybe a demo 250L, that would be my suggestion. If you pay less to start off, and then DO want a bigger bike, the less you paid initially, your are also likely to lose less money when selling it? Dunno!
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Re: New CRF 250 Rally or 2008 KTM690
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2019, 03:25:43 pm »
Old thread - but FYI the Rally has 1" more suspension i.e. not the same as the L
 
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Re: New CRF 250 Rally or 2008 KTM690
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2019, 04:45:17 pm »
Rally is a superb lil bike...I would happily have one. just wish honda would put the 286 motor in it.
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Re: New CRF 250 Rally or 2008 KTM690
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2019, 09:33:47 am »


Quote from: teebag on Yesterday at 03:25:43 pm>Old thread - but FYI the Rally has 1" more suspension i.e. not the same as the L
thanks, aware of that extra suspension - let me rather try and find the article!
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