Ahead of the official launch, the Japanese factory has released the first photos and information about its updated CRF250L and CRF250 Rally.

FIRST LOOK: Honda’s CRF250L + CRF250 RALLY

The standard CRF250L has been tweaked to improve both road and off-road performance – with a new design inspired by the CRF450R motocross machine. The Rally version looks much the same as before, with an oversized fairing and the Dakar style LED headlight – but it’ll also get a larger fuel. Rumours suggest they’ll both also come kitted out with revised frames and longer travel suspension.

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The two bikes will be powered by a new Euro 5 engine. We don’t know specifics just yet, but Honda has revealed that it’s optimised the intake and exhaust systems and fitted a new air filter. Chances are it’ll offer much the same performance as before, so expect around 25bhp and 23Nm of torque to play with.

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