Eicma Honda CRFL Rally Concept : while the motorcycle world were in a whirl of excitement over the much awaited start of the production versions of the Yamaha T7 Tenere and the KTM 790 Adventure at the EICMA show, Honda used the occasion to fall in a rather lovely and arguably more adventure-ready concept bike. The Honda CRF450L Rally is based upon the bigger brother of the 250L the CRF450L which was launched at the start of October, and initial impressions of the additional bike were overwhelmingly positive. Its stunning!
The CRF450L Rally is abundantly fitted out when a plastics kit that echoes the look of the CRF250L Rally and features a fabulous looking underslung Termignoni exhaust system just in imitation of full-on rally bikes. The fuel tank is much larger than the amassing 450L , theres a sexy looking instrument and navigation tower behind the headlight and predictably theres a generous smattering of carbon fibre, anodised and billet components. Its a long habit from the 450 Rally that the Honda benefit riders use for the likes of the Dakar, but its yet a completely purposeful looking machine.