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Often overlooked by starter riders, dual-sport bikes give anybody an excellent opportunity to learn how to ride a bike. These motorcycles are light, easy to control, and due to an upright riding position, great comfort is ensured.
As some motorcycle experts point out, a dual-sport bike is a way out for any beginner. The matter is that such bikes demonstrate quite subtle power. So, a beginner shouldn’t be afraid of a possibility of losing control of the motorcycle. Even a kid could debut as a dual-sport bike rider because this motorcycle’s power is so gentle.

What’s more, there’s a separate category of dirt fans. These riders are fond of extreme off-road experience and tons of dirt can hardly scare them away. For such people its great pleasure to handle a dual-sport motorcycle when everything is risky around. Perhaps, you will also appreciate it once you become a skilled rider.

Now it’s high time to cycle through the list of dual-sport bikes we have prepared for you.

Honda CRF250L Rally
(https://bike.net/Hond…F250L_2013)
Not so long ago, the regular Honda CRF250L was considered mainstream for dual-sport rides. The previous year, the Japanese company managed to sell up to 4,000 of these motorcycles and the dual-sport segment keeps booming. We should remind you that in 2017, the bike faced a radical overhaul that greatly improved the bike. Any rider would appreciate those improvements.

Despite the told above about this dual-sport bike, we should confess that this motorcycle isn’t worth buying any longer. To be exact, we would like to make it clear that now you should shift to the fresh version of this dual-sport bike. That’s the CRF250L Rally. Just add $750 to the price of the regular version.

Before we get closer to the CRF250L Rally, let’s recall the crucial details of the regular version of this dual-sport bike. Its weight accounts for 317 pounds. The new exhaust system made it about 26 pounds lighter the predecessor. The 2017 dual-sport motorcycle also features a larger throttle body, which gives more power and ensures greater response at medium as well as low RPMs.

As for the new version, the CRF250L Rally, this dual-sport bike shares the 250cc motor that transmits its power via a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle gives out 24 hp. So, the dual-sport bike won’t tear you to pieces if you occasionally have it whiskey-throttled.

We have had an opportunity to test both dual-sport bikes on the trails and highways of California and Murrieta. Well, in terms of aesthetics, the Rally version definitely wins and it owes to a fresh cowl, aviator-style google headlights, a new windshield, and also radiator shrouds for this. The windshield ensures some protection from the wind on the highway. What’s more, it enables to ride a bit faster.

The new version of this dual-sport bike features eleven inches of front suspension through an inverted telescopic fork as well as a bit more than ten inches in the rear. In general, it perfectly got along with the huge on-trail hollow spots generated by the recent rainfall in California.

If you choose an ABS version of this dual-sport bike, you should add the extra $300 to the final price of the motorcycle. In addition to this, the Rally also comes with a 2,7-gallon tank, which is approximately half a gallon more offered by the regular version of the bike. In general, we can say that its windscreen, larger tank as well as updated suspension makes this version an optimal choice.

If you are a seasoned rider willing to have a good time on the highway or anywhere else, don’t overlook this dual-sport motorcycle. You can purchase this bike for $5,899. We should stress that it’s the price without ABS.

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