2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS Guide

2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS 2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS 2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS 2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS 2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS

Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS: GOOD TO GO GO GO.

Introducing the 2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS…

Our CRF300L line of dual-sports is incredibly popular. And that’s no surprise, because they’re all fun, light, tough, amazingly capable, and refreshingly affordable. With the CRF300L Rally we’ve taken our “standard” CRF300L and added a larger fuel tank, a bit more bodywork, and a rally-style windscreen to make long days in the saddle more fun, and to give you a little more wind- and weather protection. It’s a great choice for both commuting and for exploring both dirt and paved roads. The CRF300L Rally is also available with anti-lock brakes. The CRF300L Rally is a true go-anywhere machine—spend a little time on one, and you’ll know why.

Proving once and for all that big adventure is possible in a small package, the CRF300L Rally is based on the standard CRF300L, but with comfort-focused upgrades including hand guards, increased fuel capacity and a frame-mounted wind screen. A capable commuter and an approachable, affordable entry to the ADV world, the CRF300L Rally evokes images of the Dakar while delivering practicality and value.

Made for the adventurous dual-sport rider, the new CRF300 RALLY is a small capacity machine packing serious credentials. With styling drawn directly from the competition-specification HRC CRF450 RALLY, it adds long-range ability and comfort to its off-road performance thanks to a large fuel tank and wind-cheating nose fairing and screen. Now lighter in weight, with more power and torque from its engine, the CRF300 RALLY is the perfect travelling partner – around town, or around the world.

More power, less weight and improved comfort set for new horizons.
We’ve cut a full 4kg out of the CRF300 RALLY’s chassis, and built an extra 2.7L capacity into the fuel tank, for greater range between fill-ups. To add comfort for those long days in the saddle, the handlebar position is higher. Seat height is 10mm lower and there are now rubber inserts in the footpegs. And the liquid-cooled, 4V DOHC single-cylinder EURO5-spec engine is equipped with an Assist/Slipper Clutch and produces more peak power at 20.1kW, with improved torque of 26.6Nm, for strong all-round response. There’s also extra ground clearance – always welcome off-road – and a Gear Position indicator in the dash.

The open road beckons. Where will it take you?
The CRF300 RALLY is about the freedom delivered by the lightweight chassis, long-travel suspension and responsive engine. But it’s also about independence; the long-range autonomy that a big fuel tank allows, added to the sense of go-anywhere potential stored away in this motorcycle’s comprehensive abilities.

Honda CRF300 Rally good to go. Honda CRF300 Rally is about freedom
It is engineered to serve up a real taste of adventure to riders that want an easy to manage machine, whether for the daily commute, weekend tour or global journeys. All of the detail improvements – more power, less weight, larger tank range, improved riding position and extra ground clearance – combine to further perfect a quest-ready package, wherever you’re headed.





2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Special Features

  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Base Features

  • Rally-style bodywork and windscreen
  • 10.2 inches of front suspension travel
  • 10.2 inches of rear suspension travel
  • 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
  • A dirt bike that’s street-legal


Honda Announces Two Beginner-Friendly 2023 Dual-Sport Motorcycles

  • All-new XR150L offers value-focused dual-sport versatility
  • New CRF300L version with shorter seat height introduced

Honda’s already-broad range of small-displacement motorcycles expands for 2023, with a pair of approachable dual-sport bikes. As a pioneer in this category, Honda continues to lead the way in fun and efficient two-wheel transportation for a wide variety of customers.

Headlining today’s announcement is the XR150L, an all-new model for customers seeking an accessible, versatile and value-focused dual-sport motorcycle, ready for everything from urban transportation to weekend adventures on mixed terrain. In addition, Honda introduced a new, low-seat version of the CRF300L—the CRF300LS—making the industry’s most popular dual-sport platform an option for even more riders. Returning dual-sport models included in the announcement are the traditional-seat-height CRF300L and the rally-inspired CRF300L Rally (both available in standard and EBS versions).

Rounding out the announcement is arguably the most approachable street-legal motorcycle, the Navi. In just its second year on the U.S. market, this affordable miniMOTO has garnered a huge following, establishing itself as the industry’s top-selling on-road motorcycle.

“At Honda, we’re committed to producing motorcycles that suit riders of all experience levels and backgrounds, and the dual-sport category is a great example of that,” said Brandon Wilson, American Honda Manager of Sports & Experiential. “The CRF300L is hugely among those looking for an affordable, reliable dual-sport machine, and the new ‘LS’ version makes the platform an option for those who prefer a shorter seat height. Expanding on that theme, the all-new XR150L is a great dual-sport machine for value-focused customers. We’re also happy to bring back the CRF300 Rally entry-level ADV bike, as well as the popular and amazingly affordable Navi miniMOTO. These models make motorcycling more accessible to new and cost-conscious riders while still offering an enjoyable ride experience for long-time enthusiasts.”




2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


A single is the perfect choice for a bike like the CRF300L Rally. It’s light, simple, and very fuel efficient.

Honda engines have always been a hallmark of superior engineering. The engine in the CRF300L Rally is a perfect example. The double-overhead-cam construction is free-revving, super efficient, and full of low-maintenance features.

Fuel injection means your bike automatically compensates for cold weather running or high-altitude operation. Better yet, it’s very fuel efficient, and you will never have to worry about clogged carburetor jets if your bike’s been sitting for a while.

The tall windscreen, the extra-coverage fairing and side panels, and the blended, frame-mounted bodywork are all marks of a true rally machine. The CRF300L Rally looks awesome, like our championship-winning Dakar Rally racebikes, but you’ll appreciate the extra wind- and weather protection too.

The CRF300L Rally features bodywork design inspired by our Dakar winning race bikes. It’s not only good looking, but functional too, with smooth transitions between the bodywork elements, tank, and seat, making it easy to move around on the bike.

The CRF300L Rally seat front is slim, making it easier to move forward on the bike, or to get your feet down at stops.

The relative positions of the engine and footpegs in the chassis give you more footroom, a real bonus when wearing heavy off-road riding boots.

The black rims look great and are easy to keep clean, thanks to their polished surface.

Because it features a counterbalancer, the engine is a smooth runner. You get the narrow overall width and power advantages of a single along with the smoothness of a multi-cylinder bike.

Fuel injection means the CRF300L Rally starts right up, even in cold weather. Compared to a carbureted bike, it also helps reduce emissions and enhance performance and fuel efficiency.

We’ve integrated the rear brake’s fluid reservoir right into the master-cylinder construction. The design is clean, compact, and tucks in making it more damage resistant off-road.

We gave the CRF300L Rally a large sidestand foot. It seems like a small detail, but you’ll appreciate it when riding off-road, or even on-road if you need to park in an asphalt lot on a hot day.

With a long, motocross-style seat, you can move forward and back, left and right with ease, helping you navigate changing terrain in comfort.

Special cargo hooks make it easy to secure a light load to the passenger seat with bungee cords. It’s just another one of the nice touches that help make these bikes so versatile. It also has a storage box on the left side for small items you need to keep secure.

The CRF300L Rally’s digital instrument cluster has large, easy-to-read numbers and indicators. You also get a speedometer, clock, twin tripmeter, a tachometer, and more.

The CRF300L Rally fuel tank has a 3.4 gallon capacity, enough for even longer adventures.

With its long seat and fold-up frame-mounted passenger footpegs, the CRF300L Rally is fully equipped to carry a passenger so you can share the fun.

The CRF300L Rally’s footpegs feature rubber inserts. It’s the best of both worlds: On longer trips, the rubber helps damp out vibration, while the cleated steel pegs still grip your boots well off-road.

A 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel give you a wide selection of tire choices for everything from serious off-road trail riding to smooth on-road adventures.

The CRF300L Rally features front and rear hydraulic discs for excellent stopping power and brake feel, both for on- and off-road use. It’s even available with optional anti-lock brakes (ABS). An added plus: when dirt riding, you can turn off the ABS function for the rear wheel; on the street, it’s easy to switch it back on.

When we redesigned the engine and chassis, we mounted the engine higher in the frame, which lets us increase the ground clearance to 10.9 inches.

An inverted Showa® fork features large 43mm sliders. That makes it strong and helps add to the CRF300L Rally’s excellent handling in on- or off-road conditions.

Thanks to our single-shock Pro-Link rear suspension, the CRF300L Rally delivers excellent comfort, traction and handling, while also improving rider confidence.

The sturdy steel frame is strong and designed to survive in the real world of rough pavement or off-road trails. Because of the fine-tuned frame rigidity, you get even better feedback.

The CRF300L Rally is adventure-ready, with a largest-in-class, 3.4-gallon fuel tank. Considering the model’s excellent fuel economy, range is considerable—over 250 miles in testing.

As with the Monster Energy Honda factory rally machines, the rear section is kept slim, which enables easy rider movement and concentrates the mass near the front of the bike. The striking red, white, black and blue graphics mimic the look of the CRF Performance line, and are complemented by a black frame.

Components are light to keep overall vehicle weight relatively low.

Riding Position
The riding position is designed for good rider input and vehicle maneuverability. Handlebar sweep allows for a natural elbow position and light steering, and vibration is minimized via handlebar weights (5.8 ounces each) and rubber foot-peg platforms. The seat has a rubber mounting cushion and is 190mm wide for comfort, though the front is narrow to facilitate the rider’s feet touching the ground when needed. Passenger pegs come standard.

The digital meter features black characters on a white background, and characters are large for good visibility. In addition to speed, clock and rpm readings, functions include gear position, fuel mileage and fuel consumption.

The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke power plant, has bore-and-stroke figures of 76.0mm and 63.0mm, respectively, for a 286cc displacement. Power output is particularly strong in the rev range’s lower and middle areas, which are used often in both city riding and off-road going.

Good throttle control is achieved, especially at low rpm, thanks in part to a large, 38mm throttle body and an exhaust system that also delivers low sound output while keeping vibrations to a minimum. The engine features a valve train with a rocker-arm design, enabling a compact cylinder head, while the counterbalancer provides smooth running.

The six-speed gearbox features close spacing in the lower gears and wide spacing in the higher gears, enabling optimum gear selection while still allowing comfortable high-speed cruising—a great balance between suitability for city, long-distance and off-road applications.

The CRF300L Rally has a very light clutch-lever pull, thanks in part to an assist/slipper clutch that also provides good performance during aggressive downshifting.

Overall vehicle weight is low, thanks to careful selection of components. For example, the lower triple clamp is constructed from aluminum instead of steel, minimizing steering effort and keeping the center of gravity low.

Frame / Swingarm
Through optimization of its main components, the frame’s weight is minimized, while optimized lateral rigidity allows maneuverability and good rider feel. Diameter of the cradle tubes is 25.4mm. In addition, ground clearance is a considerable 10.9 inches, reducing the chance of interference during riding in rough off-road conditions. Similarly, the swingarm’s lateral and torsional rigidity are optimized, and its overall cross section is designed to deliver a uniform distribution of twist, resulting in good feel and predictable handling. The swingarm’s weight is low, minimizing sprung weight for excellent suspension action.

A 43mm inverted Showa fork is paired with a Pro-Link® single-shock rear system. Front and rear suspension travel are 10.2 inches and 10.4 inches, respectively, for excellent on- and off-road performance.

Wheels / Brakes
As with high-performance off-road machines, the wheel sizes are 21 inches at the front and 18 inches rear, enabling smooth rolling over rough terrain. The black aluminum rims have been polished, resulting in a glossy appearance and easy cleaning. The rear axle is hollow to minimize unsprung weight.

Hydraulic brakes are used front and rear, with 296 and 220mm rotors, respectively, and available ABS for smooth, controlled stops in varying conditions. The rear-brake master cylinder incorporates the reservoir, similar to the design used on the CRF Performance line, for a simple, clean design. Conveniently, ABS can be turned off at the rear, providing a different riding feel in off-road conditions.

A number of Honda Accessories are offered, including an electrical socket, wider foot pegs, heated grips, a top box, a rack and more.

Meets current EPA and CARB standards
California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment




2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6,449 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $8,679 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £6,499 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Model  CRF300L Rally ABS CRF300L Rally
Type 286.0cc liquid-cooled, 25º single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train DOHC; four valves
Bore x Stroke 76.0mm x 63.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Induction PGM-FI fuel injection w/ 38mm throttle body
Ignition Full transistorized ignition
Starter Electric
Transmission 6-speed manual
Clutch Multiplate wet
Final Drive 14T/40T; #520 O-ring-sealed chain
Front 43mm telescopic inverted fork; 10.2 in. travel
Rear Pro-Link® system w/ single shock; 10.2 in. travel
Front Single two-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 296mm disc; ABS Single two-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 296mm disc
Rear Single one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 220mm disc; ABS Single one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 220mm disc
Front 80/100-21
Rear 120/80-18
Rake (Caster Angle) 27.5º
Trail 109mm
Length 87.8 in.
Width 36.2 in.
Height 55.9 in.
Ground Clearance 10.9 in.
Seat Height 35.2 in.
Wheelbase 57.2 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal. (incl. .6 gal. Reserve)
Curb Weight* 335 lbs. 331 lbs.
Color Red

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current EPA standards
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment
Specifications subject to change




2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled single-cylinder


286 cc

Bore & Stroke

76 mm x 63 mm

Compression Ratio


Valve Train

DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection



Final Drive

#520 chain; 14T/40T

Chassis & Suspension

Front Suspension

43 mm Showa inverted forks; 234 mm (9.2 in) travel

Rear Suspension

Pro-Link ® Showa single shock; 260 mm (10.2 in) travel

Additional Information


Front: 80/100-21
Rear: 120/80-18


Front: 256 mm disc
Rear: 220 mm disc


2-channel ABS

Seat Height

885 mm (34.8 in.)


1,455 mm (57.3 in.)

Ground Clearance

275 mm (10.8 in)

Curb Weight

152 kg (335 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas—ready to ride

Fuel Capacity

12.8 litres


Extreme Red


12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus


2023 Honda CRF300L Rally ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details

• Engine
Bore × Stroke (mm) 76mm x 63mm
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 286cc
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, Single, DOHC
Max. Power Output 20.1kW/8500rpm
Max. Torque 26.6Nm/6500rpm
Starter Electric
C02 Emissions (g/km) 73 g/km
Oil Capacity (Litres) 1.8 L

• Wheels
Brakes Front 296 mm x 3.5mm disc with two piston caliper
Brakes Rear 220 mm x 4.5mm disc with single piston caliper
Suspension Front 43mm Telescopic Upsidedown
Suspension Rear Prolink
Tyre Size Front 80/100-21M/C 51P
Tyre Size Rear 120/80-18M/C 62P
Wheels Front Aluminium spoke
Wheels Rear Aluminium spoke

• Dimensions and Weights
Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V-7AH
Caster Angle 27.5°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2230 x 920 x 1415mm
Frame type Steel Semi-Double Cradle
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 12.8 L
Fuel Consumption 32.3 km/L
Ground Clearance (mm) 275mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 153kg
Seat Height (mm) 885mm
Trail (mm) 109mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1455mm
Turning Radius 2.3m

• Transmission
Clutch Wet multiplate, Assist Sliper Clutch
Final Drive Chain
Transmission Type 6-speed

• Instruments and Electrics
Headlights LED
Instruments LCD
Tail Light Bulb




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