Honda CRF250L Rally vs Kawasaki Versys-X 300: The Summer the Coast was Closed | ON TWO WHEELS

Honda CRF250L Rally vs Kawasaki Versys-X 300: The Summer the Coast was Closed | ON TWO WHEELS
Check out this new breed of small ADVs: Affordable, light, and fuel efficient, the Honda CRF250L Rally and Kawasaki Versys-X 300 combine a bunch of great qualities into an appealingly compact package. In this episode of OTW, Zack and Ari detour around a landslide and explore an alternative route up California’s Big Sur coast. The adventure puts both bikes through their paces. Which one is the winner? Watch the video to find out.

Specs for the bikes, in case you’re curious:

Price: ,199 w/ ABS
Measured weight: 342 lbs.
Measured horsepower: 20.6 hp @ 8600 rpm
Measured torque: 14.7 lb.-ft. @ 6700 rpm
Fuel capacity: 2.7 gal.
Seat height: 35.2 in.
Average MPG: 60
Approximate top speed: 85 mph

Price: ,699 w/ ABS
Measured weight: 380 lbs.
Measured horsepower: 33.7 @ 11,400 rpm
Measured torque: 16.7 lb.-ft. @ 8800 rpm
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Seat height: 32.1 in.
Average MPG: 54
Approximate top speed: 95 mph

28 thoughts on “Honda CRF250L Rally vs Kawasaki Versys-X 300: The Summer the Coast was Closed | ON TWO WHEELS

  1. Hi Ari and Zack,
    Love your videos ?. Thank you for the effort from yourselves and your team. The videos have taught me heaps ?. I hope that you can continue to post many more videos, well into the future.
    Thanks again to all at Motorcyclist Magazine.

  2. Another outstanding episode boys. Keep them coming. Make them twice as long and I’ll put up with the commercials

  3. Where was that camp site? Also, amazing video, but you guys are killing me. I still CAN’T decide between which one of these two bikes I want to get as my first… Probably Versys

  4. Quality content that is well produced with incredibly qualified presenters? Of course no one on youtube views it.

  5. You guys should come to india.
    and get to the highest motorable road in the world.
    it’ll be an experience. imm telling ya

  6. Would have liked a little more tech stuff… Weight of the bike? Are they EFI or carb? Overall fit. Strengths vs weaknesses? Who each of these bikes might best suit… And yes I know I could Google most of this but was hoping for a one stop shop… I do agree that a 500 would be nice.

  7. Love you guys ! On Two Wheels is clearly for me THE BEST video bike reviews !

  8. Fake news… can’t always trust what you read on the internet? You should trust the internet far more than CNN, Fox and the Govornment

  9. Pretty cool video. I just finished a 9,000 mile trip on a 2008 C14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana down to Texas then to San Diego and up the coast to Seattle and back across via Washington, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and home. I was there at the beach looking at those same elephant seals, and rolling along the PHC this July. Must have just missed you! Many times I wished I was on an ADV to seek out unexplored territory.

  10. amazing episode in every way!
    also, bahahaha “I’ll stand wherever the f**k I want!”

  11. If the CRF250L engine behaves the same as the 2014-2015 version, then i agree: it’s incredibly awful. No way it has 20 BHP. There are scooters that feel more powerful.

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