Back to the 125 of Adventure bike feel. When hopping on the Rally, we got into a totally different mindset mostly because of the looks and the new instrument tower/windscreen. When we started to think about the bike in that perspective, as an ultra-light ADV machine, we started having a blast. It sounds crazy, we know, but when we were riding the Rally version, we started thinking about all of the adventure bikes we’ve ridden and how light this bike feels and how easy it is to turn and how small it is compared to those much larger machines. Then you notice that the windscreen and shrouds actually make the road and highway sections much nicer, the amount of fuel in the tank is less of a worry, and that you’d have no problem picking this machine up if your bravery outweighed your skill. Does the power compare to those 1000cc-plus machines? Not in the least bit, but, and this is a big but, in our experience while riding massive ADV bikes in the dirt we didn’t even come close to using half the power we had on tap and we had to learn a different language to turn off all the computer aided systems that try to make those huge machines controllable in the dirt. You can buy the CRF250L Rally or the standard version with ABS if you want, but we turned it off immediately and if given the choice would have ridden the non-ABS version.