The Honda CRF 250L Rally gets the Ventura Bike-Pack Luggage System. Which is good news if you own the lightweight dual-sport bike and fancy touring the world. And it’s a more manageable long distance companion than bigger dual purpose and enduro machines. Which makes sense when you’re tired and trying to pick it off the ground. As standard, the CRF 250L weighs just 149kg (328 lb) for the marginally heavier ABS version. And although it isn’t the fastest motorcycle ever made, a top speed of 81mph is fine when you want to actually enjoy the view on your travels.
So having picked a lighter bike, it makes sense to try to keep the weight of your luggage down. And also pick something carried centrally, so it won’t risk as much damage if you fall.
The Ventura Bike-Pack uses L-brackets specifically made for each bike model to use existing points on the sub-frame. You then slot the Evo Rack into the brackets, using two locking bolts to secure it. And it can pivot forwards over the pillion seat so that the weight of you luggage is as forward as possible when you don’t have someone on the back.
And upon the rack, you may fit any suitable bag. For example, the EVO-40 Pack. Which is named for the 40 litre capacity. It’s made from water-resistant, durable, laminated ballistic fabric. And it used an innovative pocket fastening system to be securely mounted.
Another useful feature is that the pack and rack can both be fitted or removed in seconds. So you can quickly take everything off the bike when you reach your destination. All that is left on your motorcycle are the discrete L-brackets. Which aren’t much use to casual thieves. But do give you the option of fitting a pillion grab handle instead of your luggage. So if you make a new friend on your travels, you can let them experience motorcycle travel before heading off into the sunset.
The Ventura Bike-Pack System for the Honda CRF 250L Rally is all available to purchase separately. So the L-Brackets will cost you £116. The Evo Rack will be £79.99. And the EVo-40 Pack is £149.99. If you want the pillion grab handle, then that’s another £16.99. Which means all in, you’ll be paying £362.97 for the lightweight, flexible and durable way to travel further afield with more than a spare pair of socks in your pocket.