Honda has traditionally equipped their offroad and Adventure motorcycles with pretty good brake systems, but the 250l and Rally do have some weak spots. The rear brakes on both bikes suffer from improper pad compound in our opinion. This results in an unbalanced amount of force required to achieve proper braking technique. A simple upgrade to our high-quality AP pads quickly resolves the issue.
The Rally front brake is excellent, however, the standard front brake on the 250l is too small for anything other than light recreational riding and is easily overloaded by larger riders, some camping gear or moderately spirited riding. The fix for the 250l front is to install the MOTO STUFF 296mm Oversize Rally Blade kit. It's the same size as the Rally front brake and also offers a more durable and responsive non-floating design. The kit is as a simple 30 minute direct bolt on using common hand tools and provides excellent modulation and brake power. A must do upgrade for the 250l if you plan to do any serious adventure riding with camping gear etc. The MOTO STUFF Blade front brake upgrades are available in the CRF 250l & Rally Brake section.