A class of small adventure bikes seems to be emerging.
|Honda CRF250L Rally - looks like a baby Africa Twin|
|Suzuki VStrom 250 - uses the twin cylinder engine from the Inazuma. Can it be a "V" Strom with an inline engine?|
|Kawasaki Versys 250 - looks good, but this is only a rendering. Likely to be powered by the Ninja 250/300 twin engine|
|BMW G310GS - based on the recently announced G310R single.|
|The Chinese may have been ahead of the game. They offered this Honley RX3 with full luggage a few years ago.|
I'm not sure about these bikes. The adventure sport has replaced the dedicated tourer but 250cc is not enough for long distances with a passenger & gear. These bikes would make good urban commuters or back roads bikes but would be a bit of a pain for a long haul. Their light weight would make them manageable off road though.
If I had the choice I'd go for this little hooligan from the late '80's the Yamaha TDR250. A 50 bhp two stroke twin in a trail bike frame - described as "the Ultimate Dual". A very silly bike!