Last month, in January, Honda Philippines proudly announced that the 2022 model year CRF250RX will be available at Honda dealerships nationwide, marking the brand’s entry into the booming off-road market.
So, being an avid off-road enthusiast myself and being part of the automotive media that usually gets the latest updates from motorcycle manufacturers, I often get a lot of questions regarding the availability of the latest motorcycle models here in the country. , the CRF250RX being one of them.
Unfortunately, according to my friends who were interested in buying the 2022 CRF250RX, there has been no stock available since last month, and even the largest Honda dealers have not been able to acquire units.
“I went from one dealer to another and they said there was no stock [CRF250RX] and wait until April,” said a friend who also does off-roading.
Also, a friend of mine who operates a Honda dealership down south shared with MotoPinas.com that prior to the announcement they had already ordered at least half a dozen units, but when January rolled around only 2 units were allocated for their store which immediately sold out.
For now, the waiting list for the new CRF250RX is growing, and even dealers aren’t sure if Honda PH could supply them with stock by April or even further towards the end of the year.
Let’s just hope Honda PH can get their stock as soon as possible. That’s especially true as the CRF250RX proliferates on the gray market, with prices typically going for PHP100,000 or more on top of Honda’s SRP of PHP469,000.