Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Leduc Alberta Canada
As Michael and Blackie have said, this is very subjective type of comparison.
The GS is a "light" off road design. The CRF more "medium" duty.
It all depends on what your after, if you like to be more aggressive off road with the Honda, the GS may disappoint.
Do you like to catch some air with the Honda? The GS bottoms out quickly when landing.
But as you mentioned, with the Rally Raid upgrades it would be more comparable, perhaps better.
With that comes a premium price, so say $6000 for the GS new, plus anywhere from $1000-$3000
for a RR upgrade depending on the level of mod. Now your at $7000-$9000, and still 313cc thumper.
To each is own, so best of luck.
2018 Black 310GS
2011 Royal Enfield Classic with Cozy Bullet sidecar
1981 Honda 400 Homemade Bobber
1978 Honda Naked Goldwing
16 past varieties too numerous to mention