2012 Honda CRF230F/CRF150F Preview

2012 Honda Motorcycles

Honda may place much emphasis on all-out performance dirt bikes such as the CRF 450 R, but the Japanese marquee continues to cater to the play-bike scene.

For 2012, Honda returns with the CRF230 F and the CRF150 F, both motorcycles featuring electric start. The CRF230F is designed for maintenance-free, all-day fun and off-road adventure.

The CRF150F has "moderate chassis dimension, easy-to-use four-stroke power, electric starter and more rider-friendly features," making the bike very enjoyable for the beginning motorcyclists.

Both the Honda CRF 230 F and the CRF 150 F will be available this November.

2012 Honda CRF230F Specs:

Model:CRF230F
Engine Type:223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke:65.5mm x 66.2mm
Compression ratio:9.0:1
Valve Train:SOHC; two-valve
Induction:26mm piston-valve carburetor
Ignition:CD
Transmission:Six-speed
Final Drive:#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T
SuspensionFront: 37mm leading-axle Showa fork; 9.5 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload adjustability; 9.0 inches travel
BrakesFront: Single 240mm disc
Rear: Drum
TiresFront: 80/100-21
Rear: 100/100-18
Wheelbase:54.1 inches
Rake (Caster Angle):27.3°
Trail:112mm (4.4 inches)
Seat Height:34.1 inches
Ground Clearance:11.7 inches
Fuel Capacity:1.9 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve
Color:Red
Curb Weight:249 poun

 

2012 Honda CRF150F Specs:

Model:CRF150F
Engine Type:149cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke:57.3mm x 57.8mm
Compression ratio:9.5:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two-valve
Induction:24mm piston-valve carburetor
Ignition:CDI
Transmission:Five-speed
Final Drive:#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/48T
SuspensionFront: 35mm leading-axle Showa fork; 9.1 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock; 8.9 inches travel
BrakesFront: Single 240mm disc
Rear: Drum
TiresFront: 70/100-19
Rear: 90/100-16
Wheelbase:52.2 inches
Rake (Caster Angle):26.7°
Trail:87mm (3.4 inches)
Seat Height:32.5 inches
Ground Clearance:10.0 inches
Fuel Capacity:1.9 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve
Color:Red
Curb Weight:236 pounds